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US bars Syrian White Helmets cinematographer from attending Oscars

ISTANBUL: The United States has barred a Syrian cinematographer who worked on an Oscar-nominated documentary from entering the country to attend the Academy Awards ceremony. Khaled Khatib, 21, was granted a US visa and was scheduled to depart from the Turkish city Istanbul on Saturday before US officials reportedly discovered "derogatory information" about him. US Department of Homeland Security at the last minute blocked Khatib from traveling to Los Angeles, saying he now needed a new passport waiver. Derogatory…