Afghan National Assembly Speaker Suggests Hafiz Saeed be 'Eliminated'
Afghanistan National Assembly Speaker Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi has suggested that Pakistan merely putting Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on the terror list was not enough and said the international terrorist "should be eliminated".
British Parliament to Debate US President Donald Trump's UK Visit
British Lawmakers will debate US President Donald Trump's proposed state visit to the UK after a petition opposing the tour amassed nearly two million signatures.
Oxford University Considers Post-Brexit Foreign Campus in France
In a break from its 700-year-long history, the UK's University of Oxford is considering opening its first-ever foreign campusin France in order to continue receiving EU funding post-Brexit, a media report said on Monday.
Trump Administration Drafts Plan to Raise Asylum Bar, Speed Deportations
The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.
India Forced Pak to Put Hafiz Saeed Under House Arrest, Says LeT Chief's Brother
The ‘crackdown’ on Lashkar-e-Toiba chief and US-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed is a direct result of pressure from India, but the proscribed organisation front Jamaat-ud-Dawa continues to function under the “supervision” of the Pakistani government, Saeed’s brother and LeT leader Hafiz Masood told CNN-News18.
My Govt 'Managed Freedom Fighters' in Kashmir, Says Musharraf
Pakistan's former dictator General Pervez Musharraf has said his administration 'managed freedom fighters' in Kashmir but later realised a political process was needed to negotiate the issue with India, a media report on Monday said.
Pakistan Army Rejects Report on Bajwa's 'Read Book on India' Advice
The book provides details of changes made in the structure and recruitment pattern of the Indian Army to suit the fledgling democracy in the new country.
China Bars 60 Lakh Bank Defaulters From Travelling, Getting Promotions
So far, 61.5 lakh people have been barred from purchasing plane tickets and 22 lakh cannot travel by high-speed trains. Around 71,000 defaulters cannot serve as corporate representatives or executives.
Prominent Australians Oppose Israeli PM Netanyahu's Visit
It also comes after US President Donald Trump suggested following a meeting with Netanyahu that peace could be achieved through a one-state rather than two-state solution.
Kim Jong Nam Murder case: Airport CCTV Footage Shows Assassination
Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler.
Elephant Trompita Blows Out 56 Candles on Birthday Cake
With a cake made of watermelon, papaya, bananas, carrots and corncobs, Guatemala's elephant Trompita celebrated her 56th birthday on Sunday.
Senior Donald Trump Appointee Craig Deare Fired After Critical Comments
A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.
Trump's Revised Travel Ban, Targets Same Seven Muslim Countries
A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the US, even if they haven't used it yet.
Iran, North Korea Officials Call For Strengthening Relationship
Thae-bok responded, saying: "North Korea is seeking improved relations with Iran." He also praised Iran's economic and defense improvements.
Draft DHS Guidelines Describe Aggressive New Immigration Policies
The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
Trump Stumps Sweden With Crime Remark, Says it was Based on TV
: A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen.
US Asked to Explain Trump's Swedish 'Crime' Reference in his Speech
The Swedish embassy in Washington has asked the U.S. State Department for an explanation of a comment made by President Donald Trump that suggested there had been some sort of security incident in Sweden on Friday.
At Least 20 Killed, 50 Others Injured in Mogadishu Market Blast
A car bomb blast at a marketplace Somalia's capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a local Somali official.
Hijack Scare Forces Germany to Send Fighter Jets After Jet Airways Flight
A reported communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying in the German skies gave a scare to German authorities who feared a hijack and scrambled their fighter jets.
'Blind Sheikh' Convicted in 1993 World Trade Bombing Dies in US Prison
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.
UK Museums Put on ISIS Alert: Report
Museums and galleries across the UK have stepped up security amid fears of a possible bomb attack by the Islamic State terror group, a media report said on Sunday.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Says He is People's Choice for 2018 Election
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying on Sunday that his ZANU-PF party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections in 2018.
Back on the Campaign Trail Already, Trump Touts Promises Kept
President Donald Trump, after a rocky first month in office, returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to deliver another attack on the media and tout his White House accomplishments in the friendly and familiar atmosphere of a rally with supporters.
Bill Gates Wants Robots That 'Steal' Human Jobs to be Taxed
Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said.
'Malaysia Probe Shows North Korea Regime Behind Kim Jong-Nam Murder'
South Korea said on Sunday it believed the North Korean regime was behind the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Lahore Shrine Bombing: 300 Suspects Arrested in Pakistan
Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers.
China Suspends Coal Imports from North Korea Over Missiles
China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
In Pictures: Sufism Meets Hinduism at Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
Pakistan’s, and in particular Sindh’s, union with Islam, Sufism, and Hinduism dates centuries back.
Donald Trump Vows to Defeat ISIS, Rebuild Military to Keep Country Safe
US President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy" ISIS and rebuild the US military as part of measures to keep the country safe.
