Day: June 27, 2013

No Umrah visa after July 8

RIYADH: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN | ARAB NEWS STAFF Thursday 27 June 2013 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced July 8 (Shaban 29) as the last date for seeking Umrah visas. All Saudi diplomatic missions across the world will continue issuing Umrah visas until the “end of Shaban,” said Osama […]

US loses lone base in Central Asia

Source: Asia Times: The geopolitics of Central Asia has begun shifting in anticipation of the NATO forces ending their combat role as well as their pullout from Afghanistan and the proposed establishment of the nine American military bases in that country. Kyrgyzstan today gave the final touch to its strategic […]