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air france turns away 21 from muslim countries for trump ban


paris — air france has blocked 21 p engers from muslim countries from traveling to the u.s. because they would have been refused entry under president donald trump's new immigration ban.air france said in a statement it was informed urday by the u.s. government of the new restrictions, and had no choice but to stop the p engers from boarding u.s.-bound flights.an airline spokeswoman said monday that the 21 people were taken back to their point of departure or otherwise taken care of. she would not provide the p engers' names, nationalities or other details.other international airlines have done the same. the p engers were from seven muslim-majority countries affected by the three-month immigration ban: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen.






air france turns away 15 from muslim countries for trump ban


paris — air france has blocked 15 p engers from muslim countries from traveling to the u.s. because they would have been refused entry under president donald trump's new immigration ban.air france said in a statement it was informed urday by the u.s. government of the new restrictions, and had no choice but to stop the p engers from boarding u.s.-bound flights.an airline spokeswoman said monday that the p engers were taken back to their point of departure or otherwise taken care of. she would not provide the p engers' names, nationalities or other details.the company earlier had reported that 21 p engers had been turned away, but then corrected its count.the p engers were from seven muslim-majority countries affected by the three-month immigration ban: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, soma






viber offers free calls to countries affected by us immigration ban


viber has announced that in the light of the us immigration ban it will be offering free calls to the countries affected by this.this includes free calls to mobile and landline in the following countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria, and yemen.the offer will seemingly be available for the foreseeable future with no particular end date being announced by viber.source






viber offers free calls to countries affected by the us immigration ban


viber has announced that in the light of the us immigration ban it will be offering free calls to the countries affected by this.this includes free calls to mobile and landline in the following countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria, and yemen.the offer will seemingly be available for the foreseeable future with no particular end date being announced by viber.source






tomi lahren accidentally explains exactly why refugees are fleeing their home co


during her final thoughts on monday night, tomi lahren nailed exactly why refugees have been fleeing their countries to the united states, even if that wasn’t her intention.she started her segment slamming former president barack obama’s so-called “eight-year long american apology tour,” arguing that he allegedly did not place “american national security first.” (obama did expand the george w. bush-era targeted ination program as well as the nsa’s m surveillance powers — both on the grounds of national security.)“the usa under barack obama places feelings and muslim sensitivity over its own damn citizens,” lahren continued, without acknowledging that one can be both a muslim and a u.s. citizen.but lahren — attempting to make a point that the seven countries listed on president donald trump






jordan king to visit us, 3 days after trump's refugee ban


amman, jordan — jordan's king abdullah ii is to begin a working visit to washington on monday, three days after president donald trump temporarily banned entry to the u.s. from seven muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee resettlement program.state media have said the king would meet with administration officials and members of congress, but did not mention a white house visit.pro-western jordan isn't among the countries slapped with the 90-day travel ban, imposed over security concerns, but views refugee resettlement to the u.s. and other countries as a way of easing its own burden; jordan hosts more than 650,000 displaced syrians.analyst fahed khitan said sunday that a possible u.s. shift in the military paign against islamic state extremists will likely be an issue. jordan






world leaders condemn donald trump’s ‘muslim ban’


european leaders, the united nations and international groups have condemned us president donald trump’s measures against refugees and travellers from several muslim-majority countries. the chorus of criticism e as p port holders from arab countries were blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports and others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes. trump on friday…






unknown number of u.s. permanent residents stuck overseas as a result of trump's


an undetermined number of longtime u.s. residents have been stranded overseas as a result of president trump's executive order temporarily blocking visas from seven countries in the middle east and north africa. all visa holders from those seven countries are now barred entry to the u.s., including lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, people with u.s. work visas and other types of visas, according to a senior u.s. immigration official. the official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. some of the affected countries, such as yemen and libya, have relatively few nationals who are u.s. permanent residents or visa holders. but a large number of iranians have permanent residency in the u.s., as do smaller numbers from some of the other c






merkel, may criticize trump’s refugee ban


german chancellor angela merkel and u.k. prime minister theresa may on sunday voiced opposition to president donald trump’s decision to suspend entry to the u.s. for some refugees and citizens of seven muslim-majority countries.“the chancellor regrets the u.s. government’s entry ban against refugees and citizens of certain countries,” ms. merkel’s spokesman said. “she is convinced that the necessary, decisive battle against...






