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U.S. Bahrain Embassy issues demonstration notice

According to Bahrain.usembassy.gov, on Friday, November 1, 2013 through Sunday, November 3, 2013, a violent opposition group has called for demonstrations along the Budaiya Highway corridor from Sanabis to Budaiya at major road junctions. No specific timings are known. Anticipate that the Budaiya Highway corridor will be affected at all times of the day. Expect road closures, increased police activity and an unusually heavy volume of traffic. Read Article

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Dozens killed as 7.2 earthquake hits Philippine tourist islands

As reported by Travelweekly.co.uk, at least 20 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines. The US Geological Survey said the 7.2 magnitude quake occurred underneath the island of Bohol, in a region popular with tourists. People were killed as buildings and markets collapsed in Bohol and nearby Cebu province. Several […]

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Passenger victim of theft on LAN flight to Quito Ecuador

An American expatriate was ripped off of valuables on a flight to Quito Ecuador on October 10, 2013 SUBMITTED BY U.S. EXPAT RESIDING IN QUITO ECUADOR 1.The passenger changed planes in Lima Peru and boarded flight 2588 after flying overnight from Los Angeles in route to Quito, Ecuador. 2. Flight was delayed and idled on […]

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Iraqi TV journalists among killed in Mosul violence

Foxnews.com reported that, Iraqi officials say attacks across the country have killed five people, including two journalists working in a northern city. Police say a reporter and cameraman for the private al-Sharqiya TV channel were shot on Saturday while working on a report in the city of Mosul, about 220 miles northwest of Baghdad. It […]

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France: 3 killed in fuel tank explosion at northern Paris work site

According to Independent.ie, at least three people were killed on Friday in a large explosion on a work site in central Paris which the fire brigade said was likely an accident caused by a fuel tank igniting. The blast on a narrow street in northern Paris ripped through an underground garage where several workers were […]

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12 killed, dozens trapped as building collapses in India

As reported by Thehindu.com, thirteen persons were killed and 25 injured when a four-storey building in south Mumbai collapsed on Friday morning. Several more are feared trapped in debris. Ironically, the 33-year-old building at Dockyard Road was owned by Mumbai‚Äôs municipal corporation, which is meant to monitor weak buildings. The building, which housed 22 families, […]

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Lebanon: Syrian national kidnapped by armed men in Zahle

Dailystar.com.lb reported that, a Syrian national was kidnapped in the Bekaa Valley overnight Thursday, the National News Agency reported. Syrian national Ahmad Hassoun filed a complaint at the Zahle police station alleging that his brother, Ibrahim, was kidnapped by five armed men driving a gray Range Rover in the city of Zahle. Read article

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Travel Alert: Two women killed by MERS virus in Saudi Arabia

As reported by Straitstimes.com, two women have died of the coronavirus MERS in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the kingdom to 44. The victims were identified as a 41-year-old expat who was working in the health sector in Riyadh and a 79-year-old Saudi who suffered […]

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Cholera outbreak reported among foreigners in Iran

Trend.az reported that, some 64 people were infected with cholera in Iran, corresponding measures have been taken, the condition of the infected is satisfactory, the head of the Center for Disease Management of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Mohammad Mehdi Gouya said, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. He noted that, the infected […]

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Travel Alert: US Embassy in Bahrain issues Demonstration Notice

As reported by State.gov, On Friday, September 6, 2013, opposition groups have called for a demonstration in the center of Manama near the Souq. The demonstration will likely take place in the afternoon. We highly recommend that you avoid travel in the Manama City area due to the possibility of traffic congestion and clashes between […]

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