CEO: Dubai airport preps for possible 'slow' virus recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, is getting busier. But it's a long way from what it once was amid the coronavirus pandemic...

China cautions UK against issuing passports to Hongkongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has issued a series of threats to the United Kingdom over its plan to issue up to three million British National Overseas (BNO) passports to residents of Hong Kong. ...

China may not recognize British-issued Hong Kong passports

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognize British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for London’s moves to open a path to citizenship for ...

EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for 'golden passports'

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission launched infringements procedures Tuesday against Cyprus and Malta over their “golden passport” programs, in which wealthy people can acquire EU citizenship in ...

Taiwan government announces visa extension for foreign visitors

Taiwan will grant an additional 30-day extension of stay to foreign visitors who entered the country on or before March 21 and have no record of overstaying, the National Immigration Agency announced ...

Iranian CEO sentenced for conspiracy to violate US sanctions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The founder and CEO of an Iranian financial services firm accused of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran was sentenced Thursday to nearly two years in federal prison. ...

Cyprus House speaker quits over citizenship for sale scandal

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ parliamentary speaker has resigned after an undercover news report allegedly caught him on tape promising to help circumvent the country's rules on granting citizenship ...

Cyprus cancels maligned 'golden passport' scheme

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Tuesday scrapped a lucrative program granting citizenship to wealthy investors amid new allegations that a top state official and a veteran lawmaker were implicated in...

Volleyball's Beard Bros go from beach to Amazing Race

Riley and Maddison McKibbin traveled enough to circle the globe three times while playing on the international beach and snow volleyball tours last year. As professional athletes, they also know a lit...

Saudi Arabia pressures Bangladesh to take in stateless Rohingya

Almost 40 years ago, Saudi Arabia took in tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who were facing persecution in Myanmar. Now, Riyadh wants Muslim-majority Bangladesh to take back some 54,000 Rohingya....

How will Qatar's labor reforms impact South Asian workers?

Ali Asghar returned to Pakistan from Qatar on September 11 after spending four years in the Gulf state. The 39-year-old, who was part of the 2 million-strong foreign workforce in Qatar, told DW he had...

Malaysia palm oil producer vows to clear name after U.S. ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and othe...

Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoff

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the last four months, Ahmed al-Kurdi, his wife and three children have been stranded in Jordan, where they traveled from their home in the Gaza Strip for life-saving medical treat...

Agency: No Cyprus passports for wealthy investors' families

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ top oversight body urged lawmakers on Thursday to rethink new legislation that empowers the government to grant citizenship to family members of wealthy investors under ...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...