Thursday , November 23 2017

International

‘China endorses crackdown’ – No links with terror: Rohingya militants

YANGON, Sept 14, (Agencies): China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the UN secretary-general described the operation, forcing nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, as “ethnic cleansing”. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a …

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Gulf row hurts all: Rater

DUBAI, Sept 13, (AFP): A boycott of Qatar by a Saudi- led bloc of Arab states is hurting the economies of all the countries involved, with Bahrain and Qatar the most affected, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The row has translated into a credit negative for the entire six-nation Gulf …

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Qaeda warn of punishment – Suu Kyi skips UN meet

YANGON, Sept 13, (Agencies): Al-Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face “punishment” for its “crimes”. The exodus of Muslim refugees from Buddhist-majority Myanmar was sparked by …

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Take in refugees: EU – Romania rescues 157 from Black Sea

BRUSSELS, Sept 13, (Agencies): Eastern European Union states must drop their resistance and accept their share of refugees who arrived in the bloc, officials and diplomats said on Tuesday after a court ruled they must abide by the quota. The EU’s highest court ruled last week that member states must …

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SC allows ban on most refugees – US won’t issue some visas in 4 nations

WASHINGTON, Sept 13, (Agencies): The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the …

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Which countries do ‘offer’ a passport without migrating?

The vast majority of people believe that the process of obtaining a second citizenship or another nationality is long and tedious. Most look to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, along with other European countries, only to be faced with their stringent requirements. These requirements are …

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Oman secures India priest release

MUSCAT, Sept 12, (AFP): Muscat has secured the release of an Indian priest who was abducted last year during a deadly attack by Islamist militants in Yemen, Oman’s official news agency said on Tuesday. Thomas Uzhunnalil had been held captive since March 2016, when jihadists attacked a care home operated …

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India sets up migrant center

CHENNAI, India, Sept 12, (RTRS): A new resource centre for Indian migrants employed in Gulf states will help reduce the risk of workers being trafficked to fake jobs and exploited, officials said Tuesday. With a 24-hour helpline and a team of advisers, the Indian Workers’ Resource Centre in Sharjah in …

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Irma death toll rises, evacuees return – Quarter of houses in Florida Keys destroyed

FLORIDA CITY/MIAMI, Sept 12, (Agencies): Residents returned on Tuesday to parts of the Florida Keys archipelago that was hammered by Hurricane Irma’s high winds and storm surge, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year. Irma, which had rampaged through the …

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Storm death toll 4 – Duterte allocates annual budget of ‘$20’ for Human Rights agency

MANILA, Sept 12, (Agencies): Philippine lawmakers allied with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday voted to allocate an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($19.66) to the Commission on Human Rights, a public body investigating Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. About 119 of the 151 lower house members present supported the …

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