Trump calls for ending family immigration following NYC bombing

By Arul Louis New York, Dec 12 : Blaming a “lax” immigration system for the bomb attack here by a Bangladeshi immigrant, US President Donald Trump has renewed calls to end immigration based on family ties. Calling Monday’s bombing at a New York transportation hub by Akayed Ullah “attempted mass murder”, Trump said: “Today’s terror […]

US records plunge of ‘irregular migration’ from Cuba

Washington, Dec 12 : The US has recorded a significant reduction in “irregular migration” from Cuba since the end of a longstanding migration policy in January, the State Department has announced. From fiscal year 2016 to 2017, apprehensions of Cuban migrants at US ports of entry decreased by 64 per cent, while maritime interdictions of […]

Ex-US Army soldier who defected to Pyongyang dies at 77

Tokyo, Dec 12 : Former US Army soldier Charles Robert Jenkins, who defected to North Korea in the 1960s and later lived in Japan, has died at the age of 77, a media report said on Tuesday. Originally from North Carolina, Jenkins in January 1965 crossed the barbed-wire fence of the Korean Demilitarised Zone with […]

Ukraine releases arrested Georgian ex-president

Kiev, Dec 12 : A district court here in the Ukrainian capital has rejected state prosecutor’s request to place former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili under house arrest and released him from custody. Saakashvili, now a leader of the Ukrainian political party “Movement of New Forces,” left the court surrounded by his supporters on Monday, Xinhua […]

646,000 Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka, Dec 8 : The UN on Friday raised the number of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh since late August to 646,000. The latest data raises the estimated number of arrivals to 20,000 compared to figures released two days earlier, reports Efe news. The increase is due to a revised system estimating the […]

US SC allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

Washington, Dec 5 : The US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the US by residents of eight countries, including six Muslim-majority countries, while legal challenges will proceed in lower courts. Issued in September, the third version of the travel ban placed varying levels of restrictions […]