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New pan Africa passport to boost air travel spend by 24pc

African air travel spend is expected to rise 24 per cent with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018, a new report has unveiled. According to a new research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corpor

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Hackers post 'Michelle Obama's' passport online

An image purported to be a scanned copy of US first lady Michelle Obama’s passport was leaked online on Thursday alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton’s presidenti

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Compulsory e-registration for Abu Dhabi Airport passengers

Abu Dhabi International Airport has made it mandatory for passengers to register their passports for electronic use to improve passenger flow at the facility, said a report citing an announcement made by Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

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India suspends passport of embattled tycoon Mallya

India has suspended for four weeks a diplomatic passport issued to embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya, who left the country last month, after creditor banks of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines stepped up pressure to recover about $1.4 billion in deb

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UAE passport most powerful in the GCC

The UAE has the strongest passport in the GCC region, according to a new global index on powerful passports, with the country's global ranking moving up to 27 from 47 last year. According to a the Passport Index by Arton Capital, th

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France urges EU to tighten rules on passport checks

France wants the EU to tighten rules on passport checks on EU citizens entering and leaving the Schengen free-travel zone in the wake of the attacks in Paris, to make it harder for European jihadists to return from Syria unnoticed.

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Bahrain launches ‘cultural passport’

A special 'cultural passport' aimed at promoting tourism in Bahrain was launched last night. The guide-like document features a map detailing 21 of the country’s most iconic and historical landmarks, monuments and cultural sites,

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Bahrainis get visa-free entry into Indonesia

Bahrain passport holders will no longer require visa to travel Indonesia as part of a new policy to boost tourism from the region. The Indonesian Embassy announced on June 25 that following an initiative by its President Joko Wido

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Bahrain passport on ‘most powerful’ list

Bahraini passport-holders can access 61 countries visa-free, making it the fourth most powerful passport in the Arab World, according to a new ranking. Bahrain is tied with Saudi Arabia and Tunisia as 57th most powerful passport g

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Axiom launches limited edition Red BlackBerry Passport

Saudi Arabia-based mobile telecommunications device retailer Axiom has launched the limited edition Red BlackBerry Passport, the latest addition to the all-time classic family of smartphones. Combining style with BlackBerry’

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