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Protest at White House over Trump travel ban

Protest at White House over Trump travel ban

Washington – Solidarity rang loud and clear in front of the White House yesterday, as about 100 people protested against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The policy blocks entry into the US of people from six Muslim-majority countries… Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Activist Yasmine Taeb says: “We all know that this administration’s […]

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US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump’s latest travel ban

US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump’s latest travel ban

Washington – The US Supreme Court said yesterday it will review President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban affecting citizens from six Muslim majority countries plus North Korea and Venezuela. In what could prove decisive in a legal battle that has roiled the first year of the Trump administration, the high court will rule on whether […]

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FIFA slaps Peru captain Guerrero with one-year drug ban

FIFA slaps Peru captain Guerrero with one-year drug ban

Paris – Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after been banned from football for a year for failing a drugs test, FIFA’s disciplinary committee announced on Friday. The 33-year-old attacker, who plays for Brazilian giants Flamengo, was handed the ban after “testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine.” The drug control came following […]

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Abortion bans around the world

Abortion bans around the world

Paris – Ireland will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases. In 2013 the country adopted a controversial law that approved abortion for the first time in limited cases where the mother’s life is at risk. While many countries have similar allowances, 18 ban […]

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Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

San Francisco – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice Department, would have allowed up to 24,000 […]

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India’s top court bans Islamic instant divorce

India’s top court bans Islamic instant divorce

New Delhi – India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional. Victims of the practice known as “triple talaq”, whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, had approached the Supreme Court to ask […]

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US bans travel to North Korea from Sept 1, says Americans should leave

US bans travel to North Korea from Sept 1, says Americans should leave

Washington – A ban on travel by US passport holders to North Korea will take effect on Sept. 1 and Americans in the country should leave before that date, the US State Department said on Wednesday. Journalists and humanitarian workers may apply for exceptions to the ban, the department said in a public notice. The […]

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Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone ban

Qualcomm steps up legal battle with Apple, asks iPhone ban

Washington – Qualcomm on Thursday escalated its legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit and requesting a ban on the importation of some iPhones, claiming unlawful and unfair use of the chipmaker’s technology. Qualcomm said it filed two separate legal actions including a complaint asking for the iPhone import ban with the US […]

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Immigration DG can bar persons from travelling overseas – Appeals Court

Immigration DG can bar persons from travelling overseas – Appeals Court

Putrajaya – The Court of Appeal today ruled that the Immigration director-general has the power to bar Malaysian citizens from travelling overseas without giving any reason. Justice Tan Sri Idrus Harun said personal liberty guaranteed in Article 5 of the Federal Constitution did not include the citizen’s right to travel abroad. “A passport is a […]

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US rolls out travel ban, but who will be hit?

US rolls out travel ban, but who will be hit?

President Donald Trump’s five-month effort to implement a promised ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and on all refugees takes effect late Thursday as controversy swirls over who qualifies for an exemption based on family ties. Delayed by legal challenges until the Supreme Court partially backed Trump this week, the ban comes into […]

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