New US Travel Ban to Spare Green Card Holders: John Kelly
A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travellers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.
Donald Trump to Interview 4 Candidates to Replace the Ousted Michael Flynn
As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing at least four potential candidates to serve as his new national security adviser.
SpaceX Aborts Launch After 'Odd' Rocket Engine Behavior
SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff today due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.
Pakistan Shrine Victims' Bodies Desecrated, Sindh CM Vows Action
Pakistan authorities on Saturday were left embarrassed after body parts of some of the victims of the suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine which claimed 88 lives were found dumped in a garbage, sparking protests from relatives.
Pak Army Claims it has Killed '100 terrorists' Since the Attack on Sufi Shrine
Pakistan has reportedly launched "strikes" against militant bases in Afghanistan, hours after the army said it has found links that terrorists from across the border were behind a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Urges US to Strengthen Multiculturalism
German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others today to support and bolster multilateral organisations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which US Vice President Mike Pence pledged America's commitment was "unwavering."
Homosexuality Row: Tanzania Threatens to Publish 'List of Gay People'
Tanzania on Saturday announced plans to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online - just days after shutting dozens of AIDS clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.
Pakistan Lists Hafiz Saeed Under Anti-terrorism Act
Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, who is under house arrest, has now been listed under Pakistan's anti-terrorism act, a tacit acknowledgement of his links to militancy.
US University's Invite to Dalai Lama Sparks Uproar
A California university's decision to have the Dalai Lama speak at this year's commencement ceremony has sparked uproar among Chinese students who see the choice as an affront.
'Buy American Hire American' is Donald Trump's New Mantra
US President Donald Trump has said that 'Buy American and Hire American' is his new mantra as he vowed to "very strongly" enforce trade rules and stop "foreign cheating".
Pakistan Senate Passes Much-Awaited 'Hindu Marriage Bill 2017'
Pakistani Hindu community will have a personal law for the first time as the Senate has passed 'The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017'.
Analysis Shows ISIS's Financial Resources Drain Substantially
The Islamic State group is hemorrhaging money with every piece of territory it loses, according to a new analysis that found that the group's "business model" is on the path to failure.
Turkish President Erdogan Pushes for 'Yes' on Expanding his Powers
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday kicked off his campaign for a "yes" vote at the April 16 referendum on expanding his powers, predicting Turks will back the changes in a contest that could be tight.
Was It Brother? Lover? Or Crime Gang? Rumors Abound Over N. Korean Murder
While imaginations run freely, most South Korean experts think there's a straightforward explanation behind the alleged assassination of Kim, who appears to have been killed by two women at a Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday in what has been suspected as a poison attack.
'Daddy, Pick Me Up!' Screams Boy After Syria Attack
In the aftermath of a barrel bomb attack in Syria's Idlib, nine-year-old Abdel Basset Al-Satuf tries to sit up, his legs blown off, and screams "Daddy, pick me up!"
Malaysian Police Arrest North Korean Man in Connection With Kim Jong Nam Murder
Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Donald Trump Calls Media 'Enemy of the American People'
Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, describing the press as "the enemy of the American people!" in a tweet.
Hitler's Phone, 'Which Sent Millions to Their Deaths,' to be Sold at Auction
Adolf Hitler's telephone, recovered from the Fuhrerbunker and kept in a box at an English country house since 1945, will be sold at auction in the United States later this month.
Need to Support Pakistan's Effort to Combat Violent Terrorism: US
Observing that Pakistan has suffered greatly at the hands of terrorists and violent extremists, the US has said it is in its long-term interest to support Islamabad's efforts to combat violent extremism and build a more stable, tolerant and democratic society.
US Senate Confirms Donald Trump's Pick to Head Environment Agency
The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners.
US Supreme Court to Set Guidelines for Trump Treatment of Non-citizens
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally.
Trump Weighs Mobilising Nat Guard For Immigration Roundups
The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilise as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorised immigrants.
Trump Caught Off Guard on 'Record Electoral Victory' Claims, Stumped by Reporter
Donald Trump was stumped by a reporter when he bragged that he won by a record margin in his epic electoral battle against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, forcing the US President to admit that "I was given that information; I don't know."
'Suspect in Kim Jong-Nam's Murder Thought She Was Part of Prank Show'
The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia's national police chief said on Friday, citing information received from Malaysian authorities.
Indian Canapes, 'Jai Ho' to Mark Queen Elizabeth II's Palace Reception
The Band of the Grenadier Guards will a play a selection of Indian-themed music, including tracks from the 2009 box-office hit 'Slumdog Millionaire', on February 27, 2017.
Hidden Below New Zealand, Zelandia May be Earth's Eighth Continent
A hidden realm as big as the Indian subcontinent that is submerged under the Pacific Ocean deserves to be recognised as a new continent 'Zealandia', according to a new study released on Friday.
