Trump's travel ban omits Saudi Arabia, home to majority of 9/11 attackers
DONALD Trump has said his travel ban is designed to reduce the risk of terror attacks in the US - yet the controversial policy failed to include citizens from countries responsible for some of the greatest atrocities on American soil in recent history.
The president singled out seven countries, including Syria, as part of his travel ban.
The executive order, signed on Friday, put a temporary stop to the US's refugee programme, indefinitely banned Syrian refugees, and suspended all nationals from six other Muslim-majority countries - Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
The action resulted in condemnation around the globe, with a petition proposing to ban Mr Trump's planned state visit to the UK attracting the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a debate in Parliament within hours of being set up.
Protests have been planned around the globe, including in major UK cities on Monday evening, while Hollywood stars hit out at the policy at the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Yet the order does not exclude Saudi Arabia, home to 15 of the 19 terrorists involved in the 9/11 terror attacks, and a country where President Trump has previously identified personal business interests.
The other four were from Egypt, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates - none of which are included in the ban.
Chechnya, where Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were raised before moving to the US, is also exempt from the ban.
The brothers - ethnic Chechens who lived in the Dagestan region of southern Russia before moving to America around a decade before the 2013 attack - killed three people and injured nearly 300 others.