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Afghan president launches new ID cards amid row over ethnicity

5 months, 13 days ago
KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani launched new electronic ID cards on Thursday and faced immediate opposition in his own government towards a system that has fuelled bitter rows over ethnic politics only months before parliamentary…

More than 1.1 bn ‘invisible people’ lack identification

11 months, 25 days ago
More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist -- going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services.…

Poland to roll out mobile phone ID cards in 2018

1 year, 17 days ago
WARSAW: Polish citizens will be able to carry around electronic versions of their ID cards on their mobile phones starting next year, Digital Minister Anna Strezynska said on Friday. "I hope that Poles, who are known in Europe for their…

Divorced Saudi women to get ID cards: reports

2 years, 10 months ago
RIYADH: Female divorcees and widows in Saudi Arabia are set to get their own ID cards allowing them to act independently from men, local media reported on Thursday.

Pakistan probes ‘$100 ID cards for militants’ scam

3 years, 1 month ago
KARACHI: Pakistani authorities are investigating officials at the national identity database for allegedly issuing ID cards to militants, including some linked to Al-Qaeda, in return for bribes as small as $100.