The number of nights spent in French hotels by foreign tourists fell 10 per cent in July compared to last year as visitors from outside Europe were deterred by recent Islamist militant attacks, the tourism minister was cited as saying on Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told his Russian counterpart in Moscow that the attack in the French city of Nice showed the need to speed up international efforts to tackle terrorism, especially in Syria.
Kerry, who la
Deadly attacks in four countries linked to Islamic State show the limitations of US-led efforts to loosen the group's grip in Syria and Iraq, and the challenge of stopping attacks that are not only globally dispersed but very different in th
CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects 28 classified pages of a US congressional report into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.
"I think the 28 pa
Nearly 1,000 people were killed in attacks on health centres worldwide over the past two years, almost 40 per cent of them in Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday in its first report on the issue.
A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June.
"Ramadan, the mon
Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a US-based analysis firm IHS said on Sunday.
There were 891 attacks during the first quarter o
Tunisia expects to attract 5.5 million foreign tourists this year, about the same as last year, after increasing security at hotels and focusing on new markets to counter the fallout from militant attacks, the tourism minister said.
Tunisia's central bank said on Thursday tourism revenue in first two months in 2016 fell by 54 per cent to 182 million dinars ($90.21 million) compared with the same period of 2015.
The decline follows two major attacks by Isl
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told Dutch police that two brothers were being sought by Belgian authorities a week before the pair blew themselves up in suicide attacks in Brussels, the Dutch interior minister said on Tuesday.