Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued In Boats Off Libyan Coast

Hundreds of migrants, some of them drifting in rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya, were picked up by Spanish and Italian ships on Saturday, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in recent days. Continue reading “Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued In Boats Off Libyan Coast”

Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’

Doha/Paris – Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was possible. Continue reading “Qatar Says It Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift ‘Blockade’”

Terror In London Seems To Confirm Muslims’ Growing Dread

LONDON — In a city on edge over a series of Islamist-inspired attacks, where police keep extensive watchlists and monitor potential militants, terror took a new turn when a van plowed into a group of Muslim worshippers here Monday. Continue reading “Terror In London Seems To Confirm Muslims’ Growing Dread”

‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales

This week is Refugee Week, as part of the events, Ruth Mosalski met with two refugees one who has been in Wales for 30 years, and one who hopes she will be allowed to make this her home. Continue reading “‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales”

Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London’s Finsbury Park

One person arrested after ‘major incident’ in north London, Metropolitan Police say. Continue reading “Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London’s Finsbury Park”

Rescue Ships Pick Up 1,000 Boat Migrants: Italy Coastguard

Humanitarian rescue ships picked up more than 1,000 migrants from nine rubber and wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy’s coastguard said. Continue reading “Rescue Ships Pick Up 1,000 Boat Migrants: Italy Coastguard”

WorldRemit Adds Android Pay As Secure Option For Migrant Remittances

San Francisco – Cross-border money transfer service WorldRemit is enabling its immigrant customer base to send money home using Android Pay, making it the first international remittance firm to run on the Google payments system, the company said on Tuesday. Continue reading “WorldRemit Adds Android Pay As Secure Option For Migrant Remittances”

Theresa May Projected To Lose Her Majority In U.K. Parliament

LONDON — Following a tumultuous, unpredictable snap election, Prime Minister Theresa May, a Conservative, appeared on the verge of losing her overall parliamentary majority, according to a national exit poll released just after voting ended on Thursday night. Continue reading “Theresa May Projected To Lose Her Majority In U.K. Parliament”

Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change

By Michelle Higelin 

Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, which is why they must take the lead role in fighting it, says Michelle Higelin, Interim Director of Actionaid Australia explains. Continue reading “Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change”

Emmanuel Macron Names Édouard Philippe As French Prime Minister

France’s new centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed the conservative mayor of Le Havre, Édouard Philippe, as prime minister. Continue reading “Emmanuel Macron Names Édouard Philippe As French Prime Minister”

Refugee Turned Fintech Chief Aims To Upend A $444 Billion Market

By Edward Robinson

WorldRemit uses mobile money to make inroads in remittances Continue reading “Refugee Turned Fintech Chief Aims To Upend A $444 Billion Market”

Norwegian Detained In Action Against School In Somaliland

Norwegian arrested in Somaliland Continue reading “Norwegian Detained In Action Against School In Somaliland”

French Election Victor Emmanuel Macron’s ‘New Deal’ For Europe Faces Old German Doubts

Germany fears more steps toward a federal Europe could inflame anti-EU populism Continue reading “French Election Victor Emmanuel Macron’s ‘New Deal’ For Europe Faces Old German Doubts”

New Book Offers Look At World’s Unnoticed Countries

What makes a country? What’s to stop you from planting a flag in your own front yard and declaring your home a sovereign nation? Continue reading “New Book Offers Look At World’s Unnoticed Countries”

Muslim Woman From Somaliland Blasts ‘Racist’ UKIP At Chaotic Election Campaign Launch As Protesters Storm The Building

Railing against UKIP’s burqa ban as she was escorted out, the woman shouted: “They are racist and how dare they tell Muslim women what to wear?” Continue reading “Muslim Woman From Somaliland Blasts ‘Racist’ UKIP At Chaotic Election Campaign Launch As Protesters Storm The Building”

An Irish Employee At Stripe Was Denied Entry To The US Because He Went To Somalia

An Irish employee at payments firm Stripe was denied entry to the US last week after visiting Somalia. Continue reading “An Irish Employee At Stripe Was Denied Entry To The US Because He Went To Somalia”

EUCAP Nestor Renamed As EUCAP Somalia – New Website

On March 1st EUCAP Nestor, the European Union Maritime Capacity Building Mission to Somalia, will be renamed “EUCAP Somalia”, the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia. Continue reading “EUCAP Nestor Renamed As EUCAP Somalia – New Website”

Germany Picks Ex-Foreign Minister Steinmeier As President

BERLIN (AP) — A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday to be the country’s new president. Continue reading “Germany Picks Ex-Foreign Minister Steinmeier As President”

WorldRemit Founder: ‘I Lost My Job To Uncover UN Fraud’

Growing up in Somaliland, Ismail Ahmed saw the power of money transfers. He later learned the sector’s potential for corruption Continue reading “WorldRemit Founder: ‘I Lost My Job To Uncover UN Fraud’”

Nimco Ali And Andy Serkis Respond To Donald Trump Visa Ban

When we heard that Donald Trump had signed a ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen travelling to the US, The Londoner thought how dull London would be without such people and got out the Smythson to ring a few old friends.  Continue reading “Nimco Ali And Andy Serkis Respond To Donald Trump Visa Ban”