Five things that explain Donald Trump’s stunning victory in US presidential elections

A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on Tuesday night. In one of the biggest upsets in American political history, Donald Trump won a truly historic victory in the US presidential election. Trump’s remarkably decisive win stunned most political pundits, myself included. Throughout the campaign, Trump seemed to have […]

11 things that already happened within hours of Trump being elected president

Donald Trump won’t officially become president until January 2017, but within hours of his victory the world has already begun to change. Here are 11 things that have already happened since he was elected: 1) A top Israeli government minister declared the idea of Palestinian state ‘over’. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday the […]

Time For Our Own Books Muslim-Mother Pens Her Own Stories For Her Children

Dr Shagufta Malik, a young mother and physician of Pakistani origins who grew up in Europe and is based in the Middle East and who came up with the idea of writing her own books celebrating Islamic values for her children. Maryam Ismail catches up with the author of Seven is Special on the sidelines of the […]

Reconstitute APHC, Shah Appeals Resistance Leadership

Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is also the general secretary of Hurriyat (G) today appealed the resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik to come to a single platform by reconstituting the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) saying the “pious” freedom movement […]

Pakistanis worry that President Trump may favour India

ISLAMABAD:Donald Trump’s surprise election as United States (US) president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favour arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbours, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington have seen relations sour over US accusations […]

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters take to streets across US

NEW YORK:Thousands of protesters around the country took to the streets Wednesday to condemn the election of Donald Trump as president. Protesters burned an orange-haired Donald Trump head in effigy, lit bonfires and blocked traffic late Wednesday as anger over the billionaire’s election to the presidency spilled onto the streets of major cities. From New […]

Saudi billionaire puts aside Twitter feud, congratulates Trump

DUBAI:Saudi business magnate Prince Alwaleed bin Talal congratulated Donald Trump on his US presidential victory, almost a year after the two clashed bitterly on Twitter. “President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency,” the prince wrote on his twitter page.   [[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”10705″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] In December 2015 Bin […]

2 more Indian high commission officials leave Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Two more Indian high commission officials, out of the eight accused by Pakistan of being members of Indian intelligence agencies, on Thursday left for India. “Balbir Singh and Jayabalan Senthil left via Dubai-bound Emirates flight EK 615,” sources said. Both the staffers were named as undercover agents of Indian intelligence agencies. With this the number of Indian […]

Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians’ near IS-held Raqqa

Ain Issa, Syria:US-backed forces pressed offensives on the Islamic State group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, as an air strike by the American-led coalition reportedly killed 20 civilians near the Syrian city of Raqqa. Supported by coalition air raids, Iraqi forces have pushed into IS’s Mosul stronghold and a Kurdish-Arab militia alliance has been advancing […]

Mirwaiz Placed Under House Arrest

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday placed Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest .   A spokesman said, “A large contigent of police was deployed outisde the residence of Mirwaiz and was informed about his house detention.”   The police action comes on the eve of a proposed march to Jamia Masjid called by […]