In Concession to Bashar al-Assad, UN Shifts on Syria Talks Language
The United Nations is no longer using the phrase "political transition" to describe the goals of next week's Syria peace talks, in a potentially major concession to negotiators representing President Bashar al-Assad.
Spanish Court Acquits King's Sister, Princess Cristina, of Tax Fraud
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, was acquitted on Friday of being an accessory to tax fraud at the end of a year-long trial seen as a test of whether Spain's rich and powerful are accountable to the law.
Stop Hurling Insults and Listen, Pope Francis Tells Politicians
Politicians should lower the volume of their debates and stop insulting each other, Pope Francis said on Friday, adding that leaders should be open to dialogue with perceived enemies or risk sowing the seeds of war.
WikiLeaks Says CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Election
A seven-page document made public by WikiLeaks purports to show that the US Central Intelligence Agency ordered its spies to gather information on the 2012 French presidential election.
Malaysia Won't Release Kim Jong-Nam's Body Until Family Comes Forward
The body of Kim Jong-Nam, the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, will not be released until his family have provided DNA samples, Malaysia said on Friday, despite a request from Pyongyang.
Former PM Blair Urges Britons to 'Rise Up' Against May's Brexit Plan
Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "rise up" and back a coordinated effort to temper the terms of, or even halt, Britain's EU exit.
Finnish Parliament Confirms Same-sex Marriage Law
Finland's parliament on Friday voted down a citizens' petition demanding a repeal to a law that will allow same-sex marriages, securing the future of the law that will come into force next month.
Pakistan Army Claims 100 Militants Killed After Shrine Bombing
Pakistani security forces on Friday killed more than 24 militants in a nationwide crackdown, a day after an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh’s Sehwan, claiming 76 lives.
US University Rejects Chinese Students Call Not to Invite Dalai Lama
A US university headed by an Indian-origin academician has rejected call by Chinese students to withdraw invitation to exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama but assured them that his speech would have nothing to with politics.
Pak's Bombed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine and India's 'Jhulelal' Connection
The most famous quatrain or the stanzas associated with Sufi Shahbaz Qalandar is "Haider-e-um Qalandaram Mastam, Banda-e-Murtaza Ali Hastam, in which the saint expresses his love for Ali, the fourth Caliph of Islam, and the household of Prophet Muhammed .
Ten Members of President's Advisory Commission Resign in US
Ten members of US President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have resigned to protest against some of his policies on immigration including visa ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Pakistan: 75 Killed in ISIS Suicide Attack in Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine
An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.
Robert Harward Turns Down Trump's National Security Adviser Offer
A former navy admiral reportedly tapped by President Donald Trump to be his national security advisor has declined the post, US media said on Thursday.
Trump Withdraws Appeal of Travel Ban Suspension, To Unveil New Order Soon
President Donald Trump's administration dropped on Friday its appeal of a court ruling that suspended his travel ban targeting refugees and seven Muslim countries and said it would replace the measure with a modified version.
US Health Care System Frustrating, Says Seema Verma
America's health care system is frustrating and is becoming more and more expensive, putting paid to people's hopes of getting the medical services they need, Indian-American Seema Verma, who has been nominated by US President Donald Trump for a key health position, has said.
Donald Trump Names Acosta as New Choice to Become Labor Secretary
Trump and key Republicans highlighted a key detail in Acosta's resume: He has won unanimous Senate confirmation three times — to a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, as the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and as U.S. attorney in Miami.
Melania Trump to Work on Women's Issues as First Lady
A former model Melania, 46, is currently living in New York to complete the school session of her son and would be joining Trump at the White House later this summer.
Indian Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Woman on US Flight
An Indian man has pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting a sleeping female co-passenger aboard a New Jersey-bound flight.
Donald Trump to Unveil Overhauled Immigration Order Next Week
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will issue a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries.
Samsung Group Chief Jay Lee Arrested on Bribery Charges
Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye, dealing a fresh blow to the world's biggest maker of smartphones.
Donald Trump Denies Campaign had Pre-Election Contact with Russia
President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year's US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as "fake news."
Two-state Solution 'The Only Way' to Meet People's Aspirations: UN
The two-state solution remains "the only way" to meet the aspirations of the Palestinians and Israelis, the UN envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council on Thursday.
Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 48 as Islamic State Escalates Insurgency
A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 48 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year.
Pakistan President Finally Gets Licence to Drive in Islamabad
The president, whose previous licence from Karachi had expired, visited Islamabad Traffic Police Office like a common citizen and got his driving licence renewed on Wednesday.
Malaysia Arrests Third Suspect in Connection With Murder of Kim Jong Nam
Malaysian police on Thursday detained a third suspect in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, an officer said.
Men at the Center of Panama Papers Scandal Arrested
The two founders of the law firm at the center of 2016's explosive Panama Papers scandal are claiming innocence after they were arrested.
