International

Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

KE RBULAQ, Kazakhstan — It has been a long, rough ride for the cowboys of Kazakhstan, descendants of the nomadic herders who roamed across Central Asia until Russia declared in 1864 that it could no longer tolerate their “turbulent  and unsettled character” and would force them to settle down. Steadily stripped of their past ureland by Russian officials and sett ...

Read More »

A Boy’s Scream, a Door Ajar and 12 Dead in a Bronx Fire

The 3-year-old boy in the kitchen screamed. His mother ran in from the bathroom. He had been playing with the knobs of the stove again. With flames jumping through the kitchen, she scooped up the boy and a 2-year-old child and ran into the cold. She left her first-floor apartment door ajar behind her. The fire flashed out into the ...

Read More »

Pellet victim says life is different and difficult now

Srinagar, December 30  In  Kashmir, for Sayar Tariq Rathar, a 17-year-old class XII student from Litter village of Pulwama, life is different and difficult after he received pellet injuries in his eye in October. Sayar Tariq Rathar in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Life is different for me now. I was spending 3-4 hours on sports activities but now ...

Read More »

Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed “Donald Trump’s hate.” “I am a proud Muslim and I love America,” Dr. Asif Mahmood said at a news conference in front of the downtown federal ...

Read More »

Bangladesh launches ‘Operation Hit Back’, conducts multiple raids to flush out militants

Bangladesh launched ‘Operation Hit Back’ on Thursday to flush out militants from their hideouts as the army intensified its crackdown on Islamist terrorists by conducting multiple raids across the country. “Our SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team launched the assaults code-named ‘Operation Hit Back’ on their hideouts,” district police assistant superintendent Roshunuzzaman Siddiqqui said. Twelve militants are believed to be ...

Read More »

H-1B system needs ‘common sense’ reforms: Congressman Ro Khanna

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna said the US needs to “remain open” to immigrants who contribute to creating jobs and help shape the economy, as he called for “common sense” reforms in the H1B visa system. Khanna, who represents the Silicon Valley where a large number of Indian techies and other immigrants work, said many Americans believe the H1B visa programme ...

Read More »

Stable, peaceful Afghanistan in Pakistan’s interest: Sartaj Aziz

A peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s interest, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday as he reaffirmed support for the war-torn country. “Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to continued efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan, Aziz underlined the importance of politically negotiated settlement under an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process for resolution of Afghan conflict,” ...

Read More »

China’s Xi Jinping to meet Donald Trump in Florida next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to the United States to meet President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida on April 6-7, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, its first official confirmation of the highly anticipated summit. It will be Xi’s first meeting with Trump, whose presidency began on Jan. 20, and comes as the two sides face ...

Read More »