Trump orders extreme vetting measures for refugees and bans Syrians

Trump orders extreme vetting measures for refugees and bans Syrians

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday (27 January) banning Syrian refugees from entering the US until further notice. He has also halted the entry of visitors from six Muslim countries to the US for three months. The order includes a cap of 50,000 refugees in 2017, which is thought to be less than half of the upper limit set by former president Barack Obama. Jan 28, 2017
Boris Johnson says Britain needs to think afresh on Syria

Boris Johnson says Britain needs to think afresh on Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday (January 26) a change of strategy over Syria would present risks and downsides but a fresh approach was needed. The former Mayor of London indicated the UK has changed its approach to Assad. Jan 27, 2017
Newly-elected President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia

Newly-elected President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia

Gambian President Adama Barrow, who was sworn-in in Senegal, has arrived in his home country to take office. An official handover to him was stalled after Yahya Jammeh, who was Gambias president for 22 years, refused to leave office. Jan 27, 2017