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Washington – Trump Promises Changes To H1-B Visas, Including Potential Citizenship

January 11, 2019 at 08:51 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday said he is planning changes to H-1B visas, which are issued temporarily to highly educated immigrants so they can work in specialty occupations, that would create simplicity, certainty and a possibility that the workers could become U.S. citizens. "H1-B [sic] holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will...

Forth Worth TX – Local Texas GOP Rejects Outing Vice Chair Over His Muslim Faith

January 11, 2019 at 08:31 AM
Forth Worth, TX - Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas voted Thursday to keep a Muslim doctor as their party vice chairman following infighting over some members' claims about his beliefs. The executive committee of the Tarrant County Republican Party voted 139-49 to reject the effort to purge Shahid Shafi, a surgeon and City Council member in suburban Fort Worth. "This...

Beirut – Lebanon To Complain To UN Over Israel Building Border Wall

January 11, 2019 at 07:57 AM
Beirut - Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says the country's foreign minister has asked Beirut's representative at the U.N. Security Council to file a complaint over Israel's building of a wall along their shared border. The agency quoted on Friday Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil as calling the Israeli move a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war...

Washington – US Official Says Troop Withdrawal From Syria Has Started

January 11, 2019 at 07:30 AM
Washington - The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. started "the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria." "Out of concern for operational...

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