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Woman fired for wearing hijab to work at dental clinic

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- A Muslim woman said she was fired as she refused to remove her hijab at work. On the third day at her new job at the Fair Oaks Dental Care clinic in Viriginia Najaf Khan decided to go into work wearing her head scarf. She claimed her …

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Chicago police chasing and killing back teen

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Authorities in the US city of Chicago have released graphic video of police officers chasing a fleeing car in a violent encounter that led to the shooting death of an African-American teenager. The footage, captured on July 28 from police body and dashboard cameras and released on …

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33 US military personnel contract Zika virus overseas

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The Pentagon says 33 members of the US military, including a pregnant woman, are believed to have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus overseas. Air Force Major Ben Sakrisson, a Pentagon spokesman, made the announcement on Wednesday. One of the military service members was said to be a …

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US to Set Up 5 Military Bases in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk)- The United States is due to set up five military bases in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region as part of a broad security pact signed with the KRG government, a Kurdish source disclosed on Monday. The source disclosed certain paragraphs of the agreement signed between the US Department of …

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White House urges Turkey to exercise restraint, respect laws

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The United States on Monday urged NATO ally Turkey to exercise restraint and respect the rule of law in the aftermath of a failed military coup. Turkey purged its police after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of the weekend coup attempt and there have …

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Fourteen US teenagers shot, injured by 3 peers at California party

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- Fourteen teenagers in the US state of California have been injured as three armed young men open fire at a crowd of 150 teenagers at a house party, police says. The early Saturday morning incident was described by authorities and witnesses as a drive-by shooting in the …

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US carries out first execution in more than two months

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- Georgia executed a prisoner by lethal injection on Friday, the first US execution in more than two months, ending a pause that reflected a decline in capital punishment. John Conner, 60, died at 00:29 (0429 GMT) in Jackson, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta, the state’s …

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US report hints at Saudi involvement in 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The US government has released 28 pages of a congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which show the Saudi government may have had a hand in the attacks. “While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and …

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