Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians

Washington, Nov 21 : President Donald Trump’s administration is ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, White House officials said. Haitians with what is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be expected to leave the US […]

Trump administration challenges AT&T-Time Warner merger

Washington,, Nov 21 : The US government has filed a suit in federal court in the District of Columbia to prevent the merger of AT&T and the Time Warner media group, a media report said. The government claimed that the operation would “harm American consumers” by reducing competition in the sector. “This merger would greatly […]

China delivers 1,000 tonnes of rice to Syria in food aid

Latakia, Nov 21 : A total of 1,000 tonnes of rice donated by China has been delivered to Syria’s northwestern city of Latakia, the Chinese Embassy in Damascus said. The donation was part of a larger supplies aid to be delivered to the war-torn country in batches in the near future, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

India’s Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court as Britain bows to UN majority

By Arul Louis United Nations, Nov 21 : Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. “I am grateful to all the nations who […]

Qatar to simplify residency procedures of expat workers

Doha, Nov 21 : Qatar has made the residency procedures easier for expatriate workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home countries, a media report said. A new agreement had been signed between the Qatari Interior Ministry and a Singapore-based company for completing all of the Qatari residence procedures of expatriate workers […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Nov 21 : Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed “Operation Restore Legacy”. The ruling ZANU-PF party plans to bring the impeachment motion in parliament, after a Monday noon deadline […]