Arnold Schwarzenegger Promises to Visit Pakistan to ‘Highlight Its Climate Vulnerability’

ISLAMABAD (Dec 4, 2018) — ‘Terminator” fame Hollywood actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to visit Pakistan soon. In a recent tweet, Prime Minister’s Advisor for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said, “Just met with @Schwarzenegger who’s promised to come to #Pakistan to highlight our extreme climate vulnerability #COP24.” Malik is in […]

Trump-Xi Dinner Yields $1.2Tr Additional Trade Commitments From China to US

Truce in US-China trade war after Trump-Xi dinner in Argentina. NEW YORK (Dec 3, 2018) — China has made more than $1.2 trillion in additional trade commitments as part of a deal reached by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina following the G20 Summit. Xi has vowed to take immediate […]

President Trump Leans Toward PM Khan For ‘Negotiated Settlement of Afghan War’

This is the first direct communication between the two leaders since Imran Khan assumed power in August–a U-turn in Trump approach but predictably his signature style, observers say. ISLAMABAD (Dec 3, 2018) — Weeks after President Donald Trump’s outpour on Pakistan thought-leaders (again) for not having done enough for the US in Afghanistan-specific matters, Pakistan’s […]

Why Most Mass Shootings In America Are Happening Since 2015

During the period 2015 thru 2018, there has been 215 deaths as a result of mass shootings–an average 54 per year–highest, as compared to average 19 during the period 1966-2014. IRSHAD SALIM — President Donald Trump, the 72-year-old real estate mogul and businessman best known for his “You’re fired” catchphrase on The Apprentice, announced on […]

Is the US In a Hurry to Pullout From Afghanistan?

** “Both the Defense Department and State Department are acting as if withdrawal is on the table, sooner or later” ** “There’s more at stake than just military victory” ISLAMABAD (Nov 28, 2018): U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is reaching out to many top Taliban figures as he tries to launch peace negotiations […]

American Missionary Killed By Tribe In Remote Andaman Island

Nov. 21 (UPI)–A Christian missionary from the United States was killed by an isolated tribe in the Andaman islands off the coast of India, authorities said Wednesday. John Allen Chau had hired a fishing crew on one of the islands, where he was performing missionary work. Officials said he ignored multiple warnings that the Sentinelese […]

Trump’s Saudi Arabia Decision About ‘America First’, Economy

Trump slammed by top Republicans for his Saudi statement: ‘America First!’ NEW YORK (Nov 21, 2018): The United States intends to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia even though Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said President Donald Trump in a statement (read […]

“Islamabad Critical Partner to So. Asia Strategy”, Says Pentagon After Trump-Khan Twitter Spat

NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD (Nov 20, 2018): The Pentagon says Islamabad is a critical partner to its South Asian strategy a day after President Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with Prime Minister Imran Khan when he reiterated the allegations he had levelled against Pakistan in a Fox News interview on Sunday. The US president had repeated […]

Is Trump Rhetoric Behind Hate Crimes Rise in US For Third Straight Year

NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD (Nov 18, 2018): Hate crimes in the United States has been on the rise since 2015 and the Southern Poverty Law Center has uncovered 953 hate groups across the country–further evidence that more must be done to address the divisive climate of hate in America. The states with the most hate groups–California with […]

This VIDEO Says It All: How Californians Are Braving Camp Fire–the Deadliest in State’s History

NEW YORK (Nov 17, 2018): Northern California sheriff said today more than 1,000 is now unaccounted for after the California camp fire, and that the list is being constantly updated. The fire – the deadliest in the state’s history – has destroyed 142,000 acres (57,000 ha), including most of the town of Paradise, home to […]

Why a UN Report Describes San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis a “Human Rights Violation”

A UN report says gentrification and denial of basic rights such as water and sanitation behind the homeless crisis in billionaires’ city NEW YORK (Nov 16, 2018): San Francisco is one of the richest in the world but almost one in 100 residents are homeless with Tenderloin the epicenter of a homeless crisis scarring one […]

Polls Show 60Pct Americans Don’t Want To See Trump Reelected, But Support Some of His Economic Policies

Trump’s effort to make the midterms all about immigration may have fallen short as an electoral strategy because his approach to immigration is not particularly popular NEW YORK (Nov 15, 2018): According to President Donald Trump, no president in American history has ever accomplished as much as he has and he’s a shoo-in to be […]

Trump Taps Top General From Iraq War as New US Envoy to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump on Tuesday named John Abizaid, a top US retired general who has studied the Middle East for years, as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a post that has been vacant since Joseph Westphal left in January 2017. Abizaid is a fluent Arabic speaker of Lebanese Christian descent who headed US Central […]

US Lawmakers to Introduce Bipartisan Bill Targeting China’s Treatment of Muslims

A group of bipartisan lawmakers in the House and Senate plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday that would condemn China’s treatment of Muslims and punish those responsible for alleged human rights abuses. The legislation, first reported on by Politico, calls for “an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside […]

3 Florida Races Head to Recount, Trump ‘Watching Closely’

NEW YORK (Nov 10, 2018): More than three days after the polls closed in Florida, the secretary of state announced that the razor-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner will be reviewed in a series of machine recounts. President Trump who is in Paris this weekend, tweeted Saturday he would be “watching closely” amid […]

Trump Is On the Ballot: Vote Your Fear or Vote Your Rage (Cartoons, Pics)

IRSHAD SALIM: “In a certain way, I am on the ballot” said President Trump on Tuesday and retweeted singer, actress Kaya Jones tweet recounting  his achievements to date: •4 Million New Jobs •$5 Trillion in Wealth •$3.2 Trillion in Tax Savings •$700 Billion – depleted military •81,000 illegal aliens deported •120 Federal judges •2 Supreme […]

U.S. Surpasses Russia to Become World’s Top Crude Oil Producer, Aims to Become Top LNG Exporter

Soaring U.S. Crude Oil Production and LNG Exports Forcing Oil Prices Down BE2C2 Report (Nov 3, 2018): U.S. crude oil production has increased significantly during the past ten years, driven mainly by production from tight oil formations using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing,” said U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its new report. Production hit […]

Top US Commander in Afghanistan Reveals Pessimism: ‘‘This is not going to be won militarily’

The US seeks Pakistan’s assistance in achieving Afghan peace. PM Khan right after winning the elections in July said Pakistan would partner with the US for peace in Afghanistan, not war. NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD, Nov 1, 2018: The new U.S. general leading the mission in Afghanistan gave a surprisingly candid interview this week on the situation […]

2 Muslim American Women Poised to Win Midterm Elections Nov. 6

NEW YORK (Nov 1, 2018): Two Muslim women are expected to make it to the US Congress in the midterm election next week, marking a historic first even as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been on the rise. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is all but certain to be elected to the US House of […]