Categories
India

Israel issues travel ban on 20 NGOs over pro-Palestinian boycotts

Tel Aviv: Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs published a list of 20 specific non-government organizations (NGOs) now forbidden to enter the country. These organizations were associated with the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS), which supports boycotts of Israel as a state and other actions as a means of protesting Israel’s treatment of Palestine. “Forming the list is another step […]

Categories
World

American judges block third version of President Trump’s travel ban

Washington DC: On Tuesday and Wednesday, United States District Judges in two states issued rulings barring enforcement of part or all the latest version of President Donald Trump‘s executive order forbidding people from specific countries from entering the U.S. On Tuesday, in Hawaii, District Judge Derrick Watson issued a temporary block on enforcement. On Wednesday, in Maryland, District Judge Theodore D. Chuang […]

Categories
World

Third Trump travel ban takes effect

Washington, DC: The newest version of US President Donald Trump‘s travel ban took effect late Thursday. It bars entry to the United States from 6 Muslim-majority countries, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Iran, Libya, and Syria, and all refugees irrespective of country of origin are barred for 120 days. Iraq is no longer included. Border officials have been instructed to honour existing visas. However, in general, […]