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  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • World Watch

    Iceland The Hekla volcano, near the Eyjafjoell volcano responsible more than 100,000 flight cancellations throughout Europe last year, is close to erupting, according to volcanologists. Measurements indicate magma movement beneath the surface, and the...
  • Egypt security forces crack down on scattered protests

    Egypt security forces crack down on scattered protests
    The Obama administration urged key Mideast ally Egypt to heed calls for political reform even as security forces tightened their grip on pockets of rebellion in the capital that persisted a day after unprecedented nationwide protests. The Egyptian...
  • McManus: Mosque and state

    McManus: Mosque and state
    At a conference two years ago, I sat in on a meeting between U.S. officials and young Islamist politicians from Tunisia, Jordan and other countries in the Middle East. The Islamists wanted to know: Would the Americans allow them to run in free elections,...
  • New warning systems appear to work amid Indonesia tsunami scare

     
    Warning and monitoring systems put in place after the 2004 Asian tsunami appeared to work well Wednesday after an 8.7-magnitude earthquake that struck roughly the same area off Indonesia, said officials, civic groups and citizens in affected areas....
  • Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears

    Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears
    We may be the world's only remaining superpower, but we've been a secondary factor in the wave of change sweeping the Arab world. Tunisia held its revolution without American help, unless you count Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt, President Obama probably...
  • TUNISIA: Apparent suicide triggers youth protests against unemployment

     
    The apparent suicide of a 24-year-old unemployed man sparked clashes between young protesters and police in the Tunisian central town of Sidi Bouzid, 165 miles south of the capital, Tunis, this week. A member of the Tunisian General Union for......
  • TUNISIA: Dependence on Europe fuels unemployment crisis and protests

     
    The recent suicide of an unemployed 24-year-old man in Tunisia -- who electrocuted himself by touching a high-voltage electrical pole after shouting "no for misery, no for unemployment" — and the ensuing unrest are signs of the frustration and despair.....
  • TUNISIA: Protester killed as anti-government demonstrations escalate

     
    One person was killed and others injured when Tunisia's National Guard members opened fire on angry protesters in the town of Menzel Bouzaiene over the weekend. The state-run news agency TAP quoted an unnamed security official as saying that guard......
  • TUNISIA: President warns protesters and reshuffles Cabinet amid demonstrations

     
    Following political protest that swept across the nation for the last two weeks,Tunisian President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali began hurriedly shuffling his Cabinet in an apparent attempt to stave off anger over his autocratic rule and failed economic...
  • TUNISIA: Protesters continue to take to the streets

     
    Protests continued Saturday in the capital of Tunisia with hundreds of peaceful demonstrators calling for the release of jailed protesters and an end to a heavy-handed crackdown by security forces, according to news outlets. And the country's main labor...