With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush believes he’s got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.
By Alaine Griffin Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amid growing debate over the country’s immigration policies in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, Connecticut is preparing for a new wave of refugees who will arrive here in 2016. “There’s been overwhelming support recently from churches, mosques, individuals, people calling saying, ‘We want to help […]
By Casey Toner Al.com MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — On the run from a death threat, Ahmed Mohammed won’t look back. And why would he? The 39-year-old Iraqi refugee and his family — Sunni Muslims — have found a home in Mobile, Ala., after they spent four years without a country. Before they fled, Mohammed worked […]
By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Boats carrying more than 500 members of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community washed ashore in western Indonesia on Sunday, with some people in need of medical attention, officials and a nonprofit organization said. They warned that thousands more are believed to be stranded […]
By Elain Kurtenbach and Karin Laub Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto’s purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism. <!–more–> The failure to save Goto raised fears for the life […]
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Sunday he was “speechless’’ after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed and promised to save the other. Shinzo Abe said on NHK TV that the video was likely authentic and offered condolences to the […]
By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military’s U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was breached.
By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Germans freed after being held for six months in the southern Philippines by a militant group that threatened to behead one of them if ransom was not paid were flown to Manila on Saturday under the care of their embassy, a Philippine military spokesman said.
By E.J. Tamara The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Oct. 5 as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California’s governor signed a series of bills on the topic, saying he was not going to wait on Washington.