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Suicide among US war veterans highest in west, rural areas: New report

NEW MEXICO (Web Desk) Newly released US government data shows suicide rate among military veterans as considerably higher in western and rural parts of the country, further indicating that female and older veterans are at higher risk and that social isolation, gun ownership and limited access to health care are …

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White House rejects reports about US staying in Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The administration of US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed its decision to pull out of a global pact to fight climate change known as the Paris Climate Agreement, rejecting reports suggesting Washington was reversing course.The White House announcement, which would deepen a rift with American allies, came …

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Rouhani heads to New York for ‘very important’ talks

NEW YORK (Web Desk) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is in the interests of the regional and global peace and stability.Rouhani made the remarks in Tehran on Sunday, before leaving for New York to attend the 72nd …

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Justice Department to limit Obama-era program that oversees police violence

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US Justice Department has announced that it is rolling back a program created by the administration of former President Barack Obama to help reform police departments after controversial incidents such as police-involved fatal shootings.The department said Friday it’s making significant changes to the Collaborative Reform Initiative …

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US drone kills three ‘terrorists’ in Kurram Agency

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) A US drone killed three suspected militants in an attack on a compound in Kurram Agency on Friday, officials said, in the first strike since President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on Pakistan.Officials said the strike took place in remote Ghuz Ghari village in Kurram agency, …

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Pakistan’s water talks with India under way in Washington

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Pakistan and India concluded the first day of their two-day talks on Thursday on a long-standing water dispute maintaining a spirit of goodwill demonstrated in the last round.The talks are held at the World Bank headquarters, as the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty for the distribution of water …

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Trump ‘close’ to a deal with Democrats on ‘dreamer’ immigrants

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was “fairly close” to finalising a deal with Democrats allowing young immigrants to remain in the United States, antagonising anti-immigration Republicans who worry he is violating his own campaign pledges.“Does anybody really want to throw out good,educated and accomplished young …

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Global arms control experts warn Trump against scrapping Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Over 80 prominent international disarmament experts have urged US President Donald Trump to reconsider his possible plans to unravel Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with six world powers, including the US.In a Wednesday statement organized by the Arms Control Association, a Washington-based disarmament advocacy group, experts in nuclear …

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