middle east christians fear trump ban will backfire


few people are more distraught by president donald trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven middle eastern and african countries from the u.s. than the leaders of a community he said he seeks to help: the region’s christians. mr. trump’s order, issued last friday and aimed at preventing terrorist attacks on american soil, suspended travel from these muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days. it also ordered a revamping...






merkel, may criticize trump’s refugee ban


german chancellor angela merkel and u.k. prime minister theresa may on sunday voiced opposition to president donald trump’s decision to suspend entry to the u.s. for some refugees and citizens of seven muslim-majority countries.“the chancellor regrets the u.s. government’s entry ban against refugees and citizens of certain countries,” ms. merkel’s spokesman said in a statement. “she is convinced that the necessary, decisive battle...






donald trump backtracks on muslim ban


after a full day of protests and backlash, donald trump is changing his tune on the newly-signed executive order barring travelers from more than a handful of predominately muslim countries. trump shared a statement on facebook sunday (jan. 29) denying that existence of the “muslim ban.”read: d.l. hughley slams donald trump amidst the muslim ban“my policy is similar to what president obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from iraq for six months,” reads the statement. “the seven countries named in the executive order are the same countries previously identified by the obama administration as sources of terror. to be clear, this is not a muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting.”despite an earlier tweet stating that christians are being “executed in large numbers” in the






trump’s big gamble: luring countries into one-on-one trade deals


president donald trump is betting big that he can harness u.s. strategic and economic heft to press other countries into one-on-one trade deals, a sharp reversal from recent u.s. policy to negotiate sprawling regional agreements that cover broad swaths of the global economy.the strategy reflects the view of a confident deal maker that trading partners will come to the table ready to make enough concessions to washington to justify...






with students stranded abroad, colleges condemn travel ban


boston — dozens of u.s. colleges are opposing president donald trump's sweeping travel ban, which has left some students and professors stranded abroad.the ociation of american universities urged trump on sunday to reverse his executive order halting immigration from seven muslim-majority countries, saying it will only steer top scholars to countries that compete with the united states. presidents from other schools issued scathing attacks of the move.many students and scholars from countries affected by the ban have been caught in legal limbo while traveling abroad.iranian yale university doctoral student ali abdi left the u.s. days before the order was signed to conduct research in afghanistan. now he doesn't know if he can return.other schools with students or faculty who were stranded






president trump’s sunday statement on travel restrictions – the mercury news


on sunday afternoon, president donald trump issued a new statement about his controversial executive order on travel restrictions. here is the full text of that statement:“america is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show comp ion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. america has always been the land of the free and home of the brave.“we will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. my policy is similar to what president obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from iraq for six months. the seven countries named in the executive order are the same countries previously identified by the obama administration as sources of terror. to be clear, this is not a muslim ban, as the med






jordanian teen caught up in extra scrutiny after travel ban


houston — attorneys say a jordanian teenager who was detained after flying to houston might have been netted due to heightened scrutiny following president donald trump's executive order to curb immigration from seven muslim-majority countries.the houston chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2jbona2 ) that mohammad abu khadra remains in custody thursday at a chicago detention center. the 16-year-old was detained urday.mohammad is among dozens of u.s. visa holders who have been detained at airports since trump signed the order prohibiting citizens from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the united states for 90 days. jordan is not one of the countries listed in the order.but ali zakaria, an attorney representing mohammad's family, says the teenager might have revealed he was enrolled






donald trump backtracks on muslim ban


amid continued protests and backlash, donald trump is changing his tune on the newly-signed executive order barring travelers from more than a handful of predominately muslim countries. trump shared a statement on facebook sunday (jan. 29) denying that existence of a “muslim ban.”read: d.l. hughley slams donald trump amidst the muslim ban“my policy is similar to what president obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from iraq for six months,” reads the statement. “the seven countries named in the executive order are the same countries previously identified by the obama administration as sources of terror. to be clear, this is not a muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting.”despite an earlier tweet stating that christians are being “executed in large numbers” in the middle






viber allows free calls between u.s. and immigration ban countries


why it matters to you free two-way calling between the united states and the seven middle eastern's countries affected by the immigration is a small consolation for the families affected.if you have a friend or family member in one of the seven countries affected by the recently implemented immigration ban, viber has a slight silver lining to offer you. hiroshi mikitani, ceo of viber’s parent company, rakuten, has announced that the messaging service will allow for free calls between the united states and somalia, sudan, syria, iran, iraq, libya, and yemen. and it’s a two-way street. not only will americans not have to pay to dial out, but those in affected countries will not have to pay to communicate with folks in the u.s.“viber has always been committed to enabling people to connect fr






