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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran waives visa-stamping rules in bid to boost tourism

TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian media is reporting that the country has implemented a measure allowing officials to waive rules relating to stamping visas in foreigners’ passports. The Thursday report by Seday-e Miras, a news website affiliated to the country’s tourism department, said the decision is aimed at increasing visits by tourists. Since 2015, people that have … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran waives visa-stamping rules in bid to boost tourism

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan | Bridge collapses into river in Kashmir; 5 dead, 11 missing

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — An old wooden bridge over a fast-moving river in Kashmir collapsed as dozens of students were taking pictures on it, leading to at least five deaths on Sunday. Javed Ayub, a senior tourism department official in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, said 14 students were rescued after the bridge collapsed and that civil and … Continue reading MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan | Bridge collapses into river in Kashmir; 5 dead, 11 missing