sri lanka

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | UAE offers amnesty for foreign workers stuck in Catch-22

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — The United Arab Emirates launched a three-month visa amnesty program Wednesday, hoping to resolve a Catch-22 for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their permits but prevented from leaving until they pay the penalties. The government isn’t releasing specific numbers, but said it expects “thousands” of people, primarily … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | UAE offers amnesty for foreign workers stuck in Catch-22

Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka/July 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month … Continue reading Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal