Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Somalia President Sacks Mayor of Mogadishu Pence, King Abdullah Clash over US Recognition of Al-Quds UK Reaffirms Commitment to Palestinian Refugees, Pledges to Fund UNRWA Bahrain Crackdown: Clerics Mistreated as Dozens Detained War on Yemen: New Saudi Massacre Claims at Least Seven Lives in Sa’ada Yemen Crisis: Children Face Worst Diphtheria Outbreak Iranian Army Launches Major Military Drills Yemen Crisis: UN Aid Agency Calls for Nearly $3 Bln in Humanitarian Aid Imam Khamenei: Soft War Based on Lies, Show Faith through Words and in Action Iran Stresses Preserving Syria’s Territorial Integrity #Yemeni Missile Force Launches a Short-range Ballistic Missile on the #Saudi Najran Force Military Base #Syrian Army, Allies Start Storming the Abo Dhhour Military Airbase #Syrian Army, Allies Advance towards the intersection of Om Joura town near the Abu Dhhour Military Airbase 11 Killed, 46 Injured in #Turkey Bus Crash Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah affirms its rejection of the #American arrogance and the #Zionist scheme Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are #Arab regimes that continue to pressure the #Palestinians to accept the little presented to them Sayyed #Nasrallah: One of the major challenges #Iraqi forces are to face is to reject the presence of #US forces Sayyed #Nasrallah to the #Americans: If you want not to return to our region, ask your allies in the region and the world not to support #Daesh Sayyed #Nasrallah: There is no side in #Lebanon that wants to delay or annul the elections Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #Americans under the pretext of #Daesh want to return and stay in #Iraq and the same in #Syria
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » Afghanistan

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
US Visa Denial for Afghan Girl Roboticists Team Overturned
Local Editor

A group of Afghan school girls taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been granted visas to attend it, after their initial applications were denied, US media said.

Afghan Girl Roboticists Team

US President Donald Trump urged authorities to rethink their decision, AP news agency said.

A US travel ban is in place for six Muslim-majority countries, which does not include Afghanistan.

Students from The Gambia also had their visa rejection overturned.

The competition organized by non-profit group First Global will see teams from 164 countries compete in a series of robotic games.

"I am most grateful to the US Government and its State Department for ensuring Afghanistan, as well as Gambia, would be able to join us for this international competition this year," First Global president Joe Sestak said in a statement.

The Afghan team of six teenage high school students are participating in the competition which runs 16-18 July with a ball-sorting robot.

First Global aims to promote Stem subjects [science, technology, engineering and math].

"All 163 teams from 157 countries have gained approval to the United States, including Iran, Sudan, and a team of Syrian refugees," Sestak said. "I could not be more proud."

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

13-07-2017 | 09:06


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top