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Small Australian town battles McDonald’s

TECOMA, Australia - It seems that in at least one part of the world, the golden arches have lost a little luster.

Life halted after Shia massacre in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Life remained paralyzed across Pakistan as thousands of people took to streets on Tuesday and staged protest rallies and sit-ins on the call of Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen (MWM) in o

Grand Prix tourists gawk at Montreal protests

A weekend that brought Montreal’s social unrest to the international stage ended Sunday with police clamping down on an attempt to disrupt the city’s Grand Prix Formula One race.

Syria: UN urges end to violence and calls for probe into...

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the ongoing violence against peaceful demonstrators in Syria, which has resulted in more deaths and many injuries, and called upon the country's authorities

Tourists: Damage caused by protestors “a total shame”

The damage caused by violent anti-cuts demonstrators was branded “embarrassing” and “a total shame” by tourists visiting the capital.

Yemen’s tourism minister resigns over violence in Sana’a

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh resigned from his post and quit the ruling party Friday after the shooting attack on anti-government protesters in Sana'a, becoming the first cabinet member to

UN experts concerned over limits on freedom of expression

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts voiced alarm at limits imposed by governments on the right to freedom of expression and information, saying recent mass protests in several c

3 killed in deadly anti-government protests in Egypt

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Tuesday in what were reportedly the largest demonstrations in years, and which they explicitly tied to the successful uprising in nearby Tunisia.

Self-immolation becomes horrific new trend in Arab world

The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest.

Tunisia urged to stop using excessive force against protestors

The United Nations’ top human rights official today urged the Tunisian government to ensure that its security forces stop using excessive force against demonstrators, and to start credible investiga

United flight attendants picket airports around the world

CHICAGO - United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), will conduct a world-wide protest over the failure of United Airlines management to

Potosí turns into a tourist trap. Literally.

It was called the "mountain that eats men" for the number of miners who perished there, but these days it's tourists who are trapped at the Bolivian peak of Potosí.

Sea travel stops as protests shut down sea transport from main...

ATHENS, Greece — Glum tourists sat on suitcases in Greece's main port of Piraeus as yet another strike against austerity measures prevented them from boarding ferries Wednesday to dream Aegean islan

Protests are over, but Thai tourism still seeing red

BANGKOK — The Red Shirt anti-government protesters have gone home, but Thailand's tourism industry is still seeing red.

Underground militant wing spawned by Thai protests threatens tourism

The spectre of a violent underground movement that could wreck Thailand’s tourism industry has risen from the ashes of Bangkok’s city centre.

Bangkok almost back to normal by Monday (updated on Saturday, May...

The situation in Bangkok continues to improve.

Bangkok hotels take a major hit

The global media coverage of unrest and violence in Bangkok has frightened a lot of travelers away and put the brakes on an otherwise promising recovery.

Renewed violence in Bangkok

Thailand's reconcilation process painfully agreed upon by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the Red Shirts leader is again at stake, following renewed violence on Friday evening in Bangkok's city c

It’s a riot: Touring May Day Berlin

He calls himself Bill, though it goes without saying that it's not his real name. And he doesn't want any photos taken of his face. He is, after all, a left-wing extremist.

With protests erupting in violence is Greece a next no-go place?

Violence has erupted in the ancient city of Athens earlier today as protesters, angry with their government’s miss-spending which has led the country into financial ruin.

Thai Airways likely to cut capacities following political turmoil

Two days ago, as clashes occurred around Vibavadhi Rangsit Road and near Bangkok Don Muang airport, a couple of minutes away by car from the events, Thai Airways International was hosting its Annual G

Blanket tourist warning questioned by the Tourism Authority of Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has questioned the Foreign Office's decision to extend a warning against travelling to Bangkok to the whole of the country.

Violence in the City of Angels has gone far enough

The explosion of violence in the heart of Bangkok on Thursday night took one life and packed the emergency rooms of hospitals in the Silom area with the wounded.

Political turmoil might shake Thai tourism for long

Flaring violence between the Thai military and

Government to restore normalcy in the various areas of Bangkok

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reaffirms that the government is duty bound to resolve the present situation.

US Embassy in Bangkok issues alert to US citizens living in...

As political protests spiral in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand's tourism industry is suffering.

Thai anti-government protests could be devastating blow to tourism and economy

Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters occupied central Bangkok this weekend in their latest move to topple the Government, raising fears of a potentially devastating blow to tourism and

New Zambia lodge plans bring about protests from Zambezi Society

Protea Hotels of South Africa have come under sustained criticism by the Zambezi Society in Zimbabwe, and according to several emails received by this correspondent, also other wildlife conservation N