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September 17, 2018 12:00 AM Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines: army

JOLO, Philippines: Three Indonesian fishermen held by members of a notorious Islamist kidnap-for-ransom group have walked free 18 months after they were abducted off the southern Philippines, the military said on Sunday. The men were kidnapped in January 2017 while on board a speedboat off the southernmost island group of Tawi-Tawi, which together with the nearby 2

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey bans rent in foreign currency

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday ordered by decree that property agreements must be made in Turkish lira, in a new bid to prop up the beleaguered currency. In the decision published in the official gazette, Erdogan ruled contracts for the sale, rent and leasing of property in or indexed to foreign currencies would not be allowed 3

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Iran says it plans to boost ballistic, cruise missile capacity

DUBAI: Iran plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity and acquire modern fighter planes and submarines, the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday. News of the military development plans came a day after Iran dismissed a French call for negotiations on Tehran’s future nuclear plans

July 21, 2018 9:59 PM PTI struggles for a respectable Pakistan, says Imran

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said on Saturday that PTI was struggling for a new and respectable Pakistan to secure bright future of our young generation. Addressing public meetings during his election campaign here at Joray Pul and Shalamar areas, Imran Khan said he wanted such a Pakistan where foreigners come for employment 23

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM NZ urged to lift ban on foreign home buyers

WELLINGTON: The International Monetary Fund called on New Zealand to reconsider a controversial plan to ban foreigners from buying residential property, warning the move could discourage foreign direct investment necessary to build new homes. The IMF offered an upbeat view on New Zealand´s economic outlook despite a recent slew of soft data, and said the housing 4

July 2, 2018 12:00 AM Pak Army rescues foreign mountaineers in Hunza

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Sunday carried out successful operation in Hunza to rescue stranded mountaineers, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. According to details provided by Director General of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Pakistan Army has rescued two British national mountaineers who were stranded in Hunza Valley. The stranded 2

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM Iran to issue bonds to fund oil projects

LONDON: Iran will issue bonds in the coming months to fund oil projects, the head of its Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) said on Tuesday, a month after the United States withdrew from a nuclear deal and said it would reimpose unilateral sanctions. It was not immediately clear whether Iran would seek foreign buyers for the bonds, something 14

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM Scottish leader aims to boost immigration to Scotland

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND: Nicola Sturgeon´s pro-independence Scottish National Party is leading a push to boost immigration to the sparsely populated northern tip of Britain, an opposite tack to the UK government which aims to limit the number of new arrivals after Brexit. Sturgeon, who is also first minister, will close the SNP´s conference on Saturday with a plea to give Scotland 8

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Comonwealth Games: Indian, Pakistani athletes ‘vanished’

CANBERRA: More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes including some members of Pakistani and Indian teams and officials went ‘missing’ in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally. The figures were revealed by Immigration Department officials to a Senate committee hearing on Monday night. A total of 8,103 athletes 5

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM UAE announces major changes in visa policy

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced decisions on Sunday that included the provision of residency visas of up to 10 years for investors and professionals and their families in addition to exceptional students. According to WAM, the cabinet announced the launch of an integrated visa system to attract talent in all vital sectors of the national 9