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Travel Ban: Nigeria, African asylum-seekers may bear brunt of proposed restrictions

•Nigeria only African country in top 10 Visa overstay Jude Johnson As the White House mulls new travel restrictions on countries with high visa overstay rates, activists say African asylum-seekers and especially Nigerian citizens may feel the consequences. The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the Trump administration was weighing rules aimed

Iran sanctions: US grants waivers to eight countries, including China, India

Deirdre Shesgreen The Trump administration will allow Japan, China, India and five other countries to escape U.S. sanctions against Iran, even as those nations continue to buy oil from Iran in defiance of the White House’s push to block all such sales. The decision to grant eight exemptions – including to six of Iran's biggest

Trump is strengthening America’s cybersecurity—White House

Editor's note: The White House has in its statement on Thursday, highlighted how President Donald Trump is strengthening the United States (US) Cyber Security architecture, which has come under serious scrutiny since the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.   The full statement: We must protect the American people, the homeland, and

Trump invites Putin to white house to discuss security issues

Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in the autumn amid a fierce backlash over his friendly stance towards Russia. Mr Trump instructed John Bolton, his national security adviser, to make the invitation just days after the two leaders met in Helsinki, where they spent two hours

China Wants Confrontation in the South China Sea

By Gordon G. Chang “China’s goal in the South China Sea appears to be a gradual extension of its sovereignty to a maritime space the size of India.” Last Wednesday, the USS Hopper, an Arleigh Burke–class missile destroyer, sailed within twelve nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal, a few rocks in the northern portion