2018-07-19: Protests are possible in Israel and in the Palestinian territories in the upcoming days, after the Israeli parliament passed a controversial nation-state law on Thursday (19 July). The law defines Hebrew as single official language, Jewish settlements as national interest, and confirms Jerusalem as capital. Arabic lost its status as official language.
Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid gatherings and protests, and to follow instructions from security forces.
Update 2018-07-15 (2): Protesters attempted to storm the building of the provincial government in Basra on Sunday (15 July). The police fired warning shots into the air and used tear gas as well as water canons. Several people were injured.
Update 2018-07-12: Riots again erupted in Londonderry, particularly in the Bogside area, overnight Thursday (11/12 July, local time). Protesters hurled stones and petrol bombs at the police and against buildings owned by Protestant Unionists. Burning road blockades were also erected.
During riots on Tuesday evening (10 July, local time), automatic weapons had been fired at the police in Londonderry. Riots had also occurred in eastern Belfast, where several cars were set on fire. Two police officers and a civilian had been injured on Monday evening (09 July, local time).
2018-07-04: Violent unrest occurred in Nantes following an incident during a police check on late Tuesday evening (03 July, local time). A police officer had shot and killed a man in a vehicle in the north-western neighbourhood of Breil. Cars and a part of a shopping centre were set on fire. Several protesters were armed with Molotov cocktails. Ongoing protests are to be expected.
2018-06-22: According to media reports on Friday (22 June), the Islamist cleric Aman Abdurrahman, who is considered a mastermind of a suicide attack in 2016, was sentenced to death in Jakarta. Nationwide, especially in the capital Jakarta, demonstrations, as well as attacks in retaliation are possible after the court verdict.
Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid gatherings, and to follow instructions from security forces.
2018-06-08: According to reports on Wednesday (06 June), the city of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya has been subject to a curfew. The authorities declared the curfew following tensions between the Christian community and Dalit Sikhs (so-called untouchables). The measures are in place from 08:00 p.m. to 05:00 a.m. local time. There have been several Dalit uprisings in the past.
Update 2018-05-31: On Wednesday (30 May) there were massive protests with hundreds of thousands of participants in the Nicaraguan capital Managua. The demonstrators were attacked by government supporters. In La Trinidad, one person was killed in armed clashes between supporters and opponents, and at least 27 others were injured. In addition, several buildings were attacked with incendiary devices and mortars, including the radio stations Tu Nueva Radio Ya and Radio Nicaragua and the Dennis Martinez National Baseball Stadium.
Update 2018-05-16: According to the British Foreign Office, violent clashes between students and security forces are not only taking place in St. Louis but also in other cities across the country. Further protests are possible.
2018-05-12: Multiple people were arrested during protests against increased metro fares in Cairo on Saturday (12 May). Demonstrations took place at the metro stations Maadi and Dar Elsalam. Further protests are possible.
Travellers should generally avoid demonstrations and follow instructions from security forces.
Update 2018-05-09: After the announcement of the US President from Tuesday (08 May), to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran and impose economic sanctions, protests are possible nationwide, especially in the capital Tehran.