the latest: senior uae official defends us immigration curbs


cairo — the latest on the global reaction to president donald trump's temporary suspension of immigration from seven muslim-majority countries (all times local):12:45 p.m.the united arab emirates' top diplomat has come out in defense of president donald trump's order temporarily barring citizens from seven muslim-majority countries from entering.foreign minister sheikh abdullah bin zayed al nahyan said wednesday that the united states was within its rights to take what he said was a "sovereign decision" concerning immigration.he says he does not believe the move was based on religion, and noted that the majority of the world's muslim-majority countries were not covered by the order.sheikh abdullah spoke following talks with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov in abu dhabi.the emirates i






trump visa ban blocking visitors to us will be applied to those with dual nation


as if the late friday executive action by president donald trump hasn’t already caused m ive problems with green card holders and visitors to the united states, the state department is in the process of issuing an advisory saying the visa ban will also be applied to those who claim nationality in two countries.according to the wall street journal, the state department is set to extend friday’s immigration and travel lockdown to other visitors coming and going from the u.s.according to the statement, the 90-day ban imposed by the president’s executive action extends beyond citizens of iraq, iran, somalia, sudan, syria, libya and yemen.should a visitor who hails from one of those countries, but travels on a p port from another country, attempt to leave of visit the u.s., they could find them






mavs owner cuban questions 'hypocrisy' of trump's order


dallas — dallas mavericks owner mark cuban questioned the effectiveness of president donald trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven countries, citing the "hypocrisy" of limiting immigration from some countries while not including others."i understand safety," cuban said. "we all want to be safer. no one wants to be unsafe. but the hypocrisy of it all — only seven countries. now, if it had been all terrorist-hosting countries, but seven countries? that's like locking your door with the best security ever invented and leaving all your windows open. it just makes no sense."cuban spoke of the struggles of his grandparents coming to america to escape persecution in nazi-occupied austria and in stalinist russia, and the challenges they initially faced as immigrants here."you d






president trump defends travel ban, saying it's "not about religion"


responding to growing protests over his travel ban for seven muslim-majority countries, president donald trump on sunday defended the ban as being “not about religion.”“to be clear, this is not a muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting,” mr. trump said in a statement sent out by the white house. “this is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe.”on friday, mr. trump signed an executive order indefinitely halting refugees and restricting travel for visa holders from seven muslim-majority countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the move was quickly panned by world leaders and by elected officials in the u.s., including several from within mr. trump’s own party.playvideoface the nationpriebus floats expanding list of countries includ






analysis: 2016 was busiest year for targeted refugees


president donald trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly muslim countries has put a spotlight on those immigrant communities across the country.the u.s. has taken in nearly 270,000 immigrants and refugees from the affected countries since 2007, according to an analysis of u.s. state department data by the ociated press.not surprisingly, many of the most populous states have taken in the largest share. california has accepted the most, by far, a total of 56,235. it's followed by michigan, texas, arizona, new york and illinois.florida, the nation's third most populous state, ranks somewhere in the middle, having accepted a little more than 5,000 immigrants or refugees from the seven countries. yet of those, nearly 30 percent have arrived i






trump’s ‘extraordinary accomplishments’ in first week ‘truly are breathtaking’


kellyanne conway, a top adviser to donald trump, on monday said that the president’s first week in office was nothing short of “breathtaking.”following a week of executive orders that culminated in m ive protests against a so-called “muslim ban,” conway defended her boss during an interview with good morning america host george stephanopoulos.“i see all these protesters,” conway remarked. “i think if you actually surveyed them, they would probably get the facts wrong. they’re being misinformed.”stephanopoulos pointed out that trump had referenced the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001 in his executive order banning travel from seven muslim countries. “none of the deadly terror attacks in this country since 9/11 have been carried by anyone from those seven countries,” the host noted. “






