25 May 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Chinese Nationals in SW Pakistan

“Gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese citizens in southwestern Pakistan, where Beijing is investing billions of dollars to help build a trade route linking the two countries.” Source: Gunmen Kidnap Chinese Nationals in SW Pakistan

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12 May 2017

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

“EU ministers today approved measures that will allow Ukrainian citizens to travel to the EU for 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa.” Source: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians – POLITICO

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10 May 2017

Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

“At least 100 African migrants stormed over a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Tuesday in a violent assault that left three police officers injured, officials said.” Source: Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain | News24

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03 May 2017

Morocco Closes Ceuta Border as Protests Grow

“Moroccan authorities have closed the border crossing at Ceuta, amid growing demonstrations on the Moroccan side by residents of Fnideq and staple goods porters.” Source: Morocco Closes Ceuta Border as Protests Grow

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02 May 2017

U.S. Renews Travel Alert For Europe, Citing Attacks In France, Russia, U.K.

“The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on May 1, saying U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent.” Source: U.S. Renews Travel Alert For Europe, Citing Attacks In France, Russia, U.K.

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02 May 2017

Turkish police fire tear gas at May Day demonstrators in Istanbul

“Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of May Day demonstrators on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as authorities detained more than 200 people at protests around the city.” Source: Turkish police fire tear gas at May Day demonstrators in Istanbul | Reuters

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03 Apr 2017

20 killed by shrine custodian in Sargodha: Pakistan

“A view of the cordoned off Sufi shrine on the outskirts of Sargodha District where three suspects including the shrine’s custodian killed at least 20 people. —AFP The custodian of a shrine in Sargodha and two accomplices have been arrested for intoxicating and murdering 20 devotees and injuring four others

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31 Mar 2017

France urges caution for its citizens in China after knife attack in Shanghai

“France urged its citizens in China to be extra vigilant after a ‘violent’ knife attack on a French national in Shanghai this week, the country’s embassy said on Friday “ Source: France urges caution for its citizens in China after knife attack in Shanghai, East Asia News & Top Stories

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23 Mar 2017

French national kidnapped in Chad

“A French national was kidnapped on Thursday in eastern Chad, a French military source said.” Source: French national kidnapped in Chad – French military source | Top News | Reuters

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21 Mar 2017

Most electronics being banned on certain U.S.-bound flights

“The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on nonstop U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.” Source: Most electronics being banned on certain U.S.-bound flights

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