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July 14, 2017 5:36 AM United States hints of deporting more Ghanaians – Minister

Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has hinted that the United States (US) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning to repatriate another batch of Ghanaians. According to her, the Ghana Mission in the US was yet to be provided with the details of the number of deportees to be repatriated by the US authorities 23

July 10, 2017 5:41 AM Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways latest carriers to have US laptop ban lifted

Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways says passengers can take laptops and large electronic devices in the cabin on flights to the United States, the latest Middle East airlines to be exempted from a US ban. Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways join Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airline who each announced last week a lifting of the ban. In March 127

July 8, 2017 3:12 PM Two communities clash in Bolga over Airport site

Two communities in the Upper East region, said to have come from the same ancestral stock, have crossed swords as sites proposed for the construction of the first ever airport in the region keep changing from one community to another. Linked together by a river, the communities, Sherigu and Sumbrungu, had lived in harmony until an old search for a suitable 29

July 3, 2017 11:02 AM A Journey into Ethiopia's Bale Mountains National Park

A road-trip through this unique West African nation reveals an extraordinary cultural mix, and a landscape of powerful beauty. We flew south from Istanbul through the first part of the night, my fiancé, Wen, and I. It was an uncertain time, this past winter — Turkey and Greece rattling sabers, Europe roiling, you know the rest. The waxing moon was a blood-red 72

July 1, 2017 12:22 AM The Latest: Venezuela leader promotes investigated officer

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is promoting an intelligence chief being investigated for human rights abuses to be chief of the nation’s army. Maduro announced that he is promoting Gustavo Gonzalez on Friday, just hours after Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said she was investigating Gonzalez for “grave and systemic human rights violations 30

June 30, 2017 11:47 AM More challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

WASHINGTON -- A scaled-back version of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling, aren't so much an outright ban as a tightening of already-tough 18

June 27, 2017 9:18 AM Queen Elizabeth II to see an increase in official funding

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year. Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the “sovereign grant” will be 82.2 million pounds ($104.8 million) next year — an increase of more than 6 million pounds. The increase is derived from a formula based on the financial performance of the Crown Estate 33

June 20, 2017 1:33 PM Qatar Airways' 'confidence' in Cardiff Airport route

Qatar Airways is confident that its new long-haul service from Cardiff Airport will be ready to launch next year. The airline met Welsh business leaders on Tuesday to outline the benefits of the new route to the capital Doha. Since the new route was announced, sanctions have been placed on Qatar by its Middle East neighbours. "We're operating 90% as normal 17

June 20, 2017 7:44 AM Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes

FLYING OVER THE PERSIAN GULF — Sitting on an airplane from Qatar trying to get home to Dubai, I could only watch frustrated as a scrolling map showed my flight pass overhead of my skyscraper-studded city and continue further east. It’s typically an hour flight between Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, the capital of Qatar, cities that are home to two of the world’s 39

June 16, 2017 8:55 PM Saudi, allies working on list of Qatar 'grievances'

Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir says Gulf nations are drawing up a list of issues with Qatar which they will present to it soon. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Friday that a list of "grievances" involving Qatar was being drawn up and would be presented to Doha shorty. Speaking to journalists in Britain's capital, London, on Friday, Adel al-Jubeir called 38