Will French citizens be next in line for a Trump travel ban? – The Local

He suggested in his election campaign that in order to keep the US “safe” he would look to tighten the rules around those travelling to the US from France.In July last year Trump suggested the United States could suspend immigration from what he called countries “compromised by terrorism” (including France) until vetting mechanisms were in place.“We have problems in Germany, and we have problems in France” – both countries rocked by fatal attacks claimed by the Isis group.When asked specifically if the proposal would limit immigration from France, he said: “They have been compromised by terrorism.””And you know why? It’s their own fault. Because they allowed people to come into their territory.”While some of those who attacked Paris were from foreign countries, including Iraq and Belgium, several others were French nationals.It appears many French citizens with dual-nationality for countries like Somalia, Iran and others on the list will already be impacted by the ban. Air France said it had blocked some 15 passengers from travelling to the US.

Source: Will French citizens be next in line for a Trump travel ban? – The Local

Merkel steps up criticism of ‘anti-Muslim’ US travel ban – The Local

“The essential and also resolute fight against terrorism in no way justifies general suspicion against people of a specific faith, in this case people of the Muslim faith or people of a certain background,” she told reporters in unprompted remarks about measures enacted by US President Donald Trump.”This approach in my view contradicts the basic tenets of international aid to refugees and international cooperation,” she said ahead of talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.Merkel said her office and the German foreign ministry would do “everything in their power” to clarify the legal situation “in particular for those with dual citizenship” of Germany and the blacklisted countries.She said Germany would “emphatically represent their interests to achieve legal certainty” for those potentially affected by the ban.

Source: Merkel steps up criticism of ‘anti-Muslim’ US travel ban – The Local

Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 4(Jan 23-29)

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Top Headlines

  • US is committed to its military aid to Egypt, Trump tells Sisi
  • Egypt is among countries exempted from Trump’s immigration ban
  • Germany lifts last restriction on tourism flights to South Sinai
  • Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya praised improving ties with Egypt
  • 20 militants, four army personnel were killed in security raids in North Sinai
  • Egypt beats Morocco for the first time in 30 years, to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.

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  • US is committed to its military aid to Egypt,

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