Visas

UAE Lends Pakistan Billions, Competing with China

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), told his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday the UAE will roll over a $2 billion loan and “extend every possible support” in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.

In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, UAE's Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan gestures during a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via …

U.S. Cancels Visas for Chinese Officials Linked to Human Rights Abuses

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced visa restrictions Monday for “officials of the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Republic of China believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the repression of members of ethnic minority groups, religious practitioners, and human rights defenders.”

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Trump Expands Visa Waivers Despite Warnings from 9/11 Commission

President Trump expanded the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), adding Poland to the list of 38 counties from which nationals can freely travel to the United States without a visa, despite warnings from investigators who reviewed failures in the immigration system after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

_Zacarias Moussaoui

China Squeezes Taiwan with Tourist Travel Ban Ahead of Election

Mainland China suspended its visa program for tourist visits to Taiwan on Thursday, ostensibly because relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen denounced the move as an effort to apply economic pressure against the island ahead of its presidential election in January.

Mainland China suspended its visa program for tourist visits to Taiwan on Thursday, ostensibly because relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated.