12 Oct '17, 3pm

UAE stops issuing visas to North Koreans - Channel NewsAsia

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates on Thursday (Oct 12) announced it had stopped issuing visas to North Korean nationals and downgraded diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, following similar moves by Kuwait and Qatar. The UAE government ended the mission of its non-resident ambassador to North Korea as well as that of Pyongyang's non-resident ambassador to the UAE, the government-run WAM news agency said. Abu Dhabi will also no longer grant North Korean companies authorisation to work in any of the seven emirates, WAM said. Tensions over North Korea's weapons programme have soared in recent months, with Pyongyang launching a flurry of missiles and conducting its sixth and most powerful nuclear test last month. UN sanctions against North Korea were last month expanded to include North Korean guest workers, along with textiles and a cap on oil exports. South Korea and Japan...

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reading-buses.co.uk 13 Oct '17, 11am

All Reading Station North bus stops will be closed to our services from 10pm on Friday 13 October until 5am Monday 16 Octo...

Earthquake hits North Korea near nuclear test site

channelnewsasia.com 13 Oct '17, 2am

SEOUL: A shallow 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck near North Korea's nuclear test site before dawn on Friday (Oct 13), week...