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Travel and tourism: Weapon against terrorism?

David Scowsill, president & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has said “travel and tourism drives peace in the war against terrorism” during his speech today at the ongoing Africa

Terrorism in Tanzania – tourists scared

TANZANIA (eTN) - As more details about recent terror incidents in northern Tanzania’s tourist city of Arusha are flowing through the media, the United States of America has issued a strongly-worded

Experts: Traveling public must be part of preventing terrorism

The Boston attacks have jolted Americans into a state of high alert.

Palestinian terrorist convicted of 1982 Pan Am flight bombing to be...

A Jordanian-born Palestinian man convicted of the 1982 bombing of a Pan Am flight traveling to Hawaii from Japan is set to be released from US federal prison Wednesday.

Woman gets a year in federal prison for bomb hoax on...

A Florida woman involved in a lover's quarrel has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after admitting she called authorities to report explosives and a terrorist were aboard a passenger ship cr

British police arrests two terror suspects at Heathrow Airport

Two people have been detained at London's Heathrow Airport in connection with alleged terrorist acts in Syria, according to British police.

Burgas terror attack does not deter tourists

BURGAS, Bulgaria - Sunbathing, gambling and bar hopping - it's business as usual at Bulgaria's Black Sea resort of Burgas just days after a suicide attack that killed six people.

2012 list of top 10 failed states brings no surprises

Six African nations are in the top 10 of an annual failed-state index, including Somalia, which heads the list for the fifth straight year after continued struggles with lawlessness and piracy.

Developing a Tourism Continuity Plan

No matter how good your risk management may be, the bottom line is that from time to time, bad things do happen.

Nightspot attacked in Mombasa

(eTN) - The Moi Avenue based Bella Vista Night Club and Restaurant in Mombasa was hit last evening by what has been described as both gunfire and an explosion.

Why are terrorists attacking tourists?

(eTN) - The headline news in eTN about the takeover of Timbuktu by Islamists compels tourism stakeholders to think sincerely why such events are happening at the map of tourism?

Pakistan parliament demands US apology

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) of Pakistan comprising of both houses of the Parliament - the National Assembly and the Senate - approved recommendations

Terrorism and Taliban winning over tourism in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - It looks like terrorism is winning again over tourism in Pakistan, and the most beautiful and peaceful valley of Pakistan, which is Gilgit-Baltistan, is now not far away from the control o

Israeli tourists warned of possible attacks abroad

It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad, Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday.

UK tourists in Nairobi warned of terror attack threat

Kenyan officials believe militants from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group, which has links to al-Qaeda, are planning to bomb Nairobi.

Zanzibar alerted over terrorism

(eTN) - The Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar is keeping a watching on terrorist threats to East African tourist destinations, looking at closer cooperation with other countries to fight terrori

Piracy soon develops into terrorism

Seychelles President James Michel has welcomed the progress made by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth today, in identifying piracy as one of the main areas of concern for t

First arrest in Nairobi blast case yields weapons and explosives

Kenyan police announced that the first arrest has been made in connection with the dual grenade blasts, that rocked Nairobi two days ago.

Indian Prime Minister arrives in Tanzania today

TANZANIA (eTN) - is arriving in Tanzania today in an official trip aimed to strengthen bilateral cooperation between India and Tanzania and take up issues of terrorism and piracy in the Indian Ocean.

Safe tourism: the way forward

(eTN) - While terrorism affects tourism and a lot has been discussed and spoken about it, there is a lack of clarity about tourism and its effects on terrorism.

Good Friday terror plot foiled in Jakarta

Jakarta police officials say that a large 330-pound bomb was found buried beneath a gas pipeline in Serpong, Tangerang, on Thursday morning.

Growing links between crime and terrorism the focus of UN forum

Highlighting the growing nexus between global criminal acts, including drug trafficking and money laundering, and terrorism, a top United Nations official today called for boosting efforts to tackle t

Medvedev: Tourism projects will go on, no matter what bandits do

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said the program to develop the republics of the North Caucasus, including their tourist potential, will continue to be implemented, Itar-Tass r

Presidential Envoy to North Caucasus: Do not bring in tourists

Presidential Envoy to Russia's North Caucasus Federal District Alexander Khloponin suggested on Monday suspending the reception of tourists near Mt. Elbrus during counter-terrorism operations.

Importance of regional cooperation in combating terrorism stressed

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has underlined the need to strengthen regional and inter-regional law enforcement cooperation in the global fight against terrorism, st

US Admiral admits piracy equates to terrorism

(UGANDA) eTN - US Vice Admiral Mark Fox was quoted last week in an AFP news services release that "only counter terrorism measures" could deal with the Somali pirate menace, as they operate with incre

Report: al-Qaeda threatens to exploit North Africa unrest

WASHINGTON - An international panel of experts issued a new report and their 13th annual review on terrorism at the National Press Club yesterday, concluding that al-Qaeda has suffered significant los