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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. Beirutpic.twitter.com/9QtSke1Zze — 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 […]

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Iran’s IRGC accepts responsibility for Ukrainian jet crash

Tehran: Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the aerospace commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), on Saturday said that the IRGC accepts responsibility for the crash of an Ukrainian plane over Iran’s airspace. “We accept full responsibility for this act (shooting down the plane), and we will obey and carry out what decisions the authorities will […]

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35 killed in stampede during Soleimani’s funeral procession

Kerman (Iran): At least 35 mourners were killed on Tuesday in a stampede during a funeral procession for Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman, where he will be laid to rest later in the day, according to state media. Besides the 35 victims, Iranian state TV also confirmed that 48 others […]

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Iran warns US of consequences over Qasem Soleimani’s killing

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned the US of consequences over the death of the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani. “The Americans were not aware of the big mistake they made; they will face the consequences of their crime, not only today but also in the coming […]