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Made it clear to Pakistan that US South Asia policy has not changed

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The United States has made it clear to Pakistan that its “South Asia policy has not changed”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday night.Pompeo made the comment as he welcomed long-delayed legislative elections in Afghanistan, saying the United States was ‘encouraged’ by voter turnout, despite reports …

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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

TAIWAN (Web Desk) Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a military spokesman said, in a move bound to aggravate China amid heightened tensions with Beijing.The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam conducted a routine transit to demonstrate US commitment “to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Colonel …

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Indian court eases firecracker ban even as pollution soars

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India´s top court on Tuesday eased a ban on fireworks for a major Hindu festival despite air pollution in New Delhi and other cities again reaching danger levels.The Supreme Court, which last year banned firecrackers for the Diwali festival, rejected a new call for a ban …

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Ryanair passenger racism video prompts police investigation

DUBLIN (Web Desk) A viral video showing a man racially abusing an elderly passenger on a Ryanair flight has prompted widespread outrage and an investigation by British police.The video now viewed on Facebook more than four million times appears to show a white man in an altercation with a black …

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Trump says US to start cutting aid as migrant caravan rolls on

TAPACHULA (Web Desk) United States President Donald Trump said Monday that Washington will start cutting aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as a caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rolled on regardless toward the US border.Trump kept up his almost-daily Twitter attacks on the approaching caravan, calling it …

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US security chief in Moscow as nuclear treaty hangs in balance

MOSCOW (Web Desk) The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington’s withdrawal from a key Cold War-era nuclear treaty would make the world more dangerous, as Donald Trump’s national security advisor met senior Russian officials in Moscow.John Bolton is expected to discuss Trump’s plan to jettison the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces …

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Trump says he remains unsatisfied with Saudi accounts on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, but did not want to lose investment from Riyadh.Trump spoke with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the …

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CPEC not responsible for Pakistan’s economic woes, says China

XUZHOU (Web Desk) Worried over the ‘anti-CPEC’ campaign in Pakistan, China says the all-important international connectivity project is not to be blamed for the ongoing economic crisis in Islamabad.Loan repayments for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects will start in the financial year 2023-24 when economic growth rate of Pakistan …

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