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March 29, 2017 12:51 AM Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against Israel military service

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in a protest against Israeli army conscription, in the city of Jerusalem, on March 28, 2017. — AFP picTEL AVIV, March 29 — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem yesterday to protest against compulsory military service at a time of increased tensions between them and Israeli authorities. The protesters 14

March 24, 2017 10:42 PM Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom

WASHINGTON/CALGARY: U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom. The approval reverses a decision by former President Barack Obama to reject the project, but the company still 28

March 8, 2017 2:42 PM Israel moves to mute mosques' call to prayer over loudspeakers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A law to muffle mosques' amplified calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem won preliminary approval on Wednesday in a charged parliamentary session where Arab legislators denounced the measure as racist. Opponents say the legislation, sponsored by right-wing parties, impinges on the religious freedom of Israel's Muslim 10

March 7, 2017 12:36 AM Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump (pic) signed a revised ban on refugees and on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations Monday, scaling back the order to exempt Iraqis and permanent US residents. With his first attempt frozen by federal courts, Trump signed a second order freezing refugee admissions for 120 days and halting new visas for Syrians 21

March 6, 2017 11:26 PM Trump's new travel ban raises bar for legal challenges

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The new, more narrowly tailored temporary travel ban President Donald Trump signed on Monday will be more difficult to challenge successfully in court, legal experts said. They said that since his order no longer covers legal residents or existing visa holders, and makes waivers possible for some business, diplomatic 34

March 6, 2017 1:49 PM Trump to sign revised executive order on immigration today, says aide

US President Donald Trump is to sign a revised executive order on immigration today. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, March 6 — US President Donald Trump is to sign a revised executive order on immigration today, after his first version was blocked by federal courts, senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway said. Conway told Fox News that the order would take effect 13

March 3, 2017 1:56 PM The Note: Sessions recuses himself on Trump-Russia probes

THE BIG STORY: “Repeal and replace” gave way to “recuse and resign.” “Witch hunt” declared President Trump – a sentiment quickly echoed by, yes, the Russians. The halting, contradictory, often inexplicable handling of Russia revelations by the Trump White House is either making the story more than it needs to be, or elevating it to exactly where it belongs 10

March 1, 2017 2:59 AM Airports, Legal Volunteers Prepare For New Trump Travel Ban

SEATTLE — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way. The new order was expected as soon as Wednesday. A draft suggested it would 12

February 22, 2017 1:37 PM Here are the major elements of Trump’s new immigration policies

In 2014, the Obama administration issued guidelines for deporting unauthorized immigrants that placed the highest priority on gang members, and those who posed security threats. A goal was to concentrate limited resources on the most serious cases, but many Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents complained that the priorities tied their hands, taking 13

February 22, 2017 1:12 AM US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration issued tough new orders Tuesday for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its cross-hairs. The orders sent shivers throughout US immigrant communities, where millions of people who have spent years building families and livelihoods in the country 12