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US: Indian-origin Uber driver booked for abducting rider

US: Indian-origin Uber driver booked for abducting rider

Washington: An Indian-origin Uber driver in the US has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a sleeping passenger and driving her over 60 miles from her destination to boost his fare. Harbir Parmar, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of wire fraud in White Plains federal court[Read More…]

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

Washington: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all US diplomats remaining in Venezuela have departed the South American country. Calling the withdrawal “temporary departure,” Pompeo said in a statement released by the State Department on Thursday that US diplomats will continue their work from other locations, Xinhua[Read More…]

US military to test banned missiles

US military to test banned missiles

Washington: The US military is readying to test missiles banned by a Cold War-era arms control pact with Moscow that is set to end formally this year after President Donald Trump withdrew from it over Russian violations. The US military plans to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range[Read More…]

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

By Arul Louis New York: The US stands with India in fighting terrorism, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during their discussions on the “urgency” of Pakistan taking action against terror groups, according to an official. In the first high-level face-to-face India-US encounter after[Read More…]

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

Damascus: Heavy fighting took place as US-backed forces attacked the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the terror group from the war-torn country. A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defence[Read More…]

US revises visa policy for Pakistanis

US revises visa policy for Pakistanis

Islamabad: The US has changed its visa policy in different categories for Pakistanis, Geo TV reported on Wednesday. An official notification announcing a revision of the visa policy rules was issued by the US Consulate in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to Geo TV, while work and missionary visas have been[Read More…]

US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups

US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups

San Francisco: A day after Facebook was accused of exposing sensitive health data of its users in “closed” groups, US lawmakers have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to brief them about the latest privacy concerns. A complaint filed by a security researcher and others with the[Read More…]

Immediately end support to terror groups, US tells Pakistan

Immediately end support to terror groups, US tells Pakistan

Washington: The US has called on Pakistan to “end immediately” the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil as it strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 45 CRPF troopers dead. Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the Thursday[Read More…]

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