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Dubai: Tourist arrested, jailed three months for using profanity at airport

gulfnews.com reported a tourist has been jailed for three months for using profane language and cursing Islam and Muslims when airport police woke him up after he dozed off in a drunken state near their office.

The 28-year-old Jordanian tourist was in an inebriated state when he fell asleep beside the door of the police office at the Dubai International Airport in July. A police officer woke up the man from beside the door because he smelt strongly of alcohol. Read Article

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Dubai: Tourist thought going to hotel for sex, robbed and filmed by Nigerian crooks

Tourist seeking sex ends up being robbed gulfnews.com – Nigerian trio lure man into hotel room by enticing him with pictures of a blonde European woman on dating app. A tourist, who thought he would be having paid sex with a European woman he chatted with on a dating app, ended up being hoodwinked by […]

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Turkey: German tourists killed, injured in bus accident

seattlepi.com/ap – Turkey’s official news agency says three German tourists have been killed and 10 injured in a bus accident at a popular tourist destination. The Anadolu news agency said a tourist bus tipped over Saturday after hitting a palm tree on a traffic island in the southern Antalya province, killing three Germans. Read Article

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Turkey Alert: Families of U.S. Consulate (Istanbul) ordered to leave over safety concerns

wvva.com/ap reported the State Department is ordering family members of employees posted to the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to leave because of security concerns. In a statement issued Saturday, the State Department says the decision is based on security information indicating extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to attack U.S. citizens in areas of […]

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Libya: Authorities searching for Canadian, Italians abducted near border with Algeria

Libyan authorities ​search for Canadian and two Italians abducted at border theguardian.com reported the three were abducted at gunpoint on the highway between Ghat and Ubari, while three North Koreans kidnapped by Isis have been freed by Libyan forces Libyan authorities are searching for two Italians and a Canadian abducted at gunpoint near the Algerian […]

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Travel Scams in Turkey

travelscams.org reported … Despite being known as a friendly bunch, there is still a very intense bunch of crooks out to fleece you of your money. Getting recourse is difficult as well, as the police does not have a good command of English and from most anecdotes, are not readily willing to help. So what […]

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Ankara Turkey: Germany temporarily closes embassy, fear of attack

dw.com reported Germany has temporarily closed its embassy in Ankara, reportedly because of fears of an attack. Turks are said to be outraged by a German magazine’s depiction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a dictator. Germany closed its embassy and all other consular offices in Turkey on Wednesday, with reports that officials feared the […]

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Suicide Bombers Strike Three Cities Across Saudi Arabia in one day

telegraph.co.uk reported suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Saudis prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan. The explosions targeting US diplomats, Shi’ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque in the holy city of […]

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Egypt: Three foreign tourists stabbed by suspected IS militants at hotel

bbc.com reported three foreign tourists have been stabbed by two suspected Islamic State militants who stormed into a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The attackers, armed with knives, were shot by police at the Bella Vista hotel after they attacked two Austrian guests and a Swede, officials say. One assailant was killed […]

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Instabul Turkey: Suspected IS member kills ten people in tourist area

A suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group has killed 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say. Istanbul Sultanahmet district…8 of the dead were German tourists. Germany issues alert warning for Turkey. Read Article

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