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refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being investigated by lancashire police and it was isting officers with their inquiries.






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being investigated by lancashire police and it was isting officers with their inquiries.






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image copyrightsam walton and rev dan woodhouseimage caption sam walton is a quaker and rev dan woodhouse is a methodist minister two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being in






two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at bae systems in warton


image copyrightsam walton and rev dan woodhouseimage caption sam walton is a quaker and rev dan woodhouse is a methodist minister two people have been arrested in lancashire after allegedly trying to disarm warplanes bound for saudi arabia.the rev dan woodhouse, a methodist minister in leeds and sam walton, a quaker, are accused of entering the bae systems site in warton to disarm planes.police said they were being held on suspicion of criminal damage.in a statement, rev woodhouse said stopping warplanes "would save lives".image caption two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage rev woodhouse added: "stopping or even delaying saudi arabia having more planes with which to bomb yemen would save innocent lives and prevent war crimes."bae systems said the matter was being in






hours after landing in u.s., cleveland clinic doctor forced to leave due to trum


hours after landing in new york on urday, a doctor at the prestigious cleveland clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by president donald trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly muslim countries for 90 days. her flight to saudi arabia took off minutes before a federal judge in new…






longtime us residents, aspiring citizens caught up in ban


los angeles (ap) — a woman traveling to indiana to care for her cancer-stricken mother, a family physician who has lived in the u.s. for two decades, and a minneapolis woman about to become a u.s. citizen were among those caught in the net cast by president donald trump when he banned travelers from entering the country from muslim-majority nations.here are their stories:___sahar algonaimi, a 59-year-old syrian woman, was coming to the u.s. to care for her cancer-stricken mother when she was put on a plane urday and sent back to saudi arabia hours after arriving at chicago’s o’hare international airport.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.when her mother be e ill, algonaimi’s sister, nour ulayyet, asked her to come to their home in valparaiso, indiana, to help take ca






african migrants face torture, blackmail amid yemeni chaos


aden, yemen — after reaching yemen's shores in a packed migrant boat, the young ethiopian coffee farmer was plunged into a living hell. the smugglers wanted thousands of dollars in ransom from the migrants, and they used him as an example of what would happen if they didn't pay.each day for a month, they inflicted new tortures on him, omar farrag told the ociated press. they put him in a tank of water and lit a fire underneath it. they w ped his limbs with tight barbed wire. at times, they heated the barbed wire.finally, his younger brother e from ethiopia with $2,000 in ransom money. the smugglers decided they could squeeze more money out of him too, so they tortured his brother and ended up killing him, farrag said.now in the southern yemeni city of aden, the 26-year-old is overcome with






doctor ‘racing against trump’ to get back to ohio doesn’t make it


hours after landing in new york on urday, a doctor at the prestigious cleveland clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by president donald trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly muslim countries for 90 days.courtesy faris el-khidersuha abushammaher flight to saudi arabia took off minutes before a federal judge in new york put a temporary stay on turning back people in such situations.suha abushamma, 26, is in the first year of an internal medicine residency program at the clinic and held an h-1b visa for workers in “specialty occupations.” born and raised in saudi arabia, she holds a p port from sudan, one of the seven countries from which trump barred visitors.on urday evening, abushamma was forced to make a choice by customs and border protec






h an rouhani: now is not the time to build walls


iranian president h an rouhani said on urday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new us president donald trump.his remarks on urday e after trump ordered the construction of a wall along the us-mexico border and imposed tough new controls on travellers from seven muslim countries, among them iran."they have forgotten that the berlin wall collapsed many years ago. even if there are walls between nations, they must be removed," rouhani said at a tourism convention in tehran.rouhani did not comment directly on the visa ban, but said iran had "opened its doors" to foreign tourists since the signing of a nuclear agreement with world powers in 2015.with more than a million iranians living in the us, many fam






