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Germany FM Gabriel says ‘No’ voters in Turkey should be granted visa-free travel

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Germany FM Gabriel says ‘No’ voters in Turkey should be granted visa-free travel

(IHA Photo) “Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Saturday that visa-free travel should only be granted for Turkish citizens who voted against the constitutional reform in Turkey. The partial suggestion came from the German minister during the European Union Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Malta. “Why shouldn’t we allow intellectuals, artists and journalists to enter Germany […]

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Approximately 50,000 Haitians and 4,000 Somalis are now at risk of being deported.

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Approximately 50,000 Haitians and 4,000 Somalis are now at risk of being deported.

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, BAJI, is calling on lawmakers to halt the mass deportation of Haitian and Somali immigrants living in the United States. RELATED: Trump Awards Detention Center Builder $110M Contract BAJI, a grassroots organization that mobilizes and empowers Black immigrant communities, has launched a campaign bringing attention to the precarious situation […]

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Hezb-i-Islami’s Hekmatyar to Taliban: Lay down arms

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Hezb-i-Islami’s Hekmatyar to Taliban: Lay down arms

At first public gathering in 20 years, controversial Afghan leader calls on fighters to come to the negotiating table. Laghman, Afghanistan – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Afghanistan’s Hezb-i-Islami, has called on the Taliban to come to the negotiating table in his first public appearance in 20 years. At least 200 people welcomed Hekmatyar on Saturday in Afghanistan’s […]

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The army destroys 8 vehicles in Daraa, foils ISIS attacks in Deir Ezzor

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The army destroys 8 vehicles in Daraa, foils ISIS attacks in Deir Ezzor

Provinces, SANA-Units of the army and armed forces on Saturday destroyed 8 vehicles for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and a command-center in al-Naima town in Daraa eastern countryside and in Daraa al-Balad. A military source told SANA that the army’s operations ended up with the killing of several terrorists and inuring many others. Deir Ezzor A […]

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How Two Students in the US Turned Their Online Popularity Into Big Money for Famine Aid in Somalia

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How Two Students in the US Turned Their Online Popularity Into Big Money for Famine Aid in Somalia

During a rally for the newly elected president of Somalia at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Liban Adam delivers a speech about the ongoing drought in Somalia. He and others in the diaspora and mobilizing online to help. Credit: Arthur Nazaryan/PRIThis story by Arthur Nazaryan originally appeared on PRI.org on April 21, 2017. It is republished here as part of a […]

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Japanese fighter jets conduct joint drill with U.S. carrier off Okinawa

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Japanese fighter jets conduct joint drill with U.S. carrier off Okinawa

Japanese fighter jets conduct joint drill with U.S. carrier off Okinawathe USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group for joint drills Friday in waters east of Okinawa as the U.S. vessel steamed toward the Sea of Japan amid soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The exercise had earlier been scheduled for Wednesday, but bad weather forced […]

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German minister refers to ‘nepotism’ regarding Ivanka Trump’s role

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German minister refers to ‘nepotism’ regarding Ivanka Trump’s role

 German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday criticised Ivanka Trump’s role as an adviser to her father in the White House, describing it as a form of “nepotism.” “For me there are things that remain strange, like for example the visit of his daughter to Germany which was treated almost like a world event, while […]

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Russia reacts to possible nuclear strike from USA

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Russia reacts to possible nuclear strike from USA

 Russia will be able to give a tough answer to a nuclear strike that the United States may inflict on Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich said, RIA Novosti reports. The senator has thus commented on the statement from first deputy head of the Main Operations […]

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Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

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Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

If Turkey decides to hold a referendum on reinstating the death penalty, Germany could legally block Turks within its borders from voting, according to an official government assessment. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested holding a referendum on whether to bring back the death penalty in his country, a policy change which Germany’s Foreign […]

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France’s defiant abstainers: ‘I won’t be an accomplice to this disaster’

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France’s defiant abstainers: ‘I won’t be an accomplice to this disaster’

Defiant abstainers tell The Local why they will refuse to heed the many calls to block Marine Le Pen’s path to the presidency. Marine Le Pen’s chances of becoming the next president of France appear to hinge on voters refusing to join the so-called Republican Front to vote against her. Abstention for the second round […]

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