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Vietnam mulls visa exemption facility for Qataris: Envoy

Vietnam mulls visa exemption facility for Qataris: Envoy

Vietnam is keen to attract more Qatari tourists, ambassador Nguyen Dinh Thao has told Gulf Times. There is also serious consideration to exempt Qatari citizens from the need to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam, he explained.

Bomb squad search car in French capital, no threat found

Bomb squad search car in French capital, no threat found

French police closed off part of the Champs Elysees boulevard in the capital on Sunday as bomb disposal officers used a sniffer dog and robot to investigate a suspect vehicle, before determining there was no security threat.

'Skripal suspects' tell Russian media they visited Britain as tourists

'Skripal suspects' tell Russian media they visited Britain as tourists

Two men accused by London of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal told Russian media on Thursday they visited the British city of Salisbury for tourist purposes and denied having anything to do with the murder attempt.

Japanese tourist among five killed in Nepal chopper crash

Japanese tourist among five killed in Nepal chopper crash

Rescuers travelled on foot to reach the chopper's wreckage spotted on a forested hillside in neighbouring Nuwakot district.

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

The labour action comes at the tail-end of Europe's summer holiday season, and extra pre-strike ferries were called into action on Sunday to move people at the last minute.

Rattled quake survivors mark Eid on Indonesian island

Rattled quake survivors mark Eid on Indonesian island

The evacuees prayed, chanted and feasted together, marking the festival of sacrifice in open rice fields and under tents.

Paris steps up fines against homeowners over illegal rentals

Paris steps up fines against homeowners over illegal rentals

A city official said 111 fines had been issued for an average of around 12,000 against people improperly renting out a secondary residence.

Search for survivors after Indonesia earthquake kills 98

Search for survivors after Indonesia earthquake kills 98

Rescuers used diggers and heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia's resort island of Lombok.

For Paris pedestrians, life turns into 'dodgeball'

For Paris pedestrians, life turns into 'dodgeball'

A walk beside the Seine or down the broad sidewalks of the Champs-Elysees can involve dodging an onslaught of commuters zipping along at speeds of up to 28 kph.

Eiffel Tower shut in dispute over 'monstrous' queues

Eiffel Tower shut in dispute over 'monstrous' queues

Access to the monument, which welcomed more than six million visitors last year, was blocked from 1400 GMT.

Tajikistan to create 'tourist police' after attack kills four

Tajikistan to create 'tourist police' after attack kills four

The move is a response to the attack by an armed gang on a group of seven foreign cyclists on Sunday.

Killers of tourists in Tajikistan 'pledge allegiance' in IS video

Killers of tourists in Tajikistan 'pledge allegiance' in IS video

An armed gang attacked a group of seven foreign cyclists, killing four and injuring two, on a popular biking route in the south of the impoverished ex-Soviet nation on Sunday.