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Ukrainians, Palauans, N. Koreans, Libyans and Somalis denied US visas the most

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 00:16

This year, the United States denied entry to every other Ukrainian visa applicant, according to a document published on the website of the US Department of State. Washington rejected applications ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

FAA issues emergency order: US Civil aviation for Libya

editor editor- April 6, 2019 19:48

The FAA is concerned about increased tensions associated with the current conflict for control of the capital, Tripoli. Libya National Army (LNA) forces have begun operations aimed at seizing control ... Read More

Terrorism causes US to issue travel advisory for Algeria

editor editor- January 8, 2019 23:07

The US government website warns travelers to exercise increased caution when traveling in Algeria due to terrorism. Read More

Tunisia Tourism back: 8.3 million visitors spending $1.4 billion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 01:29

European travelers love Tunisia, and it shows. Despite the U.S. having travel alerts in place, Europeans travel again to Tunisia. Tunis  Tourism receipts went up to USD 1.4 billion in Tunisia ... Read More

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 01:20

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to increased risk of terrorist attacks against foreign and domestic targets ... Read More

Tourists killed and beheaded in terror attack in Morocco: Arrests made

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 21:36

The arrests were made in several cities in the kingdom, bringing to 18 the number of people detained over the double-murder, said Abdelhak Khiam, head of Morocco's central office for judicial investigation. Read More

Air Partner delivering humanitarian aid

editor editor- December 19, 2018 02:21

Air Partner delivers relief goods and humanitarian aid to those in need throughout the year. Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2017 14:32

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in the world. As part of the Earth Day campaign for ... Read More

Libya draws up action plan for sustainable tourism development

editor editor- June 17, 2013 00:18

Libya´s Ministry of Tourism has enlisted the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to help implement an action plan to rebuild its tourism sector as an effective way to increase national ... Read More

Travel to Libya: Eight things to know before the trip

editor editor- May 21, 2013 10:11

Following Libya's revolution, oil production has been restored and the country has slipped from the front pages. Read More

Rwanda government halts hotel sale

editor editor- April 26, 2013 04:17

(eTN) - As ties with the new Libyan government continue to improve, news broke that the Rwandan government, initially intent to sell off the Umubano Hotel, halted the sale when ... Read More

Revealing information surfacing about Benghazi’s US consulate attack

editor editor- September 19, 2012 01:27

NATO authorities and a majority of international media claimed that the Taliban attacked the Halmand base camp from outside, while Taliban sources claimed that they entered inside the base with ... Read More

US Ambassador killed in attack on Consulate in Libya

editor editor- September 12, 2012 22:59

TRIPOLI, Libya – Chris Stevens, an American who risked his life to help Libyans overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, was killed overnight in the former rebel capital of Benghazi - a ... Read More

Emirates to restart service to Libya after 18-month suspension

editor editor- August 14, 2012 11:06

The largest carrier in the Middle East, Dubai-based Emirates Airline, will re-start flights to Libya in October after suspending them for almost 18 months due to violent unrest and chaos ... Read More

UK travel agency offers package war zone tours to Libya

editor editor- March 21, 2012 10:05

TRIPOLI, Libya - Picture a package holiday and a destination like Libya probably doesn't spring to mind. Read More

Qatar Airways announces return to Tripoli

editor editor- January 25, 2012 07:40

Uganda had close ties with Gadaffi’s Libya in the past and scores of Ugandan students were studying in Libyan universities while there was a constant flow of business travelers to ... Read More

Libya strives to revive tourism industry

editor editor- January 4, 2012 07:05

Libya's Society for Tourism has started activities to revive the North African country's tourism industry following the recent Arab uprising. Read More

Libyan “revolutionaries” unleash reprisal bloodbath

editor editor- October 27, 2011 09:15

After months of grinding civil war, with supporters of Moammar Gadhafi slowly yielding territory to anti-Gadhafi rebels, the final battle for Libya's liberation unleashed an apparent bloodbath. Read More

Moammar Gadhafi is dead

editor editor- October 20, 2011 23:39

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyans erupted in euphoria Thursday after longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed by revolutionary forces who were finally able to overrun his hometown. Read More

Ban pledges UN support for democratic and stable Libya

editor editor- September 2, 2011 02:08

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the continued assistance of the United Nations in helping Libya tackle its humanitarian challenges, as well as in building a democratic and stable nation on Read More

UN: Refugees returning to Libya to attempt boat passage to Europe

editor editor- May 18, 2011 02:48

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that hundreds of people who had entered Tunisia after fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Libya have now returned intending to board boats and ... Read More

Libyan speaks out about brutality and current life in Tripoli under Gaddafi

editor editor- May 2, 2011 18:45

According to a Libyan government spokesman, Muammar Gaddafi's youngest son, Saif al-Arab, was killed during a NATO airstrike on Saturday, April 30. Read More

UN: Attacks on civilians in Misrata maybe international crimes

editor editor- April 21, 2011 02:20

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the reported repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan Government forces against civilians in Misrata, warning that such acts Read More

Journalists to be expelled from Libya; 2 deported from Bahrain

editor editor- April 9, 2011 05:39

More than 20 foreign journalists were told that they would have to leave Libya within 24 hours, National Public Radio said today. Read More

Breaking news: Lake Victoria Hotel seized

editor editor- March 31, 2011 01:15

UGANDA (eTN) - The Laico-owned and operated Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe, once the grand old dame of the hospitality industry in Entebbe, was, according to breaking news just received, ... Read More

Bank of Uganda seizes Libyan shares in Tropical Bank

editor editor- March 28, 2011 03:51

UGANDA (eTN) - No sooner had the formal announcement been made that Uganda would fully comply with the UN resolution to freeze the assets of Libya’s faltering dictator Gadaffi et ... Read More

Al-Jazeera office raided in Sana’a; anti-press attacks in Libya, Syria, Bahrain

editor editor- March 25, 2011 08:11

New York (eTN) - Plainclothes gunmen raided Al-Jazeera's Sana'a bureau early this morning, confiscating equipment and obstructing operations, the Qatar-based news channel reported today as a drumbeat Read More

Libyan assets in Uganda to be frozen after all

editor editor- March 25, 2011 05:06

UGANDA (eTN) - It was confirmed late yesterday, that Uganda, in compliance with relevant UN resolutions, will freeze the assets of Col. Gaddafi, his close cronies, and, in fact, of ... Read More

Libya: The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

editor editor- March 24, 2011 06:10

At the recently-held ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel exhibition held yearly in Berlin, Germany, the secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organization, Mr. Read More

The real intentions of the “partnership of equals”

editor editor- March 24, 2011 04:39

"Yesterday [March 22, 2011] was a long day. I was paying attention to the ups and downs of Obama in Chile since noon, as I had done the day before ... Read More

Air China evacuates 9000 Chinese from Libya

editor editor- March 23, 2011 05:19

BEIJING, China - Air China has completed its biggest ever overseas humanitarian mission by evacuating 9,000 Chinese nationals from Libya, which has been suffering from widespread unrest in recent week Read More

Ban welcomes authorization of measures to protect civilians

editor editor- March 19, 2011 02:51

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Security Council’s “historic” decision to authorize the use “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya, saying the move was an affi Read More

Is Gaddafi moving to Zimbabwe?

editor editor- March 18, 2011 03:58

(eTN) - As President Robert Mugabe’s staunch ally, Muammar Gaddafi battles to violently halt revolt against his four-decade-long reign. Read More