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Thailand extends grace period for stranded foreigners

Thailand extends grace period for stranded foreigners

Thailand today extended a grace period for visa renewals for foreigners stranded in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic until the end of October, as travel restrictions remain in place and new infections climb globally.

Hundreds protest against Nepal's coronavirus response; 7 foreigners arrested

Hundreds protest against Nepal's coronavirus response; 7 foreigners arrested

Police in Nepal arrested 10 people, including seven foreigners, on Saturday as demonstrations against the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis ...

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Tokyo 2020 organisers are putting the final touches to preparations less than six months out from the start of the Olympics but the area they are most concerned about remains readiness ...

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

National Diet of Japan on Saturday passed a bill to reform the visa system to allow thousands of migrant workers to enter the country to tackle the country's labour shortage.

Search after 'illegal' boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

Search after 'illegal' boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

The Australian Border Force said a "number of potential unlawful non-citizens" were located.

Malaysia bars foreigners from residential project in Johor

Malaysia bars foreigners from residential project in Johor

The project has faced uncertainty since Mahathir Mohamad's coalition scored a shock victory at a May general election.

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

More than 300 people including around 100 foreigners have been sentenced to death for belonging to Islamic State.

Expat jailed for three years for selling visas to foreigners

Expat jailed for three years for selling visas to foreigners

The department concerned received information indicating that the main person involved in the racket used to trade in visas and sell them to foreigners.

Turkey detains 20 suspected IS members, including 15 foreigners

Turkey detains 20 suspected IS members, including 15 foreigners

Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Islamic State during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ...

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.