african migrants face torture, blackmail amid yemeni chaos


aden, yemen (ap) — after reaching yemen’s shores in a packed migrant boat, the young ethiopian coffee farmer was plunged into a living hell. the smugglers wanted thousands of dollars in ransom from the migrants, and they used him as an example of what would happen if they didn’t pay.each day for a month, they inflicted new tortures on him, omar farrag told the ociated press. they put him in a tank of water and lit a fire underneath it. they w ped his limbs with tight barbed wire. at times, they heated the barbed wire.finally, his younger brother e from ethiopia with $2,000 in ransom money. the smugglers decided they could squeeze more money out of him too, so they tortured his brother and ended up killing him, farrag said.now in the southern yemeni city of aden, the 26-year-old is overcome






longtime us residents, aspiring citizens caught up in ban


los angeles — a woman traveling to indiana to care for her cancer-stricken mother, a family physician who has lived in the u.s. for two decades, and a minneapolis woman about to become a u.s. citizen were among those caught in the net cast by president donald trump when he banned travelers from entering the country from muslim-majority nations.here are their stories:___sahar algonaimi, a 58-year-old syrian woman coming to the u.s. to care for her cancer-stricken mother was put on a plane urday and sent back to saudi arabia hours after arriving at chicago's o'hare international airport.when her 76-year-old mother be e ill, algonaimi's sister, nour ulayyet, asked her to come to their home in valparaiso, indiana, to help take care of her. their mother underwent a mastectomy friday.algonaimi h






yemeni officials say us makes surprise raid


sanaa, yemen — u.s. forces launched a raid in central yemen on sunday, security and tribal officials said, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such u.s. ground enga ent against the extremist group in yemen.the surprise dawn attack in bayda province killed abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims, they said. the al-dhahab family is considered an ally of al-qaida, which security forces say is concentrated in bayda province. a third family member, tarek al-dhahab, was killed in a previous u.s. drone strike years ago. it was not immediately clear whether the family members were actual members of al-qaida.the u.s. troops killed or wounded some two dozen men, including some saudis present at the site, ac






white house: immigration order 'small price' for safety


washington — the white house on sunday tried to tamp down concerns about president donald trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests, as some republicans in congress urged him to proceed with caution in the face of legal pushback. top congressional republicans, however, remain largely behind the new president.during a round of sunday show interviews, trump's aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order, which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority muslim nations from entering the country. the aides also reversed course and said that citizens of those countries who hold permanent u.s. residency "green cards" will not be barred from re-entering the u.s., as officials had previously said."i can't imagine too many peop






white house defends travel ban in face of protests


washington — the white house on sunday vigorously defended president donald trump's immigration restrictions, as protests against the order spread throughout the country. some republicans in congress publicly opposed the changes amid legal challenges to the order banning travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries, though top congressional republicans remain largely behind the new president.in a background call with reporters, a senior administration official declared the order's implementation "a m ive success story," claiming it had been done "seamlessly and with extraordinary professionalism."but there was confusion at airports around the world, and late sunday the administration appeared to walk back how the order would apply to certain groups, like legal permanent u.s. residen






longtime us residents, aspiring citizens caught up in ban


los angeles (ap) — a woman traveling to indiana to care for her cancer-stricken mother, a family physician who has lived in the u.s. for two decades, and a minneapolis woman about to become a u.s. citizen were among those caught in the net cast by president donald trump when he banned travelers from entering the country from muslim-majority nations.here are their stories:___sahar algonaimi, a 58-year-old syrian woman coming to the u.s. to care for her cancer-stricken mother was put on a plane urday and sent back to saudi arabia hours after arriving at chicago’s o’hare international airport.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.when her 76-year-old mother be e ill, algonaimi’s sister, nour ulayyet, asked her to come to their home in valparaiso, indiana, to help take care






us judge bars deportations under trump travel ban


by alicia a. caldwell and jill colvinwashington (ap) — president donald trump’s immigration order is getting pushback from some republicans in congress, even as officials from trump’s administration insist it’s a small price to pay to keep the nation safe.sen. rob portman, r-ohio, said sunday that it would be best for the new president to “slow down” and work with lawmakers on how best to tighten screening for foreigners who enter the united states.portman said everyone should “take a deep breath and come up with something that makes sense for our national security” and reflects the fact that “‘america’s always been a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants.” he said america is “this beacon of hope and opportunity for the rest of the world” and should remain that way.the comments e the






