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Trump threatens to shut down the US Government!

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Trump threatens to shut down the US Government!

US President Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president accused the opposition Democrats of  being “obstructionist” at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona. During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for […]

Burundi Environment Minister Assassinated

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Burundi Environment Minister Assassinated

The Water, Environment and Planning Minister of Burundi has been shot dead by an unknown assailant, (1 Jan) becoming the nation’s first serving government official to be killed as a result of the political crisis that began in 2015. Emmanuel Niyonkuru, water, environment and planning minister of the small Central African nation, was shot dead […]

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No carrots for Pakistan in Trump administration?

What can the subcontinent expect from President Donald Trump? Bewilderment, for starters says Michael Krepon, Co-Founder, Stimson Center. If the new occupant in the Oval Office is unfamiliar with Russia, China, the workings of NATO, nuclear deterrence, and the impact of trade compacts, do not expect him to be well versed on the Nuclear Suppliers […]

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Green Day: Country set on fire, Fully support Anti-Trump Protests

Rock group Green Day say they “fully support” the protests against US president elect Donald Trump. “I don’t think any of us were prepared for Donald Trump to be president,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong told the BBC. “I think there’s going to come a time when the protests get larger and larger – and that […]

Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

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Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

China’s disapproval of Pakistan’s hosting of anti-India terror organisations has prompted Islamabad to quietly start working on plans to disarm these jihadist groups,’ amid an unusually public row between the civilian government, the all-powerful military and the media over the policy shift’, according to Islamabad-based political analyst Tom Husein . Pressure has been mounting at […]