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
Trump inauguration protest: We didnt start the fire

Trump inauguration protest: We didnt start the fire

A supporter of President Donald Trump had her hair set alight during a confrontation with Trump protesters in Washington on 20 January, Inauguration Day.Video of the incident shows a group of mainly female protesters arguing with a small group of apparent Trump supporters. A girl wearing a blue Trump cap moves in front of the protesters, apparently to pose for a photograph. A hand can be seen stretching between the front row of protesters towards the girl’s back. Seconds afterwards smokes and flames can be seen rising from her hair before a man pats out the fire. Storyful cannot confirm the identity of the person responsible for starting the fire.The author of this video, who said he “just so happened to catch this on video”, wrote on Facebook on 23 January that police had filed charges but had not found the suspect. Buzzfeed reported that Becky O’Neil from Arlington, Virginia, filed a police report, saying her daughter’s hair was set alight during the incident but she was not injured. Jan 26, 2017