Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

PM Khan, US Secy of State Pompeo hold meeting at PM House


September 5, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford at the PM House in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa were also present in the PM’s meeting with the US delegation. Following the meeting, …

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Amazon joins Apple in climb to $1 trillion market value


September 5, 2018

Amazon joins Apple in climb to $1 trillion market value Amazon has become the second publicly traded US company to reach $1 trillion in market value. By Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. shares rose as much as 1.9%, pushing the company briefly beyond a market value of $1 trillion, a milestone Apple Inc. reached last month. It’s a historic accomplishment for Chief …

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Why Trump cut millions in military aid to Pakistan ?


September 5, 2018

Why Trump cut millions in military aid to Pakistan ? By: Vox It’s all part of a broader strategy to have Pakistan help defeat regional militants — but it’s unclear if the strategy is working. The Trump administration just announced it has cut $300 million in military aid to Pakistan, increasing pressure on the country to crack down on militant …

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Ex-Ambassador to Afghanistan to become U.S. adviser on Afghanistan


September 5, 2018

 By: Reuters  Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will join the State Department as an adviser on Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday as he headed to Pakistan to discuss Islamabad’s role in helping to end the Afghan conflict. “Ambassador Khalilzad is going to join the State Department team to assist us in the reconciliation …

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Alastair Cook knew it was time to leave


September 5, 2018

Alastair Cook knew it was time to leave Whoever wrote that great cricketers are born and not made clearly never saw Cook. —— By The Independent Whoever wrote that great cricketers are born and not made clearly never saw Cook. By Jonathan Liew It’s the fundamental question for all opening batsmen: when to play, and when to leave. And so …

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Six Indian nationals among several arrested by US immigration authorities


September 5, 2018

From the Chicago area, ICE arrested a 25-year-old man from India in Champaign, Illinois. — NEW YORK: Six Indian nationals are among over 300 people arrested by American authorities for criminal activities and violating the country’s immigration laws during a month-long crackdown across six states.  Federal officers with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) …

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Trump hurting business by limiting legal immigration, say companies


September 5, 2018

At Northwell Health’s pathology lab on Long Island, a new doctor’s cubicle stands empty, her computer and microscope untouched. -— Facebook ‘terrorism’ definition ‘overly broad’, says UN expert Trump hurting business by limiting legal immigration, say companies By New York Times  The Trump administration is using the country’s vast and nearly opaque immigration bureaucracy to constrict the flow of foreign …

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Facebook ‘terrorism’ definition ‘overly broad’, says UN expert


September 5, 2018

Facebook’s policy did not take account of rebel armed groups that comply with international humanitarian law, the letter said. A UN human rights expert urged Facebook on Monday to narrow its “sweeping” definition of terrorism to stop governments arbitrarily blocking legitimate opposition groups and dissenting voices.  Fionnuala Ní Aoláin wrote to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg saying Facebook wrongly treats …

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PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi elected Pakistan’s 13th president,He is son of Nehru’s dentist


September 5, 2018

PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi elected Pakistan’s 13th president,He is son of Nehru’s dentist ISLAMABAD: Dr Arif Alvi the candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Alvi was contesting against joint opposition candidate JUI-F cheif Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PPP candidate Aitzaz Ahsan. Arif Alvi received …

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