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  • While other crises grab headlines, Mexico's instability worsens

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, Oct. 20: Amid all the recent commotion over Ebola, it might have been easy to miss a shocking story from Mexico: the Sept. 26 mass kidnapping of 43 student teachers in the city of...
  • Ebola visa ban carries unresolved questions, experts say

    To suspend visas for people from Ebola-afflicted West African countries, the Obama administration would turn to a provision in immigration law that has never been used to bar travel from an entire country and would bring a long set of legal questions that...
  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city
    For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State fighters out of the besieged Syrian city of Kobani....
  • Cruising overseas? Don't forget to factor in the visa fees

    Cruising overseas? Don't forget to factor in the visa fees
    Question: We signed up on Oceania for a cruise to India and the east coast of Africa. We subsequently got a bill for $716 per person for visa fees for four countries — India (where we will spend five days), Kenya (10 hours), Tanzania (nine hours)...
  • Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talks

    Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talks
    Hong Kong students and the government stood their ground on Monday ahead of talks aimed at defusing more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests that have blocked traffic around the Chinese-controlled city, but expectations of a breakthrough were low....
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

    Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes
    A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were...
  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • Iraqi Parliament fills out government with backdrop of Islamic State challenge

    BAGHDAD Iraq's Parliament has approved a series of key ministers after a month of wrangling, completing the formation of a unity government as the country's military and security forces struggle to push back the Islamic State. Publicly, most Iraqi...
  • Obama's Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday named a former longtime top aide to coordinate the government's efforts to combat Ebola, a veteran insider with experience in navigating the government bureaucracy but also a man with no medical background. Ron...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas

    Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas
    – Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies. Republican...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Mexico: Just a month after Hurricane Odile smashed the popular resort area of Los Cabos, officials reported that at least 15 hotels have reopened, and many commercial flights have resumed. Though some hotels suffered major damage and will not reopen until...