Italy allows seasonal work visas for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Italian government has included Pakistan in the work visa category called ‘Decreto-Flussi’ which will allow its nationals to avail seasonal and non-seasonal work visas. More than 30,000 work visas would be issued by the Italian authorities to the

Italian region asks Bangladeshis to test for COVID-19

ROME: The central Italian region of Lazio near the capital Rome has asked the Bangladeshi community to undergo “blanket testing” for the coronavirus following a recent increase in the number of infections. Lazio has reported some 8,000 cases since Italy’s

India overtakes Italy’s COVID-19 tally amid lockdown easing

MUMBAI: India has overtaken Italy as the world’s sixth-biggest coronavirus outbreak just two days before the relaxing of a lockdown. India’s tally of the Covid-19 surged to 236,657 after 9,887 new cases and 294 deaths, the highest so far, were

NATO appoints Pontecorvo as new representative in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced the appointment of Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as the Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. “I am glad to announce that I have appointed Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as NATO’s next Senior Civilian Representative in

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 3.5 million, total deaths top 247,000

NEW YORK: Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, which maintains a tally of worldwide cases. A total of 247,107 people worldwide have died of the

US tops world in coronavirus cases overtaking China, Italy

NEW YORK: The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, even overtaking the number of cases in China and Italy, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world. A tally by Johns Hopkins University showed there

Pakistani national dies from coronavirus in Italy

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani national has died from the novel coronavirus in Italy, a spokesperson of the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. The 61-year-old Pakistani national, Imtiaz Ahmad, passed away in Brescia, about a 100 kilometres from Milan. Pakistani Consulate in

Iran reports 595 new coronavirus cases, death toll reaches 237

TEHRAN: Iran’s health ministry on Monday reported the largest number of cases from the COVID-19 disease, the highest toll within 24 hours since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced the

UK schools close as students show coronavirus symptoms after Italy trip

LONDON: Several schools in the United Kingdom are forced to shut down over coronavirus after students returning from ski trips in northern Italy experienced flu-like symptoms. A private school in Cheshire has closed and will undergo a deep clean after

Khashoggi’s fianceé heartbroken over Italy Super Cup in KSA

ROME: The Turkish fianceé of a murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday has said she was heartbroken to hear that the Italian Super Cup was being played in Saudi Arabia. Jamal Khashoggi was a US resident and was killed in

Governor Sindh says plenty of prospects for investment in Pakistan

KARACHI: Consul General of Italy Anna Ruffino called on Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail at the Governor’s House today. Issues related to investment in the tourism sector were discussed in the meeting. Governor Imran Ismail said that Pakistan is of

Over 30 Pakistani migrants found in lorry in France

NICE: Around 30 migrants from Pakistan have been found hidden in a lorry in southern France, said prosecutors. They said the driver, who was also from Pakistan, has been detained. This was discovered after 39 people, all believed to be

Movie ‘Baaji’ wins two awards at Canadian film festival

MISSISSAUGA: The movie ‘Baaji’ starring Actress Meera has won two awards at the seventh Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) in Canada. According to details, movie ‘Baaji’ has won the Jury Prize and the award for the Best Supporting