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Saudi crown prince approved operation to kill Jamal Khashoggi: US intelligence report

Saudi crown prince approved operation to kill Jamal Khashoggi: US intelligence report

Washington: Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to “capture or kill” exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey, according to a declassified US intelligence report released by the Biden administration on the grisly murder of the leading dissident in 2018. Fifty-nine-year-old Khashoggi, who lived in the US […]

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US Democrats reintroduce legislation to prevent future Muslim bans

US Democrats reintroduce legislation to prevent future Muslim bans

Washington:  As many as 140 Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced a legislation in the US Congress to prevent future Muslim bans and prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion. The Muslim travel ban, introduced by former US President Donald Trump, targeted several Muslim-majority nations and restricted the entry of people from Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, […]

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Biden admin withdraws move to rescind work authorisation for H-1B spouses

Biden admin withdraws move to rescind work authorisation for H-1B spouses

Washington: A week after his inauguration, US President Joe Biden has withdrawn a Trump-era rule rescinding work authorisation for H4 visa holders, who are spouses of those possessing H-1B work visas, with majority being highly-skilled Indian women. An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouse […]

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Biden signs 15 executive orders, reversing Trump’s key policies

Biden signs 15 executive orders, reversing Trump’s key policies

‘Rejoining the Paris agreement on climate change, halting withdrawal from World Health Organisation, revoking Muslim travel ban, stopping construction of Mexico border wall’

Washington:  On day one in office, US President Joe Biden has signed 15 executive orders, reversing some of the key foreign policies and national security decisions of his predecessor Donald Trump. The executive orders ranged from rejoining the Paris agreement on climate change, halting America’s withdrawal from the World Health Organisation, revoking Muslim travel ban […]

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President-elect Joe Biden pledges to unite America; calls it ‘a time to heal in America’

President-elect Joe Biden pledges to unite America; calls it ‘a time to heal in America’

Washington:  US President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to unite the country as he called it ‘a time to heal in America’, after his historic victory over Donald Trump in a bitter and closely-fought presidential election – billed as one of the most divisive in recent American history. Trump has so far refused to concede the […]

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Trump offered mediation as US wants improved Indo-Pak relations: State Dept official

Trump offered mediation as US wants improved Indo-Pak relations: State Dept official

Washington: President Donald Trump offered his “assistance” to resolve the Kashmir issue as the US wants to see improved relations between Pakistan and India, a senior State Department official said Thursday. The official, on the condition of anonymity, was responding to a question on the position of the US on the Kashmir issue after Trump […]

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Good chance that Kim will give up nukes:Trump

Good chance that Kim will give up nukes:Trump

Washington, Mar 28: US President Donald Trump said today that there is a “good chance” that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will give up nuclear weapons, but cautioned that maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained on Pyongyang. His comments came as Kim completed a secretive and unprecedented visit to Beijing during which he met […]