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Egypt: Bedouins Free Kidnapped Americans

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Armed Bedouins have freed two American tourists and their guide hours after kidnapping them during a trip to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian security officials said the three had been taken Friday as they tried to make their way from the historic St. Catherine’s Monastery to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They said the […]

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Americans Kidnapped by Bedouins in Egypt

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Armed Bedouins are holding two American tourists and their guide after a raid on their minivan in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian security officials said the tourists and their Egyptian guide were taken Friday as they tried to make their way from the historic St. Catherine’s Monastery to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They […]

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Hundreds of Tourists Stranded in Everest Region

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nepalese officials say heavy fog has prevented flights in and out of the Mount Everest region, stranding more than 1,200 tourists for several days. The Associated Press reports stranded tourists have pitched tents in and around Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The French news agency says local hotels are booked to capacity and are running out […]

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First Solo Chinese Tourists Arrive in Taiwan

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Unaccompanied Chinese tourists arrived in Taiwan for the first time Tuesday, in the latest sign of improving ties between the communist mainland and the self-ruled island. The visitors were admitted under a deal struck earlier this month allowing 500 Chinese individuals to travel to the island each day. Tourists from the mainland previously could visit […]

Taiwan May Open Parliament to Chinese Tourists

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s parliamentary speaker says he will consider opening the legislative floor to Chinese tourists so they can learn about how democracy works on the island. According to local media, lawmaker Wu Yu-sheng of the ruling Nationalist Party proposed late Friday that if Chinese tourists are allowed more access to the operations of Taiwan’s democracy, it […]

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