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Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to 16 nations, including India

Riyadh | Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from travelling to 16 countries, including India, over the Covid-19 situation in those nations, the media reported The General Directorate of Passports said that the list of countries comprised Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, […]

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UAE welcomes Ashraf Ghani, family into country on ‘humanitarian grounds’

Dubai | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in UAE has confirmed that the Arab nation has welcomed Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds. “The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into […]

13 Israelis suffer facial paralysis post inoculation

Jerusalem: At least 13 Israelis suffered mild facial paralysis as a side effect after receiving the first Covid vaccine jabs, the Health Ministry said, adding that the count could be higher. The officials have raised questions on whether or not to administer the second dose to these individuals the Health Ministry had recommended for the second […]

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66 Indian visit visa holders still stranded at Dubai airport

Dubai: At least 66 Indians with visit visas were still stranded at the Dubai International Airport for failing to meet the required entry regulations, according to diplomats. Speaking to the Khaleej Times on Tuesday, Neeraj Agarwal, Consul – Press, Information, and Culture at the Consulate General of India in Dubai, confirmed the figure, which included two […]

More than 25 people killed, 2500 injured in huge blast in Beirut

Beirut: Over 25 people have been killed and around 2,500 sustained injuries in two huge explosions that rocked Lebanese capital Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said. The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. – local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damages, Xinhua reported. — Alfons López […]

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800,000 Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait after the Gulf country approves expat quota bill: Report

Kuwait City: A draft expat quota bill in Kuwait could result in 800,000 Indians forced to leave the Gulf state, a media report said According to the bill, which has been deemed constitutional by Kuwait’s National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee, Indians should not exceed 15 per cent of the population, the Gulf News report said […]

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Rouhani signs law blacklisting Pentagon, subsidiaries

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday signed an amended law that expands Tehrans designation of American terrorist organizations to include the Pentagon and all its subsidiaries. Iran’s Parliament passed the initial version of the law in April 2019, which designated the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization after Washington blacklisted the Islamic […]