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The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

Feb. 21, 2019 12:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The lawyer for an Alabama woman denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria says he has...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

Feb. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

Feb. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour. The 66-year-old said from the United States on Wednesday that the Australian government had "insulted every...

APNewsBreak: New guidance on handling child bride petitions

Feb. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses to the U.S. after data showed thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides had been approved. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it was updating...

India monitoring detention of students in US university case

Feb. 3, 2019 5:14 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said it is closely monitoring the detention of several Indian students in the U.S. and has urged authorities there to not deport them against their will. Indian news reports say as many as 129 Indians were among those detained Jan. 30 by U.S. immigration authorities in connection...

Ghana denies noncooperation with US over deportations

Feb. 2, 2019 9:09 AM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's foreign ministry is denying United States allegations of noncooperation in taking back thousands of its deported nationals, which has led to visa restrictions. A statement late Friday by the West African nation notes the restrictions "with concern and disappointment." The U.S....

Immigrant activist returns to Mexico after overstaying visa

Feb. 1, 2019 11:20 AM EST

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts immigrant rights activist detained after he was found to have overstayed his visa has voluntarily agreed to leave the country. The Pioneer Valley Workers Center in Northampton says Eduardo Samaniego is returning to his native Mexico Friday where he will continue to...

Pakistan to ease restrictions on visas to promote tourism

Jan. 25, 2019 7:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has announced plans to ease visa restrictions for tourists from 90 countries, including the U.S. and Europe, in a bid to revive its tourism sector, decimated by years of negligence and problems with militants. Cabinet minister Fahmida Mirza announces the plans on Friday in...

Macron ex-security aide: Diplomatic passports given back

Jan. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, told a Senate commission Monday that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later. Alexandre Benalla said the...

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

Jan. 16, 2019 8:40 PM EST

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (AP) — More than 1,700 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Over 1,700 migrants passed through the Agua Caliente border crossing under the...