A German court has ruled that the Kuwaiti national airline can legally refuse to seat and fly Israeli passengers. The case dates back to 2016, when an Israeli student flying on Kuwait Airways from Frankfurt to Bangkok was booked with a stop-over in Kuwait City. When the airline realized the passenger had an Israeli passport, they cancelled his ticket before he left Germany.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned what he called "widespread atrocities" against Myanmar's Rohingya minority on Wednesday morning, but stopped short of calling for new sanctions against the government that is committing them. It's the latest sign of the Trump administration's troubling hesitance to press human rights concerns during a pair of high-profile trips through Asia. At least Tillerson, unlike the White House, acknowledged there is a problem to address.
Refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants have traveled from Africa and the Middle East in pursuit of the relatively safer harbors of Europe for decades. Unbearably large numbers of them fail to survive that journey. We now have the best estimate to date of just how many have died in the past 24 years: 33,293, including 5,079 who lost their lives in 2016. Even this number is incomplete, of course, in part because it continues to grow: Nearly 3,000 have perished this year alone.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".