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Indians in distress ‘must approach embassy first’

Indian nationals have again been urged to approach their embassy first before asking social workers for help. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha, who started in his post earlier this summer, said that the embassy staff were committed to helpin

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Britain reopens embassy in Tehran

Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a historic step in the thawing of relations between the Islamic state and Western powers, a Reuters witness said. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declared the embassy open

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Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran after four years

Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend; nearly four years after protesters ransacked the elegant ambassadorial residence and burned the British flag. The move marks a thawing of ties with Iran since it reached a nuclear de

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Indian embassy to assess job contracts

All new Indian migrants to Bahrain must now have their job contracts vetted by their embassy in order to get a work visa, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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Amnesty rush at four embassies in Bahrain

Hundreds of illegal foreign residents flocked to their embassies in Bahrain yesterday (July 1) on the first day of a six-month amnesty, which allows them to return home without facing penalties. Diplomats at the Bangladeshi, Phili

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Qatar to open embassy in Iraq as ties improves

Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of improving relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim-ruled states of the Gulf and Iraq

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VisaPort app enables instant visa applications

VisaPort, the world's first dedicated cloud for foreign ministries and embassies, has launched a new app to transform the visa process, enabling applications with the click of a button. The free app, which is available for iOS

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Indian driver in Bahrain in plea for indemnity

A former driver for the Moroccan Embassy in Bahrain, who has served under six ambassadors over the past 25 years, claims he is being denied thousands of dinars in indemnity. Indian Chandran Madhavan, 60, filed a successful case at

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UAE, Kuwait to reopen embassies in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will reopen their Yemeni embassies in the southern city of Aden instead of the capital Sanaa, the two countries' state news agencies said on Friday. Sanaa was captured in September by the Sh

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UAE closes its embassy in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates anounced the closure of its embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, state news agency WAM said. The UAE follows Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, Britain, France and Italy in shutting their missions

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