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Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process

Istanbul, December 13 The Palestinian president said on Wednesday his people would not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process “from now on,” following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mahmoud Abbas spoke at a gathering of heads of state and top officials from Islamic … Continue reading “Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process”

In a first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey

New York, December 13 In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor “who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand” has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey. If Gurbir S Grewal’s nomination by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy is approved by the State Senate early next year, … Continue reading “In a first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey”

Erdogan urges recognition of Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Istanbul, December 13 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine”, as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned there could be no peace in the Middle East until such a move was made. Erdogan opened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main … Continue reading “Erdogan urges recognition of Jerusalem as Palestinian capital”

Kim vows to make North Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’

Seoul, December 13 Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the “world’s strongest nuclear power,” state media reported on Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. The North has rattled the international community with a flurry of missile launches and its largest ever nuclear … Continue reading “Kim vows to make North Korea ‘strongest nuclear power’”

FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump ‘idiot”: reports

Washington, December 13 A senior FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe this year referred to Donald Trump before his election as an “idiot,” in emails turned over to the Senate, US media reported. Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator, also suggested that the Republican Party “needs to pull their head out … Continue reading “FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump ‘idiot”: reports”

New York attack: Trump says urgent need to fix ‘lax’ immigration

Washington, December 12 US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to enact immigration reforms to protect the American people, a day after a blast triggered by an ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi-origin man near a metro station in New York City left four people injured. Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-old suspected bomber, had wires and a pipe bomb strapped … Continue reading “New York attack: Trump says urgent need to fix ‘lax’ immigration”

Brittany Snow sued over car accident

Los Angeles, December 12 “Pitch Perfect” actress Brittany Snow has been sued by a man named Jose Erazo Gomez for her involvement in a 2016 car crash. Gomez claims that Snow rear-ended him and gave him a neck injury in July last year, according to court documents, reports tmz.com. In the lawsuit, Gomez mentioned that … Continue reading “Brittany Snow sued over car accident”

Women detail sexual allegations against President Donald Trump

New York, December 12 A group of women who have publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault have detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the US President, the media reported. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Trump. Unfortunately, this behaviour isn’t rare in our … Continue reading “Women detail sexual allegations against President Donald Trump”

Putin orders partial Russian troop withdrawal from Syria

Moscow, December 12 President Vladimir Putin ordered “a significant part” of Russia’s military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years. Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the announcement during a surprise visit … Continue reading “Putin orders partial Russian troop withdrawal from Syria”

Panama Papers: Court declares Pak finance minister Ishaq Dar ‘absconder’

Islamabad, December 12 An anti-corruption court here on Monday declared embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar an “absconder” after he repeatedly failed to appear before it in a graft case linking to the Panama Papers scandal. The court also ordered Dar, currently seeking medical treatment in London, to submit surety bonds within three days and warned … Continue reading “Panama Papers: Court declares Pak finance minister Ishaq Dar ‘absconder’”