nyc airport becomes scene of anguish after trump travel ban


new york (ap) — new york city’s kennedy airport be e a scene of anguish and desperation urday for the families of people detained after arriving in the u.s. from nations subject to president donald trump’s travel ban.many flights to the u.s. already were in the air friday when the president’s order barred entry to citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations. a federal judge in new york urday night issued an emergency order temporarily barring the u.s. from deporting people who arrived with valid visas or an approved refugee application. but trump’s immigration ban caused chaos earlier in the day.lawyers and advocates working at the airport said they didn’t have a hard count on the number of people taken into custody after getting off their flights.yosre ghaled, 25, was among about a doz






white house reverses course on green card holders


washington — the white house on sunday tried to tamp down concerns about president donald trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests, as some republicans in congress urged him to proceed with caution in the face of legal pushback. top congressional republicans, however, remain largely behind the new president.during a round of sunday show interviews, trump's aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order, which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority muslim nations from entering the country. the aides also reversed course and said that citizens of those countries who hold permanent u.s. residency "green cards" will not be barred from re-entering the country, as officials had previously said."i can't imagine too many p






1 us service member killed, 3 wounded in yemen raid


sanaa, yemen — the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump's new administration.u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. the aircraft was unable to fly afterward and was "intentionally destroyed."the central command statement said 14 militants from al-qaida's branch in yemen, formally known as "al-qaida in the arabian peninsula," were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members taking part in the raid captured "information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terror plots."yemeni se






immigration order “small price” for safety – the denver post


by jill colvin, ociated presswashington — the white house on sunday tried to tamp down concerns about president donald trump’s sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests, as some republicans in congress urged him to proceed with caution in the face of legal pushback. top congressional republicans, however, remain largely behind the new president.during a round of sunday show interviews, trump’s aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order, which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority muslim nations from entering the country. the aides also reversed course and said that citizens of those countries who hold permanent u.s. residency “green cards” will not be barred from re-entering the u.s., as officials had previously said.






crystal lake doctor with american, iranian citizenship held for questioning at o


even if dr. amir heydari had been held longer at o’hare international airport on his way home to crystal lake from iran on sunday, he knew he’d be ok.he’s a bariatric surgeon with a large network of colleagues, patients and friends; he's married to an american woman and together they're the parents of three american-born children; and above all, he himself has dual citizenship in iran and the united states and he has lived in the chicago area for nearly four decades.despite that, when president donald trump signed an executive order friday putting at least a temporary hold on immigration from seven middle eastern countries, including the one where he was visiting his 88-year-old mother, a clamant anxiety started building up."it’s not me that i'm worried about," he said after landing at o'h






white house defends immigration order in face of protests – the denver post


by jill colvin, ociated presswashington — the white house on sunday vigorously defended president donald trump’s immigration restrictions, as protests against the order spread throughout the country. some republicans in congress publicly opposed the changes amid legal challenges to the order banning travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries, though top congressional republicans remain largely behind the new president.in a background call with reporters, a senior administration official declared the order’s implementation “a m ive success story,” claiming it had been done “seamlessly and with extraordinary professionalism.”but there was confusion at airports around the world, and late sunday the administration appeared to walk-back how the order would apply to certain groups, lik






white house: immigration order 'small price' for safety


washington — the white house on sunday tried to tamp down concerns about president donald trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests, as some republicans in congress urged him to proceed with caution in the face of legal pushback. top congressional republicans, however, remain largely behind the new president.during a round of sunday show interviews, trump's aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order, which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority muslim nations from entering the country. the aides also reversed course and said that citizens of those countries who hold permanent u.s. residency "green cards" will not be barred from re-entering the country, as officials had previously said."i can't imagine too many p






u.s. service member killed, 3 wounded in surprise yemen raid


sanaa, yemen -- the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al qaeda branch, marking the first-known combat death of a u.s. soldier under president donald trump’s new administration.a u.s. military officer told cbs news the raid was approved by mr. trump.    u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a “hard landing” in a nearby location. the aircraft - an mv-22 osprey, cbs news correspondent david martin confirms - was unable to fly afterward and was “intentionally destroyed.”the central command statement said 14 militants from al qaeda’s branch in yemen, formally known as “al qaeda in the arabian peninsula,” were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members t






