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Honduras: State Department Issues Travel Warning

Date: January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued a travel warning for Honduras Dec. 24, citing high levels of crime and violence as grounds for added precautions. The country has had the highest murder rate in the world since 2010, with roughly 81 murders per 100,000 people for January through November 2013. Though U.S. citizens are not specifically [read more]

Egypt: The U.S. Department of State Reissues Travel Alert

Date: December 27th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel alert for Egypt Dec. 18, just days before a car bomb killed 14 people at a police compound in Mansoura, 80 miles north of Cairo. The Dec. 24 bombing appears to have targeted police, but reports indicated that several civilians were also killed or injured in [read more]

Malaysia: Travel Warning Issued

Date: December 20th, 2013 | No Comments

An incident in mid-November on the resort island of Pom Pom off the eastern coast of Sabah prompted an alert from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to avoid all but essential travel to islands off the coast between Sandakan and Tawau. The popular dive resort island of Sipadan is included in this alert. The [read more]

Mozambique:Travel Alert Issued as Elections Approach

Date: November 15th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert Nov. 8 cautioning tourists to avoid various parts of the country as the Nov. 20 elections approach. Clashes between government security forces and the armed opposition, Renamo, have intensified in recent weeks, turning violent in Sofala and Nampula provinces. An increase in kidnappings has been reported and [read more]

Madagascar: Tourists Killed by Local Mob

Date: October 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Two French travelers were killed Oct. 3 after a local boy was found murdered on Nosy Be, a small island just off of Madagascar’s northwest shore. The two men were accused of killing the boy and harvesting his organs and were hunted down by a mob of nearly 100 locals before being tortured and burned [read more]

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]

Australia: Government Warns of Wild Dingoes at Fraser Island

Date: December 20th, 2013 | No Comments

The Queensland Department of National Parks issued a safety alert for Fraser Island, citing the presence of young dingoes, Australia’s wild dogs. The department said that because juvenile dingoes are learning pack rules and often show aggression, they will try to dominate people visiting their habitat, especially children. The alert also noted that as the [read more]

Venezuela: U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning

Date: November 29th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning Nov. 22 highlighting security concerns for tourists. In addition to high rates of murder and kidnapping around the country, the State Department reported that there is also a growing rate of cross-border violence, kidnappings, drug trafficking and smuggling along the western border. U.S. government personnel in Venezuela [read more]

Egypt: Nuclear Power Plant Under Construction as Violence Continues

Date: October 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Interim-President Adly Mansour announced plans to resume construction on a nuclear power plant in al-Dabaa, 180 miles north of Cairo. Construction on the plant began under ousted-president Hosni Mubarak, but was suspended when locals accused the state of taking their land by force and without payment. Local residents recently abandoned a months-long occupation of the [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]

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