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Saudi plans to build $10 bn oil refinery in Pakistan's Gwadar

Lahore, Jan 13: Saudi Arabia plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar, the Saudi energy minister said on Saturday, speaking at the Indian Ocean port that is being developed with the help of China.

Pakistan wants to attract investment and other...

Pakistan may lose major non-NATO ally status, Bill introduced in US Congress

Washington, Jan 13: An influential US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in Congress to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally.

Introduced by Republican Congressman Andy Briggs, the resolution 73, introduced in the House of Representatives, seeks termination of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally and...

Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu in US Congress, to take on Donald Trump in 2020

Washington, Jan 12: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she is running for the White House in 2020.

Gabbard, 37, is the second woman after Senator Elizabeth Warren to enter the presidential race from the Democratic party.

More than 12 Democratic...

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Washington, Jan 12: The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

The Democrats' refusal to approve $5.7 billion demanded by Trump for the...

Poverty, misrule, Army - Pakistan's disaster

London, Jan 11: The continued persistence of poverty, instability and maladministration fostered by the Pakistan Army, coupled with the presence of nuclear weapons and the large presence of religious zealots, is not only a disaster for Pakistan itself but also poses a grave danger for the entire world.

The...

Trump administration under probe for not renewing housing aid before shutdown

Washington, Jan 10: The Trump administration is being investigated for failing to renew public housing contracts for low-income families that had lapsed well ahead of the government shutdown, US Congressman David Price said in a statement.

"HUD [Department of Housing and Urban Development] knew for moths about this impending...

Australian police arrest man for sending suspicious parcels to foreign consulates

Melbourne, Jan 10: A 48-year-old man has been arrested by Australian Police for allegedly sending dozens of suspicious packages reportedly containing asbestos to diplomatic missions here, including the Indian consulate.

Savas Avan was arrested at his home in Shepparton on Wednesday night hours after at least 10 consulates in...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce

Jan 10: Amazon.com Inc founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the world's richest person, and his wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Jeff Bezos, 54, has a fortune that has soared as high as $160 billion thanks to...

Apple CEO Tim Cook got 22% pay hike in 2018: Filing

Washington, Jan 9: Apple gave its chief executive Tim Cook a hefty 22 per cent pay raise in 2018, bringing his total compensation for the year to almost $15.7 million, according to a filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The figure comprised a base salary of $3...

Donald Trump calls Indian-origin police officer killed in US 'national hero'

Washington, Jan 9: US President Donald Trump Tuesday described as national "hero" Indian-origin policeman Ronil "Ron" Singh who was recently killed in California, saying America's heart broke the day the young officer was "savagely murdered" in cold blood by an "illegal alien".

Corporal Singh, 33, of the...