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September 25, 2017 12:27 PM Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation 3

September 25, 2017 12:25 PM Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travellers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said. The new presidential proclamation, which 3

September 25, 2017 10:24 AM Trump extends travel ban to include North Korea

The restrictions range from an indefinite ban on visas for citizens of countries such as Syria to more targeted restrictions. A suspension of non-immigrant visas to citizens for Venezuela, for instance, will apply only to certain government officials and their immediate families. The announcement comes the same day as Mr Trump's temporary ban on visitors 3

September 25, 2017 1:16 AM New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries

For Mr. Trump, whose efforts on health care, infrastructure improvements and tax reform are gaining little steam, the new order is a third attempt to make good on his campaign promise to respond to terrorist threats by tightening entry at the nation’s borders. In December 2015, he called for a complete ban on travel to the United States by Muslims “until 1

September 25, 2017 12:14 AM North Korea among 8 countries added to new US travel ban, which takes effect on Oct 18

WASHINGTON – The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the United States as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, the Trump administration said on Sunday (Sep 24). The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on October 18, resulted from a review 1

September 24, 2017 10:22 AM ISIS posts video of Singaporean fighter in Syria, security agencies monitoring his activities

SINGAPORE - The first known ISIS recruitment video featuring a fighter from Singapore has surfaced on social media, and the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on Sunday (Sept 24) that security agencies have been monitoring his activities. It said he left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East, where he was believed to have been radicalised

September 23, 2017 9:02 PM Travel alert on possible eruption of Bali volcano

DENPASAR • Singaporeans have been advised to avoid travelling to Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali after the alert status for the volcano was raised to its highest level, meaning there was an increased possibility it would erupt. In a travel advisory issued yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Singaporeans currently in Bali are advised 3

September 23, 2017 4:37 AM Russia wants Trump and Kim Jong Un to calm down

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally 6

September 23, 2017 2:28 AM Singaporeans advised to avoid travelling to Mount Agung in Bali: MFA

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans should avoid travelling to Mount Agung in Bali and the likely affected areas, due to a possible eruption of the volcano, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a travel advisory issued on Saturday (Sep 23). Singaporeans currently in Bali are advised to take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, monitor 3

September 23, 2017 1:59 AM Singaporeans advised not to travel to Mount Agung in Bali: MFA

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans should avoid travelling to Mount Agung in Bali and its vicinity given the volcano's possible eruption, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a travel advisory issued on Saturday (Sep 23). This comes after Indonesian authorities raised the alert status to the highest level, meaning an eruption could be imminent. Thousands 3