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Ivanka Trump takes unpaid job as White House adviser

WASHINGTON DC: First daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on another title as an unpaid adviser to her father President Donald Trump, the White House announced on Wednesday. Ivanka, whose husband Jared Kushner also works as a senior aide to the president, will not receive a salary for her ...

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Hawaii judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

LOS ANGELES: The US federal judge who put on hold President Trump’s revised travel ban extended his order blocking implementation of the controversial measure. Hawaii-based US District Judge Derrick Watson said on Wednesday he had turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. The Justice Department is expected ...

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Indian PM Modi to visit Washington this year

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and said he looked forward to playing host to a visit by Modi to Washington later this year. The White House said Trump spoke with Modi to congratulate him on the outcome of recent ...

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Europe to keep markets open for trade

ISLAMABAD: Italy has assured Pakistan that Rome and the entire European economic bloc are fully committed to keeping international markets open for trade at the highest level. The assurance was given by visiting Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Benedetto Della Vedova in a meeting with Finance ...

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Donald Trump to host Narendra Modi for US visit later this year, says White House

United States (US) President Donald Trump invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the US later this year, during a phone call on Tuesday in which the leaders discussed economic and defence cooperation. In its readout of the conversation, the White House said the two leaders also discussed security ...

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Seven arrests made in connection with UK Parliament attack

British police raided several properties and arrested seven people in connection with the attack outside Parliament that left four dead, including the man who mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and fatally stabbed an officer, a senior police official said. Police raided six addresses, including some in the central city ...

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Indian President Mukherjee greets Pakistanis on national day

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday took to Twitter to greet the Pakistani nation and the government in connection with national day celebrations. “Greetings to (the) government and people of Pakistan on their national day,” tweeted Mukherjee. He further wrote, “India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an ...

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Dubai airport chief says electronics ban will have minimal impact on passenger numbers

A ban on most carry-on electronics on flights to the United States will not significantly affect passenger numbers at Dubai International, where flights depart to 12 US cities daily, the airport’s chief executive said on Thursday. The US announced on Tuesday new restrictions on flights from airports in eight Muslim-majority ...

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Hurriyat leaders barred from attending Pakistan Day function, says FO

Pakistan on Wednesday expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Hurriyat leaders in India-held Kashmir, said a statement released from Foreign Office (FO). The statement added that Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Shah Geelani , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Shah, Asiya Andrabi were arrested or detained in order ...

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Indian court gives Ganges, Yamuna rivers same rights as a human

A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. The Uttaranchal High Court in Uttarakhand state ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded the status of living human entities, meaning that ...

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