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Washington Post urges Modi to ‘abandon Hindu nationalism’

UNITED NATIONS: “Rather than respond with force and epithets, as he has so far, (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi would do well to abandon this misguided project of Hindu nationalism,” The Washington Post suggested on Tuesday, two days after hundreds protested outside the Indian Embassy against their country’s new citizenship law. …

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US House speaker, Senate leader spar over Trump trial

WASHINGTON: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sparred on Monday over the ground rules for President Donald Trump’s trial in the Senate on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Pelosi, the speaker of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, said she is not …

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UN Calls for ’Independent and Impartial’ Probe after Riyadh Sentences 5 to Death over Khashoggi Murder

NEW YORK: Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Stephane Dujarric stressed out the need for “an independent and impartial investigation” into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “The Secretary-General continues to stress the need for an independent and impartial investigation into the murder to ensure full examination of …

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Khashoggi murder case: US welcomes Saudi court’s verdicts

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday welcomed death sentences issued by Saudi Arabia against five people over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Today´s verdicts were an important step in holding those responsible for this terrible crime accountable,” a State Department official told reporters after the ruling, which was lambasted …

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13 wounded in shooting at Chicago memorial for slain person

CHICAGO: One person has been charged in connection with a shooting early on Sunday at a house party that left 13 people wounded, four of them critically, Chicago police said. The shooting stemmed from a dispute at the memorial party, Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said at a news conference. …

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Trump’s golfing hobby costs American taxpayers $118 million: Report

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s golfing hobby has cost the American taxpayer a phenomenal $118 million dollars, the equivalent of 296 years of the $400,000 presidential salary he often boasts he is not receiving, according to a report. Of the $118 millions which have been spent on travel and security expenses, …

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US delivers five helicopters to Israel to serve as spare parts

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defense has delivered five Navy helicopters to Israel as part of a procurement effort to assist the Israeli air force’s aging fleet of heavy helicopters. The Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters arrived at the Ashdod Port from Texas Saturday night following a weeks-long joint operation by the …

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Trump signs bill creating Space Force

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed legislation Friday to create a full-fledged Pentagon force for combat in outer space — the first new military service in seven decades.Capping an ambitious order Trump issued in June 2018, the US Space Force officially came into being when Trump signed the annual military budget, …

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