(Source)- President Trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the United States and across the globe on Saturday, slamming the border shut for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked for a decade as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio, among countless others.
Around the nation, security officers at major international gateways had new rules to follow, though the application of the order appeared uneven. Humanitarian organizations scrambled to cancel long-planned programs, delivering the bad news to families who were about to travel. Refugees who were on flights when the order was signed were detained at airports.
Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya.
Sorry for using "FAKE NEWS" in my snippet above to get you up to speed. Anyways, I don't know what I expected. I don't know what he is expecting. But, by barring people from entering the Unit…
Okay so I don't know if you've ever had an urge to climb a mountain before. It's kind of a weird urge to get, especially if you've never really done any hiking before (like myself). My cousin and I figured that we could do Mt. Monadnock, a 3,165 foot mountain, without any training or semblance of experience. We thought it would be a good shake up to sitting on the couch all weekend like we usually do while at college, which it ultimately was.
First off, "good" mountains are usually pretty far away. This one was only an hour and a half away from Boston which wasn't too bad of a drive. Mt. Washington and some of the other notable mountains are two or three hours away, which is a total pain in the ass.
But even before this, you should be thinking of what to pack. We learned the hard way that if you're just gonna do a simple one day hike you don't need to pack as if you were going to climb Everest by yourself. The only thing you should really bring i…
The New York Times' ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi is stationed in Eastern Mosul in Iraq. The Iraqi army recently liberated the eastern part of the city, while ISIS maintains its hold on the west. The two armies are currently separated by the Tigris River.
The Iraqi army is driving ISIS out of major cities with the help of the United States, Russia, and other nations. A US-led coalition reportedly killed top ISIS figure Rachid Kassim within the past 72 hours, according to The Pentagon. Things are looking up for--what seems to be--the first time in the fight against the extremist group.
While this is a great step towards the defeat of ISIS, Callimachi is reporting that ISIS is using President Trump's recent ban of seven primarily Muslim nations as firepower.
On February 8th, Callimachi (@rcallimachi) tweeted out to her followers:
8. The resident said ISIS has been openly celebrating the ban. They've even coined a phrase for it: الحظر المبارك Or "The Blessed Ban"