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U.S. Judge Expands Order Blocking Iraqis’ Deportation

By Steve Friess DETROIT, June 27 – A federal judge late on Monday halted the deportation of all Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps this month across the United States until at least July 10, expanding a stay he imposed last week that initially only protected 114 detainees from the Detroit area. U.S. District Judge

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Americans Lament Cuba Becoming “Forbidden Island” Again

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, June 18 – American travelers who long to swill a cocktail at Havana’s legendary Sloppy Joe’s bar or dive into the rooftop pool of its newest luxury hotel had their dreams dashed when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy this week. In a setback to the U.S.-Cuban detente

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Qatar Says Fighter Jets Deal Shows Deep U.S. Support

By Tom Finn DOHA, June 15 – A $12 billion deal to buy Boeing F-15 U.S. fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had not hurt the U.S. relationship with Doha. Qatar is facing a severe economic and

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Qatar Signs $12 bln Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from U.S.

June 14 – Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion. The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and representatives from Qatar

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U.S. Tells U.N. Rights Forum to Remove “Chronic Anti-Israel Bias”

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 6 – The Trump administration gave formal notice on Tuesday that it is reviewing its participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council and called for reforming the body to eliminate what it called its “chronic anti-Israel bias”. “The United States is looking carefully at this Council and our participation in

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Descendants of Saudi Wahhabism Founder Distance Themselves from Qatar

DUBAI, May 28 – Descendents of the founding father of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi brand of Islam have sought to distance themselves from Qatar’s ruling family, according to a statement published on Sunday, in a further sign of a rift among Gulf Arab states. In the front-page statement, Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper said that 200 descendents

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Student Named ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’

A highschool teacher in Texas named Lizeth Villanueva, an honors student for the last two years,¬†“most likely to become a terrorist award” on Tuesday, May 23. The award was part of a joke, as a mock end-of-the-year awards ceremony at¬†Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Texas, near Houston, where a group of teachers handed out

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Two Men Stabbed to Death on Oregon Train Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 27 – A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian

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