Hafiz Saeed not a Terrorist, JuD a Very Fine NGO, Says Pervez Musharraf
Pakistan's former dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf has demanded JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest, claiming the Mumbai attack mastermind's outfit was a "very fine NGO" engaged in relief activities.
Trump's Labour Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder Quits Nomination Amid Tax row
President Donald Trump’s nominee for labour secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorised to work in the United States.
Russian spy ship spotted near US coast
The Leonov is a Vishnya-class spy ship, as is a Russian vessel that trailed the US ship that encountered close-flying Russian aircraft in the Black Sea on February 10.
Number of Anti-Muslim Hate Groups on Rise in US: Report
The number of anti-Muslim groups increased from 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016, the SPLC said. The number of hate groups overall tracked by the watchdog group also increased to 917 last year from 892 the previous year, the report said.
Donald Trump Calls For Release of Venezuela Opposition Leader
Lopez, the founder of Popular Will, one of the most hardline of the parties opposing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is serving a 14-year prison term on charges of inciting unrest at anti-government protests that left 43 people dead in 2014.
I Like Pamela Anderson, Says Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has opened up about his rumoured romance with actress Pamela Anderson, saying he likes her.
Kim Jong-Un Brother Murder Case: Malaysia Arrests Second Woman
Malaysia has detained a second woman suspected in the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, state news agency Bernama reported on Thursday, citing the inspector general of police.
Donald Trump Blames Michael Flynn's Resignation on Media, Leaks
In response to a reporter's question at the press conference, Trump called Flynn a "wonderful man", adding that he had been treated very unfairly by the media.
US Defence Secy James Mattis to NATO: Pay UP or We Reduce Support
US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies Wednesday that Donald Trump's administration would "moderate its commitment" to the transatlantic alliance unless members met their spending pledges.
Iran Will Never get Nuclear Weapon: Donald Trump Tells Benjamin Netanyahu
Terming the nuclear deal with Iran as “the worst” agreement ever, US President Donald Trump has assured visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran would never be able to build a nuclear weapon.
Donald Trump Offers National Security Adviser Job to Vice Admiral Harward
US President Donald Trump has offered the job of National Security Adviser to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.
Canada Frees Kanishka Bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat
The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India-Kanishka-bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada's parole board said on Wednesday.
Foreign Secy Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is Pakistan's New Ambassador to US
Pakistan on Wednesday appointed foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as its new ambassador to the US.
Bank of England Not to Withdraw 'Non-veg' 5-pound Note
The Bank of England on Wednesday said it will be keeping the new five-pound note containing animal fatin circulation, despite protests by vegetarian groups, including Hindus.
Lahore Blast: 40 Afghans Arrested, Probe Team Formed
Meanwhile, the Pakistan police conducted search operations and arrested 43 people including Afghan nationals on Tuesday.
'Produce Documentary Evidence to Establish Ownership over Flats in London'
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family to produce documentary evidence to establish ownership of flats in London that are under the scanner following the Panama papers leak.
Vietnamese Woman Arrested Over 'Murder' of Kim Jong Un's Half Brother
According to a Malaysian government official, Kim told medical workers before he died that he had been attacked with a chemical spray.
China Registers Protest Over Taiwanese Delegation's Visit
He also declined to answer a question about when the protest was lodged with India, saying that "not all the information about diplomatic activities are open to thepublic".
Kim Jong-Un Brother Murder Case: Malaysia Looking For 2 Women
In an exclusive interview to CNN-News18, M. Nazri, Malaysia's tourism minister, said, "Our police are looking for two women who sprayed some liquid on him. They are still believed to be in Malaysia. We will get to the bottom of this."
Swift and Ruthless Response Will be Given to Terrorists: Nawaz Sharif
Sharif further said: "Neither I nor this nation will forget the sacrifices of our valiant police officers and officials. This is a war of right and wrong and we as a nation are on the right side of history in this war. We will soon see the end of this cancerous terrorism and it's Ideology." He was briefed by Additional Inspector General Crime Terrorism Department Rai Tahir. Sharif was told that CCTV footage had helped in speeding up the investigations.
Indian-origin Woman HR Manager Convicted in H1-B Visa Fraud in US
Under the terms of the H1-B visas, the consultants had to be given full-time positions and paid an agreed salary. But they were paid only when they were working at the third party companies that contracted with them, the prosecution said.
Peace Between Israel and Palestine Goal of Trump Administration: White House
"They will discuss ways to advance and strengthen the special relationship between our two countries and stability in the Middle East. They will consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran and its proxies, the crisis in Syria, and countering ISIS and other terrorist groups," Spicer told reporters.
US Action Important to Improve Afghan Situation: Official
"Theyre provided with hospital and medical support. We saw where the head of the Al-Qaeda was. Those things highlight quite a few important factors. That is, this is - the shift of making it sound like its a blame game is no longer viable. This is objective facts. All of those things have happened, and they have happened in the recent past. So they cannot be forgotten so quickly," he said.
