World War II Navajo Code Talker Dies at 92

April 24, 2018 — A Navajo tribe Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who […]

China, Russia Replacing U.S. as Pakistan’s Major Arms Suppliers

KEY POINTS: US Arms Deliveries to India Has Grown by 557 Percent During the Period 2008 and 2017; A Chinese defense analyst says there is no military alliance between China and Pakistan, but “China’s arms exports to Pakistan are a powerful weapon to safeguard the South Asian country’s military sovereignty.”. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As the Trump […]

Beyonce to Donate $100,000 For Scholarships at Black Colleges

On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she was offering $100,000 in scholarship money to students at four historically black colleges and universities. The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-19 academic year will give away $25,000 in scholarship money to a student […]

Barbara Bush, Wife of Ex-President George H.W. Bush, in ‘Failing Health’

Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health.” The office of her husband, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, released a statement Sunday, saying the 92-year-old is in “failing health” and will no longer seek medical treatment. Instead, the office says, she will focus on comfort care. The statement did not describe […]

‘Civic Engagement’ Keyword at Pakistani-American Community & Youth Convention 2018

Pakistanis in the U.S. are one of the most educated group in the immigrants community with average educational level higher than average American, and a higher average household income than the average household income in America. Irshad Salim — The Pakistan embassy in U.S. held a convention at its premise on Saturday in Washington to […]

Putin Holds SECRET CONVERSATION With Erdogan on Syria Following US-led Airstrikes

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Russian president Vladimir Putin has held secret conversations with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as the two countries look to strengthen relations following the airstrikes on Syria launched early Saturday morning. In a phone call on Saturday the two men discussed the military strikes carried out by the West as they […]

Coalition of U.S., UK, France Calls Syria Strikes a Success; Russia, Iran Condemn Attack

Coalition of U.S. Britain and France launched 105 weapons against Syria, with none intercepted, Deptt of Defense says (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The United States said Saturday its airstrikes against Syria were successful while Syrian allies Iran and Russia argue the attack was a violation of international law and Syria’s deputy parliament speaker says he believes Western […]

U.S. Navy Awards Contract To Boeing For Standoff Land Attack Missiles For Saudi Arabia

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Boeing has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for standoff land attack missiles to support Saudi Arabia, a major ally for the US in the Middle East region. The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $64 million under the terms of a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. […]

Trump Directs Advisers to Consider Return to 12-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

(BE2C2) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called on his advisers to weigh a return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership after scrapping the trade deal when he assumed the presidency. Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and economic adviser Larry Kudlow to determine whether the United States could achieve a better trade deal between the […]

White House Approves $1.3 Billion Sale of Howitzers to Saudi Arabia

(PKONWEB/BE2C2) — The U.S. State Department said it has approved a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of 180 Self-Propelled Howitzers. The proposed foreign military sale “will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States” by strengthening the defensive capabilities of Saudi Arabia, who is a contributing partner to stability […]

Inspired By Cockroaches Scientists Develop Wall-Climbing Robot

(BE2C2) — Most robots rely on sensors to detect and move around objects in their path, which can take time. But what if they could change direction or climb objects in the blink of an eye. One of the most common household pests could offer a perfect blueprint. Researchers at the University of California in […]

Trump Says He Plans to Order Military to Guard Border With Mexico, Build Wall

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — President Trump said on Tuesday that he planned to order the military to guard parts of the southern border until he can build a wall and tighten immigration restrictions, proposing a remarkable escalation of his efforts to crack down on migrants entering the country illegally. He said he was consulting with Jim Mattis, […]

Can Saudi Arabia Help Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan? The U.S. Hopes So

(PKONWEB Report) — Saudi Arabia has agreed to play a leading role in starting a new peace process in Afghanistan, part of the latest U.S.-led two-pronged strategy to find a political solution to America’s longest war while militarily scaling up efforts to force the Taliban to the negotiating table. The Department of Defense has said […]

Envoy to U.S. Addresses Pakistan Business Community Group in New Jersey

With around 650,000 Pakistanis gainfully employed in the US, their yearly average individual remittance home has remained the highest. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addressed a community event in New Jersey Friday evening organized by Pakistani American Business Association of North America (PABANA). Dignitaries from Pakistani American businesses, Pakistani American youth, local government […]

Saudi Aramco Signs $10 Billion in Deals With U.S. Businesses including a Think Tank

(BE2C2) — Oil and gas field services companies and a think tank in the United States were among those involved in $10 billion in deals, the Saudi oil giant Aramco announced. Aramco took part in a bilateral business forum in New York City with chief executive officers from U.S. companies. Saudi Aramco President and CEO […]

Senior U.S. Diplomat Visits Pakistan To Discuss Bilateral Ties, Fight Against Terrorism

A senior U.S. State Department official has arrived in Islamabad to discuss bilateral ties and Pakistan’s fight against terrorism, the State Department said in a statement. The senior official for the bureau of South and Central Asian affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells, who arrived in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on March 28, will meet with […]

For First Time in 70 Years, 2020 U.S. Census to Ask About Citizenship

The last census in 2010 put the U.S. population at nearly 309 million. A question about citizenship will be added to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Commerce Department said — a controversial tactic to enforce the Voting Rights Act. In December, the Justice Department asked the Census Bureau to reinstate the question on the census, […]

‘March For Our Lives’ Rally Organizers Vow No Letup in Gun Control Campaign

Thousands of students take part in the ‘March For Our Lives’ rally against gun violence in Washington, DC on Saturday. (PKONWEB Report) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the US to call for tighter gun control. The March For Our Lives movement arose after 17 deaths in a school […]

Why Trump Administration Wants Saudi Arabia to Be Interlocutor Between US and Pakistan

IRSHAD SALIM: The White House on Wednesday said there is an opportunity for Saudi Arabia to be a key interlocutor between the US and Pakistan—their bilateral relationship has reportedly hit rock-bottom after the US President announced in August his South Asia policy to end America’s 16-year old conflict in Afghanistan which has cost taxpayers more […]

U.S. Expresses Clear Opposition to Russian Gas Pipeline Through Baltic Sea to Germany

Russia wants to twin its Nord Stream gas network running through the Baltic Sea to Germany, but faces stiff opposition. Building the second leg of the Russian gas pipeline running through the Baltic Sea would threaten European energy security, the U.S. government said. A bipartisan group of 39 senators sent a letter last week to […]