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Brother of Brussels bomber barred from US

Brussels - A Belgian taekwondo athlete who is the younger brother of a Brussels suicide bomber was barred from a flight to the United States two days before President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.

Trump faces wall of resistance to immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has crushed the most defiant display yet of official opposition to his immigration and refugee restrictions -- but resistance continued to spread Tuesday, inside and outside the government.

Saudi, other Muslims spared ban as US allies: experts

Dibai - Gulf monarchies, notably Saudi Arabia, and other major Muslim nations have been spared the US travel ban because they are crucial allies of Washington and not "failed states", experts say.

EU's Tusk warns of Trump 'threat'

Brussels - EU chief Donald Tusk warned on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's administration was a "threat" facing the bloc along with China, Russia and radical Islam.

LA's Iranian community outraged over Trump travel ban

Los Angeles - Members of California's large Iranian-American community expressed shock and disbelief on Monday at President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying it would tear families apart and tarnish America's image abroad.

Trump replaces acting US immigration and customs chief

Washington - President Donald Trump has replaced the acting head of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a holdover from Barack Obama's administration, as he battled mounting fallout over his controversial immigration orders.

Trump fires acting attorney general for defying migrant ban

Washington - US President Donald Trump has fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders.

Trump travel ban galvanizes young lawyers into action

New York - Lawyers armed with laptops, smartphones and legal papers have since Saturday transformed an airport diner into a headquarters of resistance to Donald Trump's controversial travel ban.

UN says US visa ban does not affect its employees

New York - The United Nations has received assurances from Washington that its employees from Muslim countries hit by the US visa ban will be able to travel to New York to work at UN headquarters.

Airlines urge US to clarify Trump's travel ban

Geneva - The aviation industry's trade association on Monday criticised US President Donald Trump's travel bans for "causing confusion" and called on Washington to clarify the new rules.

Trump defiant, Obama weighs in as travel ban fury mounts

Washington - A defiant President Donald Trump lashed out at protesters, lawmakers and even Delta Airlines as he struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Goldman Sachs latest to condemn Trump travel ban

New York - Goldman Sachs on Monday joined the growing list of big US companies criticizing President Donald Trump's executive order suspending entry into the United States by people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Trump blames airport chaos on protesters

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday again rejected accusations that his ban on travelers from Muslim countries had prompted chaos in US airports, blaming protesters and a computer systems outage at Delta Airlines.

EU to ensure 'no discrimination' against nationals from Trump ban

Brussels - The EU will ensure its citizens are not affected by any "discrimination" caused by US President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven Muslim countries, a European Commission spokesman said Monday.

Protests as UK stands firm on Trump invite

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday refused to back down on inviting US President Donald Trump for a glitzy state visit, despite a petition gaining more than 1.5 million signatures and protesters rallying across the country.

One million sign petition to cancel Trump's UK state visit

London - A petition demanding Britain cancel a planned state visit by US President Donald Trump passed one million signatures on Monday, following outrage over his travel ban on mainly Muslim countries.

US says green card holders exempted from travel ban

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration stressed that permanent residents get a reprieve from his ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, after the order triggered confusion over its implementation.

Britain wins exemption on Trump visa ban as PM faces criticism

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May faced criticism on Sunday for her initial response to Donald Trump's border clampdown, as the UK won an exemption for its citizens from the US president's restrictions.

World leaders criticise Trump immigration move

Paris - Several world leaders and governments have hit out at the immigration restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump.

Trump's first major test is travel ban uproar

New York - Donald Trump faced mass protests and global outrage over his controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, facing the first real test of his nine-day administration.

Merkel slams Trump travel ban, cites Geneva convention

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed the restrictions on immigration imposed by US President Donald Trump, saying it was "not justified" to target people based on their background or religion.

Trump immigration ban loses first legal battle

New York - US airports braced for fresh protests Sunday against Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, which a federal judge partially blocked by ordering authorities not to deport refugees and other travelers detained at US borders.

Trump's 'insulting' travel ban hits hard

Tehran - Muslims from seven countries were barred Saturday from flying to the US and others detained there after President Donald Trump froze arrivals, with one man saying his life has been "destroyed".

Trump talks to world leaders amid alarm over Muslim immigrant policy

Washington - US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Saturday with various world leaders, amid growing international alarm and a legal challenge over his moves to drastically limit Muslim immigration to the United States.

Popular Chinese Muslim website shutters after Xi Jinping petition

Bejing - One of China's most popular online communities for Muslims has been shuttered after posting a petition asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to stop his "brutal suppression" of activists, the letter's authors told AFP Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte says to meet fugitive Muslim rebel

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he planned to meet a fugitive Muslim rebel wanted over a deadly siege, promising to ignore an arrest order in an effort to forge peace.

EU nations must not to refuse Muslim migrants: Merkel

Berlin - The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Marawi - Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Marawi - Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak

Marawi - Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday.
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