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Donald Trump calls former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani traitor

NEW YORK: Former US President Donald Trump, while calling former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani a traitor, said that he did not have much faith in him. Donald Trump also spoke in an interview about talks with the Afghan Taliban and

YouTube to lift ban on Trump when ‘risk of violence’ falls: CEO

SAN FR ANCISO: Former US president Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but only when the threat of his inciting violence abates, the head of the popular online video sharing platform said. In late January, YouTube suspended Trump’s

US police warn of new plot to breach Capitol

WASHINGTON: US police said they have bolstered security in Washington after intelligence uncovered a possible plot to “breach the Capitol”, when some conspiracy-believing supporters of Donald Trump predict he will be inaugurated for another presidential term. The threat comes nearly

‘America is back’: Biden makes presidential debut on world stage

WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his predecessor Donald Trump and urged democracies to work together to challenge abuses by autocratic states such as China and Russia. Speaking at the annual

US Senate votes to proceed with Trump’s impeachment trial

WASHINGTON: A divided US Senate voted largely along party lines to move ahead with Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on a charge of inciting the deadly assault on the Capitol, but conviction appears unlikely barring a major shift among Republicans. The

More than 150 charged over US Capitol rampage

WASHINGTON: More than 150 people have been charged with federal crimes so far over the January 6 rampage at the US Capitol by supporters of then president Donald Trump, the Justice Department said, Investigators have opened probes into more than

Iran calls on Biden to ‘unconditionally’ lift US sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran called on the new US administration to “unconditionally” lift sanctions imposed by Donald Trump to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal, warning against any concessions. Just two days after US President Joe Biden took office, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad

Trump’s second impeachment trial to begin from Feb 8

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s US Senate trial will begin in the second week of February, days after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted by the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The newly announced schedule reflects a

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in the House of Representatives to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week’s violent rampage in

Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump

SAN FRANCISCO: Image-centric social network Snapchat said it has permanently banned US President Donald Trump from the platform, as voices are raised against keeping him off the internet stage. Trump’s access to social media has been largely cut off since

Trump ban sets ‘dangerous’ precedent, says Twitter chief

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter chief Jack Dorsey backed the messaging platform’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but said it sets a “dangerous” precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on the social network. “Having to ban an account

Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence told House leaders he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump as lawmakers push for an impeachment vote against the besieged president. “With just eight days left in the

Trump’s second impeachment

It is less than a week before US President Donald Trump finally leaves office, ending a bitter chapter in American history marked by deeper divisions, racial prejudice and resurrection of white supremacists. The biggest concern for Joe Biden’s inauguration on

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter announced it has suspended “more than 70,000 accounts” linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters. The social network began its purge on Friday,

Facebook has no plans to lift Trump ban: Sandberg

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook’s operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said the world’s largest social network had no plans to lift its block on the accounts of US President Donald Trump. While speaking during a conference, Sandberg, said she was glad that Facebook

US Supreme Court shuns election-related disputes

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court steered clear of more cases involving bids by President Donald Trump and some Republican allies to overturn his election loss and turned away a Democratic effort to expand mail-in voting in Texas. The justices, as

Google suspends Parler app from Play Store

LOS ANGELES: Google has suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of US President Donald Trump. Apple also gave the service 24

Two cabinet members of Trump resign over mob attack

WASHINGTON: Two members of Donald Trump’s cabinet resigned with days left in the administration in protest over the storming of the Capitol by a mob of the president’s supporters. The education secretary and transportation secretary – the only two women

Trump finally promises transition as calls mount to remove him

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump for the first time promised a smooth transition to Joe Biden and acknowledged his presidency was ending as calls grew for his removal from office for encouraging a mob attack on the US Capitol. In a video

Assault on Washington

The last days of Donald Trump’s presidency are ending in disgrace after he not refused to concede defeat but incited his party to violate the constitution and overturn his election defeat. As the US Congress defied his call and was

US Congress formally certifies Joe Biden’s election win

WASHINGTON: United States Congress has formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory, hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol Building. The White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition”

Twitter, Facebook suspends Trump’s social media accounts

WASHINGTON: Twitter blocked Donald Trump and threatened a permanent ban for breaking platform rules as social media scrambled to respond to violence in the US capital blamed on the outgoing president’s repeated claims of election fraud. In a rapidly evolving

US Congress reconvenes to certify Biden win after mobs invade Capitol

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed and occupied the US Capitol in a bid to overturn his election defeat and forcing Congress to suspend a session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Police evacuated lawmakers and struggled for

Trump pardons 15 people including Blackwater security contractors

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has pardoned four former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqi civilians dead. Trump also granted pardons to two people linked to a probe into alleged

Trump awards ‘Legion of Merit’ to Indian PM Modi

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the ‘Legion of Merit’, one of the highest military honours in the United States. Given to the Indian prime minister for his “high-ranking services”, the award was presented by

US Supreme Court dismisses Texas suit challenging election result

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court has dismissed a bid by Texas to overturn the results of the presidential election, which Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden, in a fresh setback for the president. The longshot suit lodged late Tuesday against

Trump orders withdrawal of US forces from Somalia

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group. Trump “has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa

Biden and Iran

One of the biggest failures of the Trump administration was handling the Iran crisis. The US president pulled out of the nuclear deal and both sides come to the brink of war before cooler minds prevailed. Now with Trump on

Trump agrees to leave office if Biden victory confirmed

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he railed against the “rigged” vote. Trump has