Amid Trade War, Chinese Importers Plan To Shun US Meat

SHANGHAI: A key objective of President Donald Trump’s trade war is to pressure Beijing to “buy American”, but when it comes to millions of dollars of US meat imports, China may simply take its business elsewhere. Beijing’s retaliatory tariffs on US pork and beef are making them prohibitively expensive and Chinese importers are simply turning […]

112-Year-old ‘Spanish Mosque’ in Hyderabad Open for All on Independence Day

Hyderabad: The over a century-old Jama Masjid Aiwan-e-Begumpet in Hyderabad will be thrown open to people from all religions this Independence Day for a guided tour, a move aimed at promoting inter-faith harmony.Popularly known as the ‘Spanish Mosque’ for its Moorish architecture, the heritage masjid, for the first time, has invited people from all religions […]

No room in US for ‘neo-nazism’, says Ivanka Trump

  WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and a White House adviser, has explicitly condemned “white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism” in a manner her father seems reluctant to do. The tweets posted on Saturday night come on the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A similar […]

Palestinian-American Positioned To Be First Muslim Woman In US Congress

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Rashida Tlaib, a mother of two and daughter of Palestinian immigrants once detained for disrupting a Donald Trump speech, made history on Wednesday, poised to become the first Muslim woman in US Congress. The 42-year-old former social worker won a Democratic primary in Detroit safe seat. With no Republican or third-party […]

Justin Trudeau Refuses To Back Down On Human Rights Defense In Saudi Spat

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday refused to apologize for calling out Saudi Arabia on its human rights record, after Riyadh said it was considering further punitive measures against Ottawa over its criticisms of the kingdom. Tensions have been high between the two countries since Monday, when Riyadh expelled Canada’s ambassador, recalled […]

Argentina’s senate rejects contentious abortion bill

Argentina’s Senate rejected a divisive bill that would have legalised elective abortion for pregnancies of up to 14 weeks. Thirty-eight senators voted against the controversial legislation on Thursday following a debate that lasted more than 15 hours. There were 31 votes in favour – falling short of the 35-vote majority needed for bills to pass […]

China keen to join TAPI gas pipeline project: Pak official

ISLAMABAD: China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan’s territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the project’s first phase expected next month. Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipeline […]

US Navy veteran gets three life sentences for killing Indian engineer

US Navy veteran gets three life sentences for killing Indian engineer

NEW YORK: A US Navy veteran was on Tuesday awarded three consecutive life sentences on federal hate crime charges for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding two others at a suburban Kansas City bar last year. Adam Purinton of Olathe shot and killed 32-year-old Kuchibhotla, and wounded two others – Indian national Alok Madasani […]