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US student barred from entering Israel over ‘links to BDS’ fights decision in court

Lara Alqasem, a US student of Palestinian descent, spent over a week in a Tel Aviv airport after being denied entry to Israel over alleged support for BDS. Determined to study in Jerusalem, she’s fighting the decision in court. The 22-year-old student had her second appeal hearing on Thursday, but the court is yet to announce its final ruling. Alqasem, ...

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Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill

LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student. After a spate of school shootings earlier this year inspired copycat threats at Virginia middle schools, area school districts began scheduling “lockdown drills” to ...

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Candidates in canceled elections should be barred from running again – LDPR leader

The head of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) says candidates in regional elections that have been canceled over violations should be legally barred from running again. LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky made the proposal soon after the elections commission in the Primorsky Region of Russia’s Far East ordered the results of the recent gubernatorial election to be annulled due to ...

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‘We were about to die’: E. Ghouta civilians say militants used them as human shields & barred escape

Civilians fleeing the fighting in Eastern Ghouta in their thousands through humanitarian corridors say the militants controlling the area used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving their homes. “They fired at us, they did not want us to flee at all, they fired at the car wheels so that we could not flee… There was no flour, ...

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Foreigners suspected of aiding terrorists set to be barred from entering Russia

Any foreigner suspected of aiding terrorist or extremist groups will be banned from entering Russia, according to a new bill prepared by lawmakers representing parliamentary majority party United Russia. Read more The draft amends the existing Russian law on entering and exiting the country that lists five reasons that could lead to an entry ban for a foreigner. These are: ...

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Shattered dreams of Viktor Ahn: Most decorated short tracker barred from competing on home soil

The world’s most decorated short track speed skater, Viktor Ahn, has been barred from competing at the Winter Olympics, which is hosted by his country of birth, as the IOC refused to invite him. Six-time Olympic champion Viktor Ahn competed for his native country under the name Ahn Hyun-soo until a disagreement with the Korean Skating Union (KSU). The dispute ...

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5 Russian Olympic medal contenders who might be barred from 2018 Games

With less than three weeks until the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the Russian squad – already shattered by the unprecedented banning row – may lose its leading athletes who haven’t been approved to compete in South Korea. Following the Russian Olympic ban imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 as a result of doping allegations, the right ...

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BDS blacklist: Israel publishes activist groups barred from entry

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:09 Israel has released it so-called BDS blacklist – organizations whose activists will be refused entry to the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The names of the 20 barred organizations were revealed Sunday by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, reported Haaretz. Previously, the Ministry had refused to ...

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Visa & Mastercard barred access to Russian financial technology

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 12:45 The world’s two most used payment systems – Visa and MasterCard – have been prohibited from Fintech, the Russian center for new financial technology, Vedomosti daily reports. According to the daily, Russian authorities do not want to give foreign companies like Visa and MasterCard access to the latest financial technology in Russia. Read more ...

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Chinese bank barred from operating in US over North Korean links

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 14:36 The United States has excluded China’s Bank of Dandong from its financial system, alleging it had helped North Korea evade economic sanctions and launder funds. Read more “The US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a final rule under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act that severs Bank ...

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