Pakistani-American appointed Assistant Chief of Police in US

WASHIGTON: Pakistani-American Yasir Bashir has been appointed Assistant Chief of Houston Police in the state of Houston, becoming the first Muslim in the position. Houston Police chief Troy Finner appointed Pakistani-origin Commander Yasir Bashir, as Head of family violence department

Iran bans import of US and UK-made COVID-19 vaccines

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader banned the import of American and British-produced vaccines against Covid-19, saying they were “completely untrustworthy”. “Importing vaccines made in the US or the UK is prohibited,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a tweet. “It’s not unlikely

Three-man US-Russian crew returns to Earth from ISS

MIAMI (AFP): An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts touched down on the Kazakhstan steppe on Thursday, completing a 196-day mission that began with the first launch under lockdown conditions. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and

American poet wins Nobel Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM: American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Literature Prize, an unexpected choice known for themes of childhood and family life that draw inspiration from myths and classical motifs. Gluck was honoured “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with

Pakistan allows chartered flight to transport US, British diplomats

KARACHI: Pakistan has granted permission to operate a chartered flight on the request of US Embassy to transport American citizens and diplomats along with British officials. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a statement for the special plane of US

At least nine American Mormons killed in Mexico

HOUSTON: At least three women and six children from an American Mormon community based in northern Mexico have been killed in an ambush, a relative of the victims said on Monday. Julian Lebaron said his cousin was on her way