Global backlash grows against Trump’s immigration order

BAGHDAD/CAIRO A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs gathered strength on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticized the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump’s order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily ban travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries.

Duterte slams building of ‘permanent’ US weapon depot in Philippines, threatens to tear up treaty

TrendsViral Duterte alleged that the Trump administration was moving arsenal into three provinces of the Philippines intending to store it there permanently. During an impassioned televised news conference Sunday, Duterte said, “They’re unloading arms in the Philippines now .

#DeleteUber: Twitteratti wrath is swift as Uber drivers ‘break’ JFK taxi strike

TrendsViral The New York Taxi Alliance announced a one-hour work stoppage at JFK airport Saturday evening as protesters called for immigrants, detained on the back of Trump’s executive order banning US entry to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, to be released.

Kurdish militia tortured children to extract ISIS confessions – HRW

“KRG authorities should ensure the wellbeing of children captured after living under ISIS and not mistreat them,” Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at HRW said. “The brutal abuse of children produces false confessions, can cause lifelong suffering, and blurs the moral line between ISIS and its foes.

Fire breaks out in former school turned refugee center in Berlin (VIDEO)

The fire broke out on the second floor of the building located in the Kreuzberg district in central Berlin early morning on Sunday, local media reported. The local fire department received the distress call about 06:50 (local time) (05:50 GMT), according to the Berliner Morgenpost.