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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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Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Washington – Donald Trump’s administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination”. Citing the president’s duty to protect the country from terrorism, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department will ask the high court […]

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US court maintains block on Trump travel ban

US court maintains block on Trump travel ban

Washington – A US federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a fresh setback to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court’s decision to block the measure targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries. The government quickly announced its intention to appeal the decision – the latest in a series of stinging judicial […]

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Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

Washington – Did Donald Trump’s contested travel ban deliberately single out Muslims? The US administration fiercely denied it during an appeals court hearing yesterday — despite the president’s campaign call for a blanket Muslim ban. The hearing came as Trump seeks to bounce back from a series of stinging judicial defeats over his controversial effort […]

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Al Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban – Experts

Al Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban – Experts

Washington – The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say. On Tuesday, US authorities ordered a ban on laptop computers, tablets, cameras and other items larger than […]

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