Violent attacks could go on ‘for weeks’ in response to US Roe v. wade ruling

After the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the right to abortion, a government security agency has warned of extremists launching “violent attacks”. Extremists are expected to launch violent attacks “for weeks” in response to the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling — with politicians and judges among the most likely targets, the Department of Homeland … Read more

Fury over abortion rights outside Supreme Court

Song and fury in front of the Supreme Court Friday as demonstrators gathered after the court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to abortion, a decision condemned by President Joe Biden that will dramatically change life for millions of women in America and exacerbate growing tensions in a … Read more

US Supreme Court strikes down right to abortion

Anti-abortion activists celebrate outside the US Supreme Court after it struck down the right to abortion The US Supreme Court on Friday struck down the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shredded five decades of constitutional protections and prompted several right-leaning states to impose immediate bans on the procedure. Protests against the ruling … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted … Read more

US Senate advances breakthrough gun control bill

WASHINGTON: US senators advanced a bipartisan bill late Thursday addressing the epidemic of gun violence convulsing the country, approving a narrow package of new firearms restrictions and billions of dollars in mental health and school security funding. The reforms — which passed by 65 votes to 33 and are almost certain to be rubber-stamped by … Read more

Supreme Court says Americans have right to carry guns in public

Glock pistols displayed at a National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting in Houston, Texas in June 2022 The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a fundamental right to carry firearms in public in a landmark decision that came just weeks after another deadly school shooting. The 6-3 decision strikes down a century-old New … Read more

No plan to pick next army chief: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he had no plan of picking the next army chief of his choice because “appointments against merit ruined institutions”, the media reported. Addressing an event here on Wednesday, the premier reiterated that PML-N Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan had “confessed” the then opposition parties ganged up on … Read more

US envoy sees China lockdowns extending into 2023

WASHINGTON: China is likely to keep imposing sweeping lockdowns into 2023, the US ambassador said Thursday, as he cautioned that the zero-Covid strategy was hurting business. “I think we are going to have to live with this for a long time. My own assumption is that we’ll see the continuation of zero-Covid probably into the … Read more

Is recession the only way out of US inflation scourge?

Unemployment may have to rise sharply as the US Federal Reserve tries to slow the economy and choke off soaring inflation A massive interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve and promises of more to come are fueling warnings that the only offramp from the searing price hikes engulfing American families is a full-blown … Read more

RIP Explorer: Microsoft’s web browser retired

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser was retired after more than a quarter century on the world’s computer screens Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s once dominant web browser that some users love to hate, was retired Wednesday after 27 years on the world’s computer screens. The tech giant will no longer offer fixes or updates to the existing version … Read more