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Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.Evicting the militants would put them at risk of attack …

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There have been running battles between Trump and his generals’

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said.Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by …

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Florida school shooting: ‘abject breakdown at all levels

FLORIDA (Web Desk) The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.That failure, plus reports of a delay in …

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Ex-Trump campaign associates face more charges

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate.The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and significantly increases the legal jeopardy facing Paul Manafort, who managed Trump’s …

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Trump threatens to withdraw law enforcement agents from California

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump threatened to pull immigration and other federal law enforcement agents from California on Thursday, a warning shot to the country’s richest and most populous state.Complaining that California was not complying with his hardline position on migrants, Trump warned he could cut vital help …

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Melania Trump’s immigrant parents become US residents

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president.I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” lawyer Michael Wildes said …

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Who are the #NeverAgain kids pushing for US gun control?

MIAMI (Web Desk) They survived the Parkland school massacre and now a group of Florida teens driven, empowered and united are spearheading a #NeverAgain activist movement that hopes to pressure US lawmakers into tightening gun laws.After 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, students …

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N. Korea nixed Pence meeting after tirade

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet secretly during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but Pyongyang scrapped the talks after the US vice president denounced abuses from the “murderous regime”US officials said.Pence did not interact with the North Koreans even though he was seated …

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Taliban Rebels Impose Taxes on Media Outlets in Restive Ghazni

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) In an effort to find new ways of financing their insurgency, Taliban rebels have turned to local media for taxation and threatened news outlets in central Afghanistan with punitive measures if they refuse to give in to the militant group’s demands.The Taliban has recently demanded that media …

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US President Trump wants guns for teachers to stop shootings

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) President Donald Trump floated the idea of arming teachers and promised more stringent background checks on gun owners as he hosted an emotional meeting Wednesday with students who survived last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school.I just want to say before we begin, because I want …

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