Tuesday 31 January 2017
January 31, 2017
Groom And Doom: Iranians' Wedding Visit Dashed By U.S. Travel Ban
One Iranian family is just one of many who have been hit hard by U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order barring foreign nationals from seven, mostly Muslim, countries from entering the United States for at least 90 days.
January 30, 2017
Dulles Dispatch: Protesters Greet Travelers With Smiles As Confusion Persists Over U.S. Travel Ban
Travelers filing out of the airport international exit on January 30 were greeted with smiles, signs, and songs on the third day of protests against President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on foreign travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
January 30, 2017
Explainer: Who Is Affected By Trump’s Entry Ban To U.S., And How?
U.S. President Donald Trump last week issued an executive order temporarily banning refugees from all foreign countries and aliens from seven blacklisted, predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Who is affected, and what does it mean for them?
January 29, 2017
Reading The Readouts: A Closer Look At The Trump-Putin Phone Call
For Americans and Russians looking for clues about how relations will shape up under U.S. President Donald Trump, the Kremlin and White House readouts of his first postinauguration phone call with Vladimir Putin had something for everyone -- and not quite enough for anyone.
January 28, 2017
Conservationists Eye Kazakhstan To Give Tiger Second Chance
Plans to reintroduce tigers to Central Asia, using the Amur tiger from Russia, have been a topic of discussion for about a decade. But the idea got a scientific boost earlier this month when a study laid out the options for restoring tigers to the region and identified a "promising site" in Kazakhstan that could support nearly 100 wild tigers within 50 years.
January 26, 2017
Iranians Raise Cry As They Brace For U.S. Immigration Ban
Anticipating an executive order from the White House to temporarily shut off Iranians' access to U.S. visas and other avenues to immigration, Iranians have voiced frustration with being targeted for exclusion alongside citizens from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries where conflicts are raging.
January 25, 2017
German Family Trades 'Sexually Permissive' West For The Wilds Of Siberia
Fed up with refugees in Germany and unwilling to submit their 10 children to sex-education classes in public schools, the Martens family pulled up stakes and moved to a tiny village in Siberia. Although their life there has been trying so far, they are together and confident in the future.
January 24, 2017
Dispute Over St. Petersburg Cathedral Takes Anti-Semitic Turn
Leaders of Russia's Jewish community have accused a top lawmaker of making anti-Semitic remarks when he criticized ongoing protests against the handover of St. Petersburg's iconic St. Isaac's Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church.