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BlackHouse, Jan. 29 – Mixed messages from Washington have left Syrian Christians confused about the effect of U.S. restrictions on refugees and travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, with some seeing hope fading away. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 29 – U.S. President Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over his abrupt order for a halt on arrivals of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 29 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed those fleeing war and persecution on Saturday even as Canadian airlines said they would turn back U.S.-bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In pointed tweets a day after U.S. President Donald Trump put a four-month hold on allowing […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 29 – President Donald Trump’s sweeping ban on people seeking refuge in the United States is no solution to problems, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, adding that Western countries should do more to help ease Turkey’s refugee burden. The new Republican president on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 29 – President Donald Trump said on Saturday his executive order curbing immigration into the United States was not a ban on Muslims and was working out well. “It’s not a Muslim ban,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office at the White House. “It’s working out very nicely. You see it at […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 29 – Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington’s visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump. “While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 28 – Hollywood has been in the midst of a nearly yearlong effort to avoid another round of unflattering #OscarsSoWhite headlines, and the triumph of “Moonlight” in the best drama category at the Golden Globes suggests that the industry may have turned a page. But it remains an open question whether the film […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 28 – President Donald Trump’s road to the White House was paved in part with hard-line promises such as building a “great, great wall” along the US-Mexico border and outright banning immigration from any nations “compromised by terrorism.” After a week in office, Trump has sought to make these dramatic steps the pillars of […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 28 – Refugees and migrants have been blocked from boarding flights to the US or clearing customs in the country after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the entry of nationals from a string of predominantly Muslim countries. Cairo airport officials reportedly confirmed seven US-bound migrants, six from Iraq and one from […]

BlackHouse, Jan. 28 – Facing mounting criticism from islanders and local lawmakers, Facebook (FB.O) CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday revealed he was dropping his legal gambit to force the sale of land tracts on his seafront property on the island of Kauai that are claimed by native Hawaiians.“Upon reflection, I regret that I did not […]