List of countries granting visa-free entry or visa on arrival to Indians, Pakistanis in 2024 - News | Khaleej Times
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Quick Glance: Countries Offering Visa-Free Entry or Visa on Arrival to Indians, Pakistanis in 2024
  • The Henley & Partners Passport Index revealed the strength of India and Pakistan's passports in 2024. The rankings of the Indian and Pakistani passports showed an improvement this year.

  • Over the past decade, the passports of the South Asian countries have weakened. With the Indian passport slipping from the 76th to the 80th position this year, and the Pakistani passport also weakening and ranking 101st. This resulted in the Pakistani passport being globally ranked as the fourth worst, behind Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.

  • The Index relies on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority (Iata), alongside the use of publicly available and reliable online sources to verify each passport against all 227 possible travel destinations.

  • List of countries Indian nationals can visit visa-free or get visa-on-arrival in 2024: [List of countries] List of countries Pakistani nationals can visit visa-free or get visa-on-arrival in 2024: [List of countries]
This Year’s Pacific Island Elections Have 1 Thing in Common: In a busy year of Pacific Island elections, a worrying gender disparity is evident ...
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This Year’s Pacific Island Elections Have 1 Thing in Common
New Pacific Islands Forum secretary general Baron Waqa wants US-China contest out of region’s ‘backyard’
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New Pacific Islands Forum secretary general Baron Waqa wants US-China ...
“Mainsquare” at the Kaiserlei: Another major project in Offenbach: The investor IPK is planning a commercial complex with a high quality of stay in Offenbach ...
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“Mainsquare” at the Kaiserlei: Another major project in Offenbach
Mapped: the vast network of security deals spanning the Pacific, and what it means
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Mapped: the vast network of security deals spanning the Pacific ...
A 1940s fashion history lesson: wartime utility suits, the New Look, and more trends of the decade
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A 1940s fashion history lesson: wartime utility suits, the New Look ...
Taiwan, Marshall Islands sign MOU on education cooperation - Focus Taiwan: Taiwan and the Marshall Islands signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on ...
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Taiwan, Marshall Islands sign MOU on education cooperation - Focus Taiwan
Marshall Islands education minister visits Taiwan - Focus Taiwan: Joe Bejang, the education, sports, and training minister of the Marshall Islands arrived in ...
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Marshall Islands education minister visits Taiwan - Focus Taiwan
Cruise Ship rescues 68 migrants, discovers 5 bodies in Atlantic | Africanews: Spanish authorities diverted the Insignia, a cruise ship, to rescue the migrants ...
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Cruise Ship rescues 68 migrants, discovers 5 bodies in Atlantic | ...
In The New York Times Opinion Section From 1945 to 2017, nuclear nations carried out more than 2,000 explosive tests in the atmosphere ... Show more

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Micronesian Games open in Majuro: The Micronesian Games kicked off in Majuro with a gala celebration that featured sports delegations from 10 islands within the ...
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Micronesian Games open in Majuro
FestPAC 2024: 'One body, one people, one ocean, one Pacific': It was a sentiment echoed loudly and proudly by all other parading nations at the official opening ...
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FestPAC 2024: 'One body, one people, one ocean, one Pacific'
Among Taiwan’s dwindling pool of friends, tiny Palau stands firm against Chinese pressure
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Among Taiwan’s dwindling pool of friends, tiny Palau stands firm against ...
Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants, finds fives bodies in a boat adrift off Canary Islands
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Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants, finds fives bodies in a boat adrift off ...
Fitri is designated main penalty taker and mentor to hockey team: PETALING JAYA: Midfield general Fitri Saari has added further value in the national hockey team ...
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Fitri is designated main penalty taker and mentor to hockey team
Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris: The 2024 Olympic Games are nearly here. We’ve got everything you need to know ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris
Quick Glance: Russia's Disinformation Campaign Against 2024 Paris Olympics Revealed by Microsoft
  • Russia is attempting to disrupt the 2024 Paris Olympics through disinformation campaigns that blend old propaganda tactics with artificial intelligence, according to Microsoft.

  • Microsoft stated that Russia aims to spread public fear to deter spectators from attending the Games and denigrate the reputation of the International Olympic Committee.

  • The primary threats facing the Paris Olympics are cyberattacks and information operations, as highlighted by Dale Buckner from Global Guardian. These attacks are likely ongoing and expected to escalate as the Games draw closer.

