With an ageing population and a falling birth rate, the Nordic nation could benefit from refugees or immigrants. Instead, a recent wave of racism is driving many out.
The Iraqi prime minister said Trump appeared more enthusiastic about battling Islamist extremists than Barack Obama’s administration had been.
Rights groups have expressed concern over the mounting civilian death toll, as ISIS fights from homes and densely-populated areas in Mosul.
A US district judge barred the enforcement of the policy to deny US entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum in the country.
Iraqi forces battled ISIS militants in their stronghold of Mosul and took control of the last major road leading west from the city, before bomb blasts ripped through a wedding party near Tikrit, killing more than 20 people.
Trump’s initial order caused chaos at airports and was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits, many that claimed it discriminated against Muslims.
Carried across the desert by her grandsons, under sniper and mortar fire, 90-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah was one of thousands who braved the difficult and dangerous journey out of ISIS’s shrinking stronghold in the west of the city.
A new video released this week purportedly by the ISIS group shows Uighur fighters training in Iraq.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
Several thousand militants are believed to be holed up in the city with nowhere to go, which could lead to a fierce standoff amid a population of 750,000.
The US military estimates that ISIS drew 45,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 nations around the world and is a trans-regional threat.
A Reuters correspondent saw around 200 women and children being transported on buses by federal police to the town of Hammam al-Alil.
Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers.
The US commander in Iraq, army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, says that they will be able to capture Mosul and Raqqa within the next six months.
Trump’s original order which he said was meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries and sparked worldwide protests.
Donald Trump’s executive order triggered chaos at some US and overseas airports, led to international protests, complaints from US businesses and drew more than a dozen legal challenges.
Influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iran backed Nuri-al-Maliki are locked in a tussle to gain enough power before the upcoming elections.
The clashes broke out as the protesters attempted to cross the bridge that links Tahrir Square and the heavily fortified Green Zone.
A soldier said that he wanted citizens to know the price for supporting terrorists while another man thought that everyone’s entitled to a burial.
A slew of protests erupted across the country after details about an acrimonious phone call between Trump and Australian PM regarding refugee settlement emerged.
A Muslim-dominated New Jersey neighbourhood is coming to terms with the shocking immigration imposition by the new US administration.
Morocco’s recent burqa ban highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women’s rights.
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, who were scheduled to leave for the US, are now stranded in Iraq awaiting more news from the US.
Several countries including long-standing US allies like UK and Germany spoke out against Trump’s order calling the measure discriminatory and divisive.
Trump’s supporters have shrugged off concerns about botched execution, damage to foreign relations and legal challenges across the country.
Around 40,000 students who dropped out under the ISIS curriculum, which included lessons in bomb making, will attend 70 schools in the coming weeks.
Only adhering to the dominant western narrative can we say ‘post-truth’ is a recent phenomenon. The Indian scenario suggests the contrary.
Human rights and other groups are now worried that president-elect Donald Trump will conduct drone strikes more aggressively.
The attacks show that even if ISIS loses the Iraqi side of its self-styled caliphate, the threat from the group may not subside.
It was the first time Iraqi troops in the city itself have reached the river which bisects Mosul since the offensive to drive out ISIS was launched in October.
ISIS claimed carrying out the first attack in a statement, saying the bomber had targeted “a gathering of Shi’ites” in Jamila, the other was unclaimed.
Four other attacks on Monday, claimed by ISIS, killed nine more people – bringing the total death toll in the capital over the past three days to over 60.
Police said the blasts went off near car parts shops in Sinak neighbourhood during the morning rush. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Although the militants are vastly outnumbered, they have embedded themselves among Mosul residents, hindering Iraqi forces who are trying to avoid civilian casualties.
Lieutenant General Ali Freiji, who was overseeing army operations said that three fronts began advancing on the city centre at 7 am.
The battle for Mosul, involving 100,000 Iraqi troops, members of the Kurdish security forces and Shi’ite militiamen, is the biggest ground operation in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003.
Jordanian security forces said they killed four “terrorist outlaws” after flushing them out of a castle in the southern city of Karak where they had holed up after a shoot-out that killed nine people.
Until recently, the hardline group used communication apps to chat with members and supporters outside its main areas of control in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
The UN issued a fresh warning on Wednesday about the humanitarian situation in eastern Mosul.
Aid workers have said that a full siege is developing in Mosul and fear that the longer the conflict drags on, the more civilians will suffer.