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Trump presents new opportunity to engage with US: Musharraf

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Former president Pervez Musharraf urged Pakistan on Thursday to engage with the Trump administration as the change in Washington presents Islamabad with an opportunity to improve its relations with the United States. Addressing the launching ceremony of a report on US-Pakistan relations, Mr Musharraf noted that the …

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FBI releases unseen photos of 9/11 attacks 16 years later

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released hitherto-unseen photos which show the aftermath of 9/11 attacks.Some of the photos also show the parts of the American Airlines Flight 77 which had crashed into the building killing all 59 people on-board, including the five hijackers. The 9/11 attacks …

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Trump to name and shame trade ‘cheats’

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) President Donald Trump will order staff Friday to pinpoint countries and goods responsible for America’s nearly $50 billion trade deficit, in a protectionist warning shot to trade partners like China.Top administration officials said Trump will issue a pair of executive orders aimed at rooting out the causes and …

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UN to kick off talks on global nuclear weapons ban

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) More than 100 countries are set to launch the first UN talks on a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday over objections from the major nuclear powers.Some 123 UN members announced in October that they would launch the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding nuclear ban treaty, …

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Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle

WASHINGTON DC: (Web Desk) Donald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party’s ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in a way that may signal bruising battles ahead over taxes and spending. In a Twitter …

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Trump forced to withdraw healthcare bill in humiliating loss

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) In a humiliating setback, US President Donald Trump and Republican leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor on Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans vote on the …

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Public schools in Boston introduce a more accurate world map

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) The maps we are currently taught in schools grossly distort the landmasses of the world.The world maps portray North America as larger than Africa (it’s not) and Alaska’s landmass as more than Mexico (also not true).In fact, did you know all of China, India and USA could fit …

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US man pulls gun on hijab-wearing Pakistani mom

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) A Pakistani-origin Muslim woman in Charlotte, North Carolina was allegedly harassed in the parking lot of a local shopping mall on Tuesday by a white man in a pick up truck, The Charlotte Observer reported.The woman, who does not want to disclose her identity, was breastfeeding her …

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Trump and EU in Standoff Over TTIP Win-Win, Win-Lose ‘Game’

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has said the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal between the EU and the US has hit the blocks because US President Donald Trump – who is against the deal – is one of those who treats such deals on an “I …

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