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  • No visa issued without consulting embassy’s security wings: ex-envoy

    WASHINGTON: Former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani said on Friday that he had consulted both the civil and military security wings in the embassy before issuing visas to US officials...

    Mr Haqqani did not say if he had issued visas without informing the government but did state that he had consulted security personnel at the embassy before approving the applications...

  • Visa service at Netherlands embassy resumes

    ISLAMABAD: The Netherlands resu­med visa and passport services in Pakistan on Monday following a brief suspension, denying that its embassy had closed over security concerns after the country gave shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman involved in a blasphemy case...

    On Friday, the Dutch government said in a statement that its embassy in Pakistan, which is in a tightly guarded Diplomatic Enclave, had temporarily halted issuing...

  • Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities

    DOHA: Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism...

    “The visa exemption sch­eme will make Qatar the most open country in the region,” tourism department official Hassan al-Ibrahim told a news conference in Doha...

  • Qatar easing of exit visa system comes into force

    Long-awaited reform of Qatar's controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to leave the country, came into force on Sunday, the government said...

    Qatar announced in September it had approved legislation to scrap the visa system — a lynchpin of the country's “kafala”, or sponsorship, system which many liken to modern-day slavery...

  • Reformed exit visa system comes into force in Qatar

    DOHA: Long-awaited reform of Qatar’s controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses’ permission to leave the country, came into force on Sunday, the government said...

    Qatar announced in September it had approved legislation to scrap the visa system — a lynchpin of the country’s “kafala”, or sponsorship, system wh­ich many liken to modern-day slavery...

  • Iran to waive visa fees for World Cup fans in Qatar

    TEHRAN: Iran announced Wednesday that it will waive visa fees for spectators of the 2022 World Cup finals, as it hopes to attract some of the football fans flocking to nearby Qatar...

    “The cabinet agreed to make visas free for spectators of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar who wish to visit Iran,” tweeted the spokesman of the Iranian government, Ali Bahadori-Jahromi...

  • Hundreds protest outside Saudi embassy in Tehran

    TEHRAN: Hundreds of people demonstrated on Saturday outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran to protest against alleged sexual harassment against Iranian youths by Saudi police...

    Official IRNA news agency said about 500 people gathered outside the embassy in northeastern Tehran in a protest that had not been authorised by the authorities...

  • Two guards killed in attack on S. Korean embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI: Gunmen killed two people and wounded a third in an attack at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital on Sunday which was claimed by the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group...

    The gunmen opened fire on the embassy compound from a passing car, killing two people and wounding a third, a Libyan interior ministry spokesman said...

  • Mexico to reopen its embassy in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Mexico is reopening its embassy in Islamabad after a break of about six years as the Latin American country seeks to reinvigorate its ties with Pakistan...

    Mexico’s Ambassador to Iran Ulesis Canchola, who is also accredited to Pakistan, in a meeting with Chairman of National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee Awais Leghari said: “Mexico was in middle of the process to reopen its embassy in Islamabad which closed in 2009...

  • Is US embassy building a hotel, SC asks govt

    ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to verify the allegation by a private petitioner that a hotel was being constructed in the US embassy compound...

    Petitioner Zafarullah Khan, a lawyer and chairman of Watan Party, had approached the apex court in 2009 with the request to stop the government from providing additional land for the expansion of the embassy, which already occupied 38 acres in...

  • Japan boosts embassy security after IS threat

    TOKYO: Japan has ordered beefed-up security at its embassies worldwide, a top official said on Friday, after the self-styled Islamic State highlighted its missions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Bosnia-Hercegovina as part of a broader threat...

    The move comes about eight months after IS claimed to have beheaded two Japanese hostages in Syria and amid anxiety at home over impending legislation that critics fear could drag the officially...
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