  • Microsoft documented disinformation campaigns, including a film titled 'Olympics Has Fallen' featuring an AI-generated voice impersonating actor Tom Cruise, and the spread of false news clips to cast the Games in a negative light.
Godzilla and SpongeBob SquarePants Came From the Same Real Nuclear Test: Godzilla, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the residents of Bikini Bottom were all born from ...
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Godzilla and SpongeBob SquarePants Came From the Same Real Nuclear Test
Dry bulk ship Laax hit by five missiles fired from Yemen: The Marshall Islands-flagged dry bulk ship Laax was hit by five missiles fired from Yemen but the ...
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Dry bulk ship Laax hit by five missiles fired from Yemen
Greek-operated vessel hit by missiles off Yemen’s coast, say shipping sources: A Greek-operated but Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier off the Yemeni coast ...
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Greek-operated vessel hit by missiles off Yemen’s coast, say shipping ...
70 years after U.S. nuclear tests in Bikini Atoll, Japan port recalls legacy: The first 1954 hydrogen bomb test at the atoll was one of six, with nearly 1 ...
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70 years after U.S. nuclear tests in Bikini Atoll, Japan port recalls ...
Marshall Islands Register looks forward to Posidonia: Geopolitical changes and situations impacting shipping, along with sanctions and trade compliance ...
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Marshall Islands Register looks forward to Posidonia
508 foreign dignitaries to attend Lai's inauguration: MOFA - Focus Taiwan: A total of 51 groups comprising 508 foreign dignitaries will attend the inauguration ...
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508 foreign dignitaries to attend Lai's inauguration: MOFA - Focus Taiwan
US opens door for China advances in the Pacific: China and the US are competing for liquid real estate, undersea resources and military advantage among the South ...
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US opens door for China advances in the Pacific
Thousands of PS5 gamers in 121 countries to get 'automatic refunds': PlayStation fielded criticism recently after Sony PlayStation console exclusive Helldivers 2 ...
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Thousands of PS5 gamers in 121 countries to get 'automatic refunds'
Maritime Self-Defense Force, Japan Coast Guard to Jointly Assist Marshall Islands’ coast guard authorities; Aims for ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’
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Maritime Self-Defense Force, Japan Coast Guard to Jointly Assist Marshall ...
'Ashes of death': Book on 1954 Bikini Atoll H-bomb blast with Japanese victim released - The Mainichi
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'Ashes of death': Book on 1954 Bikini Atoll H-bomb blast with Japanese ...
Entry Requirements for UAE in 2024: Visa or Permit Needed?: Wondering about the entry requirements for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? Here's what you need to ...
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Entry Requirements for UAE in 2024: Visa or Permit Needed?
The Importance of America’s Pacific Family: Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are the United States’ closest ...
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The Importance of America’s Pacific Family
America’s Human Experiments in the Marshall Islands Demand Justice: After a major nuclear test seven decades ago, the U.S. government began secretly studying the ...
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America’s Human Experiments in the Marshall Islands Demand Justice
Severe drought in parts of Micronesia region: Drought conditions in parts of the Micronesia region have been upgraded from severe to extreme.
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Severe drought in parts of Micronesia region
A 1940s Fashion History Lesson: Wartime Utility Suits, the New Look, and More Trends of the Escapist Era
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A 1940s Fashion History Lesson: Wartime Utility Suits, the New Look ...
Earth Day: Volunteers clean the “Mili” in Delmenhorst: The Delmegrundsee is an important natural area in Delmenhorst. To keep it clean, volunteers take care of ...
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Earth Day: Volunteers clean the “Mili” in Delmenhorst
Russia oil fleet shifts away from Liberia, Marshall Island flags amid US sanctions crackdown
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Russia oil fleet shifts away from Liberia, Marshall Island flags amid US ...
On the 70th Anniversary of the Castle Bravo Test, Remember the Victims: Between 1946 and 1958 the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands that ...
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On the 70th Anniversary of the Castle Bravo Test, Remember the Victims
The world’s smallest flag carrier airlines: With fleet sizes of no more than three, these airlines are the world’s tiniest flag carriers ...
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The world’s smallest flag carrier airlines
Climate change could unearth, disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by the US, officials say
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Climate change could unearth, disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by ...
America’s Human Experiments in the Marshall Islands Demand Justice: After a major nuclear test seven decades ago, the U.S. government began secretly studying the ...
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America’s Human Experiments in the Marshall Islands Demand Justice
Welcome to the last country on earth without a national soccer team: Soccer is played everywhere on the planet - except for this tiny Pacific nation which barely ...
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Welcome to the last country on earth without a national soccer team
America’s Human Experiments in the Marshall Islands Demand Justice: After a major nuclear test seven decades ago, the U.S. government began secretly studying the ...
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America’s Human Experiments in the Marshall Islands Demand Justice
Siegen-Wittgenstein: How Bikar advocates for the compatibility of work and care: Small signature with a big impact: By officially signing the charter of a NRW ...
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Siegen-Wittgenstein: How Bikar advocates for the compatibility of work and ...
Bikini, Tabasco and Brie: 10 everyday words that are also real places: The names of many geographical places have become ordinary words that refer to everyday ...
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Bikini, Tabasco and Brie: 10 everyday words that are also real places
U.S. funding delay could create opening for China, Pacific Island nations warn: A delay in funding for three U.S.-allied Pacific island nations could make them ...
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U.S. funding delay could create opening for China, Pacific Island nations ...
Miss Pacific Islands 2024: Miss Samoa wins crown, follows in mother’s footsteps: A beauty queen from Samoa has been named this year’s Miss Pacific Islands ...
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Miss Pacific Islands 2024: Miss Samoa wins crown, follows in mother’s ...
US passes NT$223.3 billion in aid for Taiwan’s Pacific allies to counter China: Fund to be used to renew COFA treaties between the US, Palau, Micronesia ...
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US passes NT$223.3 billion in aid for Taiwan’s Pacific allies to counter ...
Who’s to blame for Australia’s big new security nightmare? Our closest ally: Three Pacific leaders have warned they may be forced to turn to China for financial ...
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Who’s to blame for Australia’s big new security nightmare? Our closest ...
Donald Trump Could Try to Buy Greenland Once More: Donald Trump could try to buy Greenland for the United States in a second term, according to an international ...
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Donald Trump Could Try to Buy Greenland Once More
Japan to shore up security support for Pacific Islands in ‘significant’ policy shift as China looms
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Japan to shore up security support for Pacific Islands in ‘significant’ ...
US aid bill keeps Pacific islands on side: Funding for the islands of Palau, the Micronesian Federation and the Marshall Islands had been held up for months
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US aid bill keeps Pacific islands on side
‘Ashes of Death’: The Marshall Islands Is Still Seeking Justice for US Nuclear Tests
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‘Ashes of Death’: The Marshall Islands Is Still Seeking Justice for US ...
Renewal of close US ties good for regional security, Micronesian leaders say: U.S. President Joe Biden signed a government funding bill that includes $7 ...
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Renewal of close US ties good for regional security, Micronesian leaders ...
Tenaga’s top marksman Azrai hopes his feat will score points with Sarjit: PETALING JAYA: Tenaga Nasional striker Azrai Aizad Abu Kamal was on top of the world ...
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Tenaga’s top marksman Azrai hopes his feat will score points with Sarjit
Everybody Has a Story: Pacific island bomb tests resonate: The other night I watched “Oppenheimer,” an extraordinarily powerful film. It reminded me of late ...
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Everybody Has a Story: Pacific island bomb tests resonate
#FPVideo : US gains military access to three pacific nations- Palau, the Marshall Islands & the Federated Republic of Micronesia in exchange for economic support ... Show more
‘Ashes of Death’: The Marshall Islands Is Still Seeking Justice for US Nuclear Tests
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‘Ashes of Death’: The Marshall Islands Is Still Seeking Justice for US ...
Euronews Green : In the Marshall Islands, tuna is more than just a fish. 🐟🏝️ But now, the small island states of Oceania are facing a big question: What’s the future ... Show more

