Yemen Migrant Boat Attack Kills At Least 31

Yemen Migrant Boat Attack Kills At Least 31

At least 31 people have been killed after a boat carrying Somali refugees was targeted in a helicopter attack off the coast of Yemen, the International Organisation for Migration says. Women and children were among those killed when the vessel was hit near the Bab al-Mandeb strait, the IOM said. Images from the scene showed […]

Trump Travel Ban: US Judge Blocks New Executive Order

Trump Travel Ban: US Judge Blocks New Executive Order

A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin at midnight on Thursday. US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling as “unprecedented judicial overreach”. The […]

Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

Pope Francis has stirred Catholics around the world with his relatively open comments on homosexuality, abortions and climate change, but his latest statement hints he may be looking at moving the Church toward loosening one of its most stringent rules. The Pope said in an interview Thursday that he might consider ordaining married men who […]

Trump Signs New Travel Ban Directive

Trump Signs New Travel Ban Directive

President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq – which was covered in the previous seven-nation order – has been removed from the new one after agreeing to additional visa vetting measures. The directive, which includes a 120-day ban on all refugees, […]

Man held Over US Jewish Centre Threats

A man has been arrested for allegedly making threats against Jewish institutions, the FBI said on Friday. Juan Thompson, 31, “allegedly caused havoc, expending hundreds of hours of police and law enforcement resources”, said NYPD Commissioner James P O’Neill. He allegedly made eight threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCC), while claiming to be a former […]

Donald Trump Vows To Deal With North Korea

Donald Trump Vows To Deal With North Korea

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to “deal with” North Korea, calling it “a big, big problem” without mentioning the ballistic missile it test-fired over the weekend or any planned American response. The Pentagon was more pointed in its assessment of the problem. A spokesman said technical advancements in North Korea’s ballistic missile programs, demonstrated […]

Gay Marriage Is Evil, It Has No Place In America, America Belongs To God – President Trump

Gay Marriage Is Evil, It Has No Place In America, America Belongs To God – President Trump

Several social issues disappeared from the WhiteHouse.gov site Friday, including a page dedicated to LGBT rights. A report on the Labor Department’s website on LGBT workers rights was also removed. Advocates for the LGBT community have worried about what a Trump administration would mean for the progress made on equality issues under President Obama. As […]

Trump Says He Will ‘Leave Business’ To Focus On Presidency

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he is to leave his business empire to focus on the presidency and avoid perceived conflicts of interest. Mr Trump gave few details but said he would expand on his plans at a press conference next month. He has previously dismissed concerns over potential conflicts between his businesses and the […]

Two Shot Dead After Leaving NY Mosque

Two Shot Dead After Leaving NY Mosque

An imam and his assistant were shot dead as they walked along a street in the New York borough of Queens. The men were approached from behind by a man who shot them both in the head, a police spokesman said. Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, moved to the city from Bangladesh two years ago, US […]

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