Bulgaria's Tourism Ministry will create an electronic registry of all tourist destinations in the country, said Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova during the opening of the International Meeting Of Touroperators in Plovdiv. According to Angelkova, the expected increase of number of tourists this ski season is around 4-5%, with highest growth posted by visitors from Turkey – around 10%. The number of Russian tourists is expected to decrease by around 4%. In Angelkova's words, the interest in Bulgaria as a tourist destination is increasing in [...]
[HRW]Beirut -Armed militias that control the eastern city of Derna are terrorizing residents through summary executions, public floggings, and other violent abuse. The abuses are taking place in the absence of state authorities and the rule of law. The groups include some that have affiliated with the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS).