World

U.S. top court may control presidential appointment powers

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Supreme Court justices, hearing a dispute over presidential powers a day before the U.S. election, indicated on Monday they might curb a president’s authority to staff top administration posts in a case involving the National Labor Relations Board. The eight justices heard an hour-long argument in a 2014 legal challenge brought

Read More

United States to vote today to elect 45th president

GRAND RAPIDS (AFP) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brought their brutal White House battle to a crescendo Monday, their campaigns peaking with huge rallies showcasing starkly different visions for the future of the world’s greatest power. As foreign capitals looked on in grim suspense, and with Tuesday’s poll hanging in the balance, the 69-year-old Democrat

Read More

Lady Gaga closes Clinton campaign with call to civility

RALEIGH, United States (Web Desk) – Pop diva Lady Gaga closed out Hillary Clinton´s star-studded campaign with a call for reconciliation with Donald Trump´s supporters after one of the most divisive presidential election campaigns in memory. Speaking to a youthful crowd at a midnight rally just hours before the first polls open Tuesday, the 30-year-old

Read More

Saudi Air Force chief reviews graduation parade at PAF Academy Risalpur

(Web Desk) – The graduation ceremony of 117 Combat Support Course of PAF cadets, 83rd Engineering Course of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) cadets and commissioning of 1st GD(P) of Kuwait Air Force (KuAF) cadets was held at the PAF Academy Risalpur on Monday. Commander Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Major General Mohammed Saleh Al

Read More

Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats at UN Security Council

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Monday said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security Council. Lodhi was addressing the General Assembly session on Security Council Reforms. She termed the creation of new permanent seats “the antithesis of principles enshrined in the UN Charter”. She, however,

Read More

Iraq peshmerga attack Islamic State town as army battles in Mosul

BASHIQA, IRAQ (Web Desk ) – Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the militants in its eastern neighborhoods. The first waves of a 2,000-strong peshmerga force entered Bashiqa,

Read More

Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

(Web Desk ) – Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. Beijing has now interpreted a section of Hong Kong law to mean any official who

Read More

US election 2016: Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton

(Web Desk) – Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again said that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges over her emails. The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate’s communications found nothing to change the bureau’s conclusion this summer. The Clinton campaign said it was “glad”

Read More

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP partially boycotts parliament after arrests

(Web Desk ) – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition announced a partial boycott of parliament on Sunday, saying it was “halting its legislative efforts” after its leaders and other lawmakers were detained in a move which drew international condemnation. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the second-largest opposition grouping in Turkey’s parliament, said it would not fully withdraw,

Read More

Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens

(Web Desk) – Delhi’s chief minister has shut all schools in the Indian capital for three days as its citizens struggle with choking smog. After an emergency cabinet meeting, Arvind Kejriwal promised a raft of measures to combat the extreme air pollution. All construction and demolition work has been banned for five days in the

Read More