WASHINGTON: A second judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban order on Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the US Constitution. Chuang was the second judge this week to order a block on the open-ended ban, issued in a White House executive order in September and which was to come into effect on Wednesday. “She’s waiting for her visa but the travel ban makes it delayed, delayed,” explained Huthaifi, who has five children, all with US citizenship. Trump has battled with the courts since the first version of the ban, and in June finally gained Supreme Court approval to implement an amended second version for 90 days, which ended last month. On Tuesday the White House said it would fight the newest ban by Watson, pointing to yet another likely fight in the Supreme Court.
October 18, 2017 19:52 UTC
Buzz60 1 of 126 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN'T SHAKE Were Russian trolls trained by watching 'House of Cards'? Buzz60 8 of 126 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN'T SHAKE Investigators Say Russia Is Still Trying to Interfere in U.S. (Sept. 21) AP 18 of 126 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN'T SHAKE Rep. Video provided by TheStreet Newslook 50 of 126 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN'T SHAKE Trump questions Putin. (May 17) AP 112 of 126 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN'T SHAKE Russia investigation special counsel: Who is Robert Mueller?
October 18, 2017 18:08 UTC
The Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN), a non-governmental organization, has urged intending Nigerian migrants to avoid traveling through Libya in their attempts to migrate to Europe. The NGO’s warning came as a report surfaced that the number of illegal Nigerian migrants to Europe reduced from 293,806 to 128,806 between 2016 and 2017. The number of migrants who died at sea during this period increased. Citing statistics provided by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the group said that more than 2,550 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2017 alone. The MEPN would therefore like to advise would-be Nigerian migrants intending to reach Europe through irregular routes, such as Libya, to reconsider the journey.
October 18, 2017 17:48 UTC
Egyptian Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy -- File PhotoCAIRO - 18 October 2017: The Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers responsible for the Environment held Wednesday its 54th session under Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al Fadli.Representatives from Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco and Mauritania as well as the General Secretariat of the Arab League participated in the session.In a press statement by Director of environmental management, housing, water resources and sustainable development of the Arab League (AL) Jamal Jaballah, the executive office issued the agenda of the 29th session of Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment, which will be held Thursday, presided by Kuwait.He stated that the office followed up the implementation of the decisions of AL summits and asked the Arab Atomic Energy Agency for briefing it on the studies, which are about the impacts of the Israeli Dimona reactor and the Iranian Bushehr reactor on the Arab environment.Jaballah pointed out that he discussed monitoring the radioactive contamination in the border areas with Israel and its effects, adding that the executive office prepared draft resolutions to be presented to the Ministerial Council, including tracking the implementation of the environmental dimension in the targets of the sustainable development 2030 in the Arab region.He noted that the executive office followed up the international conventions and meetings on the environment and the ways of dealing with climate change issues.
October 18, 2017 17:26 UTC
President Trump and former president Barack Obama (Photo: Pool photo)Americans nowadays have a bad attitude towards presidents. But the real problem in this nation is the dictatorial illiteracy that has allowed modern presidents to commandeer far too much power. Many of the experts who have condemned Trump are also clueless about how far federal control has stretched. When President Trump ended the subsidies, he was denounced for trampling congressional prerogatives. Trump, like recent presidents commanding armies of enforcement agents with sweeping prerogatives, is a threat to our rights and liberties.
October 18, 2017 15:00 UTC
The Libyan Coast Guard has rescued 121 illegal immigrants, originating from different African nationalities, off the coast of Garabulli town, 80 km east of Tripoli. The immigrants were taken to the landing point at Tripoli's naval base and the International Medical Corps provided them with the necessary medical assistance. They were then handed over Tajoura shelter of the Illegal Immigration Agency. Meanwhile, The Consul of the Republic of Burkina Faso issued temporary travel documents on Monday for his country’s immigrants to facilitate their voluntary repatriation.
October 18, 2017 14:15 UTC
Police in Ajaylat town, 80 km west of Tripoli, has handed over 208 illegal immigrants to the Illegal Immigration Agency in Sabratha on Monday evening. The immigrants were mostly male, but there were also a number of children aged between 11 and 15 of Eritrean origin. The immigrants voluntarily left the warehouse where they were hiding out in preparation for their journey to Europe after becoming unable to withstand their hunger and thirst. According to one of the immigrants, they did not eat for five days; adding that the situation they were in was very bad and that they were beaten and tortured by the human smugglers.
October 18, 2017 14:03 UTC
The General Electricity Company in Libya (GECOL) announced on Tuesday the completion of maintenance work on the damaged 400 K.V cable, which is connected to the Gulf Steam Power Plant in Sirte. This comes after overcoming all difficulties faced by the engineers. The company's Information Office said in a statement that according to supervisors, the cable will be tested for the next two days, followed by operational steps on the first turbine at the Gulf Steam Power Plant, which should add another 350 megawatts to the electrical grid.
October 18, 2017 14:03 UTC
The Presidential Guard of the Presidential Council announced that they will send one of their groups to Italy for training. The Presidential Guard said that the participants will receive an advanced training course on the maintenance of the armoured Puma vehicle. The aim of the mission is to increase the combat efficiency of their members, it said.
October 18, 2017 13:52 UTC
The Illegal Immigration Agency announced on Tuesday that 40 illegal immigrants, originating from Bangladesh, have been repatriated to their country via Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli. A statement from the agency stated that the Bangladeshis were sent on the voluntary return program, implemented by the agency in coordination and cooperation with the International Organization for Migration.
October 18, 2017 13:52 UTC
WASHINGTON: A second U.S. federal judge has blocked parts of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on people entering the United States from eight countries, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s third bid to impose travel restrictions. Trump’s ban would have taken effect on Wednesday but was blocked on Tuesday by a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii in a separate challenge. “Like the two versions before it, President Trump’s latest travel ban is still a Muslim ban at its core. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu said Hawaii was likely to succeed in proving that the policy violated federal immigration law. Unlike the Hawaii ruling, the Maryland decision would lift the restrictions only for people with family connections to the United States.
October 18, 2017 13:52 UTC
AFPSomali government forces and civilians gather at the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 15, 2017. MI5, the British domestic intelligence agency, operates alongside the internationally focused MI6 and the communications agency, GCHQ.The UK has seen “a dramatic up-shift in the threat” from Islamic terrorism this year the sky chief said. The MI5 is a highly secretive intelligence agency, and any public appearances are few and far between.Europe has experienced a significant rise in Islamic terrorism in the past several years. Vehicles have proven to be the chosen weapon of destruction adopted; however, guns, knives and explosive devices have also made an appearance. However, the silence of the international community is far more worrying.Twitter:
October 18, 2017 13:39 UTC
Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE The latest version of President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. (Photo: Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images)Just hours before President Trump’s third attempt at a travel ban targeting majority-Muslim nations was scheduled to go into effect Wednesday, federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii again shut down the controversial measure. In Maryland, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang ruled late Tuesday that the travel ban continues to have the same problems, and violate the same constitutional principles, as previous versions of the ban. And for all the legal wrangling over the travel ban during the past nine months, the Supreme Court has not yet fully weighed in. And it says the latest version of the travel ban is a carefully constructed measure implemented after a thorough review by the departments of Homeland Security, State, Defense and Justice.
October 18, 2017 13:18 UTC
Armed robbers stormed Al-Hamdi restaurant in Benghazi’s Qawarsha district on Monday, killing an Egyptian worker and wounding seven others. One of the survivors told Bawabt Alwasat news website that unknown gunmen stormed the restaurant and started firing heavily to frighten the restaurant goers and easily steal their possessions. He explained that he tried to escape from the back door with his friend, but an attacker chased them and shot them in the legs before stealing their money and mobile phones. “When the attackers escaped, I returned to the restaurant and found an Egyptian man called Abdullah covered in blood after being killed,” he stated, adding that six Egyptians and one Libyan were wounded in the shooting. Local authorities did not comment on the bloody incident.
October 18, 2017 13:18 UTC
The Gaddafi family lawyer has confirmed that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi who was killed during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, is reported to be planning a political comeback in Libya. Gaddafi is apparently moving around Libya and is in touch with various tribes to gain support for his political aspirations, according to Khalid Al-Zaidi. However, that is unlikely to happen since neither Libya nor Qatar are members of the ICC. Last month, though, human rights groups accused the United Arab Emirates of war crimes in Libya through its support for military strongman Khalifa Haftar. This is despite the ICC issuing an arrest warrant for him for his role in crackdowns during the popular protests in 2011.
October 18, 2017 12:45 UTC