ISLAMABAD: British-French journalist and author Ben Judah, in an interview published in The Sunday Times Magazine on Sunday, compared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan with US President Donald Trump on a number of issues. Imran loathes Trump but it is ‘hard not to compare the two’, the journalist wrote, adding: “Khan, like Trump, emerged
In setback for Trump, U.S. judges rejects travel ban By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg (Reuters) – President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th
U.S. CEOs meet with Trump amid tension over his policies By Emily Stephenson and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chief executives of major U.S. companies arrived at the White House to huddle with President Donald Trump on Friday as the business community finds itself increasingly split over how to respond to his policies, especially
Trump aide cites ‘massacre’ that never occurred to defend immigrant ban By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) – A Trump administration aide corrected herself on Friday after a wave of criticism for referencing a 2011 “massacre” in Kentucky that never occurred to defend President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. During an interview
Trump says his travel ban needed to ensure U.S. religious freedom By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump defended his order to temporarily bar entry to people from seven majority-Muslim nations, which has come under intense criticism at home and abroad, saying on Thursday it was crucial to ensuring
Trump’s hopes for Syria safe zones may force decision on Assad By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s push to create safe zones in Syria could force him to make some risky decisions about how far to go to protect refugees, including shooting down Syrian or Russian aircraft or committing thousands of U.S.
India plans expansive budget despite growth, revenue worries By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s finance minister is likely to borrow more than originally planned when he presents the budget on Feb. 1, senior aides and officials said, despite counting on revenues from a national sales tax whose launch date is still unknown. Arun
Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered the construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja’afari, head of its delegation to peace talks in Astana, said on Sunday the main points on the agenda included strengthening ceasefire lines and reaching common ground on fighting terrorism, state-owned SANA reported. Ja’afari added in a press conference in Astana that Damascus regarded the peace talks as
Canada’s Trudeau tells EU – the world needs you By Philip Blenkinsop STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking to the European
Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police have detained more than 600 people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in the past two days, state media said on Tuesday, a crackdown the pro-Kurdish parliamentary party said was aimed at sidelining it ahead of an April
Iran’s Rouhani to visit Oman and Kuwait DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, state media reported, in his first visit to the Gulf Arab states since taking power in 2013. Rouhani will leave Tehran for Muscat on Wednesday to meet Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, Rouhani’s deputy chief of
Youtube comments could bring tougher sentence for U.S. woman in Bali suitcase murder DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Indonesia are examining online video comments by a U.S. woman jailed for 10 years for the 2014 murder of her mother on the resort island of Bali to decide if they justify a stiffer sentence, authorities
Trump national security aide Flynn resigns over Russian contacts By Steve Holland and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled
Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at 32 TAIPEI (Reuters) – At least 32 people were killed when a tour bus crashed near Taipei on Monday night, with television footage showing the bus careening towards a road barrier before flipping on its side. Of 44 people on the bus, 30 were pronounced dead at the
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump signed three new executive orders Thursday that he said are “designed to restore safety in America.” Trump signed the executive orders in the Oval Office after swearing in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. One of the orders, aimed at “reduc(ing) crime and restor(ing) public safety,” directs Sessions to establish a new Task
Trump disputes account of his Supreme Court nominee’s comments By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump castigated a Democratic senator on Thursday for saying U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had voiced dismay in a private meeting over Trump’s attacks on the judiciary, while Republicans came forward to back up the lawmaker’s portrayal.
LONDON: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice president Asad Umar has said the party chief Imran Khan is not a strategist, has never worked in an institution and doesn’t know how to work in an institutional setting. The PTI’s vice president spoke to The Times on Sunday for a profile interview of Imran Khan in which
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Bomb kills at least eight in shopping district in Pakistan’s Lahore By Mubashir Bukhari | LAHORE, PAKISTAN A bomb blast in an upscale shopping center in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore killed at least eight people and wounded 20 on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has shaken the country.
Suicide bombers in Pakistan kill five in attack on court By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 20, police officials said, the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence. All three of the attackers were carrying hand grenades
Army hands over list of 76 terrorists to Afghanistan RAWALPINDI, Feb 17 (APP): Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Friday said Pakistan Army had handed over a list of 76 terrorists to Afghanistan, asking “to take immediate action/be handed over to Pakistan.” Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding
1,900 CCTV cameras functioning in Islamabad; Senate told ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (APP): Minister of State for Interior, Baligh-ur-Rehman on Friday informed the Upper House of the parliament that 1,900 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras were functioning under safe city project in the federal capital to monitor any unusual activity. Replying to a question in the senate,
Wailing, anger at Sufi shrine in Pakistan after bomber kills 77 By Syed Raza Hassan SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan (Reuters) – Wailing Sufi devotees thronged a blood-stained shrine in southern Pakistan on Friday, shouting at police a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 77 people in an attack claimed by a regional branch of
Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State By Syed Raza Hassan | KARACHI, PAKISTAN A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.
Death toll in Pakistan shrine bombing rises to 72- Official KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – More than 70 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, a police official said. Senior police officer Shabbir Sethar told Reuters from a local hospital that the death toll