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Iran to unload crude from seized tanker in tit-for-tat move against US: Iran will unload about $50 million worth of crude from a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker ...
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Iran to unload crude from seized tanker in tit-for-tat move against US
No serious injuries were reported after a huge wave slammed into a restaurant on a U.S. Army base in the Marshall Islands. abcn.ws/3OxZqtm
The terrifying moment a freak wave smashed through the doors of a US Army base in the Marshall Islands over the weekend has been captured by onlookers ... Show more
How do the Marshall Islands defend their fish stocks?: Glen Joseph, director of the small island nation's Marine Resources Authority, emphasized the critical ...
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How do the Marshall Islands defend their fish stocks?
US bill to avert government shutdown includes funding for key Pacific allies: Legislative approval of the funding has become a test of U.S. commitment to the ...
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US bill to avert government shutdown includes funding for key Pacific ...
Crew put out fire on tanker hit by Houthi missile after U.S. targets rebels in airstrike
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Crew put out fire on tanker hit by Houthi missile after U.S ...
Massive waves crashed into a US military base in the Marshall Islands on January 20, breaking down the doors and flooding the building ... Show more
Huge rogue waves smash into remote US military base in Pacific: “Gigantic” waves swamped parts of a key US military facility in the middle of the Pacific Ocean ...
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Huge rogue waves smash into remote US military base in Pacific
Quick Glance: Extreme Wave in Marshall Islands Signals Climate Change Dangers
  • Experts warn that an extreme wave at a U.S. military base in the Marshall Islands could indicate dangerous coastal behavior in the future.

  • One-third of the island of Roi-Namor in the northern Marshall Islands was inundated by flooding from the waves.

  • Several locations on the island suffered serious damage.

  • An initial aerial damage assessment revealed standing water in several buildings on the base, including the dining facility, the chapel, and a theater.