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Kathmandu [Nepal]Mar 18 (ANI): Amid growing disenchantment in Nepal against Chinese investment, residents of the eastern district of Jhapa staged large protests against the Damak Clean Industrial Park (DCIP) over the displacement of people from their lands without appropriate compensation, according to local vernacular media reported. The DCIP project has been called a sleazy, corrupt […]

Versatile international musicians wow co...

Dubai: As soon as José Luis Torres started performing, crowds of commuters – young and old, expats, tourists and locals – gathered in a semi-circle around him, captivated by his solo band performance. It was 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Expo 2020 metro station and the scene was repeated in four other metro stations […]

March 2022 Legal Update (Part 1)

Our Vietnam Legal Update #200 would lead you on 03 legal issues: I. The Administrative Procedures to be Amended, Supplemented and Replaced in the Field of One-Stop Foreign Exchange Transactions Under the Management Function of the State Bank of Vietnam The State Bank of Vietnam issued Decision No. 187/QD-NHNN dated February 22, 2022 on Announcement […]

Daily briefing: Moscow stands at the gat...

Russia invades Ukraine As the United Nations Security Council considered a draft resolution condemning the Russian invasion in the early hours of Saturday, India is caught in a diplomatic stalemate. between the Western powers, led by the United States, and its strategic imperatives vis-à-vis Russia. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar held phone conversations on Thursday evening […]

Watch: The Museum of the Future, the mos...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday (02/02/22) inaugurated the Museum of the Future, the most beautiful building in the world. Dubai’s new landmark has officially opened its doors to the world with a new message of hope […]

The Latest on Biden, Russia and the Ukra...

KYIV, Ukraine – Even as rocket attacks continued in eastern Ukraine, and as Russian troops remained massed at the borders for what Western leaders are calling an impending invasion, residents of Ukraine’s capital Kiev paused on Sunday to remember another moment of peril: the assassination, eight years ago, of dozens of demonstrators by the Ukrainian […]

Government seeks consultative forum with...

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday stressed the need for a forum for consultation between the federal government and the senior judiciary on national issues to help end unnecessary delays in important administrative matters. The cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the presidency, expressed grave concern over the delays in cases related […]

Cabinet approves separate court system f...

ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved the formulation of a separate court system for overseas Pakistanis to ensure summary trial. So said Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain as he briefed the media here on the decisions taken at Tuesday’s meeting of the federal cabinet which convened here under the presidency. of […]

“The government is making every effort t

Islamabad: The current government is making every effort to provide maximum facilities to expatriates and their dependents in the country. An official source told this agency here on Saturday that a series of projects and programs have been launched for the welfare and development of overseas Pakistanis in different sectors including health, education and social […]

Czech tourism industry suffered heavier ...

16:33 Czech hockey team loses to Denmark in first Olympic game The Czech ice hockey team opened their participation in the Beijing Winter Olympics with a 2:1 defeat against Denmark. The Danes took a two-goal lead in the first half of the match. Captain Roman Červenka scored the only goal for the Czech team in […]

Hela Apparel Holdings debuts on CSE – Th

2021 has been a pivotal year for HIP, with port operations expanding in several new directions, which has created a unique ecosystem for Sri Lanka’s economic prosperity. The port has worked to provide maritime trade and investment opportunities on the east-west Indian Ocean routes. HIP, which is expected to become a premier multi-purpose port, is […]

Czech news roundup: Tuesday, February 8,...

16:10 Medical unions are on strike against spending cut plans Medical unions went on strike today against planned spending cuts in the health sector. The strikes were confirmed today by union president Dagmar Žitníková. The strike is a response to unofficial reports that the government plans to save CZK 95 million in the health sector […]

Physical and digital art set to converge...

Dubai: The 15th edition of Art Dubai will feature newly commissioned and site-specific works by internationally renowned artists and a unique new digital section that will serve as a bridge between the world of crypto and art, among other highlights , it was announced today. Groundbreaking group exhibitions and an ambitious multi-pronged conference programme, including […]

Role of state capacity in ensuring a sus...

As Bangladesh moves from being a least developed country to a developing country, we will have to embark on an unprecedented path. At this point in our development, policy makers in our country are faced with an entirely unknown set of challenges, and one of the main concerns is how the government plans to meet […]

Tokyo restaurant becomes base for Myanma...

