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Chicago-based group brings smiles to deaf Syrian children

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Bar Elias, Mar 21 (AP)- Six-year-old Aya al-Souqi, a Syrian refugee, held the camera phone up to her gaze and listened to hear her mother.
"I hear you!" she exclaimed.
It was only the second time she'd spoken to her mother in Beeskow, Germany since getting fitted with a hearing aid by a Chicago-based charity to treat an invisible wound of the Syrian war.
Aya, timid and diminutive, was a little over a year old in 2012 when a rocket struck her family's house in the Eastern Ghouta countryside...
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UN chief calls for Haiti peacekeeping mission to end Oct. 15

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United Nations, Mar 21 (AP)- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti wrap up with the departure of all 2,370 military personnel by Oct. 15.
The U.N. chief said a successor smaller peacekeeping operation should be established to continue to...
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FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

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The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news...
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Saudi govt grants 90-day amnesty to illegal migrants

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Online Desk : Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has launched a 90-day amnesty campaign for foreign workers in violation of residency and labour laws.

The amnesty, which comes into effect from March 29, is designed to allow those with expired residency permits or who have switched jobs illegally...
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Trump, Merkel try to sidestep differences in first meeting 6/c

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President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences in a meeting at the White House Friday, but their first public appearance was punctuated by some awkward moments.
During a photo op in the Oval Office, the two did not shake hands before reporters...
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