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US approves sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan: Official

WASINGTON (Web Desks) The US has approved a $133.3 million sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan to defend itself against what Washington says is a growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, a State Department official says.The State Department on Tuesday notified Congress of the matter, asking it to …

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Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America

TEGUCIGALPA (Web Desk) An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage …

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Trump to undergo medical check as critics question his mental fitness

WASINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump will undergo a formal health check on Friday amid speculation about his mental and physical suitability for the presidency.The White House has stated that the physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson will issue a public report on the exam, scheduled for January 12 at …

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US conveys to Pakistan ‘what it must do’: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The United States has told Pakistan what it must do if it wants Washington to resume paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in security aid, the Pentagon said Monday.Our expectations are straightforward,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning told reporters.Taliban and Haqqani leadership and attack planners should …

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US supports territorial integrity of Syria

WASINGTON (Web Desk) The US remains committed to supporting Syria’s territorial integrity and a “united Syria”, a senior State Department official said Monday.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, was responding to a question by Anadolu Agency about media reports that …

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US police shot and killed 987 people in 2017: WPost

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Police officers shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in the United States in 2017, slightly more than the previous year, according to a tally published on Monday by The Washington Post.A total of 987 people were fatally shot by US police last year, up from 963 in …

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US president cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan: NYT

NEW YORK (Web Desk) With the US latest move to suspend roughly $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan until it acts against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network, a leading American newspaper warned that US President Donald Trump cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan.In its editorial,The New York …

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