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Prime Minister says Canada welcomes refugees

International  Desk Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada will welcome refugees rejected by President Donald Trump.   Trudeau also plans to discuss the success of Canada’s refugee policy with Trump.   Trudeau reacted to Trump’s visa ban for people from certain Muslim-majority countries by tweeting, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, ... Read More »

‘We don’t want them here’

International Desk US President Donald Trump unleashed a wave of alarm yesterday with his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travellers from seven Muslim countries, including war-wracked Syria, to give preference to religious minorities. Making good on one of his most controversial campaign promises, and to the horror of human rights groups, Trump said ... Read More »

Rohingya: Annan Commission reaches Dhaka A delegation of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Commission has arrived in Bangladesh to oversee the latest condition of the Rohingya people came here from Myanmar recently. The delegation landed in Dhaka on Saturday, according to sources of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Sources said the three-member delegation is set to visit Cox’s Bazar to observe the conditions of Rohingya ... Read More »

Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order on refugees

International Desk Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace laureate, said Friday she was “heartbroken” by Donald Trump’s order on refugees and urged the US president not to abandon the world’s “most defenseless.” “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war,” said the 19-year-old, shot in ... Read More »

Google recalls staff after Trump order

International Desk Google has recalled travelling staff members to the US after an executive order from President Donald Trump restricting entry for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. Syrian refugees are banned from entry until further notice. Visas for nationals of six countries, including Iran and Iraq, will not be issued for the next three months. Google has told the BBC ... Read More »

Trump suspends refugee intake, entry from 7 Muslim states

  US president Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks, reports Reuters The order limiting entry on visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries is for 90 days. The six ... Read More »

World edges too closer to doom

BBC Online Comments by US President Donald Trump on nuclear weapons and climate change have helped make the world less safe, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Thursday, moving its symbolic “Doomsday Clock” 30 seconds closer to midnight. The clock — which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet — was last changed ... Read More »

Trump hosts UK PM as first foreign leader

BBC Online -Sanction on Russia should stay: Theresa May -Great relations with Russia, China would be positive: Trump   US President Donald Trump yesterday said he wanted to have good relations with Russia and declined to say whether he was ready to lift sanctions on Moscow, which visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May said must stay in place. Speaking at ... Read More »

Trump signs ‘extreme vetting’ order to limit immigration

International Desk US President Donald Trump has announced new vetting measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US”. He signed a wide-ranging executive order which, among other measures, bans Syrian refugees until further notice. It also put a cap of 50,000 refugees entering the US in 2017 – less than half the previous upper limit. In a TV ... Read More »

Tulip resigns as shadow minister

International Desk British MP Tulip Siddiq has resigned as a shadow minister following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to back legislation paving the way for the UK’s departure from the EU. Tulip, the shadow education minister of early years, sent her resignation letter to Labour leader Corbyn on Thursday. Corbyn has imposed a three-line whip on his MPs telling them ... Read More »