Iranian Female Soccer Star Faces Husband-Imposed Travel Ban

Iranian Female Soccer Star Faces Husband-Imposed Travel Ban
In Iran, however, married women need the consent of their husbands to leave the country and can be banned from traveling abroad if their spouses do not sign the paperwork needed to obtain or renew a passport. Ardalan says her husband, a sports …
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U.S. travelers may face passport renewal crunch
The U.S. State Department fears a crush to renew passports beginning in 2016, much as we experienced when new passport regulations led to prolonged delays in processing in 2007. Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant secretary for passport services, …
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Say It: 1.7 Million Dominicans in U.S. Are Complicit in Atrocities Happening

Say It: 1.7 Million Dominicans in U.S. Are Complicit in Atrocities Happening
It's guilt by association if you were either born in the D.R. or to Dominican parents in the U.S. There are only about 10 million Dominicans in the whole world; guilt by association is essentially our original sin. The Dominican government is making …
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Life lessons learned in a Home Affairs queue
… bad as that woman who stands behind you in the queue saying “Typical! Welcome to South Africa!” even though it's pretty obvious that we've all already been in South Africa a considerable time. Why is she welcoming us? Does she think this is …
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US: application confusion could stymie admission for foreign students
Problems arise when the application asks a student to enter their name as students can be confused by other terminology such as “full name”, “surname” or “family names” used on different documents like test results or passports. The terms could also …
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Scott County shuts down Passport Services for summer

Scott County shuts down Passport Services for summer
If you were looking to get a passport this summer, it wont be happening in Scott County. A letter from the County Recorder indicated that the office would be shutting down their Passport Services starting July 1, 2015 until September 1. “Due to …
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Historical bus transportation service to and from Mexico into U.S. begins
All U.S. citizens entering the U.S. from Mexico are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or …
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Police verification for passports to go online
Incidentally, this online system for police verification will not be limited to passport services alone. The home ministry plans to extend it to police verification of tenants, domestic servants, new government recruits and even to background checks of …
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Why Homeland Security says your Illinois license isn't enough valid ID

Why Homeland Security says your Illinois license isn't enough valid ID
In addition, U.S. citizens must show a valid U.S. passport, original or certified copy of a birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad, certificate of naturalization from the Department of Homeland Security, or a certificate of citizenship. Non …
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What ISIS Really Wants
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been its leader since May 2010, but until last summer, his most recent known appearance on film was a grainy mug shot from a stay in U.S. captivity at Camp Bucca during the occupation of Iraq. Then, on July 5 of last …
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Protection of workers
QUESTION: I am a supervisor with a construction company in Doha. The company does not provide any safety gears at the site for the protection of workers. First-aid medicines are also not given. As per Qatar's laws, is it mandatory to provide care and …
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Apply for Your U.S. Passport Now, Before the Busy Winter Travel Season

Apply for Your U.S. Passport Now, Before the Busy Winter Travel Season
If you're traveling internationally for the winter holidays, now is the time to apply for your U.S. passport. The Department is offering faster processing times than the summer, and hundreds of passport acceptance facilities are expanding their hours.
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Extended passport application hours Saturday in US
U.S. citizens throughout the country may apply for or renew a passport without an appointment at regional passport agencies and participating passport application acceptance facilities, including post offices and clerks of court, according to a State …
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Mexican immigrants can now get birth certificate in U.S.

Mexican immigrants can now get birth certificate in U.S.
In the latest step to protect Mexican immigrants from deportation, the Mexican government is now allowing local Mexican Consulates to issue birth certificates to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Here in Little Rock, the Mexican Consulate helps …
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Samsung is launching an insanely fast new version of the Galaxy Note 4 this week
It might not be quite as sleek as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and it certainly isn't selling as fast, but as a phablet, it's the best there is. The Note 4 isn't just bigger for the sake of being bigger, which is arguably the … The new model will be …
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