Donald Trump Wants to Get Along With Russia: White House
“At the same time, he fully expects to and wants to be able to get along with Russia, unlike previous administrations, so that we can solve many problems together facing the world such as the threat of ISIS and terrorism,” he said. Meanwhile, the opposition Democratic Party leaders hammered Trump for being allegedly soft on Russia.
Police Clueless About Assassin of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother
Gause said Kim Jong Nam had been forthright that he did not have political ambitions, although he was publicly critical of the North Korean regime and his brother's legitimacy in the past.
Top US Lawmakers Vow to Work Together to Build Indo-US Ties
Expressing bipartisian support for the Indo-US relationship, top American Congressmen on Tuesday pledged to work together to strengthen the bilateral relationship under Trump Administration, terming it "very important" for the stability of the international community.
French President Hollande Demands 'Justice' Over Alleged Rape of Black Youth
With presidential elections in April and May, the alleged assault, which follows the death of a young black man in police custody in another Paris suburb last year, has become a campaign issue.
'Trump Asked Michael Flynn to Resign Because he Had Lost Confidence in Him'
US President Donald Trump asked for National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation because he had lost confidence in him after revelations regarding his contacts with Russia prior to the inauguration, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.
Melania Trump Announces White House Visitor Office Will Reopen
The president gets to live there, but the White House actually belongs to the American people and starting March 7, they can start to take tours for the first time during Donald Trump's presidency.
Republican Senator Does Not Expect Donald Trump to Weaken H1B Visas
A powerful Republican Senator has said he does not expect President Donald Trump to weaken the H-1B visa scheme, sought-after by Indian IT professionals, as the programme benefits Americans and the US economy.
Militant Commander Linked to Cafe Attack Shot Dead in Bangladesh
Bangladesh police on Tuesday shot dead a militant commander of a banned Isamist outfit and a close aide of one of the masterminds of the deadly Dhaka cafe attack in which 22 people, including an Indian girl, were killed.
Downing Street Fooled by Valentine's Day Prank
British Prime Minister's office fell prey to a Valentine's Day gag put up by a comedian claiming to offer flowers from US President Donald Trump to Theresa May, it emerged Tuesday.
Disney Dumps YouTube Star PewDiePie Over Anti-semitic Videos: Report
The 27-year-old Swede, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is known for posting humorous clips to his more than 53 million followers on YouTube.
N Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un's Half-brother Assassinated in Malaysia
The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia, a South Korean news agency reported on Tuesday.
India Kept Military Out of Politics, Learn from Them: Pak Army Chief
In an unusual piece of advice to senior officers, Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has told them that the army had "no business" in running the government and asked them to read a book on how India has succeeded in keeping the military out of politics.
Damaged Dam System Threatens Northern California Towns
Nearly 200,000 people, who evacuated Sunday over fears that a damaged spillway at Lake Oroville could fail and unleash a wall of water, have to stay away indefinitely while officials race to repair it before more rains arrive Thursday.
Valentine's Day Ban for Some in Muslim-majority Indonesia
Indonesian authorities in parts of the Muslim-majority nation have confiscated condoms and banned students from celebrating Valentine's Day, saying the romantic tradition encourages casual sex and runs counter to cultural norms.
Israeli PM Seeks 'No Gaps' With Trump Ahead of White House Talks
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, preparing for his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, will work with advisers on Tuesday to align Israeli and U.S. thinking on the Middle East and ensure "no gaps" remain.
US-born Muslim NASA Scientist Detained, Forced to Unlock Phone
Bikkannavar, born in Pasadena,designs technology for space telescopes like the enormous James Webb telescope that's set to be launched into orbit in 2018.
President Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns
National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.
North Korea a Big Problem, Will Deal With it Very Strongly: Trump
"Not only internationally but when you come right here, we have - obviously, North Korea is a big, big problem, and we will deal with that very strongly," Trump told reporters during a joint news conference with the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Pakistan Court Bans Valentine's Day Celebrations
The order came during the hearing of a petition arguing that the day was not part of Islamic tradition and should be banned, the Dawn reported.
US Blacklists Venezuela Vice President as Drug Trafficker
The United States blacklisted Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking, the first crackdown by the Trump administration against a top official in President Nicolas Maduro's government for money laundering and the drug trade.
UN Invites Warring Syrian Sides to Geneva Peace Talks
The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, sent invitations on Monday for Geneva peace talks beginning on Feb. 23, after initial prior consultations beginning on or about Feb. 20, his spokeswoman Yara Sharif said.
In the Rubble, Aleppo's Citizens Work to Save Battered Heritage
In the rubble-strewn square outside Aleppo's ancient citadel and under the scorched vaults of its covered souk, workmen are starting to mend the destruction of a war that has shattered the Syrian city's priceless historical heritage.
