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Chinese indulging in crime will be tried in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese expatriates involved in criminal activities in Pakistan will face punitive action, officials said. Pakistan has witnessed a rapid increase in the number of Chinese nationals due to development projects and joint ventures under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Some Chinese expatriates, however, were found to be involved in criminal act...

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Bhai Boolchand, the unsung Indian who launched trade with Ghana

Accra, Dec 11 (IANS) Not much is known about him, but it has now emerged that trade relations between Ghana and India were started by Bhai Boolchand, the first Indian to arrive in the Gold Coast -- Ghana's colonial name -- in 1890. That's some 67 years before the British colonial government granted the country independence, research by the Indian Association of Ghana has found. As far as...

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UAE Embassy launches new mobile app

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The UAE Embassy in India has launched a new mobile app aimed at helping its nationals visiting India and also Indians visiting that country, the Gulf nation's Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna said on Tuesday. Addressing the media here, Albanna said that the mission was trying to offer its various services electronically and the new app also conforms to the Digita...

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Saudi Arabia among most preferred destinations for Indian job seekers

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia continues to be among the most preferred destinations for Indians seeking jobs abroad, resulting in the Gulf kingdom becoming among the highest sources of remittances to India, according to official data. According to figures provided by the Embassy of India in Riyadh, the number of expatriate Indians in Saudi Arabia shot up from 3,039,193 in March t...

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Egypt arrests spy network backed by Qatar

Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) The Egyptian General Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday the previously arrested spy network financed by Turkey was also supported by Qatar, official MENA news agency reported. The 29-member spy ring worked upon directives from the Turkish intelligence which financed them with a clear Qatari support, said the intelligence investigations. Earlier on Wednesda...

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Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration has announced that it was ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, media reports said. The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti will end by July 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said i...

20 days ago
Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration is ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, White House officials said. Haitians with what is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be expected to leave the US by July 2019 or face deportation, The New York T...

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Qatar to simplify residency procedures of expat workers

Doha, Nov 21 (IANS) Qatar has made the residency procedures easier for expatriate workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home countries, a media report said. A new agreement had been signed between the Qatari Interior Ministry and a Singapore-based company for completing all of the Qatari residence procedures of expatriate workers in their home countries, Xinhua new...

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SC tells NRI to approach Constitution Bench on Aadhaar linking

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed an NRI to approach the Constitution Bench, scheduled to hear a challenge to Aadhaar validity, regarding his challenge to amendments in rules against money laundering to facilitate linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar numbers. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan asked Non-Resident Indian Femin Panikkassery ...

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Jazeera launches Kuwait-Hyderabad flight, to connect 3 more cities

Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Kuwait's leading low-cost airline Jazeera Airways, which connected to India by launching daily flights to Hyderabad from Friday, will add Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kochi to its network from January next year. Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran told reporters here that it will be a daily flight to Mumbai while services to Kochi will be four days a week and to Ahme...

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Have credible evidence of Iran's role in missile attack: Saudi envoy

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Ambassador to India Saud Al-Sati has said that his country has credible evidence that Iran was behind the missile attack on Saudi capital Riyadh by Yemen-based Houthi rebels earlier this month even as Tehran has denied any role in this. We have credible evidence which proves that Iran is behind manufacturing of missiles used by terror groups and smuggling t...

1 month ago
STORY: India, UAE hold second Strategic Dialogue

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Keeping with New Delhi's growing links with the Gulf, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday held their second Strategic Dialogue in Abu Dhabi with Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar heading the Indian side. Deepening ties with a Gulf partner. MOS @mjakbar and MOS Dr. Anwar Gargash from UAE co-chaired 2nd India-UAE strategic dialogue in...

3 months ago
Indian expats in UAE celebrate Independence Day

Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian expatriates in the UAE on Tuesday celebrated India's 71st Independence Day with zeal and fervour by hoisting the national flag and organising cultural events. Hundreds of expats gathered to watch the unfurling of the national flag by Consulate General Vipul at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate in Dubai, the Khaleej Times reported. Peopl...

4 months ago
Feel strongly for welfare of Indian workers abroad: Sushma

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, known for coming to the rescue of Indians in distress abroad, on Wednesday said that she feels strongly for the welfare of Indian workers abroad. She said this during a meeting with United Arab Emirates's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash here. I strongly feel for the welfare of our workers who are...

4 months ago
Pope Francis 'saddened' by 'violent' Nigeria church attack

Vatican City, Aug 7 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis is deeply saddened by the deadly gun attack on a church in Nigeria's Ozubulu in which at least 11 people were killed, the Vatican said on Monday. Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and injury following the violent attack in Saint Philip's Catholic Church, Ozubulu, read a telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to Bi...

4 months ago
Qatar approves draft law to grant permanent residency to expats

Doha, Aug 3 (IANS) Qatar, facing a Saudi-led boycott, has approved a draft law to grant residency cards to qualified foreigners who live in the country, a media report said. The move would be the first in the Gulf region, where the privileges of nationals have been zealously guarded but expatriates' access to public services and property rights is sharply curtailed, the official Qatar Ne...

4 months ago
65% Egyptian families have nine children: Minister

Cairo, July 31 (IANS) About 65 per cent of Egyptian families have nine children, which can hinder the nation's development, a minister said here. The population increase rate has reached 2.5 per cent, which requires raising the economic growth rate three times in no less than ten years, which is not happening for the time being, Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said on S...

4 months ago
47,000 Sudanese expats to return from Saudi Arabia

Khartoum, July 23 (IANS) Around 47,000 Sudanese expatriates are expected to return home from Saudi Arabia within coming days, Sudanese Expatriates Organ has said. Around 33,000 Sudanese will return from Riyadh and 14,000 from Jeddah, 60 per cent of them workers and craftsmen, maximally by Monday, said Karar Al-Tuhami, Secretary General of the Sudanese Expatriates Organ, at a press confer...

4 months ago
Kuwaiti MP calls for 10-year residency cap

Kuwait City, July 18 (IANS) A Kuwaiti lawmaker who has been leading a drive to reduce the number of foreigners in the country has called for imposing a 10-year cap on employing expatriates. Exemptions may be allowed but only once and in very exceptional cases, Safa Al Hashem was quoted as saying by Kuwaiti daily Al Nahar on Tuesday. The aim is to help Kuwaitis find jobs in the li...

5 months ago
Qatar must end support to extremism: Saudi envoy

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) In the face of the current crisis in the Gulf where four countries led by Saudi Arabia have snapped diplomatic ties with Qatar, Riyadh is of the view that Doha must immediately stop support for extremist organisations and interference in other countries internal affairs in the region's interest. Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to India Saud bin Mohammad Al-Sati also st...

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