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The government of Jamaica has declared a state of emergency in certain parts of the country’s capital, Kingston, after shooting and firebomb attacks on police stations by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who is facing extradition.
As ITIJ went to press, the cabin crews of British Airways (BA) were in the midst of their proposed 15-day strike
Thailand’s capital Bangkok is slowly emerging from the recent violence as offices, schools and businesses begin to reopen in the troubled city, which has seen more than 80 people dead after nine weeks of protests.
The government of Jamaica has declared a state of emergency in certain parts of the capital, Kingston, after shooting and firebomb attacks on police stations by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who is facing extradition.
Nearly 160 people have died after an airliner crashed while landing near the southern Indian city of Mangalore.
The curfew imposed on Bangkok on 19 April allowed the government troops to begin a steady march into the protest area of Bangkok, surrounding the red-shirt camp and moving in to arrest the leaders of the group.
Four people, including an Italian photojournalist, have been killed after Thai soldiers stormed the red-shirts’ protest camp in the central business district of Bangkok – a move that has seen the leaders of the anti-government protests surrender and a nighttime curfew imposed across the capital.
An Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane flying from Johannesburg, South Africa, to London Gatwick airport, UK, has crashed as it attempted to land at Tripoli airport in Libya.
On 5 May, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) lifted its warning against all but essential travel to the whole of Thailand, as the threat of political violence has lessened