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Indian city under siege after clashes over ‘rape guru’ kill 36

Hundreds of troops Saturday laid siege to the headquarters of a sect led by a controversial Indian guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly clashes that have killed at least 36 people. Soldiers and riot police cordoned off the routes leading to the sprawling premises …

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US Gulf Coast braces for monster Hurricane Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI: Hurricane Harvey on Friday further intensified into a dangerous category four storm, just hours before it was due to slam into Texas with a force not felt on the US mainland since 2005. Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked President Donald Trump to declare …

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Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

WASHINGTON -UNS : President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon. In a widely anticipated move, aides said Trump directed the military “to return …

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North Korea fires short-range missiles: US military

SEOUL -UNS: North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles Saturday, the US military said, following weeks of heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. The missile launches come as tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops take part in joint military drills in the …

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Over 28 killed in Indian Clashes as court convicts guru of rape

PANCHKULA -UNS/AFP – At least 28 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking fury among tens of thousands of supporters who had gathered to await the …

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US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

WASHINGTON: The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban …

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Taliban warns Afghanistan to become ‘graveyard’ for US troops

The Taliban warned that Afghanistan would become “a graveyard” for the United States Tuesday after President Donald Trump cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country. “If America doesn’t withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, soon Afghanistan will become …

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Trump gives a go-ahead to boost deployment in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America’s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos.” In his first formal address …

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Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in Spain

Barcelona -UNS : Prayer time is approaching but Raja Miah, an imam at a tiny mosque in the heart of Barcelona does not expect a big turnout. Since the twin attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils claimed by the Islamic State …

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Over forty percent of Americans want Trump impeached: poll

NEW YORK: Over Four out of every 10 Americans now support the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, a new poll has found. A survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows that 40 percent of Americans “including almost 75 percent of Democrats and …

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