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Two Russians diagnosed with coronavirus in UAE

Two Russian nationals who are participating in the Tour cycling event in the United Arab Emirates have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said. The two Russian athletes will have to …

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Saudi Arabia suspends pilgrimage entry visas

Saudi Arabia suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said. The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's …

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Airbnb extends booking suspension in Beijing to May

Home rentals company Airbnb said today it has extended the suspension of bookings in Beijing until April 30 from February 29, as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 1,113. "Beyond Beijing, local …

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Antalya’s famous beach suffers from erosion - media

Turkey's famous Konyaaltı Beach in Antalya is facing an existential threat: coastal erosion. According to a study by Nihat Dipova, professor of geotechnics at Akdeniz University, 7.5-kilometer-long Konyaaltı Beach lost …

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Russians get injured in Antalya

According to the Turkish media reports, a bus with tourists, most of whom were Russians, turned upside down in Antalya. “The bus with foreign tourists rolled over in the province of Antalya near the village of Aksu. 16 people were …

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Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions on women

Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters. The regulatory changes stipulated that a Saudi passport should be issued to any citizen who applies for it and …

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Two Russians injured during safari tour in Turkey - media

Seven foreign tourists, including two Russians, have been injured in an accident in Turkey, the Haberturk TV channel reported. The incident took place yesterday in the mountainous region not far from the town of Alanya. The tourist …

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Youngsters to help tourists in central Istanbul

A total of 450 volunteers will help tourists in Istanbul this season, according to local media. This year about 1,500 students applied for the activity. Volunteer tourism ambassador candidates, composed of high school and …

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'Police tourists' from Russia expected in Turkey

At least 250,000 Russian police officers and their families are expected to visit Turkey starting from August, after Moscow removed a ban that had prevented members of the Russian security forces from travelling to some countries. …

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Iran approves visa-free entry for Chinese nationals

The Iranian government has approved a proposal for allowing visa-free entry of the Chinese nationals into the country. The Cabinet of President Hassan Rouhani had authorized the Foreign Ministry in a meeting earlier in …

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 Hot air balloon with tourists drifts away in Luxor

Egyptian officials say eleven tourists are safe after their hot air balloon drifted away, forcing them to land in the country’s southern desert. The officials say the tourists — five Indians, four Chinese, a British and …

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