US has said it is reviewing its financial assistance to Pakistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Islamabad of treating US diplomats "badly" and said that the American financial assistance to Pakistan is under review. He was responding to questions from Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who said the US should stop...
A US federal court has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. US District Judge in New York Southern District Naomi Reice Buchwald gave her ruling on a petition. The petition was filed by a group of...
United States has withdrawn its invitation to China to participate in the biennial maritime exercise in the Pacific because of Beijing's continued militarisation of the South China Sea. The biennial exercise called, Rim of the Pacific or RIMPAC is organised by the US Navy in which personnel from more than...
UN Security Council committee has agreed to lift a travel ban on North Korean officials heading to Singapore for the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un next month, diplomats said. Singapore last week asked the sanctions committee to grant an exemption to the North Korean...
NASA said a twin spacecraft to track the global water cycle has been successfully launched aboard the SpaceX rocket, along with five communications satellites today. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On, GRACE-FO, is a joint mission by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. The spacecraft lifted...
The United Nations has asked the international community to step up efforts to protect civilians caught in conflict. In Security Council meeting on yesterday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented a report underlining three ways governments can enhance action. Mr Guterres said that the most effective way to protect civilians is...
The United States has tightened financial sanctions against Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro's victory in Sunday's election. In an order, US President Donald Trump has restricted Venezuela’s ability to liquidate state assets and debt in the US. The sanctions include the sale, transfer, assignment, or pledging as collateral by the...
Amnesty International has said that Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year's uprising in Myanmar's Rakhine province. In a report yesterday, Amnesty International said a new investigation has confirmed that the militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) killed 53 Hindus, mostly children, in the Kha Maung Seik...
US President Donald Trump has said, his historic summit with Kim Jong-un may not work out, even as he asserted that the North Korean leader was serious about denuclearisation. Mr Trump said this at the White House where he met with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in. The US President...
Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to the European Parliament for the recent data breach scandal involving British consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica. During the livestreamed hearing in Brussels, Zuckerberg admitted that up to 87 million users, including 2.7 million Europeans, may have had their data hijacked by Cambridge Analytica,...