Travel Bulletin: More Capitals Shaken by Demonstrations34 sec read
Successful citizen revolts in Tunisia and Egypt have set off a wave of demonstrations in capital cities in the Middle East and North Africa with dissidents seeking to throw off decades of political repression. International news organizations are reporting marches and skirmishes with police that may be the beginning of sustained efforts to force major changes in regimes. From Algiers, Cairo, Tehran, Tunis, Tripoli, Damascus and Khartoum to Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen and the Palestinian Territories, autocrats are promising reforms even as their streets are sometimes the scene of brutal confrontations. Travelers should continuously consult news reports and be ready to modify their itineraries accordingly.