Trump-Imran summit proposal being discussed: Pak official

Trump-Imran summit proposal being discussed: Pak official

Islamabad: Pakistan and the US are discussing plans to hold a maiden meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump but it hinges on the “positive outcome” of the Pakistan-brokered talks to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, a senior official here said. In his first comments in 2019, President Trump on Wednesday […]

A Question Every American Must Confront: Apartheid Israel or US Democracy?

A Question Every American Must Confront: Apartheid Israel or US Democracy?

Bahia Amawai is a US citizen and Texas-based language specialist who helps autistic and speech-impaired children overcome their impairment. Despite the essential and noble nature of her work, she was fired by the Pflugerville Independent School District, which serves the Austin area. Every year, Amawai signs an annual contract that allows her to carry on […]

US can’t be world’s policeman: Trump to US troops in Iraq

US can’t be world’s policeman: Trump to US troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn Syria, saying America cannot be the world’s policeman, as he made his first unannounced trip to Iraq. President Trump and First Lady Melania secretly left Washington on Christmas night and visited Iraq on Wednesday to deliver holiday greetings to US […]

Disorderly and Anarchic. Courtesy the United States

Disorderly and Anarchic. Courtesy the United States

As Trump pulls out of what was once a somewhat coherent state, the Middle East is in disorder and, even anarchy. The specific reference here is to Syria. The issue is not why Trump’s United States is pulling out of the blighted country but why the United States was in the Middle East in the […]

Muslims are Alone and Our Crises are Existential: On Australia’s Craven and Unwarranted Recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Muslims are Alone and Our Crises are Existential: On Australia’s Craven and Unwarranted Recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth Prime Minister was famous for stating, “The Egyptians could run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight”. Of course, this assertion was as hypocritical and false as can be and was aimed […]

Trump to withdraw ‘significant’ troops from Afghanistan

Trump to withdraw ‘significant’ troops from Afghanistan

Kabul: US President Donald Trump has decided to pull a significant number of troops from Afghanistan, a US official told AFP on Thursday, with the Afghan presidency brushing off concerns the drawdown would affect security. Reports suggested as many as half of the 14,000 troops in the war-torn country could be leaving. The surprise move […]

UAE says US-Taliban talks show ‘positive’ result

UAE says US-Taliban talks show ‘positive’ result

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates said talks it is hosting between the United States and the Taliban have yielded “positive” results. The US-Taliban “reconciliation talks” produced “tangible results that are positive for all parties concerned”, the UAE’s official WAM news agency said on Wednesday. A new round of talks would be held in Abu […]

US to oppose IMF bailout to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: top official

US to oppose IMF bailout to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: top official

Washington: The US is making all efforts to ensure that any IMF bailout to Pakistan is not used to repay its Chinese debts, a senior Trump administration official has told lawmakers. Cash-strapped Pakistan is seeking USD 8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens […]

Would not allow Iran obtain nuclear weapons: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has vowed not to allow Iran acquire nuclear weapons. “We cannot let the world’s leading sponsor of terror, a regime that chants death to America and threatens Israel all the time with annihilation and constantly screams out death to Israel, to possess the deadliest weapon on earth. We will […]

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