Woman kicked out of bank in US for wearing hijab

Woman kicked out of bank in US for wearing hijab

NEW YORK: A Muslim-American woman was allegedly kicked out of a bank in the US for ‘wearing a hijab’ – with staff threatening to call police if she did not ‘remove her hood’. Jamela Mohamed had gone into a branch of Sound Credit Union in Washington state on Friday to make a car payment. Jamela, […]

Russia presents greatest threat to US: FBI chief

Russia presents greatest threat to US: FBI chief

WASHINGTON: Russia presents greatest threat to American national security, FBI Director James Comey has told lawmakers. “Certainly in my view, (Russia presents) the greatest threat of any nation on earth, given their intention and their capability,” Comey said in response to a question during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where lawmakers expressed concern […]

‘Trump will never compromise on safety and security of Jewish State’

Washington: President Donald Trump is personally committed to resolving the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will never compromise on the safety and security of the Jewish State, US Vice President Mike Pence has said. He said Trump’s “tireless leadership” has helped in making progress towards attaining the peace in the region. “The President has personally committed […]

Labor in Kashmir: Les Miserables?

Labor in Kashmir: Les Miserables?

Globalization- the large, historical megatrend- slanted in favor of capital, unleashed forces that gave rise to the phenomenon of Trump in the United States and its populist variants across many parts of the Western world. In effect, capital oriented globalization, could be said to have “hollowed out” middle classes but perhaps more importantly the labor […]

Trump signs executive orders to revive US economy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed a series of executive orders, including on tax simplification, aimed at reviving the economy and bring jobs back to the US, fast tracking the implementation of his election promises before the first 100 days in office. Key among the three executive orders was a six-month review of certain […]

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeting ISIS in Afghanistan

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeting ISIS in Afghanistan

Trump hails US military strike that killed 36 militants WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has hailed the US military’s “very, very successful” strike on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat which killed 36 militants and destroyed their mountain hideouts near the Pakistan border. In another dramatic show […]

Reporting in an Era of Conflict and Polarization

Reporting in an Era of Conflict and Polarization

As the world is increasingly off balance – especially politically and economically- and as conflicts assume different shapes and avatars, a sharp paradox defines the vocation of reporting and journalism: it assumes more salience and importance and yet it is perilous.  Be it the United States under Trump or India under Modi, journalism is caught […]

Osama’s head had to be put together for identification’

NEW YORK: An ex-Navy SEAL, who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, has revealed that the al-Qaeda chief’s head was so severely destroyed by his gun­fire that it had to be pressed back together for identification. Ex-Navy SEAL team shooter Robert O’Neill has reasserted his claim that he alone pumped three bullets into Osama, […]

‘Trump accepts Xi’s invitation to visit China this year’

‘Trump accepts Xi’s invitation to visit China this year’

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump has accepted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s invitation to pay a state visit to China this year, state media reported on Friday. Xi, who is currently in the US to hold talks with Trump for the first time in Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago, yesterday extended the in¬vitation to Trump for […]