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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.

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.