Whether he is studying at a vocational school in Tokyo or working part-time, Lian Ceu is always worried about his parents. His family, including a younger brother, is in Myanmar. They are alive but were displaced after the family’s home in Chin state was destroyed by the country’s military in an airstrike last September. Showing […]

Security agency warns of increased risk ...

14:29 Security agency warns of possible cyberattacks Strategic state institutions, media and critical information infrastructure in the Czech Republic must prepare for an increased risk of cyberattacks and espionage due to the tension on the Russian-Ukrainian border. This warning was issued today by the National Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency. The attacks could constitute cyber […]

Saudi Arabia and Thailand “turn a new pa

A Saudi hospitality project will allow visitors to walk in the footsteps of the royal family, in palaces steeped in history MAKKAH/RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently announced the launch of the Boutique Group, which plans to turn a number of historically and culturally significant palaces in Saudi Arabia into ultra-luxury hotels. The move […]

Australian Prime Minister’s WeChat accou

Update Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s WeChat account was taken over by entities who rebranded it as “Australian Chinese new life” and used the account to offer advice on life in Australia to the country’s Chinese community. Morrison, leader of Australia’s centre-right Liberal Party, has used Tencent-owned WeChat as a campaign tool to reach Australia’s […]

FirstFT: Biden toughens warning to Russi...

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning Hello and happy Friday. Did you follow the news this week? Take our quiz. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, yesterday chastised Joe Biden […]

Yolanda Díaz tested positive for Covid-1

AntonMST29, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Yolanda Díaz tested positive for Covid-19. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez sent his best wishes. After testing positive, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor Yolanda Díaz is in solitary confinement. She has already canceled her public engagements for the next few days. Díaz is said to be […]

Emirates News Agency – Emirates Literatu

DUBAI, 19th January, 2022 (WAM) — The Emirates Literature Foundation on Wednesday announced the launch of a new independent publishing house, ELF Publishing, which will focus on fiction, and the publisher will begin accepting submissions for consideration during Reading Month, March 2022. The announcement was made during a press conference to reveal final plans for […]

AlUla will host the 116th session of ALE...

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Heads of Thailand’s labor and tourism sectors said on Friday they were eager to explore opportunities in Saudi Arabia following the restoration of relations between the two countries following the Prime Minister’s visit. Thai minister in Riyadh. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was in the Saudi capital on January 25-26 at the invitation […]

Why UAE investment in Jammu and Kashmir ...

Complex interdependencies in international politics have been a hallmark of many bilateral relationships. But when one analyzes the ties shared by India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one goes beyond the prism postulated by Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye to describe the emergent nature of the global political economy in a rapidly changing world. […]

The United States and France discuss way...

KHARTOUM: Sudanese doctors demonstrated on Sunday against violent attacks by security forces targeting medical personnel at pro-democracy rallies following last year’s military coup.“During each demonstration, they fire tear gas inside the hospital where I work,” said a doctor, Houda Ahmad, during the rally in Khartoum.“They even attack us inside the intensive care unit,” she added […]

Egyptian and UK ministers discuss climat...

BEIRUT: A decision by Hezbollah and the Amal Movement to end the Lebanese Cabinet boycott has led to speculation that Iran is taking steps to control Lebanon’s political system. Lebanese Forces MP Ziad Hawat said, “The order came from Tehran, so the ‘disturbance duo’ decided to free the Cabinet meetings. These are the repercussions of […]

Expo 2020 Dubai serves as a friendship b...

Chinese Ambassador to UAE reflects on cooperation between the two countries on COVID-19 vaccine, energy, infrastructure, education, AI, digital economy, gene technology and others, hailing the UAE as an important partner of China in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative. DUBAI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Expo 2020 Dubai has become a bridge of friendship between […]

Expo 2020 Dubai Friendship Bridge betwee...

People visit the China pavilion at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan.10, 2022 (Xinhua / Wang Dongzhen) DUBAI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) – Expo 2020 Dubai has become a bridge of friendship between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Chinese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ni Jian told Xinhua during […]

Czech Weekend Snapshots: January 8, 2022

Tourism Dlouhé Stráně hydroelectric power station to temporarily close to visitors The Dlouhé Stráně hydropower plant in the Czech Republic, a popular tourist destination, will be temporarily closed to visitors from Monday. The ČEZ group, which operates the facility, announced the measure amid concerns over the growing number of coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic. […]

British commission abroad is set up to s...

