World Chad Trump Travel Ban President Donald Trump's administration has removed Chad from the list of countries whose citizens are banned from traveling to the United States. The decision on Tuesday (April 10) was made almost exactly a month after former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the country as part of his five-nation trip to Africa in March. "Chad has improved its identity-management and information sharing practices sufficiently to meet the baseline security standard of the United States," read a White House statement announcing the change. The central African country was seen as the odd one out on the list of countries featured in the September version of Trump's travel ban. Unlike the seven others that were blacklisted—Iran, Lybia, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela—Chad has a long history of cooperation with the U.S. on counterterrorism issues. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful … [Read more...] about Why Did Trump Remove Chad From the Travel Ban List?
ARLINGTON, Texas — You don’t mess with a Texan, especially when he gets ticked off. The Rangers discovered that Friday night when Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis, the Lubbock native who played at Texas Tech, rebounded from a truly awful first inning to play a key part in Colorado’s 9-5 victory at Globe Life Park. The Rockies, now 23-16 on the road, were in dire need of a victory, having lost two of three at Philadelphia and 10 of their last 13 coming in. It helped that the Rockies’ offense, spearheaded by a two-homer night by former Ranger Ian Desmond, ripped Texas for 13 hits. Desmond became the first Rockies player to ever homer twice at Texas and the first Colorado hitter with a multi-homer Interleague road game since Charlie Blackmon at Yankee Stadium in 2016. Important, too, was the performance by the bullpen. Harrison Musgrave, Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis combined to pitch 3 ⅓ scoreless innings. Ottavino, back from the disabled list and … [Read more...] about Rockies’ Chad Bettis, a Texas native, rebounds from awful first to get the win
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Breitbart’s senior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein called out some on the left in Israel for criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for opening diplomatic relations with Chad despite the Muslim-majority African nation’s poor human rights track record. Klein argued that ties with Chad are in Israel’s national security interests, and panned leftist critics for evidencing a seeming double-standard, since the left in Israel strongly advocates for a Palestinian Authority-led state despite the PA’s long track record of similar human rights abuses.Klein made the comments during a segment on i24NEWS’s Spin Room program, hosted by Ami Kaufman (video above). Kaufman reported that some critics of Netanyahu noted Chad’s dismal record on human rights, reading a list that included: Violence against women and children. Arbitrary killings, arrests and detentions by security forces, including the use of torture. Restrictions on … [Read more...] about Watch: Aaron Klein Calls Out Leftist Hypocrisy over Israeli Ties with Chad
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has departed for the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations. Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed what he called a “historic and important breakthrough” with the Muslim-majority country that borders Libya and Sudan. Chad’s President Idriss Deby visited Jerusalem in November.Netanyahu has made great efforts to extend Israeli diplomacy to Africa and has visited the continent several times in recent years. It’s part of an overall policy of seeking allies among developing countries that have historically sided with the Palestinians at the U.N. and other international forums. Netanyahu says this outreach “causes outrage in Iran and among the Palestinians.” Chad broke off relations with Israel in 1972. It plays a key role in combatting jihadi groups in the Sahara. … [Read more...] about Netanyahu Heads to Chad to Restore Relations