Are there travel websites constantly updated with safety tips and political situation of countries?
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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).
Generally the foreign affairs departement of your government will contain travel advice for countries, it's worth checking there. Not only that if you are going to somewhere dangerous, a lot of governments operate a service where you can register with the local embassy in event of emergency etc.
You can also check the your embassy web-site of a specific country, although that might depend on where you're from. Works for me at least (Dutch).
And regarding other kind of safety, weather and such, I was always prefer do check the reports on the country's local weather agency, it usually is more detailed and more oriented to each countries specific details (mountain, etc..).
The country/states government site mostly remains updated with the safety tips\road conditions. The political situations is not necessarily updated though.