Visit Cairo, US Secretary of State Starts Travel to the 5 Middle Eastern Countries

IOC leaders will travel to North Korea

International Olympic Leader Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee or the IOC said in a statement Monday.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Bach had been invited by North Korea in talks between the two IOC-brokered Koreans, as the North confirmed its participation in the Games.

The visit was approved as part of an agreement for North Korea to participate in the Olympics, Adams said, although the date has not been set.

, Bach denied concerns that North Korea had attempted to "hijack" the Winter Olympics for political purposes.

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When speaking to reporters on Monday (12/2), Bach said he views the participation of North Korea purely in the field of sports and I OC has affirmed it, despite the ongoing and intense diplomacy between the two Koreas in the opening days of the Olympics.

US Vice President Mike Pence says North Korea is trying to hijack the message and image of the Olympics

South Korean President Moon Jae -in entertains two men from the highest officials of North Korea at the opening ceremony, including the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Through her sister, Kim Jong-un invites Moon for talks in Pyongyang, which paved the way for the first meeting of Korean leaders in over 10 years. [gp]

In Washington, Ban Trump Travel Removed Court

A federal judge in Washington state revoked part of the administration policy issued by US President Donald Trump. The policy in question is the travel ban ( travel ban ) that limits the refugees of some major Muslim countries to enter the United States.

Reported by CNN, the decision was issued on Saturday (23/12), Judge James Robart of the District West Washington granted the lawsuit of two groups who argued the ban prevented some foreign nationals from reuniting with family members already in the US

"We are very pleased that families will have a chance to reunite and the refugees who have suffered so much will have "said Rabi Will Berkovitz, chief executive officer of Jewish Family Service of Seattle, on Sunday (24/12/2017).

Berkovitz is one of the parties who filed a lawsuit.

"As we celebrate this moment, we remember our ancestors who did not have anyone standing with them or for them," he continued.

A number of refugees who were involved in the lawsuit were from Iraq, while others came from Egypt and from Somalia.

The plaintiff believes a memo accompanying Trump's latest immigration ban includes guidance to counter the arrival of refugees from 11 countries. Government lawyers refused to name the countries in court, the judge said, but said they risked triggering national security disturbances.

In another case, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) group represents a man who is a Somali citizen and his family.

Plaintiffs contend that a memo accompanying the latest travel ban includes directives to prevent the entry of refugees who are citizens of 11 countries. Government lawyers refused the court to name the countries, the judge wrote, but said that they pose a high risk to national security.

Previously, travel bans for foreign nationals have been denied three times by US courts. This refusal because the Trump command is considered unwarranted.

The previous refusal was decided Judge Derrick Watson in the Hawaii State Court, Honolulu City. In his verdict, Watson considered Trump's order to ban Iranian, Libyan, Syrian, Yemeni, Somali, Chadian, North Korean, and Venezuelan officials unreasonable.

(jbr / asp)