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To boost tourist spending, Philippines to refund VAT starting in 2024

MANILA, Philippines: In an effort to attract more tourists, President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund program for ...

Italy's Meloni in Libya, signs $8 billion gas deal

TRIPOLI, Libya: Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni held talks on energy and migration in Libya this weekend, which are major ...

US south sees 1.3 million new residents in 2022

MIAMI, Florida: This decade, the US south is expected to see more new residents than any other region in the ...

Surge in air travel demand continues, may lessen, says observers

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After reporting record revenues in the fourth-quarter of 2022, US airlines expect strong travel demand ...

Philippines pledges review after citizen killed working in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines: After a Filipina domestic worker was killed and dumped in the desert in the oil-rich emirate of Kuwait, ...

Rocket Lab launches first rocket from Virginia, USA

LONG BEACH, California: Long Beach, California-based Rocket Lab has launched its first mission from the United States, as part of ...

WSJ says Israel and Mossad behind Sunday's attacks on Iran

Israel was behind Sunday morning's drone strike on an Iranian munitions facility; the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing American ...

UK tanks for Ukraine must arrive by March, says minister

LONDON, England: Of the 14 main battle tanks and additional artillery support it will send to Ukraine, Britain hopes its ...

Insurance paid $313 billion in 2022 for disasters in 2022, says Aon

LONDON, England: Insurance broker Aon has estimated that natural disasters caused global economic losses worth $313 billion in 2022.It added ...

Exec for Juan Valdez coffee sentenced to jail in $900,000 theft

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After being convicted of stealing more than $900,000 from the company, Rosita Joseph, former executive ...

US arms exports rise 49 percent in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US State Department has said that in the latest fiscal year, US military equipment exported to foreign ...

Long-awaited return of tourists finally arrives in Macau gambling hub

MACAU CITY, Macau: Over the Lunar New Year holiday, Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, witnessed a resurgence of tourists ...

Senator Josh Hawley will introduce law to ban TikTok throughout US

WASHINGTON D.C.: Republican US Senator Josh Hawley has said that he plans to introduce a bill to ban the use ...

US says lead levels too high in baby food, orders reduction

WASHINGTON D.C.: This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed significant limits on levels of lead in processed ...

Finland, Sweden expected to quickly join NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Finland and Sweden are prepared to join the NATO alliance, the U.S. State Department announced this week.The move ...

US files antitrust case against Google over digital advertising

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust complaint claiming that Google is abusing its dominance in digital ...

Smoking banned from Mexican hotels and beaches

Public health experts have welcomed Mexico's ban on cigarette smoking in all public places, including hotels and beaches, after the ...

Lawyers suing as Consumer Reports says high metal levels in chocolates

YONKERS, New York: After testing discovered harmful levels of heavy metals in chocolate, consumer magazine Consumer Reports has urged four ...

ADNEC to host leading international conferences and exhibitions during 2023

ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2023 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, part of the ADNEC Group, is preparing to ...

India Upbeat About Economic Growth, Despite Slowdown

NEW DELHI - India's economic growth will slow marginally this year, but the government expressed optimism Wednesday that the country's ...

Xinhua Commentary: Washington's WTO farce bane for global trade order

© Provided by Xinhua -Appealing the WTO rulings to the Appellate Body, the United States is abusing its own right ...

We will trust our processes, bring our strengths to table: Dubai Capitals' George Munsey

Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 1 (ANI): The Dubai Capitals showcased top form when they defeated Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by ...

India batter Shreyas Iyer set to miss first Test against Australia

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], February 1 (ANI): India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the opening Test of the ...

European Union's Ambassador to India, Germany's parliamentarians discuss EU-India strategic ties

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): European Union's Ambassador to India and Bhutan Ugo Astuto on Wednesday met a visiting ...

"India is today a provider of solutions..." EAM Jaishankar on President Murmu's address to parliament

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): India is today a provider of solutions ensuring basic facilities to its people, creating ...

Abdulla Al Mandous named UAE's official candidate for WMO Presidency

ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2023 (WAM) -- The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has named Dr. ...

Angelique Kidjo: the diva from Benin could win a record sixth Grammy Award

Angelique Kidjo, the energetic singer-songwriter and activist from the Republic of Benin, represents a rare African phenomenon.In many respects, she ...

UAE lights up in support of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2023 (WAM) -- Landmarks across the UAE lit up Monday in support of the fourth World ...

Hungary explains army reform amid de-NATOfication criticism

Sacking hundreds of veteran officers is a path to meritocracy, the defense minister claimsA massive overhaul of the Hungarian military ...

US denies misuse of American aid in Ukraine

Washington will keep working with Kiev and other partners to tackle corruption in the country, the Department of the Treasury ...

Australia Imposes Myanmar, Iran Sanctions

Sydney - Australia Tuesday announced more sanctions against Myanmar and Iran. Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong said repression and violence ...

In Search of Ukraine Weapons, NATO Looks East

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Until last year, many countries in Western Europe had long-standing policies against sending weapons into war ...

Australia Warns of Indo-Pacific Danger, Volatility

Sydney - Australia's foreign affairs minister is warning that all countries must maintain efforts to prevent a war in the ...

Sri Lanka name 15-member squad for 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup

Colombo [Sri Lanka], February 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the forthcoming ICC Women's T20 ...

Cigarettes to cost more, Budget proposes 16 pc increase in duty

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Cigarettes will cost more as Union Budget for 2023-24 proposed to revise it upwards ...

Gautam Adani slips to 15th in global rich list

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, who stood at the 10th spot on the Forbes ...

Shares of Adani Enterprises nosedive 27 per cent on Wednesday

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Shares of Adani Enterprises nosedived sharply on Wednesday, a day after its follow-on public ...

Budget 2023: Sitharaman announces launch of Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal ...

Pak govt may withdraw energy subsidies, reduce security costs to secure IMF's approval for economic bailout: Report

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 1 (ANI): The Pakistan government might withdraw energy subsidies to big export industries, in addition to reducing ...

Budget 2023: 47 lakh youth to be given direct benefit transfer under pan India Apprenticeship Programme

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, during her budget speech on Wednesday, announced the roll-out of ...

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No. 12 Gonzaga looks to start new home win streak vs. Santa Clara

No. 12 Gonzaga's most recent game at the McCarthey Athletic Center, known as "The Kennel," didn't go well. The Bulldogs ...

Sri Lanka name 15-member squad for 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup

Colombo [Sri Lanka], February 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the forthcoming ICC Women's T20 ...

Women's Premier League: Jhulan Goswami roped in by Mumbai as bowling coach

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 1 (ANI): Legendary Indian pacer Jhulan has been roped in by the Mumbai franchise in the ...

WBBL: Sydney Thunder appoints Lisa Keightley as head coach

Sydney [Australia], February 1 (ANI): Lisa Keightley, a former Australian player and well-known coach, has been hired by Sydney Thunder ...

Key Kiev-controlled city faces encirclement official

Russian troops have positioned themselves to prevent the resupply of Ukrainian troops in Artyomovsk, a key aide claimsRussian troops are ...

India's talismanic batter Suryakumar Yadav reaches new career-high in latest ICC rankings

Dubai [UAE], February 1 (ANI): The accolades continue to roll in for Suryakumar Yadav as the India dynamo and world's ...

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