The American Dream or the American Nightmare?

This is a call to your conscience. I am writing about the “Muslim ban,” as people are calling it. My great-grandparents migrated to the United States from Italy. They came through Ellis Island, New York City, the famous 19th and 20th century entry point to the “American Dream.” Vinzenzo Tedesco arrived on April 26th, 1910. […]

The resistance !

So the neoliberal ruling classes are putting on a little revolution, to which you and I are cordially invited. The occasion is the takeover of the United States by Vladimir Putin and his Manchurian President or the official launch of the Trumpian Reich, whichever hysterical scenario you prefer. Dress is casual. Children are welcome, as […]

Spy files: CIA discussed possibility of Bhutto’s downfall in 1975

The following is an excerpt from a declassified document released online by America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of a searchable database on its website Reading Room. Declassified documents were previously only available to the public at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. In a memorandum titled ‘Prospects for Pakistan’ and published on May 30, 1975, […]

From KO Archives: Vajpayee taking bus ride to Pakistan 

 New Delhi: In a path-breaking diplomatic exercise Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will go to Pakistan by bus on the proposed Inaugural run of the Delhi-Lahore service likely later this month. His visit will be one more manifestation of India’s abiding desire to build peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan, an External Affairs Ministry […]

Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest

Islamabad: The Pakistani police have placed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief  Hafiz Muhammad Saeed under house arrest, Dawn News reported and JuD spokesperson later confirmed. The government launched a crackdown against JuD and a heavy contingent of police was deployed around the JuD headquarter and offices in Muridke and Lahore. “A large police team arrived (at JuD headquarters) […]

You’re fired: Trump sacks top Govt lawyer who defied ‘Muslim ban’

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government’s top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations. Yates said late on Monday that the Justice Department would not defend in court Trump’s directive that […]

Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, psychologists claim

Washington: After only a few weeks of holding office as president of the United States, many the world over have come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is unfit to be president. Some psychologists have now started questioning Trump’s state of mind, assessing his psyche and mental health. As many psychologists are publishing their diagnosis of […]

Shock and outrage across Muslim World over Trump’s travel ban

Middle East: Families split, a father unable to reach his son’s wedding and officials warning of a “gift to extremists” ? American President Donald Trump’s visa ban on seven Muslim countries has triggered shock and confusion among those affected. Trump this weekend signed an executive order that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven […]

Neighbour’s Parcel Lands Hyderabad Man in Dubai Jail

HYDERABAD :  A youngster, aged 25, was arrested from Dubai airport as soon as he landed in the city, last October. Habeeb Mohammed, of Chandrayangutta, was flying to Dubai for the first time through an Emirates flight, according to media reports. He was successful in getting a job as an assistant clerk at a transport firm. […]

Uproar in Assembly over Mehbooba’s remarks on Article 370

Jammu: Legislative Assembly Tuesday witnessed complete uproar over the demand of BJP MLA that statement of Chief Minister on Article 370 should be expunged. Speaker Kavinder Gupta issued direction  to expunge CM’s ‘anti-national’ remark after BJP leader and MLA Rajiv Jasrotia demanded speaker to expunge CM’s remarks that those opposing 370 are anti-nationals. Mehbooba had said those […]