Tour Bus Crashes in Taiwan, at least 32 Dead
At least 32 people were killed when a tour bus crashed on a highway near Taipei Tuesday night, with Taiwanese television footage showing the bus careening toward a road barrier at a highway curve before flipping on its side.
Tehmina Janjua Becomes Pakistan's First Woman Foreign Secretary
Career diplomat Tehmina Janjua was on Monday appointed as Pakistan's first woman foreign secretary. Foreign Office said that Janjua will replace outgoing foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.
Russian Connection: US National Security Adviser Flynn's Fate Uncertain
On Friday, The Washington Post reported that NSA Michael Flynn addressed sanctions against Russia in a call with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US.
China Praises India For Facilitating Ex-soldier's Return
China on Monday "commended" India for facilitating the return of its soldier, who was stuck in India for over 50 years after crossing the border following the 1962 war.
Switzerland Faces Uncertainty After Tax Plan Rejected
Switzerland faced uncertainty on Monday after voters rejected a tax reform plan aimed at keeping the country attractive to foreign businesses but derided by critics as a corporate handout.
Top Police Officers Among 16 Dead in Blast Outside Pakistan's Punjab Assembly
Three top police officers were among 16 people killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up targeting them during a protest rally outside Pakistan's Punjab assembly here that also left 60 others injured.
Pakistani Cameraman Shot Dead by Taliban Gunman in Karachi
A cameraman of a prominent Pakistani news channel was shot dead by motorcycle-borne Taliban gunmen who indiscriminately fired upon a news gathering van in the country's biggest port-city here.
Islamabad High Court Bans Valentine's Day Celebrations
The Islamabad High Court on Monday imposed a ban on Valentine's Day celebrations across Pakistan.
Donald Trump Shakes Shinzo Abe's Hand For 19 Seconds
A photo op in the Oval Office got people talking after Japanese media asked the two to shake hands. Trump pulled Abe's hand closer, patted it several times and held on for 19 seconds.
Newspaper Apologizes After Mistaking Alec Baldwin For President Trump
On Friday the newspaper published a photo of the actor along with a caption calling him, "Donald Trump, president of the USA." The photo accompanied a news article about Israeli settlements which also had a photo of (the actual) Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Twitter War Erupts Between Donald Trump and Mark Cuban
"I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls. He's not smart enough to run for president!" he tweeted.
Oroville Dam Near Collapse in US, 162,000 People Ordered to Evacuate
Officials have ordered over 162,000 residents near the Oroville dam in Northern California to evacuate the area, after an emergency spillway severely eroded, the media reported.
Indian-American IT Professionals Express Concerns Over H1B Visa Bill
Silicon Valley-based Indian American IT professionals have expressed concerns over new bills on H1B visa being introduced in the US Congress by the Trump administration, saying it would adversely affect the community.
Anti-Donald Trump Speeches Dominate Grammy 2017
Taking the trend of anti-Donald Trump speeches at award ceremonies forward this season, the Grammys saw many celebrities getting political and slamming the American President.
Former Envoy Husain Haqqani Questions Pakistan's Kashmir Policy
Questioning Pakistan's decades-old Kashmir policy, a former top envoy of the country has said even resolving the issue would unlikely address the challenge of terrorism, sectarian conflict or the Taliban abandoning its goal of establishing an "old Islamic order" in Afghanistan.
Russian Civil Helicopter Crashes, Passengers Missing
A Russian civil helicopter crashed on Sunday night in the Altai Republic region, with members aboard still missing, the emergency ministry said.
United Airlines Pilot Removed From Flight After Ranting About Trump
A United Airlines pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight after she gave a long, bizarre speech about US President Donald Trump and her divorce, the media reported.
Japan, S.Korea, US seek UNSC Meeting over North Korea's Missile Test
The launch of a missile carried out by the Pyongyang regime on Sunday is the first since last October and also becomes the first military provocation of the Kim Jong-un regime since Donald Trump took charge as the US President.
Thousands of Mexicans Take to the Streets to protest against Trump
Tens of thousands of Mexicans protested on Sunday against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and his pledges to make their country pay for his "big, beautiful" border wall.
Trump Admin Considering All Options on Travel Ban: White House
The three judges of the 9th Appeals Court in San Francisco, he alleged made a broad overreaching statement about the ability to check the executive power.
'Islamophobia' Fuelling Terrorism, Says UN Chief Antonio Guterres
"Islamophobia" in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries.
Real Answer to Curtailing North Korea is China: Chuck Schumer
The real answer to curtailing North Korea is China. Like on so many other areas, China has been woefully inadequate, said Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader in an interview.
Russians Protest Softer Penalties for Domestic Abuse
Dozens of Russian activists braved snow on Sunday to protest against a law signed by President Vladimir Putin that has softened penalties for those who commit domestic violence.
