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Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s 3rd Muslim travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s third Muslim travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect on Wednesday October 18. Trump issued a proclamation on September 24 restricting travel to the US from nationals of eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.

14-Year-Old Indian Boy In UAE Becomes Youngest Pilot To Fly Single-Engine Plane

A 14-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UAE has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft, according to a media report.

Mansour Anis, a class IXth student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate for his first solo flight from an aviation academy in Canada last week, Gulf News reported.

Rohingya plight fed by calculations: Turkish president

By Mumin Altas and Duygu Yener


Turkey’s president said on Wednesday that “different calculations” had kept the Rohingya plight alive for many years, amid the latest flare-up in the persecution of Muslim community in western Myanmar. 

Erdogan to raise issue of Rohingya at UN in New York

By Cigdem Alyanak, Sefa Mutlu


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he would bring up the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims at the next UN General Assembly meeting in New York later this month.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

By Alex Jensen


North Korea tested the patience of its regional neighbors early Tuesday by firing a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in nearly two decades.

The projectile flew around 2,700 kilometers (1,678 miles) and “passed through the sky over Japan, according to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff carried by local news agency Yonhap. Yonhap later said the missile landed in the East Sea.

Where Is the Middle East Headed?

Since the Middle East events of 2011 (mislabeled “the Arab Spring”), the region has been in turmoil. The inability of the Arab statist structures to overcome domestic cleavages became very clear. Even before 2011, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, as well as the Palestinian Authority failed to hold together. After 2011, Syria and Yemen descended into a state of civil war.

Turkey’s Erdogan Tells German Foreign Minister ‘Know Your Place’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the German foreign minister after he criticized the Turkish leader for interfering in Germany’s upcoming elections.

Rouhani: Iran can quit nuclear deal in hours

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.

Outrage as Swiss hotel orders ‘Jewish guests’ to shower before swimming

The Paradies apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa in eastern Switzerland is being accused of anti-Semitism after an outraged guest posted to Facebook a picture of a notice plastered outside the hotel pool.

Meet the couple fleeing Trump for Canada

It started as a joke on the night Donald Trump was elected US president. Now Heather and Robin Vargas are getting ready to emigrate to Canada.

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