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Swiss vote on regional ‘burqa ban’, GMOs

GENEVA (Web Desk) A referendum in Switzerland’s northeastern St Gallen region Sunday is expected to usher in a “burqa ban”, making it the second Swiss canton to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.At the same time, voters across Switzerland are being asked to cast their ballots on initiatives aimed …

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Kavanaugh accuser Dr Christine Ford to testify Thursday in Senate

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) California professor Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday morning about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyers said on Sunday.The agreement capped a week of dramatic developments that cast into turmoil US Senate confirmation of …

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Green card clampdown planned for US immigrants on benefits

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US immigrants who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration.Trump came to power pledging to make immigration to the United States more difficult, and reduce the number of people allowed to …

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Back at UN, Trump to herald upturn with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Twelve months on from his explosive debut on the world´s biggest diplomatic stage, Donald Trump returns to the UN General Assembly on Monday to trumpet a turnaround in ties with last year´s number one enemy, North Korea´s Kim Jong Un.But while relations with Kim have improved dramatically, …

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Lodhi says presenting Pak viewpoints to UN part of Qureshi’s ‘heavy agenda’

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, explained Sunday night that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will present Islamabad’s point of view on various global and regional issues, including the Kashmir conflict, when he attends the UN General Assembly’s latest session.Lodhi noted that some 133 …

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US to begin partial construction of Mexico border wall in Texas

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that construction of sections of the controversial border wall between the US and Mexico will begin in state of Texas southwestern city of El Paso.The CBP stated on Friday that the construction work to replace a four-mile section of …

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Abdullah Abdullah denounces Ahvaz terrorist attack

KABUL (Web Desk) He wrote in his tweet, “Terrorist attack in Ahvaz which killed a number of innocent civilians, especially women and children, grieved us.With this crime, terrorist revealed their enmity with regional nations, he said, noting, “I share the Iranian nation and government’s sorrow at this hard juncture.The Afghan …

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US reacts to Ahvaz terror attack, stopping short of denunciation

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) This is the first US reaction to the terrorist attack on the military parade in the Iranian southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province.While issued statements of condemnation of the terrorist attacks mostly include denouncing such strikes, Marquis refused to say a single word to show …

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FM in Washington to attend UN General Assembly session

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived here to attend the UN General Assembly session.He will represent Pakistan at he United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Monday at New York Headquarters.The foreign minister will attend an important meeting at Pakistani embassy in Washington today.He will present …

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