World Will Benefit From Having an 'Idiot' in WH, Says Hezbollah Leader
Referring to US President Donald Trump, Hassan Nasrallah said "we are very optimistic that when an idiot settles in the White House and boasts about his idiocy, this is the beginning of relief for the oppressed around the world."
IMF Chief 'Optimistic' About US Economy Under Donald Trump
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday voiced optimism for US economic growth under President Donald Trump but warned it could herald trouble for the rest of the world.
Canada Becomes Preferable Destination For Indian Techies After Trump Ban
Indian-origin tech leaders in Canada say the controversial visa and travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump will be a boon for tech recruitment and investment in Canada.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Re-elected as Popular Party Leader
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as the leader of the conservative Popular Party for a fourth term, sweeping 95 percent of the vote at a party congress in Madrid.
Netanyahu Pledges to Promote 'Responsible Policies' at Trump Meeting
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would present "responsible policies" in talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, signalling to the Israeli far-right to curb its territorial demands in the occupied West Bank.
Buckingham Palace Offers Â£ 30,000 p.a. to Run Queen's Twitter Account
Buckingham Palace is offering a 30,000 pounds annual package for a job to run Queen Elizabeth's personal Twitter account, having 2.77 million followers.
Turkish President Erdogan Says Troops Advancing in Northern Syria
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Islamic State fighters have begun deserting al-Bab, which has been under attack for weeks.
Tayyip Erdogan Says End Goal of Turkish Operation in Syria is Raqqa
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday the final goal of a Turkish incursion into Syria was not just to retake the city of al-Bab from Islamic State, but to cleanse a border region including Raqqa of the jihadists.
Greek Govt Evacuates 75,000 people in Thessaloniki to Defuse WWII Bomb
Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people today so army experts could defuse a 227-kilogramme unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station.
'Anti-Trump' Steinmeier Elected German President
Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany's president on Sunday, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era.
Torrent of Replies to Trump Tweets Cause Twitter's Tumble
US President Donald Trump's tweets generate such a massive public engagement and responses that Twitter cannot handle them, putting a tremendous pressure on Twitter's system.
Suu Kyi Urges Myanmar Armed Ethnic Groups to Sign Ceasefire
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on all armed ethnic groups to sign a cease-fire agreement during a speech Sunday in the same place where her father, an independence hero, signed a peace deal 70 years ago.
No Matter What the Issue Is, Donald Trump Always Knows a Guy
President Donald Trump knows a guy. No matter what issue Trump is addressing, he seems either to know somebody with a relevant personal experience or he's got a first-hand tale to recount.
Swiss Vote on Citizenship for Third-generation Foreigners After Anti-Muslim Campaign
Switzerland began voting on Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice.
US Denies Visa to Pakistan's Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor
Pakistan's Senate Deputy Chairman and leader of one of the largest Islamic parties was denied a US visa, leading to the cancellation of a two-member delegation's planned visit to New York to attend a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union at the UN headquarters.
US Agents Conduct First Trump-era Raids Targeting Undocumented Migrants
US authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented migrants this week in the first large-scale raids under President Donald Trump, triggering panic in immigrant communities nationwide.
North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile, Trump Monitors Situation
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast early on Sunday, South Korea's military said, the first time the isolated state has tested such a device since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Golf Course Diplomacy: Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe Discuss US-Japan Relations
After reportedly hitting it off in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe teed off on the golf course, and discussed US-Asia engagement.
Trump Says He Will Bring Down the Price of Wall on Mexico's Border
President Donald Trump pushed back early on Saturday on assertions that the wall he wants built on the U.S. border with Mexico would cost more than anticipated and said he would reduce the price.
Pakistan Wants Friendly Ties With Trump Administration: Sartaj Aziz
Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday that Pakistan desired good, friendly and lasting ties with the new US administration.
China to Relocate 3.4 Million People to Tackle Poverty
China plans to relocate 3.4 million people from poverty-stricken communities to more developed areas this year as part of its poverty reduction drive.
At Least 7 Killed in Suicide Attack in Afghanistan's Helmand Province
An Afghan official says at least seven people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked Afghan soldiers in southern Helmand province.
Edward Snowden Lawyer Says Extradition Report is 'Speculation'
Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer on Saturday dismissed a US report that Moscow was considering extraditing the NSA whistleblower as a "gift" to President Donald Trump.
Philippines Dismisses About 100 Policemen for Using Drugs
The Philippine police have sacked nearly 100 policemen since the start of the year because they were found to be drug users, a top official said on Saturday, in a clean-up of the ranks after President Rodrigo Duterte halted police anti-drug operations.
China Expels 32 South Korea Missionaries Amid US Missile Defence Tension
China has expelled 32 South Korean Christian missionaries amid diplomatic tension between the two countries over the planned deployment of a US missile defence system in the South.
