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Trump speaks out against ‘Islamic terrorism’

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) President Donald Trump on Friday said the world must use “whatever means necessary” to stop “radical Islamic terrorism”, after twin attacks in Spain killed at least 14 people. The militant Islamic State group’s propaganda agency Amaq claimed that one of its “soldiers” carried out a van rampage …

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‘An attack on Japan is an attack on US,’ says US top general

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The United States’ (US) most senior military officer on Friday said North Korea understands that any attack on Japan is equal to one on the US itself and vice versa. General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held talks with his Japanese counterpart at …

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UN Chief: Saudi Coalition Attacks Killed Children in Yemen

New YORK (Web Desk) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a draft report that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for more than half the children killed and injured in Yemen’s civil war last year.The report, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, said the United Nations verified 1,340 casualties and attributed 683 …

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CIA ‘torture psychologists’ avoid trial with secret settlement

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit on Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured.The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and one who died of hypothermia after brutal questioning in US custody, Avoided …

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Removal of confederate monuments sad, says Trump

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump on Thursday sided with White supremacists who oppose the removal of monuments to Confederate leaders and tweeted that the move was “sad” and “foolish.”A plan to remove the statue of a confederate general from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to violent protests …

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Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged on Wednes­day that religious freedom was under attack in Pakistan, where more than two dozen people were on death row or serving a life imprisonment for blasphemy.He said the Pakistan government had marginalised the Ahmadiya community and refused to recognise …

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US decision to label Hizbul Mujahideen a terrorist group is saddening: Foreign Office

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The United States’ decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen a specially designated terrorist organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is “saddening”, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.Addressing a weekly media briefing, FO spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Kashmiris’ struggle for their right to self-determination has been rightfully …

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Banish Bannon? Trump weighs his options as top aides feud

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) For months, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser and his chief strategist have battled for influence behind the scenes, and their feud may force another shake-up at the White House.The dispute between Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and political strategist Stephen Bannon has reached a level of …

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Rep. Gutiérrez, 30 other protesters, arrested outside White House

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and about 30 other people have been arrested during demonstrations protesting President Donald Trump’s policy toward undocumented immigrants. The protests were held in front of the White House on Tuesday, August 15, which marks the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood …

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