Family of US citizens held in Iran press for their release

The families of United States citizens detained in Iran are pushing President Joe Biden’s administration to secure their release before talks about returning to a 2015 nuclear deal. Iranian authorities have arrested dozens of dual nationals and foreigners, including several US citizens, in recent years, mostly on espionage charges. Rights groups accuse Iran of trying […]

Family sues Texas power companies for $100m over death of boy, 11

Cristian Pavon’s family says ‘gross negligence’ caused death by ‘hypothermia’, as Texans receive sky-high energy bills. The family of an 11-year-old boy who died during the Texas winter storm and the ensuing blackouts is suing the state’s grid operator and energy company Entergy for $100m as Texans begin to see exorbitant energy bills. Cristian Pavon […]

How To Get Your Family Through An Extreme Weather Event

After days of record-breaking cold and winter storms in Texas that disrupted the electrical grid and froze water lines, millions of people are now being told to boil their water for safety. Other families have no tap water at all. Valerie Contreras, 20, who lives in Austin, Texas, had to take shelter with her infant […]

Harry and Meghan make final split with British royal family

NAIROBI: The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of supporting armed groups that at times have included tens of thousands of fighters.The new report by the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan was a […]

Harry and Meghan to Give Up Official Royal Family Duties

LONDON — Prince Harry has relinquished his honorary military titles and royal patronage appointments, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, cementing the split between him and the royal family that opened up last year when he and his wife, Meghan, announced that they wanted to step back from their official duties. Meghan will also give up […]

Family values: parents and their kids present a positive portrayal of Arab Americans

MANILA: Washington will continue to find ways to strengthen and advance security cooperation with the Philippines, its “oldest” ally in the region, the US State Department has told Arab News. It follows the latest demand by President Rodrigo Duterte for the US to pay more if it wants to maintain the two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) […]

Biden: US will sanction military leaders, family members behind Myanmar coup

LONDON: Vaccinations will reduce the impact of COVID-19 from grave illness to mere “sniffles,” according to an Oxford Vaccine Group expert. Prof. Andrew Pollard told British MPs that he believes the recently introduced vaccines will “have a huge impact on transmission.” Fears have risen in recent days that new variants of COVID-19 might be vaccine […]

Family of detained Australian adviser to Suu Kyi ‘distraught’

Wife of Sean Turnell, who was detained on Saturday following the Myanmar coup, is working with Canberra to secure his release. The relatives of an Australian economic adviser to Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi say they are “distraught” over his detention in the wake of a military coup, as Canberra seeks immediate […]

Family of British car crash victim urges extradition from Turkey

LUCKNOW: Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least three people were killed and 140 were missing.The flood was caused when a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off […]

Opinion | Why the U.S. Needs the Romney Family Plan

But there are two reasons for conservatives who supported the Gingrich-era reforms to give Romney’s plan a hearing. First, some of his plan’s incentives clearly cut in favor of work and marriage, not against. One big reason the old welfare system discouraged work was that its benefits could disappear immediately if a beneficiary found a […]

Lawsuit alleges MBS tried to lure ex-spymaster’s family to harm

Ex-spymaster claims MBS orchestrated plot to lure his family to Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Khashoggi was killed. Lawyers have filed an amended complaint in the US-based lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) containing allegations about attempts to “lure” an ex-spymaster’s family to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and summons for two […]

Family of Man Attacked by Fire Ants at V.A. Facility Before His Death Sues U.S.

The family of a military veteran who died in 2019 after he was bitten all over his body by fire ants while at a Veterans Affairs facility in Atlanta filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against the U.S. government and a pest control company. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Federal District Court in Atlanta, claims […]

Biden Faces Pressure to Make Amends on Family Separation

Among parents hoping that Mr. Biden’s administration will allow them back into the United States is a woman from El Salvador named Xiomara, who was deported without her daughter after they were separated at the border on Mother’s Day in 2018. “I can hardly wait for the day when I will wake up from this […]

‘An Olympic Games to say bye to my tennis family’

Spain’s tennis player was diagnosed with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma and went through chemotherapy. Former world number six female tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro says she dreams of a return to competitive action following cancer treatment and this year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics would be the perfect stage to call time on her career. Spaniard Suarez Navarro […]

Lockerbie bomber’s family lose appeal against his conviction

Al-Megrahi’s family and some relatives of the Scottish victims have always doubted his guilt., and say the truth has yet to come out. The family of Libyan Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only person found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing which killed 270, have failed to overturn his conviction after losing a posthumous appeal […]

Family, friends of Indonesia plane crash passengers await news

North Sumatra, Indonesia – Families and friends of the passengers on Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182 which crashed into the Java Sea soon after takeoff on Saturday have spoken about the deadly incident, saying they still have hope despite the plane’s flight recorders, which record cockpit voice and flight data, being located. Five members of […]

US senator says ‘Antifa scumbags’ menaced family in refuted claim

United States Senator Josh Hawley, a vocal member of a cadre of Republicans who plan to oppose the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, has accused protesters of threatening his wife and newborn daughter at their home near Washington, DC. Hawley claimed the protesters, who gathered in front of his house on Monday night […]

North Korea’s Kim marks New Year with visit to family tomb

The North Korean leader also thanked the people for their support in a letter shared by state media. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked the arrival of 2021 with a handwritten letter to the country’s citizens and a visit the tomb of his father and grandfather, state media reported, but there was no immediate […]

‘Sham’: Family of jailed Saudi activist to appeal sentencing

The family of prominent human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul will appeal her prison sentence but expressed little hope in the Saudi judicial system, calling the trial a “sham” and “politically motivated”. On Monday, a Saudi court sentenced al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison on terrorism-related charges and banned her from leaving the […]

Mali opposition leader Soumaila Cisse dies of coronavirus: Family

Cisse, 71, who was held hostage for six months earlier this year by an armed group, was considered a leading contender in 2022 presidential polls. Soumaila Cisse, Mali’s main opposition leader who was held hostage for six months earlier this year by an armed group and was considered a leading contender in the 2022 presidential […]

Daniel Pearl’s family condemns release of accused in Pakistan

The family hopes men involved in the 2002 killing will remain in jail, calling the court’s decision to release them ‘travesty of justice’. The family of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002, has expressed hope that the men involved in the crime will remain in jail, calling a […]

Family of U.S. Student Jailed for Quarantine Violation Pleads for Her Release

The family of an 18-year-old college student who broke the Cayman Islands’ coronavirus laws on a trip last month has pleaded for her release from prison ahead of a hearing on Tuesday before a panel of judges who will decide whether her appeal can proceed. “She cries, she wants to come home,” the student’s grandmother, […]

Uighur family freed after three years, and reunited in Australia

Chinese authorities banned Sadam Abdusalam’s wife Nadila Wumaier and their son from leaving Xinjiang by confiscating their passports in 2017. An Australian man, who is originally from China’s Muslim Uighur community, was reunited with his family, including a three-year-old son he had never met, after Beijing agreed they could depart Xinjiang. Sadam Abdusalam posted photographs […]

Trump discussed pre-emptive pardons for family: Reports

The president is said to be worried about future investigations of his children and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. US President Donald Trump is looking into granting pardons to his three eldest children, his son-in-law and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the New York Times and other US media have reported. Trump is said to be worried […]