Iran vows retaliation for Soleimani’s killing

It denies plot to assassinate U.S. envoy The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened on Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top General’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard’s website quoted General Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our […]


China protests U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat, warns counter measures

China has issued rules for a unreliable entity list mechanism that could severely punish foreign entities and individuals that undermine the country’s national interests. China on Saturday said it was resolutely opposed to the U.S.’ move of blocking downloads of WeChat and TikTok apps and warned counter measures to protect the interest of Chinese companies. […]


Trump looks west, eyeing new paths to White House

The U.S. President had narrowly lost Nevada in 2016 to Hillary Clinton, and the state has trended further toward the Democrats in the past decade. Pushing for new roads to re-election, President Donald Trump is going on the offense this weekend in Nevada, which hasn’t supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004. Mr. Trump is […]


China, Iran, Russia seeking to undermine U.S. elections: NSA

U.S. presidential elections is scheduled to take place on November 3 China, Iran and Russia are the three countries that are seeking to undermine U.S. elections, U.S. National Security Adviser (NSA) Robert O’Brien has alleged noting that some of them prefer Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the next White House occupant. “When it comes […]


NRI Arrested In $21M H1-B Visa Fraud Case

A sterling man was arrested on Friday on charges of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and for inducing aliens to come to the United States using fraudulently obtained H-1B visas. According to court documents, Ashish Sawhney, 48, allegedly used four corporations to orchestrate the improper submission of fraudulent applications for H-1B specialty-occupation work visas. The […]


Israeli delegation to visit UAE next week, accompanied by Trump aides

An Israeli delegation and top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump will fly together to the United Arab Emirates on Monday for talks on cementing the two Middle East countries’ deal to normalise relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. The high-level meeting would be the first between the three parties since Trump announced the U.S.-brokered […]


Biden, Harris maintain double-digit lead over Trump, Pence: Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris are maintaining a double-digit lead in the country over incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as the presidential election draws closer, says a Washington Post-ABC News poll. As the Democrats kicked off their National Convention on Monday, Biden and Harris lead […]


Coronavirus death toll in US hits 170,000 ahead of fall flu season

The United States surpassed 170,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as health officials express concerns over Covid-19 complicating the fall flu season. Deaths rose by 483 on Sunday, with Florida, Texas and Louisiana, leading the rise in fatalities. The United States has at least 5.4 million confirmed cases in total of […]


U.S. official lauds Taiwan’s success against virus

Secretary Azar meets President Tsai A U.S. Cabinet member heaped praise on Taiwan’s democracy and its success in battling COVID-19 as he met the island’s leader on Monday. Health Secretary Alex Azar is in Taipei for a three-day visit billed as the highest level visit from the United States since it switched diplomatic recognition from […]


Trump to sign order extending COVID-19 aid

Payroll tax, loan payments to be deferred U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was poised to sign executive orders to extend aid to Americans facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though negotiations continued between his administration and Democratic leaders in Congress on a new emergency spending bill. “End of the week,” […]