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China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

By AFP SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  China cannot use its economic power to dodge its international responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday. After talks in Australia, Tillerson insisted Washington wanted a productive relationship with Beijing, but said China must pull its weight on important […]

Two girls ‘harassed’ by US school authorities for wearing hijab

Two girls ‘harassed’ by US school authorities for wearing hijab

By News Desk Hajah Bah and Fatmata Mansaray, both cousins and students of Freedom High School, Virginia, allege that the school administrators harassed them over their decision to don hijabs. PHOTO: INSIDE NOVA Two Muslim students in a US school were allegedly sent home for wearing hijabs without carrying notes from parents. Hajah Bah and […]

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON:  An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the US National Security Agency. The attack was made possible by a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows software that the NSA used to build a hacking tool for its own use […]

FBI chief’s firing highlights Trump media team chaos

FBI chief’s firing highlights Trump media team chaos

FBI chief’s firing highlights Trump media team chaos WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s shock dismissal of FBI chief James Comey this week not only unleashed a political firestorm in Washington — it also revealed the discordant sounds emanating from his communications team. It was a complicated week for the Republican billionaire and his spokespersons – one that […]

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

AFP WASHINGTON:  A death row inmate in the US state of Arkansas ate what could be his last meal on Monday amid legal wrangling over his fate. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday stayed two executions slated for that evening, but the state’s Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed an application with the US Supreme Court […]

36 ISIS fighters killed by US ‘mother of all bombs’: Afghan official

36 ISIS fighters killed by US ‘mother of all bombs’: Afghan official

Web Desk In its second major display of military might in one week, the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in a remote part of Afghanistan. Afghan officials said 36 militants were killed in the strike in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border. The US military previously estimated ISIS had 600 […]

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

Agencies WASINGTON:  The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State (IS) militants, the military said. It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from […]

Smuggling ring helped Pakistanis, Afghans illegally enter US

Smuggling ring helped Pakistanis, Afghans illegally enter US

Web Desk A human smuggling ring that helped people from Pakistan and Afghanistan illegally enter the US was publicly revealed after the ring’s Brazil contact pleaded guilty in court, reported The Washington Post. Sharafat Ali Khan, a Pakistani national and a permanent resident of Brazil, pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington. The ring helped […]

US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995

US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995

By Reuters NEW YORK:  US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings (UAL.N) has kicked up a storm over the practice. Compelling ticketed passengers to give up a seat can be costly, and as United has […]

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

By Reuters ISTANBUL:  Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after US missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington’s appetite for deeper involvement in Syria’s war and threaten Ankara’s fragile rapprochement with Russia. Within hours of the US cruise missile strikes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the action as […]

Philippine court upholds guilty verdict on US Marine in transgender woman’s killing

Philippine court upholds guilty verdict on US Marine in transgender woman’s killing

by: Agencies     MANILA, PHILIPPINES:  The Philippine Court of Appeals has upheld a guilty verdict on a US Marine for killing a transgender woman nearly three years ago, a case that stirred debate over the US military presence in its former colony. A lower court had found Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of […]

Trump’s UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

Trump’s UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

By Reuters US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration’s priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for […]

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