WASHINGTON DC: Trump administration has asked the United States Supreme Court to permit its latest travel ban to take full force here yesterday (20th of November, 2017).
It is pertinent to mention here that a Federal Appeals Court ruling last week had permitted President Donald Trump’s latest version of the ban to take effect partly.
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals permitted the administration to ban people from six (mostly Muslim populated) countries unless they have a relationship with someone in the US.
Last month, a federal judge in Hawaii had congested most of Trump’s third travel ban just before it was due to take effect.
A judge in Maryland distinctly blocked it to a lesser degree, saying “Trump could block people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen as long as they did not have “bona fide” relationships with people or organizations already in the US”.
The travel ban also pertains to travelers from North Korea and to some Venezuelan government officials and their families, but the lawsuits did not challenge those restrictions.
Preventing the president from enforcing the government’s application it was held: “His national-security and foreign-relations judgment will cause ongoing irreparable harm to the government and the public, especially by requiring the executive to disregard the identified inadequacies and by undermining the proclamation’s goal of inducing cooperation by other nations.”
Kosovo’s opposition leaders release tear gas inside parliament to prevent voting!
PRISTINA: In an attempt to block a vote, opposition leaders (belonging to Levizja Vetvendosje) went to the extent of releasing three teargas shells inside the Parliament here yesterday (Wednesday 21st of March).
According to sources tear gas canisters were set off in order to prevent the ratification of a border agreement with Montenegro, a key condition for Kosovo citizens to enter European Union sans visa.
Speaker Kadri Veseli held that the agreement would be approved despite manifestation of violence by ‘a small opposition party’ that forced over a hundred lawmakers leave the parliament: “We will not give up to violence and populism. This approval will serve to reinforce the sovereignty of our country and will unblock our path towards European Integration.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the opposition says that the deal will cause Kosovo to lose 20,000 acres of territory to Montenegro.
— Vincent Triest (@VincentTriest) March 21, 2018
Syria Turmoil: Airstrikes kill 17 while rebel rocket attack claims 27 lives
DAMASCUS: 15 children and two women, who had taken shelter in an underground school in the Eastern Ghouta, had lost lives due to airstrikes on Tuesday 20th of March.
Whereas, 29 people lost lives when rebel rocket fire on a market in Jaramana – a Damascus suburb. Twenty-three people were also wounded in the attack by the militants.
It is pertinent to mention here that since 18th of February the Syrian regime forces have been attacking the opposition forces outside the capital that has resulted into death of 1400 people. Meanwhile, 50,000 people too fled the siege in the last seven days.
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Russian Presidential Election: 65-year-old Putin set to win 4th term beating 7 pygmies!
MOSCOW: Looking at the presidential election results it is quite plain that Putin will win his fourth term. Though there were seven others running or the top slot, interestingly, here it is said that no matter who you vote it will go to Putin! Generally people are reckoning the practice as a formality and not an exercise in democracy.
It is pertinent to mention here that since 1999 Putin has remained at the helm of affairs either as the PM or the President of Russia.