The government will provide vehicles for security by phasing out all rental vehicles for homeland security. For the first time, the government created vacancies and provided the necessary resources to the police force. Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khursheed said so at the provincial cabinet meeting on Tuesday. He said the Gilgit-Baltistan Overseas Commission is being […]

International community condemns murdero...

Frankly, Saudi Arabia may be number one market for Rolls-Royce, says automaker CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos DUBAI: The big changes underway in Saudi Arabia could make the Kingdom the Middle East’s number one market for Rolls-Royce cars, Torsten Muller-Otvos, chief executive of the elite car company, told Arab News. “Saudi Arabia is obviously a big market. […]

Government to tackle expatriate issues i...

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Friday that the government would take action to address the issues of Bangladeshi expatriates living in the Maldives, especially air connectivity and ease of money transfer to Bangladesh. The Welfare and Foreign Ministers of “our expatriates” have had talks with you and got to know […]

PM: Government will tackle expatriate pr...

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivering his written speech during the press conference at his official residence Ganabhaban on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 PID Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to help undocumented Bangladeshis live freely in the Maldives Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday that the government will take action to address the […]

Role of expatriates in economic boom can...

LAHORE: On the occasion of the “Open Day for Overseas Pakistanis” at the Governor’s House, more than 1,500 overseas Pakistanis from around the world met with Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Thursday. Addressing the delegations, the Governor said: “The doors of the Governor’s House are open 24 hours a day for Overseas Pakistanis and Overseas […]

The role of expatriates in economic grow...

LAHORE: On the occasion of the “Open Day for Overseas Pakistanis” at the Governor’s House, more than 1,500 overseas Pakistanis from around the world met with Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Thursday. Addressing the delegations, the Governor said: “The doors of the Governor’s House are open 24 hours a day for Overseas Pakistanis and Overseas […]

What’s new in City Press: Home Secretary

Home Secretary will not budge on Zim exemption permits Home Secretary Aaron Motsoaledi has vowed to move forward with the termination of Zimbabwe’s Exemption Permits (ZEPs) when they expire at the end of this month, despite “enormous” pressure from the government. Zimbabwean government and pressure groups not to do so. Schools will be obliged to […]

Czech weekend news roundup: December 18 ...

11:19 Hurricane-level winds reported at Sněžka Mountain Sněžka, the highest mountain in the Czech Republic, was hit by strong winds on Sunday morning. The gusts reached a record speed of 134.3 kilometers per hour, according to officials from the Polish side of Krkonoše National Park, who warned skiers to be careful due to the unusual […]

Overview of Czech news: Wednesday, Decem...

17:45 Babiš pledges to fight for more carbon quotas at EU summit Outgoing Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will raise the topic of soaring energy prices at Thursday’s EU summit. Babiš again criticized the development of the bloc’s carbon credit market, saying he will demand the return of nearly 400 million carbon credits to trade […]

Lebanon seeks to limit COVID-19 cases du...

ISTANBUL: Armed with combat-tested drones, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strengthened his defense ties with African countries ahead of a large gathering of the continent’s leaders in Istanbul.The two-day Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit which begins on Friday follows a high-level business forum in October that focused on investment and trade.The next phase in this fast-flowering relationship […]

Anger in Lebanon as Palestinian refugees...

BEIRUT: Labor Minister Mustafa Bayram finalized the decision on Wednesday, but it was criticized, especially by the Christian right, who launched a campaign against the minister. The decision allows Palestinian refugees – many of whom are doctors, lawyers and nurses – to work in management, business, tourism, industry, information, health, hospitality, and other sectors. education […]

FirstFT: Starbucks workers support union...

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. A Starbucks store in downtown Buffalo, New York, became the coffee chain’s first […]

Accelerate commercial openings – GulfTod

Maktoum Bin Mohammed attends the very first ASEAN Global Business Forum in Dubai. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, attended the first-ever ASEAN World Business Forum (GBF) at Expo 2020 Dubai on Wednesday. GBF ASEAN seeks to strengthen economic ties and bilateral […]

Ethiopian innovators try to find purpose...

