Year: 2019

Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence'

From Reuters Top News:   BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government’s threat to recover the Kurdish-led region of northern Syria through force unless it submits to state rule shows Damascus is determined to pursue a policy of “oppression and violence”, the Kurdish-led administration said. The threat was made by Syria’s

'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

From Reuters Top News:   WELLINGTON/CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday praised the bravery and courage by mosque worshippers as a lone gunman massacred their friends and family, saying the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community in this “darkest of days”. As preparations for

Why Trump-era policies create new barriers to legal immigration to the US

From The Guardian World:   US immigration Why Trump-era policies create new barriers to legal immigration to the US Policy shifts such as more in-person interviews, stricter guidance on denying student visas, travel bans and lower refugee caps have reduced immigration Newly sworn in US citizens celebrate during a naturalization

New Algerian group urges Bouteflika to step down, and army not to interfere

From Reuters Top News:   People carry their national flags as they protest over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to postpone elections and extend his fourth term in office, in Algiers, Algeria March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra ALGIERS (Reuters) – A new Algerian group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and

Three people dying in Yemen every day despite ceasefire agreement

From The Guardian World:   Conflict and arms Since the Stockholm deal in December, airstrikes on Hodeidah have decreased but casualties have doubled elsewhere A funeral for people killed by an airstrike in the north-western province of Hajjah earlier this month. Photograph: Mohamed Al-Sayaghi/Reuters Yemen is continuing to experience a