Trump visits Florida hospital to pay respects after shooting

Saturday, 17 February 2018

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital Friday to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school.The first couple visited Broward Health North Hospital, where a white house official said they would thank medical staff “for their life-saving assistance.”The pair are also expected to visit the Broward County sheriff's office “to meet with the law enforcement officials whose bravery ...

US election meddling: 13 Russians charged in Mueller investigation

Friday, 16 February 2018

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment , brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name of Americans to sway political opinion during the race between Republican Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent. The ...

The back story behind meeting of Mohammed bin Salman and Trump

Friday, 16 February 2018

When former US President Barack Obama said that America’s allies were enjoying a free ride, his comments provoked a wave of anger and criticism. But the truth is it was not a slip of the tongue even when he tried to justify it later. It was a direct message expressing his thoughts and his vision of the world and the international order in general. Obama did not believe in traditional alliances, and was not convinced of the extraordinary US power, and considered it one of the world powers, ...

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince send condolences to Trump over Florida shooting

Friday, 16 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, have sent their condolences to US President Donald Trump in light of the shooting in Florida which left several dead. On Wednesday, a 19-year-old killed 17 students at Florida a high school he had been previously expelled from. In a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman and the Crown Prince said: “It was with deep pain to have found out about the shooting incident which took place in the State ...

US Secretary of State says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

Monday, 12 February 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday the United States supports Egypt’s fight against Islamic State but reiterated that it advocated free and fair elections in the Arab country. Speaking at a joint news conference with his Egyptian counterpart, Tillerson also said that Washington remained committed to achieving a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Tillerson ...

How China and Pakistan could lay the Road to Peace in Afghanistan

Monday, 12 February 2018

Referred to as an interminable and protracted war, the ongoing US-led war in Afghanistan is becoming a stalemate with no end in sight in the near or long term. Since the violence and bloodshed have been the most common phenomenon in an already war-torn region, the war is perhaps an inevitable part of the life being led by the Afghan people for the past decades, while any attempt to bring peace in the region is bound to meet rabid resistance owing to the conflict of interest among the concerned ...

Syed Jawaid Iqbal

Trump blocks release of democratic memo on Russia probe

Saturday, 10 February 2018

President Donald Trump is refusing to declassify a high-profile memo written by Democratic lawmakers about the Russia probe. In a letter to the chair of the House Intelligence Committee Friday, White House counsel Don McGahn says the memo “contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages.” The Democrats’ memo aimed to counter a Republican-drafted one the president declassified and released. However, portions of the memo “would create especially ...

At age 77, with heels on, Nancy Pelosi delivers 8-hour talkathon

Thursday, 8 February 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting “Dreamer” immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent much of the rare talkathon Wednesday reading personal letters from the young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to ...

US draft report calls for long-term monitoring of Sunni Muslim immigrants

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a draft report on Wednesday which called for long term surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants. Examining the ins and outs of the report, which looked at 25 terrorist cases in the US between 2001 and 2017, was Foreign Policy. The draft report stipulates that it is in the interest of the US government that it puts in the effort to monitor people of interest on a “long-term basis” for the safety of the country. Becoming ...

US senators concerned Trump’s Afghanistan strategy will not succeed

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday questioned whether President Donald Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan will bring an end to the nation’s longest war, which US officials estimated will cost taxpayers more than $45 billion this year. In their first hearing on the war since the Republican president unveiled his strategy in August, Senate Foreign Relations Committee members expressed concern to State Department and Pentagon officials that the plan will not achieve its goal of ...

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