Saudi Arabia to allow foreign Umrah pilgrims from Nov 1

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia will allow foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah from 1st November as the kingdom further lifts travel restrictions enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to Saudi media, foreign pilgrims between the age of 18 and 50

US reverses visa policy on foreign students

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will not force foreign students to leave the United States even if all of their classes are to be taught online this autumn. US officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved

US foreign students

Education sector has been one of the biggest victims due to the pandemic. Many students have been unable to attend classes for much of the year which has impacted their academic career. Higher education was able to rebound with the

Foreign students attending online classes must head home: US

WASHINGTON: The United States would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if their classes are moved online in the fall season due to the coronavirus crisis. “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may

SBP’s foreign reserves declined to $11.185 bn in March

KARACHI: The foreign reserves at the central bank decreased by US$804 million to US$ 11,185.6 million during the week ending March 27, 2020, said a report by the State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday. According to the central bank, the

23 Syrian, foreign fighters killed in Israeli attacks near Damascus

BEIRUT: Israel’s missile strikes killed 23 Syrian and foreign fighters in Syria on Thursday, a report said Israel attacked an Iranian operation on its borders latest in a series of strikes. Israel has vowed to avoid its real enemy from

Foreign driving licences are now valid in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad traffic police has announced that it will not impose any fine for driving with foreign driving licences in the capital city. Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the relevant authorities to accept driving licences issued by other

Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves increase to $11.7bn

ISLAMABAD: Foreign reserves carried by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) improved by 146 million dollars to 11.73 billion dollars during the ending week of January. According to data released by the central bank, on the 17th of this month,