More Whales Stranded in New Zealand, Bringing Total to 650
A new pod of 240 whales swam aground at a remote New Zealand beach on Saturday just hours after weary volunteers managed to refloat a different group of whales following an earlier mass stranding.
Night-time Quake in Philippines Kills at Least 15, Injures 90
A rescue official says the death toll from a powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines has risen to 15 with about 90 people injured by falling debris and blunt objects.
17 Dead in Stampede at Angolan Football Stadium: Police
At least 17 football fans died in a stampede at a stadium in northern Angola, police said, adding that scores of other spectators were injured, many of them seriously.
Donald Trump Considering Signing New Order on Immigration
US President Donald Trump has said he is considering issuing a "brand new" executive order on immigration by next week, even though he expressed confidence that he will win the legal battle over the immigration ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
French Police Averts 'Imminent' Attack, Arrest 4 Suspects
The French media reported that she had filmed herself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
Top French Court Vetoes Ban on Consulting Jihadist Sites
A law in France that bans people from regularly consulting jihadist websites which urge "acts of terrorism" was ruled unconstitutional by a top judicial body on Friday.
German Court Bans Large Parts of Poem Insulting Erdogan
A German court Friday barred a TV comedian from reciting in full his so-called "defamatory poem" against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan which sparked a diplomatic row last year.
Turkey's Erdogan Approves Voting on Powerful Presidency
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved holding a national referendum on constitutional reforms that would usher in a powerful presidency, a change he has strongly advocated.
Threats Against Judges in Immigration Ban Cases Leads to Increased Security
Threats against more than one judge involved in legal challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration have prompted federal and local law enforcement agencies to temporarily increase security protection for some of them, according to law enforcement officials.
Trump Backs 'One China' Policy in First Call With Xi Jinping
President Donald Trump on Thursday told Chinese President Xi Jinping he would respect the "One China" policy, the White House said, in their first conversation since the US leader came to power.
Hillary Clinton Trolls Donald Trump Over Travel Ban Ruling
"For the sake of our values and the security of America, Democrats will continue to press for President Trump's dangerous and unconstitutional ban to be withdrawn," Pelosi said.
Donald Trump Says Will Privatise US Air Traffic Control System
President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives that he is interested in privatizing America's air traffic control system and improving the nation's airports and roads, which he called obsolete.
White House Adviser 'Counseled' After Promoting Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line on TV
The White House has "counseled" a top aide to US President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during a national cable television appearance from the White House.
2.5 Million Illegal Immigrants in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
A report released on Thursday estimates more than 2.5 million immigrants in the US illegally live in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, which have pledged to fight President Trump's plans to expand deportations.
In Blow to Donald Trump, US Judges Reject Travel Ban
US President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate a temporary travel ban he had ordered on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Eiffel Tower to be Shielded by 2.5-Metre Glass Security Walls
The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be protected by bulletproof glass walls 2.5 metres (eight feet) high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the monument, the city said Thursday.
Syria: Russia Expresses Sorrow After Its Warplane Kills 3 Turkish Soldiers
Turkey's military says three soldiers were killed in northern Syria in an "accidental" airstrike by a Russian warplane.
Lockheed Wants to Make F-16 in India, But Team Trump May Take 'Fresh Look'
US defense firm Lockheed Martin wants to push ahead with plans to move production of its F-16 combat jets to India, but understands President Donald Trump's administration may want to take a "fresh look" at the proposal.
Change Your Stance on Masood Azhar for Consensus: India to China
India on Thursday hit out at China for its remarks that there was no consensus over the US' proposal to ban Pathankot attack mastermind and JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN, saying if there is a change in the Chinese position, there will be a consensus as well.
Donald Trump Hits Back After Criticism by Supreme Court Nominee
Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at a Democratic senator who revealed that the president's own Supreme Court nominee had called Trump's attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing."
International Red Cross Temporarily Suspends Activities in Afghanistan Following Attack
The international Red Cross on Thursday temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed six of its employees the previous day in a northern province.
India is Building 'Secret Nuclear City', Says Pakistan
Pakistan says its archrival India is building a "secret nuclear city" to produce thermonuclear weapons as well as developing intercontinental missiles and secretly stockpiling nuclear material.
China to Take Fingerprints of Foreign Visitors as Security Step
China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.
US Faces Real Threat From Radical Islamic Terrorism: White House
The United States faces real threat from radical Islamic terrorism and President Donald Trump will take all necessary steps to protect America and its people, the White House has said.
Jeff Sessions Confirmed to be the Next Attorney General
The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the next attorney general, surviving a vocal push by Democrats to derail his nomination.
Even a Bad High School Student Would Rule in My Favour: Trump to Judges
President Donald Trump harshly criticised arguments against his temporary travel ban on Wednesday, discounting a legal challenge to the order as anti-security and lambasting the federal judicial system that's weighing it as overtly political.