Former Coca-Cola Scientist Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets to Form Chinese Beverage Rival

The U.S. government suspects the program – and others set up by China like it — is just a ruse to entice scientists to hand over secrets and expertise they pick up while working in America. A Chinese-born scientist formerly employed by Coca-Cola is now accused of trying to steal trade secrets from companies reportedly […]

Trump to Declare ‘Emergency’ to Fund US-Mexico Border Wall

PKONWEB Report (New York) — President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised US-Mexico border wall. Trump will appear in the White House Rose Garden at 10 am ET Friday to sign the compromise funding […]

Ivanka Trump Says She Knew “Literally Almost Nothing” About Moscow Deal and Having Property There is Not Strange

NEW YORK — In a sit-down interview released Friday, First daughter Ivanka Trump said she had nearly no knowledge of plans to construct a Trump tower in Moscow while her father Donald Trump was campaigning for president, a project that has come under scrutiny in the Russia investigation. “Literally almost nothing,” Ivanka Trump told ABC […]

Nuclear Pakistan At the Nexus of China, Russia, Iran and US Geopolitical Interests Important For US: Centcom Chief

US Senator Lindsey Graham, who visited Islamabad in January, is believed to have discussed with Pakistani leaders a proposal for a free trade agreement (FTA) in return for Islamabad’s assistance in ending the Afghan war. PKONWEB Report (Washington/Islamabad) — Pakistan as a state possessing nuclear weapons sits at the nexus of Russian, Chinese, Indian, Iranian, […]

Pakistani American Math Teacher Sues Against Discrimination

PKONWEB Report (New York) — A Pakistani-born math teacher who alleges he’s been singled out and passed over for opportunities has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Jefferson City school district in Missouri. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 52-year-old Naveed Malik, of Columbia, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court. Malik alleges […]

Challenges, Opportunities For Pakistan’s New Ambassador to US

PKONWEB Report (Washington) — Dr Asad Majeed, until recently Pakistan’s ambassador in Tokyo, replaces Ali Jehangir Siddiqui as envoy to US amid series of challenges laced with opportunities for resetting the relationship between the two countries which had parked itself on a cul-de-sac after President Donald Trump’s 2018 New Year eve caustic tweet. First and […]

Trump To Address Americans On National Security, Visit US-Mexico Border

Trump has told Democrats he is willing to keep the federal government shut down for months, or even years, to get funding to build the wall. PKONWEB Report (New York) — President Donald Trump will discuss national security in a national prime-time address Tuesday, then travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to “meet with […]

Uptick in Pak-US Relations: President Trump Looks Forward to Meeting PM Khan

PKONWEB Report (WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD) — Weeks after US President wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan’s help for Afghan peace process, Trump said he wants a good relationship with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership of the country, its non-Nato ally, with which he had been overly tough and […]

Trump Mocks Modi for Building Library in Afghanistan

From trade to defense, there have been hits and misses in India-US relations last year, despite increasingly close strategic partnership focused on China containment. PKONWEB Report (Washington/Islamabad) — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use. Trump brought up […]

How Overseas Pakistanis Living In West Can Fund the Dams, Take Tax Writeoff

IRSHAD SALIM (Islamabad) — The Supreme Court and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have joined hands to raise funds for building two dams in the country on war-footings. Water crisis has taken an almost emergency-like situation, and power issue is undermining socio-economic growth despite progress made so far. Since dams–though takes longer to build–creates massive […]

Afghanistan Endgame: Vexing Between ‘Impasse’, Opium Rise and Race For Peace

NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD — The latest quarterly report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction describes the military situation in the 17-year war torn country as of Nov. 30 as being at “an impasse.” The arrival of additional U.S. advisers this year helped slow “the momentum of a Taliban march that had capitalized on U.S. […]

Death Of a Migrant in US: Baby Contracted Pneumonia After Five Days In a ‘Freezing’ Holding Cell

NEW YORK — When A. Portillo, a 23-year-old woman from Honduras, was taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in California earlier this month, her five-month-old was sick. The woman, who spoke to BuzzFeed News and asked to be identified by only her first initial and last name, was giving her baby an […]

NY City Street to Be Named “Mohammad Ali Jinnah Way”

NEW YORK: A section of street in Brooklyn, one of the boroughs of New York City, has been named after founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Pakistani-American Youth Organization (PAYO) said. A resolution was adopted on December 26 by the New York City Council, designating a part of Brooklyn’s Coney Island Avenue where […]

Another Migrant Child From Guatemala Dies in U.S. Border Patrol Custody

NEW YORK –An 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant died in U.S. Border Patrol custody on Christmas Day (Tuesday), the agency announced. In a news release, CBP said the child, whose name was not released, was showing signs of illness on Monday while in custody with his father. Both were taken to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center […]

Trump’s Charitable Foundation Closes Over Corruption Allegations

NEW YORK (Dec 21, 2018) — President Donald Trump’s troubled charity foundation has agreed to close down amid allegations that he and others illegally misused its funds. The move was announced by the Attorney General of New York State, Barbara Underwood, who will supervise the distribution of its remaining monies. Underwood has accused Trump and […]

Trump Won’t Budge On $5 Billion For Border Wall, Refuses to Sign Funding Bill

NEW YORK (Dec 20, 2018) — President Donald Trump, expressing support for $5 billion wall along the US-Mexico border Thursday, said he won’t sign a stopgap spending bill in its current form because it doesn’t include enough funding for border security. “At this moment there is a debate over funding border security and the wall,” […]

Pakistan Building Fence to Stop Terrorists Incursions, Opium Smuggling From Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (Dec 12,2018) –Pakistan is building a double fence on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as high as 12 feet in height along the peaks at elevations above 10-12000 ft range. The 840km fence in Waziristan region of the tribal agencies called FATA will be completed by end of 2019 and cost $483 million–with no help from […]

Trump May Face Impeachment, Jail Over Hush Money, Say Top Democrats

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers said on Sunday. Court filings on Friday in cases that stemmed from a federal probe into Russian activities during the 2016 presidential election pointed to […]

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Says He Often had to Prevent Trump From Violating the Law

Trump shot back on Twitter Friday by calling him “dumb as a rock.” NEW YORK (Dec 7, 2018) — Nine months after being fired by President Trump, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has some pretty unflattering things to say about his old boss. Tillerson spoke with CBS News on Thursday and said it was […]

End Game: A ‘Hurried US Retreat From Afghanistan Would Result In Chaos’

The Afghan Taliban is enjoying new stature in the international arena, where the US and neighboring powers see it as a foil to the more dangerous Islamic State (IS). PKONWEB Report (ISLAMABAD) — Washington’s special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s bloody unwinnable 17-year-old war met Tuesday with Pakistani officials, and a […]