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Trump top nominees Pompeo,Mattis warn of Russia threat

WASHINGTON-UNS/BBC – President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for defence secretary and spy chief have been talking tough on Russia at their Senate confirmation hearings. General James Mattis, defence secretary nominee, warned Nato was under its biggest attack since World War Two. Mike Pompeo, Mr Trump’s pick …

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Former MI-6 spy known to US agencies is author of reports on Trump in Russia

WASHINGTON: Christopher Steele, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on US President-elect Donald Trump, is a former officer in Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, according to people familiar with his career. Former British intelligence officials said Steele spent years under diplomatic …

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Trump denies Russian ‘leverage’ amid claims of compromising material

NEW YORK -UNS/BBC – US President-elect Donald Trump has reacted furiously to allegations that Russia has compromising material on him, saying Moscow has “never tried to use leverage on me”. Mr Trump condemned US intelligence agencies for allowing “fake news” to “leak” into the public, …

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Islamic military alliance proposed by Dr Mahatir Muhammad in 2005

ISLAMABAD -UNS- – The Islamic military alliance was proposed in 2005 by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Muhammad and Islamic Observers Organization s spokesperson Fazal Muhammad to Saudi king Abdullah. According to Mahatir Muhammad, King Abdullah favored the suggestion and wished to bring it forward …

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Pentagon to set tone for Trump’s S.China Sea policy

The USS Carl Vinson, the third Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operated by the US Navy, is expected to arrive in Asia around January 20, invoking more tensions in the Western Pacific Region. What is the purpose of the operation? Will the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy of …

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Disgrace Mars Bengaluru New Year

BY MASOOD PESHIMAM The molestation, rape or any other similar offensive act is well rooted in the criminal mindset which prevails in every society or social setup notwithstanding other reasons. However city like Mumbai is not largely witness to such devastating trouble some events. The …

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Trump blasts ‘fools’ who oppose good Russian ties

US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets condemning those who oppose good relations with Russia as “‘stupid’ people, or fools”. Mr Trump vowed to work with Russia “to solve some of the many… pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!” His comments …

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Over 20 killed across Europe due cold wave

Migrants stand next to a snow-covered tent at the Moria hotspot on the island of Lesbos , following heavy snowfalls on January 7, 2017 A cold wave across Europe has left at least 20 people dead in the past two days, including several homeless and …

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US intelligence releases report on alleged Russia’s interference in presidential election

The US intelligence released a report on Friday, making public its assessment of alleged Russia’s interference in the US presidential election last year. “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election,” the report said, adding …

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Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’ from Syria

MOSCOW -UNS – Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief says. The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a ceasefire in Syria which is largely holding, …

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