jordan king to visit us, 3 days after trump’s refugee ban


amman, jordan (ap) — jordan’s king abdullah ii is to begin a working visit to washington on monday, three days after president donald trump temporarily banned entry to the u.s. from seven muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee resettlement program.state media have said the king would meet with administration officials and members of congress, but did not mention a white house visit.pro-western jordan isn’t among the countries slapped with the 90-day travel ban, imposed over security concerns, but views refugee resettlement to the u.s. and other countries as a way of easing its own burden; jordan hosts more than 650,000 displaced syrians.analyst fahed khitan said sunday that a possible u.s. shift in the military paign against islamic state extremists will likely be an issue. jo






unknown number of u.s. permanent residents stuck overseas as a result of trump's


an undetermined number of longtime u.s. residents have been stranded overseas as a result of president trump's executive order temporarily blocking visas from seven countries in the middle east and north africa. all visa holders from those seven countries are now barred entry to the u.s., including lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, people with u.s. work visas and other types of visas, according to a senior u.s. immigration official. the official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. some of the affected countries, such as yemen and libya, have relatively few nationals who are u.s. permanent residents or visa holders. but a large number of iranians have permanent residency in the u.s., as do smaller numbers from some of the other c






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african union slams donald trump's muslim ban


the rest of the world is taking heed to president donald trump’s executive order against muslim countries and syrian refugees. as leaders from canada and beyond offer support to those barred from entering the united states, the african union has also shared their thoughts on the “muslim ban.”read this child protester’s reaction to donald trump’s muslim ban is all of usthe independentreports the 28th summit of the au kicked off monday (jan. 30) with an array of topics, most importantly trump’s ban. the order has effected three countries in the au—libya, somalia and sudan— from traveling to the u.s. outgoing leader n azana dlamini-zuma didn’t hold her tongue on trump’s actions as she reminded potus of america’s roots. “the very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during






un refugees agency concerned by us travel ban implications


beirut — the u.n.'s top official on refugees says it's up to the u.s. to decide the legality of the ban on admitting any refugees, adding that the united nations is extremely concerned by its implications.filippo grandi, the u.n. high commissioner for refugees, told the ociated press urday that a troubling aspect is that many people have been affected after going through the entire process of being admitted to the u.s.grandi said in beirut that other countries have their own procedures and shouldn't be additionally burdened by those who can no longer go to the united states.his comments e hours after a federal judge's order blocking president donald trump's ban on admitting travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries or any refugees left authorities and advocates at a loss urday.






travel ban protests crop up around the country


genna martin – ociated pressgallery: seattle police use pepper spray and push the last group of protesters out of a seattle-tacoma international airport terminal after giving a final dispersal order around 2:00 a.m sunday, jan. 29, 2017, in seattle. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. countries included in the ban are iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen, which are all muslim-majority nations.






travel ban protests continue at msp, around the country


genna martin – ociated pressgallery: seattle police use pepper spray and push the last group of protesters out of a seattle-tacoma international airport terminal after giving a final dispersal order around 2:00 a.m sunday, jan. 29, 2017, in seattle. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. countries included in the ban are iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen, which are all muslim-majority nations.






w.h. chief of staff defends president trump's controversial travel ban


white house chief of staff reince priebus defended president donald trump’s controversial executive order banning immigration from seven muslim-majority countries, saying it’s intended to protect the country -- and even suggested more countries could be added to the list going forward.“this is not a muslim ban,” priebus told cbs’ “face the nation.” “all this is is identifying the seven countries -- and the reason we chose those seven countries is those were the seven countries that both the congress and the obama administration identified as being the seven countries that were most identifiable with dangerous terrorism taking place in their country.”since mr. trump signed the executive order on friday, he’s come under heavy criticism from foreign leaders and u.s. elected officials alike. a






draftkings has received a malta gaming license, paving the way for european expa


draftkings was just approved for a controlled skill games license from the malta gaming authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in malta – a small island nation south of italy.while this may not sound like a big deal, (especially considering malta has a population of under 500,000 people) the nation is part of the european union, meaning draftkings can now expand into some other eu countries without any additional licenses or permits.for example some counties, like germany, don’t require an additional local gaming license as long as an operator is licensed somewhere else in the eu – like malta.on the other hand some other european countries, like france and italy, do require local gaming licenses. and while draftkings has said they are “meeting with regulators in all eu countries t






mavs owner cuban questions “hypocrisy” of trump’s order


dallas (ap) — dallas mavericks owner mark cuban questioned the effectiveness of president donald trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven countries, citing the “hypocrisy” of limiting immigration from some countries while not including others.“i understand safety,” cuban said. “we all want to be safer. no one wants to be unsafe. but the hypocrisy of it all – only seven countries. now, if it had been all terrorist-hosting countries, but seven countries? that’s like locking your door with the best security ever invented and leaving all your windows open. it just makes no sense.”cuban spoke of the struggles of his grandparents coming to america to escape persecution in nazi-occupied austria and in stalinist russia, and the challenges they initially faced as immigrants here.“






us emb y in berlin forced to suspend visas for nationals on trump’s ban list


the u.s. emb y in berlin said on its facebook page on monday that visa issuance had been suspended to nationals, or dual nationals, of iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.“per u.s. presidential executive order signed on january 27, 2017, visa issuance to aliens from the countries of iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification,” it said.“if you are a national, or dual national, of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time,” the emb y added.(writing by paul carrel; editing by joseph nasr)






airbnb offers free housing to refugees, others in limbo after trump's executive


airbnb, the home-sharing site, has said it will give free housing to refugees and any others not allowed into the united states, presumably as a result of president donald trump's executive order to temporarily ban refugees from the country.brian chesky, the co-founder and ceo of airbnb, tweeted the offer late urday as travelers from several muslim-majority countries were detained or otherwise placed in limbo at airports around the world.airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the u.s.trump on friday signed orders not only to suspend admission of all refugees into the united states for 120 days but also to implement "new vetting measures" to screen out "radical islamic terrorists." refugee entry from syria, however, would be suspended indefinitely, and all tr






refugees from iraq, burma top list in illinois


more than 40 percent of the more than 30,000 refugees who have settled in various parts of chicagoland since 2002 are from the seven countries specifically mentioned in donald trump's latest executive order. the order, signed on friday and widely protested in several major cities over the weekend, focuses specifically on muslim nationals, including refugees and migrants, from seven muslim-majority countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the stated purpose of the order is "to protect the american people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the united states." the order e to be known as the "muslim ban" on social media.the refugees placed in illinois have settled in chicago as well as several suburbs around chicago, with rockford, wheaton, aurora and






congressman: no need for green-card holders ban if no threat


menomonee falls, wis. — u.s. rep. jim sensenbrenner says he does not believe green-card holders should be banned from entering the united states "absent evidence of a threat, regardless of where they are from."the wisconsin republican said sunday that he "will never support a blanket ban on any religious group, but we have to do everything we can, consistent with our values as americans, to protect the freedom and security of the american people."on urday, sensenbrenner held a town hall meeting in jefferson in which he said green-card holders from countries affected by president donald trump's executive order on immigration shouldn't be allowed into the u.s.trump's restrictions banned travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries.sensenbrenner apologized sunday to a town hall crowd i






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african leaders ok strategy for m withdrawal from icc


addis ababa, ethiopia — african leaders on tuesday adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the international criminal court. the non-binding decision e behind closed doors near the end of an african union summit.it was the latest expression of impatience by african leaders with the court, which some say has focused too narrowly on africa while pursuing cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. late last year, south africa, burundi and gambia all announced plans to leave the court, leading to concerns that other states would follow.desire ogbavi, head of oxfam international's liaison office to the au, confirmed the adoption of the strategy. a source close to the continental body's legal council also confirmed it, saying countries had been divided on whet






iran says it will retaliate for u.s. moves to suspend visas for citizens of iran


iranian officials called the new u.s. limits on refugees and travelers from several predominantly muslim countries a “clear insult to the islamic world” and predicted the ban would be “a great gift to extremists and their supporters.” in a statement on the foreign ministry website, the government of iran vowed unspecified retaliatory measures and emphasized that the international community “needs dialogue and cooperation to address the roots of violence and extremism in a comprehensive and inclusive manner.” iran is one of seven countries—also including yemen, sudan, somalia, libya, syria and iraq—whose residents are temporarily prevented from entering the united states until a new “extreme vetting” procedure can be put into place. the white house order signed friday also blocks all re






cnn host fact checks trump backer’s muslim ban lie on air


cnn’s poppy harlow asked trump adviser and former u.s. rep. jack kingston (r-ga) a couple of pointed questions about pres. trump’s ban on muslim refugees and on urday, then fact-checked him live on the air when he tried to fudge his answers. “what data can you point to that justifies that these seven nations have a tie to u.s. terror attacks or a higher incidence of bringing terror to this country?” she asked.“i think maybe the idea that i would say, the evidence is that the countries themselves don’t really have a standard that would preclude enemies of the united states from emigrating here,” kingston said. “these are not countries that are known to love the united states of america.”“so you say these are not countries that love the united states and therefore this is justified,” harlow






