China-US Trade War ‘Only A Proxy For Larger Battle For Dominance Between Two Powers’

** Washington is due to start charging tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports as of Friday ** Beijing has pledged to retaliate with equal tariffs on $34 billion in US goods JUL 3, 2018 (BE2C2): China said Tuesday it is “fully prepared” for a trade war with the US as hopes dwindle for a […]

China Mobile: World’s Largest Telecom Can’t Access U.S. Market –For National Security Risks

National security concerns raised after jump in cyber attacks against US JUL 3, 2018 (BE2C2): The Trump administration has cited national security concerns to deny China Mobile entry into the US, dealing a blow to one of China’s biggest state-owned telecoms providers amid a looming trade war between the two countries. The National Telecommunications and […]

30,000 Protesters Gather in Washington Against Trump Immigration Crackdown

JUN 30, 2018: Thousands gathered in front of the White House on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies, which have separated children from parents at the US-Mexico border and sparked plans for military-run detention camps. Joined by protesters nationwide, people crowding downtown Washington waved signs and chanted “shame” as religious leaders and activists […]

Trump’s Immigration Gambit: Is It Trick Or Treat?

SALAHUDDIN HAIDER (Washington): Difficult to analyze. Opinion varies from people to people. Some believe Donald Trump has been doing it deliberately to dilate or swing to favoritism wave of mounting criticism against his policies on children immigration, and the boost he got from the Supreme Court upholding his travel ban on select Muslim countries’ citizen. […]

US Calls Off Key Talks With India Amid Tensions Over Trade Tariffs, Iran Oil

JUN 30, 2018: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were to hold talks with their American counterparts Mike Pompeo and James Mattis next week on economic, trade and defense issues. But with trade tensions escalating between India and United States, the high-level 2+2 dialogue between the two countries has been called […]

U.S. Air Force Procures New And Improved Bunker Buster Bombs

JUN 29, 2018: The U.S. Air Force has awarded nearly $900 million to two companies for new bunker buster bombs that will be less likely to fail to explode than those currently being used in Iraq and Syria. The new 2,000-pound class bombs are built around an improved warhead called the BLU-137/B, which will replace […]

Muslim Community in Florida Offers To Host All Separated Migrant Children At No Cost to Govt

JUN 29, 2018: The Muslim community in Tampa, Florida has offered to take care of all the 2300 plus migrant babies and children (8 months and older) separated from their families residing at various detention centers. The group announced the offer at a news conference on Tuesday at noon. (Watch video below) The formal announcement […]

3 Out Of Four Americans Say Immigration Is Good For The Country: Gallup

Most Americans against constructing more border walls JUN 21, 2018: A record-high 75 percent of Americans think immigration is a good thing for the United States, results from a new Gallup Poll indicate. Support for immigration spanned the political spectrum, as 80 percent of Republicans and 92 percent of Democrats said legal immigration is good […]

First Lady Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to US-Mexico Border

Trump backtracks and signs executive order to stop separating families JUN 21, 2018: First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, making an unannounced trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border. Ms. Trump’s dash comes as President Trump, facing an avalanche of outrage, on […]

Trump, Putin Historic Summit In The Works: Won’t Be a “Nixon to China” Moment

JUN 21, 2018: President Trump seems to be gearing up for a major summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin amid fraying ties with America’s traditional allies and has apparently worried European leaders. Two dates are said to be under consideration: either before the Nato summit beginning on 11 July in Brussels, or after the president’s […]

Separating Families At The Border Was Always Part Of The Trump Plan

Trump advisor Stephen Miller was the primary advocate for dividing immigrant families at the border JUN 17, 2018: A new report confirms that President Trump and his advisors had been considering the extreme measures of separating migrant children from their parents at the border for as long as they’ve been in power. According to the […]

Mass Shooting Incident At Arts Festival In New Jersey; 1 Dead, 4 In Critical Condition

JUN 17, 2018: At least 20 people were injured on Sunday (Father’s Day) in a mass shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey, that also left one suspect dead, a local prosecutor said. “Multiple individuals opened fire” inside the festival venue shortly before 3:00 am, Mercer County chief […]

Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Families At US-Mexico Border

JUN 15, 2018: Nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent six-week period, officials said Friday in the most comprehensive 2018 figures provided on family separations. Between April 19 and May 31 of this year, the 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 […]

Former FBI Director Comey Broke Protocol In Clinton Emails Probe: IG Report

JUN 14, 2018: Former FBI Director James Comey broke from usual procedures in his handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, but his actions weren’t politically motivated, the Justice Department’s Inspector General said in a long-awaited report Thursday. The 500-page report details ways in which Comey broke with protocol in […]

Eight-in-Ten U.S. Muslims Say They Fast During Ramadan (17 To 18 Hrs In Summer)

AYSHA HUSAIN (JUN 13, 2018): Muslims around the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset in order to focus on their spiritual life and get closer to God. In the United States, the vast majority of Muslims are also observing Ramadan, with eight-in-ten saying they fast during the […]

US Approves $930 Million Sale To India of Apache Attack Helicopters

JUN 13, 2018 — The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters manufactured by Boeing for $930 million, the State Department said Tuesday. The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval, but if no US lawmaker raises an objection the contract is […]

Muslim Refugees Admitted to US Decline Sharply in 2018

JUN 10, 2018 — The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the U.S. has fallen sharply this year. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department data, the number of Muslim refugees admitted to the United States in the first half of fiscal 2018 has dropped from the previous year more than […]

Chinese Hackers Access U.S. Navy Data From Contractor

JUN 10, 2018 –Chinese government hackers breached a U.S. Navy contractor’s sensitive data related to warfare, officials said. Hackers acquired more than 600 gigabytes of data, including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile to use on U.S. submarines by 2020, the Washington Post first reported. bmarine radio room information about cryptographic systems and […]

India, U.S. Japan Holding Joint Maritime Exercise Off Guam

Jun 8, 2018 — Indian and Japanese ships, aircraft and personnel have joined the U.S. Navy for a week-long maritime exercise Malabar 2018, which is being held offshore Guam for the first time in its 22 year history. The U.S. Navy is hosting forces from India and Japan for the annual exercise Malabar, June 7 […]