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COAS urges trust-based Pak-Afghan response to terrorism

COAS urges trust-based Pak-Afghan response to terrorism It has been over six years since Washington turned from rosy to thorny in its approach to Pakistan in the wake of U.S. Navy SEALs the killing Taliban's chief Osama Bin Laden on Pakistani soil, but President Trump's announcement of Afghan strategy on Monday night put an even heavier strain on Pak-US relations. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Forces Retake from ISIS Historic District in Tal Afar

Iraqi Forces Retake from ISIS Historic District in Tal Afar Within the city limits, Iraqi forces captured three more neighbourhoods - al-Nour and al-Mo'allameen in the east and al-Wahda in the west, taking over several strategic buildings in the process. Last Sunday, U.S. -backed Iraqi troops launched a multi-pronged operation to retake Tal Afar , a month after declaring Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fully liberated . [Full Article...]

Mamata attacks BJP for using agencies to terrorise people

Mamata attacks BJP for using agencies to terrorise people JD-U leaders including General Secretary KC Tyagi and party spokesperson Neeraj Kumar had declared that Sharad Yadav has now joined hands with the "corrupt" and that the JD-U led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will act against him. This showed how insensitive the RJD was towards the condition of the flood-affected people, he added. Addressing the 'Desh Bachao-Bhajpa Bhagao' rally here, the Tri... [Full Article...]

Lost dog carries his food in wake of Harvey

Lost dog carries his food in wake of Harvey Otis was spotted on the streets with a bag of food after Hurricane Harvey mellowed a bit. Tiele Dockens, of Sinton, Texas, snapped a picture of the dog - she later learned his name was Otis - and shared it on social media. The next morning Segovia noticed Otis' bag of dog food was also missing. Otis is one of many who stocked up on food and supplies when the storm moved in. [Full Article...]

USA stocks dip on Donald Trump shutdown threat

The president tweeted last week: "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake , who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate". "We've had significant successes. over a relatively short period time ", said a senior Department of Homeland Security official, speaking on condition of anonymity as set by the terms of a White House that has regularly denounced ... [Full Article...]

Gen Bajwa calls terrorists common enemies of Pakistan, Afghanistan

Gen Bajwa calls terrorists common enemies of Pakistan, Afghanistan The latest country to throw weight behind Pakistan is Iran as Iranian foreign ministry in a statement denounced the new strategy adopted by the USA towards Pakistan and blamed Washington's opportunistic strategies and unilateral and meddlesome policies for growth in terrorism and extremism in the region. [Full Article...]

Sen. Jeff Flake wants details of Trump's call for border wall

Sen. Jeff Flake wants details of Trump's call for border wall In a newly released book, Flake is sharply critical of Trump and has spoken out against him in recent months. "Phoenix crowd last night was unbelievable - a packed house", Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning, lest anyone say the rally had a sparse crowd . [Full Article...]

Pakistan minutely reviewing new United States strategy about Afghanistan, South Asia: Asif

Pakistan minutely reviewing new United States strategy about Afghanistan, South Asia: Asif Besides alleging Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists, Trump also cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more USA troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to evacuate the war-torn region. Trump, in unveiling his Afghanistan strategy this week, said Pakistan was playing a double game by accepting American aid while giving safe haven to insurgents who kill Afghan and ... [Full Article...]

Net EU migration to the United Kingdom falls sharply

Net EU migration to the United Kingdom falls sharply Despite praise for the Office of National Statistics in Home Secretary Rudd's commissioning letter to the MAC , the new border checks are described by a Home Office spokesperson as a more thorough check on who is crossing the United Kingdom than the previous ONS figures which used the controversial International Passenger Survey . [Full Article...]

Pope laments "persecutions" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Pope laments Friday's clashes left 12 security officials and 77 militants dead according to Suu Kyi's ofice - the highest declared single day toll since fighting broke out past year. They are considered by the United Nations as the "most persecuted minority group in the world". Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned 90 Rohingya migrants to Myanmar, police said Sunday, just hours after Myanmarese troo... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires "unidentified projectiles" into sea, South Korea says

According to the South Korean military the projectiles were fired from within North Korea's Kangwon province and flew for about 155 miles before landing in the sea. Since firing an intercontinental ballistic weapon last month, Pyongyang has threatened to aim missiles at the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. The White House said Trump had been briefed about the latest missiles but did not immediate... [Full Article...]

Arizona Red Cross Helps Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

Arizona Red Cross Helps Prepare for Hurricane Harvey The American Red Cross of North Texas requested the public's help on Saturday in the form of monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. Make a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org , calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches three more missiles

North Korea launches three more missiles The missiles did not pose a threat to either North America or the US Pacific island territory of Guam, the Pacific Command said. But where consensus is lacking is over what type of projectiles were fired; Seoul's top office Cheong Wa Dae says they are presumed to be improved 300-millimeter artillery rockets from a multiple-rocket launcher while the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump's approval rating stands at 35 percent, poll says

Trump's approval rating stands at 35 percent, poll says Almost seven in 10 voters think President Donald Trump's behavior could accidentally embroil the U.S.in an "international conflict", according to the latest George Washington University battleground poll . "One word - Charlottesville", Malloy said. President Trump's decisions and behavior have encouraged white supremacist groups, 59 percent of voters say, as 3 percent say he has discouraged t... [Full Article...]

Lebanon calls ceasefire with Islamic State

Lebanon calls ceasefire with Islamic State A statement from the army Sunday said the cease-fire began at 0400 UTC in order to allow for negotiations linked to the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers kidnapped in August 2014 and thought to be still held by the militants. A joint offensive dislodged numerous militants from the mountainous border region earlier this... Lebanon's army has been fighting IS near the town of Ras Baalbek, while the ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Primary: President 'Inviting' 2020 Challenge, Flake Says

Donald Trump Primary: President 'Inviting' 2020 Challenge, Flake Says Jeff Flake on Wednesday morning after swearing he would never mention Republican senators by name, according to Politico . "(T) he direction he's headed right now, just kind of drilling down on the base rather than trying to expand the base - I think he's inviting [a challenge]". [Full Article...]

Stocks drop after Trump's threat to shut down government

Stocks drop after Trump's threat to shut down government Even if Trump forced Congress to make good on its threat, the speed and scope of any investigation would be entirely up to the Republican leadership; they could be calibrated to presidential behavior. The tweet spurred a spike in investor concern that Congress and the White House may not act in time . And the highest priorities right now are the debt limit and funding the government, which ha... [Full Article...]

Barcelona: Spain's King Felipe joins march against terror

Barcelona: Spain's King Felipe joins march against terror In a first for a Spanish monarch, King Felipe VI joined a public demonstration, along with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other Spanish and Catalan regional officials. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed the vehicle attacks in Barcelona and hours later in the coastal town of Cambrils that left 15 dead and more than 120 wounded. [Full Article...]

Gervonta Davis Scores KO On Mayweather-McGregor Card In Bizarre Fight

Gervonta Davis Scores KO On Mayweather-McGregor Card In Bizarre Fight GERVONTA DAVIS produced an eighth round stoppage in controversial circumstances against Francisco Fonseca in the super-featherweight showdown. As for Fonseca, the 19-0-1 Costa Rican made the weight and appeared to be ready to go. -Conor McGregor boxing event matching the 49-0, five-division boxing champion against the charismatic UFC champion McGregor, which was not complete at press time. [Full Article...]

Canadian Passports to have 'X' gender starting August 31

Canadian Passports to have 'X' gender starting August 31 On August 24, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced the federal government will work towards creating an X option in the sex field on Canadian passports and other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). [Full Article...]


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