french leader chides us populism, urges european unity


lisbon, portugal — french president francois hollande has urged europe to present a united front against populist movements which, he says, are being encouraged by political developments in the united states.hollande says that europe is facing is facing a moment of truth and must resist calls to deny climate change or bar access to refugees.hollande said urday on the sidelines of an informal meeting with six other eu leaders in lisbon, portugal that european union countries should stick to their principles and defend their interests.he said the eu has to be firm in its talks with u.s. president donald trump.this is a breaking news update. check back soon for further information. ap's earlier story is below.seven southern european leaders are holding a summit to emphasize their commitment t






hundreds of travelers were caught in limbo over rushed visa ban


hundreds of travelers were blocked from entering the u.s. or prevented from boarding flights in the hours after president trump signed his order banning arrivals from seven predominantly muslim countries, according to the department of homeland security. in the order, trump temporarily suspended refugee admissions and banned travelers from iran, iraq, syria, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen. scores of people from those countries were aboard airplanes flying toward the u.s. when trump signed his executive order on friday afternoon, setting off waves of confusion among border officials and the traveling public. upon landing at u.s. airports, 109 people from the listed countries were detained by immigration officials and prevented from entering the u.s., officials said. the department had






indonesians, filipinos protest trump's immigration policy


jakarta, indonesia — indonesian and filipino students on urday protested president donald trump's immigration policy outside the u.s. emb ies in their capitals.in jakarta, dozens of students and activists from several rights groups called on the indonesian government and the international community to help stop trump's order that temporarily banned travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries. they do not include indonesia, the world's most populous muslim nation, and the philippines, a key u.s. ally.however, indonesia is home to nearly 14,000 refugees seeking resettlement in third countries, and trump's ban will significantly impact their chances of going to the u.s., said rights activist veronica koman, who organized the protest.a u.s. judge on friday imposed a nationwide hold on






starbucks ceo schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after trump ban


starbucks corp chief executive officer howard schultz said on sunday that the company planned to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after u.s. president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries.trump on friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states and temporarily barred travelers from syria and six other muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect americans from terrorist attacks.the order sparked widespread international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges.starbucks in a letter from schultz told employees it would do everything possible to support affected workers. (http://bit.ly/2kifjle)the hiring efforts announced on sunday would start in the united st






the latest: iran says us oil companies face no ban by iran


cairo — the latest on president donald trump, his travel ban on seven muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions (all times local):10:35 a.m.iran's oil minister says there is no ban on american companies working in iran's oil industry.the semi-official ilna news agency on tuesday is quoting bijan zanganeh as saying: "american companies face no ban for entering our oil industry."however, zanganeh said american companies "have not directly applied" to work in iran's oil industry, so far.this is the first such remark by iran after an executive order by u.s. president donald trump on friday banned immigration and visa processing for iranians alongside six other muslim countries.in january, iran's oil ministry published a list of 29 international companies qualified to bid for oil






not a muslim ban: detailing the trump immigration plan


the first weekend of president trump’s immigration plans turned into a debacle as airports were placed of chaos as agents didn’t fully understand how to implement the president’s executive order banning travel for refugees from islamic, war torn nations.first up is the “myth” that this is a muslim ban — it is not.the order only includes iran from the top 10 most muslim populated countries in the world.moreover, this is not about 9/11, so please stop with the saudi arabia remarks, because the saudis have been one of the biggest partners with trump policy and establishment of “safe zones” in their borders to secure refugees.“the president requested and the king agreed to support safe zones in syria and yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by th






morocco rejoins the african union after 32 years


addis ababa, ethiopia — western sahara and african union sources have told the ociated press that morocco has officially been admitted back in to the continental body after 32 years of isolation.the decision for morocco to rejoin the au e monday at the african leaders summit in addis ababa, ethiopia."morocco has been admitted to join the au with a view that it will become the 55th member of the continental body. that's made with the understanding that western sahara will remain a member of the au," said lamine baali, amb ador of western sahara to ethiopia and the african union. "all the debates were focused on (the issue) that morocco should respect the internationally recognized border of western sahara."an african union source who followed the debate for morocco to return to the continen