Travel Safety

US to start warning travelers about kidnapping risk abroad

Apr 10, 2019

The risk of being kidnapped or taken hostage is being added to the travel advisories issued by the State Department

Last migrants end protest, evacuate makeshift camp in Greece

Apr 7, 2019

The last 60 holdouts from among nearly 1,000 migrants who fought with Greek police for three days have left their makeshift camp in northern Greece

Greek police, migrants clash in third day of protests

Apr 6, 2019

Clashes between hundreds of protesting migrants and police continue for a third day outside an overcrowded migrant camp, with migrants throwing rocks at police and the latter responding with tear gas and stun grenades

Greece: Protesting migrants block Athens' main train station

Apr 5, 2019

Greece: Protesting migrants block Athens' main train station, disrupting rail services, amid false reports that restrictions on travel to northern Europe have been lifted

China defends Tibet policies, bashes exile government

Mar 27, 2019

Chinese officials responsible for Tibet are praising development in the Himalayan region in the 60 years since the suppression of an uprising against Beijing's rule

Saudi app criticized for feature to control women's travel

Mar 8, 2019

A Saudi government app is being criticized for a feature that lets men grant or deny a woman permission to travel

Broken-down bus that crashed in China mine was bought online

Feb 25, 2019

Safety inspectors say the operators of China's largest silver mine bought a broken-down bus online, overloaded it with miners and operated it on a ramp that wasn't fit for transporting people, leading to fatal crash

Saudi Arabia lifts travel warning to Lebanon

Feb 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia lifts 15-month travel warning that kingdom had imposed advising its citizens not to travel to Beirut

The Latest: US warns against harm to Venezuela's Guaido

Jan 29, 2019

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is reiterating his warning that there will be "serious consequences" for anyone who attempts to harm Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Jan 15, 2019

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive

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