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Russia:More Violence in Volgograd

Date: January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

A fresh surge in violence rocked the nation just a month shy of the winter Olympic games. Two bombings claimed the lives of more than 30 people at a train station and on a trolley bus in the southern city of Volgograd. The December 29 and 30 blasts injured another 60, and 5,000 police were [read more]

Turkey: Travel Warning for Southern Region

Date: September 12th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Turkey Sept. 6, cautioning American citizens traveling to or residing in Turkey to be alert to the potential for violence. Though the warning specifically references threats against United States government facilities and personnel, all U.S. citizens are warned to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings. The warning [read more]

Kenya: U.S. Issues Updated Travel Warning

Date: January 20th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. State Dept. has updated its travel warning for Kenya as of Jan. 14. U.S. citizens are being advised of recently heightened threats from violent crime and terrorism in some parts of the country, including bombings, kidnappings and potential threats to civil aviation and maritime ports. Since Kenya formally aligned with the African Union [read more]

Egypt: Security Warnings Updated Following Terrorist Bust

Date: November 7th, 2012 | No Comments

After the interception of terrorist operations in Cairo, Alexandria and the Sinai made news headlines, both the U.S. State Dept. and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated their security warnings for travel in Egypt. While the scope of the terrorist plot is still under investigation, visitors should be aware that tourist attractions and venues [read more]

Colombia: Ongoing Violence Prompts Updated Travel Warning

Date: October 23rd, 2012 | No Comments

Although security has improved overall, the U.S. Department of State has issued an updated travel warning following recent security-related incidents, including a car bombing that killed two people and injured 60 more in central Bogota. Parts of Bogota and Cartagena cities are considered very dangerous, and travel restrictions are in place for U.S. government employees [read more]

Kenya: Officials Say Country is Safe After Terror Attack

Date: September 25th, 2013 | No Comments

Tour operators and travel agents in Kenya said that tourism activities continue uninterrupted after the terrorist attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall began Sept. 21. The siege, which ended Sept. 24 and left at least 61 civilians dead, was led by Somali militants and was the first major violent incident since the country’s 2007/2008 election violence [read more]

Netherlands: The Hague Rates Terrorism Risk as “Substantial”

Date: March 19th, 2013 | No Comments

Due to an increase in the number of violent extremists traveling to Syria, and signs of increased radicalization among youth, the threat of terrorism has increased from “limited” to “substantial,” Dutch authorities reported March 14. The U.S. Dept. of State has not issued any travel warnings for the country, but notes that, as with other [read more]

Indonesia: Police Foil Terrorist Plot on Sulawesi and Sumbawa

Date: January 9th, 2013 | No Comments

National police killed seven suspected terrorists and arrested four more in a series of recent raids, thwarting a planned attack on tourist hot-spots on Sulawesi and Sumbawa. The terrorists were targeting hotels, churches and police buildings in the Sumbawa town of Bima and Tana Toraja in south Sulawesi, authorities said. Both places are popular tourist [read more]

Indonesia: Police Halt Terrorist Plot to Bomb U.S. Embassy

Date: October 31st, 2012 | No Comments

National police have arrested eleven Islamic militants that appeared to be plotting to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, as well as its consulate in Surabaya and other Western facilities. During an Oct. 26-27 raid, authorities recovered numerous explosives from a Java housing complex where the group was based, including a bomb that was assembled [read more]

Tunisia: Are American Tourists Safe?

Date: September 26th, 2012 | No Comments

Following an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning encouraging U.S. citizens to leave Tunisia at once. Some planned tours to the region have been cancelled, but many trips will continue on schedule and some question whether tourists will be safe. Since the embassy sustained structural [read more]






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