white house works on damage control as opposition, rage spreads


washington – the white house on sunday tried to tamp down concerns about president donald trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread protests, as some republicans in congress urged him to proceed with caution in the face of legal pushback. top congressional republicans, however, remain largely behind the new president.during a round of sunday show interviews, trump's aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order, which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority-muslim nations from entering the country. the aides also reversed course and said that citizens of those countries who hold permanent u.s. residency "green cards" will not be barred from re-entering the u.s., as officials had previously said."i can't imagine too many peop






as us bans refugees, alarms remain over homegrown extremists


washington — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it's not clear whether these measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could embolden extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremists already in the united states who plot their attacks without any overseas connections or contacts."the primary terrorism-related threat facing the u.s. today comes from individuals living here who become inspired by what they see on the internet who carry out attacks independent of any terrorist organization," said john cohen, a






as u.s. bans refugees, alarms remain over homegrown extremists


by eric tuckerwashington (ap) — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it’s not clear whether these measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could embolden extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremists already in the united states who plot their attacks without any overseas connections or contacts.“the primary terrorism-related threat facing the u.s. today comes from individuals living here who become inspired by what they see on the internet who carry out attacks independent of any terrorist organization,”






some republicans question trump's immigration order


washington — president donald trump's immigration order is getting pushback from some republicans in congress, even as officials from trump's administration insist it's a small price to pay to keep the nation safe.sen. rob portman, r-ohio, said sunday that it would be best for the new president to "slow down" and work with lawmakers on how best to tighten screening for foreigners who enter the united states.portman said everyone should "take a deep breath and come up with something that makes sense for our national security" and reflects the fact that "'america's always been a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants." he said america is "this beacon of hope and opportunity for the rest of the world" and should remain that way.the comments e the morning after a federal judge issued an em






1 us service member killed, 3 wounded in yemen raid


sanaa, yemen (ap) — the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a u.s. soldier under president donald trump’s new administration.u.s. central command said in a statement that a fourth service member was injured in a “hard landing” in a nearby location. the aircraft — presumably a helicopter — was unable to fly afterward and was “intentionally destroyed.”the central command statement said 14 militants from al-qaida’s branch in yemen, formally known as “al-qaida in the arabian peninsula,” were killed in the ault and that u.s. service members taking part in the raid captured “information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terro






trump shuts door on refugees, but will the us be safer?


washington — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it's not clear that the measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could wind up emboldening extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.recent high-profile acts of deadly extremist violence have been carried out either by u.s. citizens or by individuals whose families weren't from the nations singled out. and the list of countries doesn't include saudi arabia, where most of the sept. 11 hijackers were from, or other places with a more to terrorism in america.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremi






as u.s. bans refugees, alarms remain over homegrown extremists


by eric tuckerwashington (ap) — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it’s not clear that these measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could wind up emboldening extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.the list of countries does not include saudi arabia, where the majority of the sept. 11 hijackers were from, and recent high-profile acts of deadly extremist violence have been carried out either by u.s. citizens or by individuals whose families weren’t from the nations singled out.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremists already in the unit






trump shuts door on refugees, but will the us be safer?


washington — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it's not clear the measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could wind up emboldening extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.recent acts of deadly extremist violence have been carried out either by u.s. citizens or by individuals whose families weren't from the nations singled out. and the list of countries in trump's order doesn't include saudi arabia, where most of the sept. 11 hijackers were from, or other places with a more to terrorism in america.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremis






european leaders oppose trump travel ban, far right applauds


berlin — the leaders of britain and germany joined other american allies sunday in criticizing president donald trump's u.s. entry ban for people from some muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the continent celebrated the move.a spokesman for theresa may said the british prime minister does "not agree" with trump's order and will challenge the u.s. government if it has an adverse effect on british nationals. the official comment e after may refused to condemn the ban during a visit to turkey to meet with turkish leaders. she said in turkey the decision was a matter solely for the u.s.german chancellor angela merkel also regrets the travel ban."she is convinced that even the necessary, resolute fight against terrorism doesn't justify putting people of a particular ori






as us bans refugees, alarms remain over homegrown extremists


washington (ap) — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it’s not clear whether these measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could embolden extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremists already in the united states who plot their attacks without any overseas connections or contacts.“the primary terrorism-related threat facing the u.s. today comes from individuals living here who become inspired by what they see on the internet who carry out attacks independent of any terrorist organization,” said john coh






trump shuts door on refugees, but will the us be safer?


