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Tiny Singapore has world’s most powerful passport: ranking

Tiny Singapore now has the world's most powerful passport, according to a new ranking, with its citizens able to travel to the greatest number of countries visa free. Passport Index, which keeps track of how usable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans. That means the approximately 3.4 million holders of Singaporean passports can now travel to 159 countries either without a visa at all, or can have one issued on arrival. Germany came in…

Pakistan ranked among world’s most powerful countries

Pakistan has been ranked among the twenty-three most powerful countries in the world. This is according to US News and World Report which released the latest edition of its annual "Best Countries" study. The US has retained its position as the world's most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. Its economic, political influence shapes the world, and a mammoth defence budget of about $600 billion and leading economy put it at the top. The US was perceived as the most powerful, followed closely…

Imran promises to end corruption in AJK

BAGH: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Monday said that he would empower the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) so much so that no influential person would be able to evade accountability, ARY News reported.

One dead as powerful typhoon hits Japan’s Okinawa

TOKYO: One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week.