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International students pursuing post graduate studies in the sciences and engineering have expressed great concerns after U.S President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking a review of the U.S.  Visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country. Traditionally, an international student with an advanced degree in science or engineering needs to get sponsorship and an H-1B visa from a U.S. company in order to work and live in the U.S.

 

NEW YORKERS TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

28 June 2017
 NEW YORKERS TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Tourists and locals in New York’s Time Square a trip back in time, courtesy of repurposed phone booths outfitted with oral histories from the city's storied immigrant population. This was the brainchild of Afghan American artist Aman Mojadid who int...

SYRIAN CONFLICT BECOMING COMPLEX

28 June 2017
SYRIAN CONFLICT BECOMING COMPLEX

Despite concerted efforts by the United Nations to solve the Syrian conflict, the situation on the ground has become increasingly complex over the last few months. According to Tarek Alabed, A Political Analyst, the involvement of the United States...

YEMEN CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

28 June 2017
 YEMEN CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

The World Health Organisation says the cholera outbreak in Yemen has affected more than 200 000 people in just two months. Two years into a devastating civil war, Yemen is a perfect breeding ground for the disease, which spreads by faeces getting in...

PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

28 June 2017
PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

The Social Enterprise Project in the Jerash Refugee camp in Jordan gives a lifeline to the women of the camp, providing them with a steady income and empowering them in their communities. The SEP, founded by Italian investment banker Roberta Ventura...

OR TAMBO CRIMINAL SYNDICATE

28 June 2017
 OR TAMBO CRIMINAL SYNDICATE

Management at OR Tambo International Airport say they are working on identifying staff members who are allegedly involved in assisting criminals in syndicates. This comes as numerous people have reported being followed from the airport and being rob...

GUPTA NATURALISATION

28 June 2017
GUPTA NATURALISATION

Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni says that the department did not intend to withhold information from Parliament when it failed to inform it of a decision to grant Gupta family members early naturalisation. Apleni briefed the Home Affair...

EID-UL-FITR

27 June 2017
 EID-UL-FITR

People evacuated from five London tower blocks over fire safety concerns marked Eid at a community centre in Camden. While Eid-al-Fitr is meant to be a joyous occasion at the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, thousands of residents were forced t...

@ALABEDBANA

27 June 2017
 @ALABEDBANA

An eight-year-old Syrian girl who drew global attention with her Twitter updates from besieged Aleppo was named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time Magazine. Helped by her mother Fatemah, who manages the @AlabedBana Twitter ac...

SURPRISE SKELETAL RECOVERY IN BRAZIL

27 June 2017
 SURPRISE SKELETAL RECOVERY IN BRAZIL

Archaeologists working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have discovered what they say is evidence to prove that women were also taken to the Americas to work on the plantations as slaves. The skeleton is believed to be 200 years old and is of a 20-year-old...

NEW CHAMPIONS CONFERENCE BEGINS IN CHINA

27 June 2017
 NEW CHAMPIONS CONFERENCE BEGINS IN CHINA

The 11th Annual Meeting of the “New Champions”, also known as Summer Davos opened in the Chinese port city of Dalian. The three—day conference, themed “ACHIEVING INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION”, will focus on how technology and...

US IMMIGRANT BAN

27 June 2017
 US IMMIGRANT BAN

The Head of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants Project, Omar Jadwat has condemned the decision by the U.S Supreme Court to allow a temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim Nations. This ruling also bans refugees from countries that hav...

BIRD FLU OUTBREAK

27 June 2017
 BIRD FLU OUTBREAK

The Agriculture Department says it’s working to make sure that the outbreak of bird flu doesn’t spread to other areas in South Africa. The department has confirmed a second case of avian flu in Mpumalanga, this time in Standerton. A nationwide ban o...

AHMED TIMOL INQUEST

27 June 2017
 AHMED TIMOL INQUEST

The family of late anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol says the inquest into the anti-apartheid activist’s death has started on the right track. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) reopened the case into Timol's death and the High Court in Joha...

ASYLUM SEEKERS WIN $53 MILLION

14 June 2017
ASYLUM SEEKERS WIN $53 MILLION

Nearly 2 000 asylum seekers held in a remote detention Centre in Papua New Guinea for more than two years will receive A$70 million ($53 million) in compensation after the Australian government agreed to settle their court case. The camp is one of t...

SAUDI READY TO PROVIDE AID TO QATAR

14 June 2017
SAUDI READY TO PROVIDE AID TO QATAR

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-JUBEIR says his country was ready to provide food and medical aid to Qatar if needed. Al-Jubeir’s remarks come a week after Riyadh and other Arab capitals cut ties with their Gulf neighbour accusing it of des...

CLOSURE OF SAUDI-QATAR BORDER DIVIDES FAMILIES

14 June 2017
CLOSURE OF SAUDI-QATAR BORDER DIVIDES FAMILIES

Qatari Authorities say the closure of Qatar’s normally bustling land border with Saudi Arabia is affecting citizens of both countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago...

IRAQI ARMY CAPTURES DISTRICT NEAR MOSUL

14 June 2017
IRAQI ARMY CAPTURES DISTRICT NEAR MOSUL

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have evacuated civilians from the Zanjili district in western Mosul amid fierce fighting. The Iraqi forces are engaged in battles with Islamic State fighters holed upon in Mosul’s Old City. With the capture of Zanjili distri...

RESIDENTS DESCRIBE LONDON BUILDING FIRE

14 June 2017
RESIDENTS DESCRIBE LONDON BUILDING FIRE

Firefighters are battling to put out a freak fire that broke out just after last night on the second floor of a block of flats in West London. Authoirities have blamed an electrical fault for the blaze that has left one person dead and injured a num...

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY UNDER SPOTLIGHT

14 June 2017
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY UNDER SPOTLIGHT

South Africa’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into three drug companies accused of over-charging for cancer medicines, the agency’s chief said on Tuesday. Tembinkosi Bonakele, head of the Competition Commission, said the agency w...

SAIF-AL-ISLAM GADDAFI FREED AFTER 6 YEARS

12 June 2017
 SAIF-AL-ISLAM GADDAFI FREED AFTER 6 YEARS

  The son of deposed Libyan Leader Colonel Muammar GADDAFI has been released by the Abubaker Sadiq Brigade which was holding him in the western town of Zintan since 2011. Saif Islam Gaddafi was released under an amnesty law passed by the p...

QATAR TURNS TO NEW FOOD SUPPLIERS

12 June 2017
 QATAR TURNS TO NEW FOOD SUPPLIERS

  Qatar’s food producers are turning to new importers to fill the gap left as a result of the ongoing diplomatic spat with its neighbours, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar has choked...

RESCUE OF CIVILIANS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN MOSUL

12 June 2017
 RESCUE OF CIVILIANS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN MOSUL

  While the Iraqi armed forces have achieved significant progress to narrow the siege on the old city of Mosul after months of fighting the biggest challenge has remained the rescue of civilians. According to the Iraqi military, the army has li...

U.S.TO LOSE CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP

12 June 2017
U.S.TO LOSE CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP

  Europe, China, and India are likely to take the lead in the fight against climate change together with U.S. cities, states and the private sector, this according to the UN and WWF speaking on the side lines of the G-7 Environment Ministers me...

GUPTA LEAKS

12 June 2017
GUPTA LEAKS

  Cabinet has responded to the so called Gupta Leaks by once again saying that people are innocent until proven guilty. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo also re-iterated that the government is committed to good governance and will play the...