The start of 2020 was a time of hope for Ethiopian startups. Venture capitalists were increasingly watching Ethiopian startups, and the country improved its ranking in the World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business report. Just before the war began, over a year ago, Ethiopia was seeing an increasing number of companies launching various digital […]

Czech news roundup: Tuesday, December 7,...

16:20 Czech president asks foreign minister candidate to step down Radio station Frekvence 1 reports that Czech President Miloš Zeman has asked Jan Lipavský, the Czech Pirate Party’s candidate for foreign minister in the new coalition government, to withdraw his candidacy during their interview in Lány today today. Zeman’s spokesman declined to comment on the […]

Czech news roundup: Friday, December 3, ...

19:15 Police arrest 53 illegal migrants in Břeclav region Czech police arrested 53 illegal migrants in four cars on Thursday and Friday in the Břeclav border district neighboring Slovakia and Austria, along with the four drivers. A car driven by a stranger with nine migrant passengers in the vehicle forced its way through two police […]

Czech news round-up: Thursday, December ...

22:15 Gunman tries to attack Czech prime minister Outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said today that an armed man tried to attack him on Wednesday, but the assailant, who had a gun and a knife, was arrested at the entrance to the office of the government. Babiš reported the attack through his Facebook profile. Police […]

Tribute to the nation of the future – Ne

The United Arab Emirates is a young country. In a time like this, when age is but a number, this nation of roughly 10 million has shown the world what can be achieved when capable and wise leadership acts with the intention to make the dreams of tomorrow come true. The United Arab Emirates have […]

ANA, JAL Stop Flight Bookings To Japan O...

All Nippon Airways Co. and Japan Airlines Co. said on Wednesday they had stopped accepting bookings for inbound international flights to Japan under a government request to stem the spread of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. The transport ministry said it had asked airlines to stop accepting bookings for such flights until the […]

Emirates news agency – Dubai ranks first

DUBAI, Nov 24, 2021 (WAM) – Dubai leads the Arab world in the latest edition of the Dubai Innovation Index, maintaining its 20th global position in 2020, the Dubai Chamber announced today at of the publication of the index at the 12th World Chambers Congress in Dubai. The Index report, entitled The Road to Recovery […]

Expats looking to participate in LG surv...

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis urged Pakistan’s Election Commission to implement the new law on Internet voting within 90 days to participate in local elections, claiming that it is their right granted by parliament. Earlier this month, the joint sitting of parliament – senators and members of the National Assembly – passed a law allowing overseas Pakistanis […]

Pakistani parliament passes bill to allo...

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial bill allowing the use of electronic machines to vote. The opposition has said the policy is an attempt to rig the next election. Lawmakers also passed a bill to grant expatriates the right to vote. The bills have yet to be promulgated by President Arif Alvi, […]

Bulgarian expats call for reforms as cou...

“Whether we mention Bulgaria in Chicago or Sofia, we do it with love,” says Wanya Kramer, who has lived in the United States for 20 years. Together with advertising experts from her home country and activists who, like her, live and work abroad, she is organizing the “You have the right to Bulgaria” campaign. It […]

Coronavirus update, October 15, 2021: Cz...

PM: reduced validity of PCR and antigen tests The length of time a Covid-19 test is valid as proof of non-infectivity will be shortened. More accurate PCR tests will be reduced from seven days to 72 hours and antigen tests from three days to one, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told reporters. Public health insurance pays […]

Czech morning brief: headlines from Octo...

Babiš rescinds his promise to leave parliament if he is not in government Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said he would continue to work in the Chamber of Deputies even if ANO is not part of the next government. The announcement was a reversal of Babiš’s previous statement that he would quit politics if the […]

New Japanese Prime Minister Creates Cabi...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has created a new post for an Economic Security Minister, with a focus on the emerging threat from China, according to reports. New Economic Security Minister Kobayashi Takayuki’s portfolio will focus on alleged technology theft and economic espionage from Beijing as well as semiconductor […]

Life in the COVID lane

Sawasdee crab. Who would have thought that the old adage “I wouldn’t hit them with a six foot pole” would become national policy, but here we are 16 months into the coronavirus and so it seems. Ged walking the streets of Hua Hin, where the pedestrian street shops have closed. Image: YouTube / Ged Hogg, […]