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82 foreigners planning to go to Syria held in Istanbul

82 foreigners planning to go to Syria held in Istanbul

The suspects had previously been involved with Islamic State group extremists in "conflict zones", state-run news agency Anadolu said without giving further detail.

Bangladesh militant arrested over killing of US blogger

Bangladesh militant arrested over killing of US blogger

The militant, identified as Abu Siddiq Sohel, 34, a member of the al Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansar Ullah Bangla Team, is suspected of taking part in the killing of writer Avijit Roy.

Malaysia to introduce new 'tourism tax' on hotel rooms

Malaysia to introduce new 'tourism tax' on hotel rooms

Foreigners staying in hotels in Malaysia will soon need to pay a new tax, the country's tourism and culture minister said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia starts taxing expats in private sector

Saudi Arabia starts taxing expats in private sector

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues.

Saudi malls to hire locals only: ministry

Saudi malls to hire locals only: ministry

Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced on Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis.

Bangladesh arrests two Islamists blamed for cafe attack

Bangladesh arrests two Islamists blamed for cafe attack

Bangladesh security forces on Tuesday arrested two members of an Islamist militant group blamed for a deadly attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners.

Taiwan prosecutors seek 12-year jail for ATM thieves

Taiwan prosecutors seek 12-year jail for ATM thieves

Taiwan prosecutors are seeking a 12-year prison term for each of three foreigners accused of stealing 83mn Taiwan dollars ($2.6mn) from hacked cash machines in Taiwan in July, state media reported on Tuesday.

Top Islamist extremist shot dead in Dhaka

Top Islamist extremist shot dead in Dhaka

Bangladesh police on Saturday shot dead a suspected top Islamist extremist who allegedly had a key role in July's Dhaka cafe attack in which 22 people were killed.

Bangladesh charges 38 with murder over garment factory collapse

Bangladesh charges 38 with murder over garment factory collapse

A court in Bangladesh formally charged 38 people with murder on Monday in connection with the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building which killed 1,135 people in the country's worst industrial disaster.

Two international meetings switched from Bangladesh after attack

Two international meetings switched from Bangladesh after attack

An Asia-Pacific money laundering group has moved its meeting out of Bangladesh citing security concerns, 10 days after militants stormed a cafe in the capital and killed 20 people, mostly foreigners.

New Taliban leader demands foreigners leave Afghanistan

New Taliban leader demands foreigners leave Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban's new leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada said Saturday, in his first ever message for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, that peace is only a possibility ...