Tag Archives: families

Turkey targets foster families in post-coup crackdown – official

ANKARA: Turkish authorities are investigating foster families for suspected ties to a failed coup and may remove children from homes if their guardians are found to be supporters of the putsch, a government official said on Monday. The government has so far detained or dismissed 125,000 people over alleged links to the network of Fethullah… Read More »

Gulf states condemn law letting 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: The Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday condemned a law passed by the United States Congress last week that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the kingdom’s government for damages. The head of the six-nation GCC said the law was “contrary to the foundations and principles… Read More »

German minister sees aid for families as key 2017 election issue

BERLIN: Germany’s Social Democrats say they will make aid for families a central issue in next year’s election if Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives block their proposals for higher children’s allowances and subsidies for working parents. Family minister Manuela Schwesig, a Social Democrat, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper she was continuing to push for 1… Read More »