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Thousands across US protest against Trump’s treatment of migrants

WASHUNGTON: Thousands of protesters have staged rallies across the United States to protest the immigration policies of President Donald Trump’s administration and its plan for mass arrests of undocumented migrants around the country. Hundreds of protesters marched in Washington near the White House on Friday, protesting the inhumane conditions in …

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Pakistan joins US, Russia and China call for Afghan ceasefire

WASHINGTON: Pakistan joined the United States, Russia and China at a consultation meeting in Beijing on Friday and agreed to continue joint efforts for realizing a political settlement in Afghanistan to bring peace and stability to the region. “China, Russia and the United States welcomed Pakistan joining the consultation and …

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Risks aside, Trump’s team sees China trade stance as strength in 2020

WASHINGTON: As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump’s advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 election, despite making concessions and having no deal in sight. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in Japan last …

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Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia festival after backlash

NEW YORK: Rapper Nicki Minaj has cancelled a scheduled performance in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBT community. Her headline billing at the festival in Jeddah triggered an outcry from critics of the country’s human rights record. Others questioned how her …

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US State Department unaware about PM Imran Khan’s visit

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has expressed ignorance about the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan this month, ARY News reported on Wednesday. “The White House would be reached for confirmation of the visit”, said State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, while addressing a press briefing here today. The spokesperson said …

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US approves $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan amid tensions with China

WASHINGTON: The US has approved sale of $2.2 billion worth of arms to Taiwan, including 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, in the wake of Washington- Beijing trade tensions. The sale serves “US national, economic, and security interests by supporting” Taiwan’s “continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a …

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Muslims boycott Hajj over Saudi crown prince’s policies: Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies have prompted large groups of Muslims across the world to boycott this year’s Hajj ceremony, a new report suggests, citing concerns that Riyadh may use the revenues from the pilgrimage to pursue the young prince’s destructive foreign policies, including his deadly …

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