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Trump says could send migrants to ‘sanctuary cities’

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Friday he is seriously considering funnelling detained illegal migrants into the self-declared sanctuary cities that oppose his tough...

WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested in London on US extradition request

AFP | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy dramatically ended when British police dragged him out and arrested him on a...

Taliban announce spring offensive amid Afghan peace push

AFP | The Taliban on Friday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the US and Afghan politicians try to negotiate for a peace...

US Homeland Security chief Nielsen out as border crossings surge

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a...

PM Khan 9th most followed world leader on Twitter

News Desk | Prime Imran Khan has emerged as the world’s ninth most followed leader on Twitter. The recent data pertaining to his following has...

Saudi Arabia condemns US Golan move

AFP | Saudi Arabia rejected US President Donald Trump's recognition Monday of Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory condemning it as a violation of international...

Iran leader calls economy ‘urgent problem’

AFP | Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the economic difficulties of Iranians the main and most urgent problem of the country in a...

Time for N. Korea to take concrete steps: Moon adviser

AFP | North Korea should take "actual action" towards giving up its nuclear weapons to break the deadlock in talks with Washington, a top security...

Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall

AFP | US President Donald Trump is seeking $8.6 billion in fresh funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, likely triggering another fight with...

China will not devalue renminbi to spur exports: central bank chief

AFP | China has gone to great lengths to support its currency and would not devalue the renminbi to spur exports or combat trade frictions,...

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

AFP | US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison on Thursday for tax crimes and bank...

Indian attacks on Pakistan backed by Washington’s support?

News Desk | On Thursday, US President Donald Trump confidently stated that the ongoing scuffle between Pakistan and India is finally coming to an end....

‘Pyongyang not the enemy’: S. Koreans fed up with military service

AFP | Namgung Jin is anxious as he awaits the start of his military service in South Korea almost two years in uniform guarding against...

Five things to know about migrant caravans crossing Mexico

AFP | As US President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address Tuesday -- sure to include calls to build his long-sought border...

Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

AFP | Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of "endless wars" in Syria and...

Trump ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, Taliban says

AFP | US President Donald Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, the Taliban told AFP on Friday, outlining the “Islamic system” comprising “all Afghans” that...

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump’s speech to Congress

AFP | US President Donald Trump intensified his war of words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday after she effectively blocked him from delivering his...

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

AFP | US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before...

Trump to make ‘major announcement’ about shutdown

AFP | US President Donald Trump will make a "major announcement" Saturday about the long-running US government shutdown and the situation on the country's southern...

Pompeo praises Egypt ‘freedoms’ during church, mosque visit

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday praised Egypt's religious freedoms as he visited a vast cathedral and a mosque in the country's...

Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

AFP | The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed...

Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

AFP | Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran,...

Trump says US, N.Korea ‘negotiating’ on location for next Kim summit

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Sunday negotiations are underway on the locatio­n of his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

China tests its own ‘Mother of All Bombs’

AFP | China has tested its most powerful non-nuclear weapon, dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs” by official media in a reference to a US...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

AFP | Saudi prosecutors sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as their high-profile trial...

India rebuffs Trump over ‘Afghan library’ swipe

AFP | India rejected US President Donald Trump’s comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying on Thursday that New...

Trump ‘looks forward to’ meeting Imran Khan

News Desk | US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants a "great relationship" with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership...

Trump warns US government shutdown could last a ‘long time’

AFP | US President Donald Trump met top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, but they failed to hammer out an agreement that would end a partial...

Trump declares victory over IS in Syria, orders US troops home

AFP | The Islamic State group has been "beaten" in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull American...

Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged...

Trump says could intervene in Chinese exec’s case

AFP | US President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he may intervene in the US case against a top Huawei executive detained...

Admission of defeat? Trump writes to PM Khan

AFP | Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad's support in...

Trump heads to G20 primed for new conflicts

AFP | US President Donald Trump jets to Argentina Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his...

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin confirm their marriage

News Desk | Pop singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin have confirmed that they have tied the knot. In September, months after announcing their...

WW1 Anniversary: Trump era rekindles fear of another world war

AFP | World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I,...

Saudi King Salman supports son MBS on public tour despite Khashoggi...

News Desk | Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embarked on a domestic tour this week with his favorite son, demonstrating his support for his chosen...

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