US Attorney General Jeff Sessions demands cities get tough on migrants

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions demands cities get tough on migrants

Donald Trump’s attorney general warned US cities that turning a blind eye to illegal migrants could jeopardize billions in federal funding, as the administration doubled down on tough immigration policies Monday. Jeff Sessions demanded so-called “sanctuary cities” — from Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles — do more to turn illegal immigrants over to the […]

Turkish Airlines defies electronics ban, sets new daily passenger record for 2017

Turkish Airlines defies electronics ban, sets new daily passenger record for 2017

Turkey’s flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines (THY) set a new daily passenger record for 2017 Sunday, defying the electronics ban imposed by the U.S. and the U.K., which was predicted to effect the demand for the airline’s flights. THY General Manager Bilal Ekşi announced on his official Twitter account that the airline had carried a […]

Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions

Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions

More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today. “Children can’t wait for yet another famine declaration before we take action,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF […]

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Around 1.1 million people are expected to pass through the world’s busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai […]

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the need for accountability on the second anniversary of the Yemeni armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. Several witnesses reported that on March 16, 2017, a helicopter fired on the boat, killing at least 32 of the […]

War at the root of hunger

War at the root of hunger

The recent statement by the United Nations on the humanitarian crises affecting Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria is significant and timely. Substantial resources need to be allocated immediately in order to avert a further spiraling downwards. But, more than this, we need to address the root causes of this desperate situation – and time […]

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