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‘Are you kidding me?’ Kid Rock says no to US Senate run

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Kid Rock says he’s not running for US Senate in Michigan.Kid Rock told SiriusXM host Howard Stern, “Are you kidding me?” during an expletive-laden interview Tuesday.The Detroit-area rocker has been teasing the public for months. At a Sept. 12 concert, Kid Rock was introduced as Michigan’s “next senator” and talked about running for president.According to the Detroit Free Press, Kid Rock said his staff knew there wouldn’t be a run for office. But with all ...

Judge in US blocks deportation of more than 100 Iraqis

Friday, 23 June 2017

A US district court judge in Michigan has temporarily blocked the deportations of more than 100 Iraqi nationals until a decision is reached over who has jurisdiction over the matter, according to court documents filed on Thursday.Judge Mark Goldsmith issued an order staying the removal of the Iraqis convicted of various crimes after they argued they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because of their status as religious minorities, the documents say.The US government has argued that under ...

FBI investigating Michigan airport stabbing as ‘terrorism’

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The FBI said Wednesday it is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at a Michigan airport on Wednesday morning as an “act of terrorism.”The suspect, who is in custody and cooperating with investigators, is a Canadian resident in his 50s named Amor Ftouhi, FBI special agent David Gelios told a news conference.Authorities were conducting joint operations in Canada and the US in the wake of the non-fatal stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, Gelios ...

Meet the American Egyptian who may become the first Muslim US governor

Friday, 3 March 2017

American Egyptian doctor Abdul El-Sayed may be the first Muslim US governor, running in the state of Michigan.Sayed was born and raised in Michigan to immigrants who left Egypt in pursuit of greater opportunity in America.He went on to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and earned a medical degree from Columbia University. He became the youngest health official of a major American city at the age of 30, being responsible for the safety and health of over 670,000 Detroiters.Sayed ...

Jordanian immigrant in Michigan elated over release from detention

Thursday, 2 March 2017

A Jordanian immigrant who resided legally in the United States for 18 years rejoiced on Wednesday at being able to return home after a month in detention that might have ended in his deportation.“I’m happy to be back with my family,” said Yousef Ajin, a 48-year-old Uber driver who was released on Tuesday from a detention center in Battle Creek, Michigan, after a federal judge ruled he could remain in the country despite a criminal record because his wife and four children ...

US Arab Sanders supporters: Some edge toward Clinton, others loath her

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sanders was hugely popular among Arab Americans especially in Michigan’s Dearborn city, which has the highest concentration of Arabs in the US

US Muslim family angry at CNN report implying wife is ‘terrorist’

Sunday, 14 August 2016

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee urges news networks to practice diligence

Suspect held after seven killed in ‘random’ Michigan shootings

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Witnesses said the shooter was a male driving an SUV

Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water

Monday, 18 January 2016

President Barack Obama ordered federal aid for the city of Flint that has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water

Two U.S. states shun Syria refugees in wake of Paris attacks

Monday, 16 November 2015

 Two U.S. states say they will block or suspend a program to resettle Syrian refugees within their borders, citing security concerns after Friday’s wave of deadly assaults in Paris. “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama,” said Robert Bentley, governor of the southern U.S. state. “As your governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that ...

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