Iran announced a ban on direct flights to and from Kurdistan on Sunday, while Baghdad asked foreign countries to stop direct oil trading with the Kurdish region and demanded that the KRG hand over control of its global airports and border posts with Iran, Turkey and Syria .
On Saturday, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew in global airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of force after a heated exchange of rhetoric between Trump and Kim over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
In Puerto Rico , more than 3.3 million people-who are also US citizens-are still without power, electricity, cellphone service, and, in many cases, the bare necessities for survival after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island almost a week ago.
The new restrictions will reportedly affect Chad , Iran , Libya, North Korea , Somalia , Syria , Venezuela , and Yemen, according to The Hollywood Reporter . North Korea , Chad , and Venezuela are new to the list. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 10. The refugee ban is set to expire October 24, and it was not immediately clear what impact the new restrictions might have on it.
Chelsea Manning on Monday tweeted this image purporting to show the federal government\'s decision to deny her entry to Canada. Manning is a 29-year-old transgender woman who was known as Bradley Manning when she was convicted in 2013 of leaking the trove of classified material.
Kurdistan oil is at Turkey's mercy and would have nowhere to go if it chose to "close the valves", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday as residents of the Iraqi region went to the polls. "We are committed to our quota in OPEC, with all strength, and Iraq does not accept any accusations against it about not complying with its share", Al-Luaibi said as a press conference in the ministry.