Travel ban

US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

A US federal appeals court panel on Thursday unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The ruling came in a challenge to Trump’s order filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota. The US Supreme Court will likely determine the[…]

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Saudi and UAE ban citizens from travelling to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have urged their citizens to leave Lebanon or avoid travelling there. The move on Tuesday came after Riyadh halted $4bn in aid to Lebanese security forces in response to “hostile” positions linked to Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah. The Saudi foreign ministry issued[…]

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WHO experts advise against Ebola travel ban

There should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, independent health advisers to the World Health Organisation (WHO) have assessed. Some airlines have stopped flights to affected areas and WHO and other agencies have said on Monday that this[…]

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Top firms urging lifting of ebola travel bans

Eleven top resource-sector executives urged governments to lift travel bans on Ebola-hit countries Monday, saying they “aggravate” the humanitarian crisis. The CEOs of firms operating in west Africa — including ArcelorMittal’s Lakshmi Mittal and Randgold’s Mark Bristow — praised the international response to the epidemic, but said some measures were[…]

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African nations tighten Ebola travel bans

African countries have tightened travel curbs in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organisation (WHO) warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In the West Point slum in Liberia’s capital Monrovia, the scene of violent clashes with the[…]

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