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  • US wants to expand nuclear arsenal, says Trump

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he wants the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal. In an interview with Reuters, he said it would be wonderful if no nation had nuclear arms, but otherwise the US must be top of the pack.   His latest comments on nuclear weapons echo a tweet he […]

    Mexico’s Foreign Minister expresses irritation to US policies to Trump envoys

    Mexico: Mexico’s Foreign Minister has expressed irritation to President Donald Trump’s envoys about recent US policies towards them.   Luis Videgaray said, he had told visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Mexico was worried about respect for immigrants’ rights. Mr Tillerson said, in Mexico City that two strong sovereign countries would have differences […]

    Chemical used in killing of Kim Jong-Nam identified as nerve agent

    Malaysia: The chemical substance used in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother has been identified as a nerve agent. Malaysian police said Kim Jong-nam was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport after two women wiped a toxin on his face.   The VX nerve agent was found on his face and is classified as […]

    Pakistan: 8 killed in Lahore defence area blast

    In Pakistan, at least 8 persons were killed and 20 others injured today in a powerful explosion that ripped through a building in a defence locality in Lahore, the latest in a series of terror attacks in the country. Panic gripped the area a little before noon when the loud explosion resonated across Z-Block in […]

    Emmanuel Macron receives boost after allying with veteran moderate

    France : The leading centrist candidate in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, has received a boost after allying with a veteran moderate. He accepted the offer of an alliance from Francois Bayrou, another centrist and devout Roman Catholic. Recent polls suggest support for Mr Macron, tipped by many to win the election, has dropped slightly. […]

    WTO’s trade facilitation agreement comes into effect

      New Delhi: The WTO’s trade facilitation agreement, which seeks to ease customs norms, came into effect from yesterday with its two-thirds members ratifying the pact. The TFA, which has been ratified by India, will give a boost to the global trade, which has been impacted due to slowdown in the world economy. According to […]

    US crackdown on immigrants

    The US government issued a sweeping set of orders that implement President Donald Trump’s plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. “The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” the Department of Homeland Security said in an enforcement memo. […]

    Taliban bombers attack court in Pakistan, 7 killed

    Dubai: In Pakistan, seven persons, including a lawyer, were killed and 20 others injured today when Taliban suicide bombers stormed a court in the country’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the latest terror attack in the country. The attackers opened fire and threw grenades as they attempted to enter the sessions court premises in Tangi, prompting […]

    DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants

    Washington:  Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the US illegally. According to a pair of memoranda signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the new guidelines seek to implement US President Donald Trump’s broad directive to crack down on illegal immigration. Kelly outlines plans […]

    Bomb blast in Mogadishu, at least 39 killed, 27 injured

    Dubai: In Somalia, at least 39 people have been killed and about 27 injured in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district ripping through shops and food stalls yesterday. This is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed […]