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US court rejects bid to reinstate Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US federal appeals court early Sunday rejected a request by the Department of Justice to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban. Trump's administration had lodged the request with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of an appeal against a lower court order temporarily suspending the travel ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries. For now, the travel ban suspension remains in place. Both the State and Homeland Security Departments said Saturday they were resuming normal…

Trump blasts judge who blocked travel ban

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at a court ruling suspending his controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, dismissing it as "ridiculous" and vowing to get it overturned. The order blocking the ban, issued late Friday by Seattle US District Judge James Robart, is valid across the United States, pending a full review of a complaint filed by Washington state's attorney general. The travel restrictions, which went into effect a week ago, have wreaked havoc at airports across…

Muslim world loses faith in US values as Trump visa ban bites

TEHRAN: Families split, a father unable to reach his son’s wedding and officials warning of a “gift to extremists” — President Donald Trump’s visa ban on seven Muslim countries has triggered shock and confusion. “There is mass hysteria among the Iranian-American community — that’s no exaggeration,” said Saam Borhani, an attorney in Los Angeles. He said clients were bombarding him with questions since Trump passed an executive order on Friday, suspending refugee arrivals and imposing tough controls on travellers from…

World’s shock, outrage at Trump’s visa ban

WASHINGTON: Families split, a father unable to reach his son's wedding and officials warning of a "gift to extremists" -- President Donald Trump's visa ban on seven Muslim countries has triggered shock and confusion among those affected. "There is mass hysteria among the Iranian-American community -- that's no exaggeration," said Saam Borhani, an attorney in Los Angeles. He said clients were bombarding him with questions since Trump passed an executive order on Friday, suspending refugee arrivals and imposing tough…