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  • Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

    September 25, 2017 12:27 PM 3

    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

  • Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court

    September 25, 2017 12:25 PM 3

    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

  • 'Mass Hindu grave' found in Myanmar's Rakhine state

    September 25, 2017 11:21 AM 3

    The Myanmar authorities have accused Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindu villagers whose bodies were allegedly found in a mass grave. The army says the bodies of 20 women and eight men and boys were found in two pits in northern Rakhine state. The state has been in turmoil since 25 August when Rohingya militants launched deadly attacks on police

  • The anti-Muslim AfD just scored big in Germany’s election. What does this mean for German Muslims?

    September 25, 2017 11:13 AM 4

    At the height of the refugee crisis two years ago, many Germans thought that Angela Merkel’s days as chancellor were numbered. Merkel’s open embrace of Syrian refugees upset the conservative wing of her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and fired up the far-right, anti-Muslim Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Fast forward to Sept. 24, 2017, and the CDU lost millions

  • Trump extends travel ban to include North Korea

    September 25, 2017 10:24 AM 3

    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

  • Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea

    September 25, 2017 9:55 AM 4

    TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance towards a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system. Abe, in power for five years, had been expected to call the election for next month to take advantage of improved

  • Leading AfD figure refuses to join German party's parliamentary group

    September 25, 2017 8:44 AM 4

    BERLIN (AFP) - The nationalist Alternative of Germany was hit by party infighting on Monday (Sept 25) just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she will not join its Bundestag group. "I decided after careful reflection that I will not sit with the (AfD) parliamentary group" in the Bundestag

  • Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

    September 25, 2017 8:15 AM 3

    KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AFP, REUTERS) - Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said on Monday (Sept 25). Mount Agung, about 75km from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years

  • Johor launderette for Muslims only stirs debate: Reports

    September 25, 2017 8:10 AM 2

    SINGAPORE: A self-service launderette in Muar, Johor, has made the news for allowing only Muslim customers to use its facilities. The matter came to light after a photo made its rounds on social media, showing a sign at the launderette that said "Only for Muslims", along with instructions for customers to remove their shoes before entering

  • US boy hammered to death by mother's ex while protecting younger sister

    September 25, 2017 6:07 AM 3

    CALIFORNIA: An eight-year-old boy died on Sep 7 after his mother's former boyfriend beat him with a hammer, reported The Daily Mail on Monday (Sep 25). On Sep 1, Dante Daniels had been trying to protect his younger sister, Danae, 7, from Deandre Chaney Jr, 23, who was "engaged in the crime of committing a lewd act" on Danae, the report said, citing a police