Are there travel websites constantly updated with safety tips and political situation of countries?
Many countries have travel advice agencies run by their respective governments.
- The US: http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html
- The UK: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
- Australia: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/
- France (in french): http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs_909/index.html
- Germany (in German): http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/Laenderinformationen/SicherheitshinweiseA-Z-Laenderauswahlseite_node.html
and so on. It's best to check the website for your particular country, as there can exist threats to your nationality that don't exist towards others (for example, anti-american sentiment, etc).