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Dfa Tests New Passport Payment Scheme

Dfa Tests New Passport Payment Scheme

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) launched a live-testing of the Passport ePayment system in DFA-Aseana on Saturday, April 14, in line with the agency’s response to the high percentage of no-shows. The new system also aims to hasten passport application processing which DFA previously promised to be noticeable by June this year. DFA also promised developments in facilities and acquisition of new equipment to better services. Public Advisory on the Live Testing of the Passport ePayment Facility in DFA-ASEANA pic.twitter.com/QypYItsbwD — DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) 12 April 2018 Source
7 Newly Added Countries Emiratis Can Visit In 2018 … Without A Visa

7 Newly Added Countries Emiratis Can Visit In 2018 … Without A Visa

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The UAE passport has long been considered one of the most powerful in the world, granting its holders visa-free access to over 140 destinations. In March, the Emirati passport was ranked the most powerful passport in the Arab world, according to a 2018 report released by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm. "The ministry is tirelessly working to make the Emirati passport one of the top five in the world in line with the UAE Vision 2021," said Ambassador Ahmad Elham Al Dhaheri, the Assistant Under Secretary for Consular Affairs at MoFAIC, according to Gulf News. Since the beginning of the year, the Gulf nation has announced several new countries that have waived the visa application process for Emirati passport holders. Here's a glimpse: 1....
Drop Your Unused Medicines At Dha Pharmacies And Help The Poor

Drop Your Unused Medicines At Dha Pharmacies And Help The Poor

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Medicines worth Dh500,000 given away by Dubai residents being donated to charities every month Dubai: Several tonnes of medicines beyond their expiry dates are being discarded as waste by Dubai residents every year, said a top Dubai Health Authority (DHA) official. The DHA which launched its ‘Clean Your Cabinet’ campaign to encourage residents to hand over the unused medicines to DHA pharmacies has discovered that people have a huge pile of unused medicines lying at home. Dr Ali Syed, director of DHA’s pharmaceutical division, told Gulf News: “Our ‘Clean Your Medicine’ campaign was launched in 2011 to raise awareness among Dubai residents to drop off their unused medication at DHA pharmacies across the city at no extra cost. In the first two or three years, the response was lukewa
Girl Repeatedly Raped By Father Commits Suicide

Girl Repeatedly Raped By Father Commits Suicide

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A court was held in the village last week during which both the victim and her accused father were extensively grilled by villagers Patna: A 13-year-old girl from Bihar hung herself from the ceiling of her family’s house, unable to bear the mental agony of being repeatedly raped by her father. The incident took place at a village in West Champaran district on Friday. Police have arrested her father and an investigation is ongoing. The accused had been sexually exploiting his daughter for a long time, reports say. When the matter came to the knowledge of her mother, she brought the matter to the notice of the local village court. A court was subsequently held at the village last week during which both the victim and her accused father were extensively grilled by the villager
Philippine Embassy In Kuwait Helps Workers Run Away

Philippine Embassy In Kuwait Helps Workers Run Away

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Kuwait summons ambassador, hands two protests Manama: Kuwait has protested to the Philippines following “serious offences” that included conducting operations to whisk domestic workers away from their employers’ homes in diplomatic vans. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it summoned on Friday the Philippines ambassador to Kuwait and handed him two protest notes. A spokesperson for the ministry said the notes were “related to recent remarks by several Filipino officials which [amounted to] serious offences against the State of Kuwait and [led] to the actions some embassy employees in violation of the diplomatic norms governing relations between the two countries as per the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported. The spokesperson “expres
Six Jailed For Confining, Robbing Merchant In Hotel

Six Jailed For Confining, Robbing Merchant In Hotel

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The accused used a woman to lure him into massage, tied him up and robbed him Dubai: Six men, who lured a merchant for a sex massage at a hotel room where they stripped him naked, filmed, threatened and robbed him, have been jailed for three years each. The incident happened in September when the Pakistani merchant, who was staying at a luxury hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road, got in touch with a woman through a dating app. Under the impression that she was an Emirati, he agreed to meet her in the lobby of the hotel. However, she turned out to be a Nigerian, who offered him a sex massage and persuaded him to accompany her to a room. As soon as they got into the room, a number of Nigerian men attacked the Pakistani. He was tied up, undressed and filmed naked. The men threatened to bre...
Trump’S Next $100B Tariff Dilemma: Hit Apple Store Or Wal-Mart?

Trump’S Next $100B Tariff Dilemma: Hit Apple Store Or Wal-Mart?

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Trump may have to target cellphones, computers, toys, clothing, footwear, furniture and other consumer goods, prompting price rises at US retailers WASHINGTON: US consumers may be about to directly feel the effects of the trade fight started by US President Trump with China and other countries this year when a new list of Chinese imports to be taxed is announced in coming days. After imposing import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines in January, Trump moved to levy steel and aluminum in March along with about $50 billion in other goods. After China responded with a list of US goods that would be subject to tariffs, Trump raised the stakes on April 4 by directing the US Trade Representative to consider $100 billion in additional levies. But a Reuters analysis of Chines...
Job, Free Housing For Everyone In This Australian Town

Job, Free Housing For Everyone In This Australian Town

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Accommodation, a gym and a swimming pool are all provided for free by the company. This town in Australia is offering free housing, gym, and swimming pool, but there's catch! As unbelievable as it may sound, this tiny outback town named Leinster in Western Australia is home to about 500 people living this life. However, there is one condition to have all these benefits -- to work for BHP mines which are located in this dusty isolated town about 1,000km northeast of Perth. Crystal Drinkwater, 34, and her partner Tyson Whillas, 28, both have been working in the mines in Leinster for a year now. But despite the attractive perks, Drinkwater said nothing is for free there. "People work constantly, we're very isolated and people have sacrificed a lot to live here," Drinkwater ...
No Residency Visa Needed To Buy Property In Sharjah

No Residency Visa Needed To Buy Property In Sharjah

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"Sharjah real estate market is stable and future is promising." In a game-changing development in the real estate market, non-Arabs will no longer need a UAE residence visa to purchase a property in Sharjah. It was in 2014 that Sharjah government opened its realty market to foreign investment by allowing expatriates to buy property with the rider of a mandatory UAE residence visa. Back then only certain areas were earmarked for investment. Tilal Properties, a joint venture between the government's investment arm Sharjah Asset Management and Eskan Real Estate Development, was the first entity to offer expatriates leases of up to 100 years with its Tilal City project. Tilal Properties director general Khalifa Al Shaibani in an exclusive chat with Khaleej Times said as per the govern...
Asian Man Nabbed For Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend

Asian Man Nabbed For Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend

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A 21-year-old Filipino was arrested by authorities for allegedly raping his girlfriend. According to a report by Asia Times published on April 16, the Filipino man, a holder of a Hongkong identity card, was with her girlfriend at a flat in a private housing estate on Kin Tung Road in Tung Chung, Hongkong. The woman, a 24-year-old local, wanted to end her relationship with the man but the latter did not agree. Things got violent when the woman started slapping her boyfriend several times. She eventually decided to continue their relationship. After the incident, the man allegedly asked his girlfriend to have sex with him. When she turned him down, he allegedly began to force her into having sex. Other tenants of the housing estate reportedly called authorities to investigate ...