washington (ap) — president donald trump says his halt to immigration from seven muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. but it’s not clear that these measures will help prevent attacks on american soil, and they could wind up emboldening extremists who already view the u.s. as at war with islam.the list of countries does not include saudi arabia, where the majority of the sept. 11 hijackers were from, and recent high-profile acts of deadly extremist violence have been carried out either by u.s. citizens or by individuals whose families weren’t from the nations singled out.the admissions ban announced friday also does not directly address a more urgent law enforcement concern: homegrown violent extremists already in the united states who






trump's muslim ban is a dangerous distraction | usa


on january 27, us president donald trump signed an executive order to make good on his promised muslim ban. one of the primary provisions of the order is a ban on visas to the us to nationals from seven countries: iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen, which are all muslim-majority nations.there is something peculiar about this list. the draft of the executive order begins by citing 9/11 as a failure of the "visa-issuance process". it blames the state department for preventing "counselor officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder 3000 americans."the overwhelming majority of those individuals were from saudi arabia, yet, saudi arabia is not on the list. furthermore, when it comes to "homegrown terrorism






trump's muslim ban is a dangerous distraction | usa


on january 27, us president donald trump signed an executive order to make good on his promised muslim ban. one of the primary provisions of the order is a ban on visas to the us to nationals from seven countries: iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen, which are all muslim-majority nations.there is something peculiar about this list. the draft of the executive order begins by citing 9/11 as a failure of the "visa-issuance process". it blames the state department for preventing "counselor officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder 3000 americans."the overwhelming majority of those individuals were from saudi arabia, yet, saudi arabia is not on the list. furthermore, when it comes to "homegrown terrorism






refugees say trump's travel ban 'really hurts'


president trump speaks on the phone with king salman of saudi arabia in the oval office on jan. 29, 2017.(p o: jim lo scalzo, european pressp o agency)cairo — omar al ad, a syrian refugee in jordan, had been preparing for a trip to the united states with his family to start a new life. they were to depart feb. 6.he received a call that ended those plans over the weekend from a resettlement officer with the international organization for migration. the agency in amman, jordan, had resettled 18,300 syrians, iraqis, somalis, sudanese and others last year."all she told us is that all flights were postponed, and they would contact me when they have new information," al ad, 32, a father of two from daraa, in southern syria, said by telephone. "we had tickets for chicago, where i already have a f






many foreigners desperate after travel ban to u.s. puts their plans on hold


president trump speaks on the phone with king salman of saudi arabia in the oval office on jan. 29, 2017.(p o: jim lo scalzo, european pressp o agency)cairo — omar al ad, a syrian refugee in jordan, had been preparing for a trip to the united states with his family to start a new life. they were to depart feb. 6.he received a call that ended those plans over the weekend from a resettlement officer with the international organization for migration. the agency in amman, jordan, had resettled 18,300 syrians, iraqis, somalis, sudanese and others last year."all she told us is that all flights were postponed, and they would contact me when they have new information," al ad, 32, a father of two from daraa, in southern syria, said by telephone. "we had tickets for chicago, where i already have a f






trump's muslim ban is a dangerous distraction | usa


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military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news service linked to the terror group said the raid left about 30 people dead. among the children killed was anwar, the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-awlaki, a radical yemeni-american cleric






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military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, but has rarely put boots on the ground, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news service linked to the terror group said the raid left about 30 people dead. among the children killed was nora, the 8-year-old daughter of anwar al-a






officials: more protests over trump refugee ban expected at kennedy


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military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump."americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical islamic terrorism," trump said in a statement.the u.s. has been striking al-qaida in yemen from the air for more than 15 years, mostly using drones, and sunday's surprise pre-dawn raid could signal a new escalation against extremist groups in the arab world's poorest but strategically located country.an al-qaida official and an online news s