Donald Trump to hold 'Save America' rally on July 3

WASHINGTON DC: Former US President Donald Trump will hold a rally on July 3 in the state of Florida, his office said in a press release. “Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, will hold a major rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday, July 3, 2021,” the release said on Wednesday.…

Andrew Yang ends NYC Mayoral bid

NEW YORK: Former US Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has ended his campaign bid for the New York City Mayoral race as preliminary data showed poor results. “And I am not going to be the next Mayor of New York City based upon the numbers that have come in. Tonight, I am conceding this race,”…

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 179

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 179,522,146 and…

US adds 5 Chinese companies to export restrictions list over

WASHINGTON DC: The United States has put five Chinese companies on its Entity List that restricts their ability to receive exports, over human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang province. “Specifically, the (authority) determined that Xinjiang GCL New Energy Material Technology; Xinjiang Daqo New Energy; Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals; Hoshine Silicon Industry (Shanshan); and Xinjiang…

New York to end state of emergency for Covid

NEW YORK: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will end the statewide disaster emergency on Thursday thanks to substantial progress made in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. New York State declared a state of emergency in early March of 2020 to contain the spread of coronavirus. A number of laws, rules…

Joe Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is set to deliver an address focusing on his administration’s crime prevention strategy on Wednesday as multiple major cities across the country are facing crime spikes. The President is likely to highlight funding for law enforcement and Justice Department initiatives to curb rampant crimes, local media reported. “It’s an opportunity…

US seizes websites used by Iranian news outlets

WASHINGTON: The US on Tuesday seized dozens of websites used by the Iranian news outlets for “violation of sanctions.” “Today, pursuant to court orders, the United States seized 33 websites used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), in violation of US sanctions,” said the…

Biden anti-crime effort takes on law-breaking gun dealers

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is announcing new efforts to stem a rising national tide of violent crime as administration officials brace for what could be a turbulent summer, focusing on attacking gun violence, providing money to cities that need more police and offering community support. The worry over crime is real: It has created…

Cook calls Pelosi, warns of antitrust legislation pitfalls: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple CEO Tim Cook has contacted US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers in an effort to sway opinion against the ratification of a set of sweeping antitrust bills that aim to rein in Big Tech, the media reported. Citing sources, The New York Times reported that Apple’s chief executive phoned Pelosi…

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 179 million

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 179,093,146 and…