Trump threat to run as independent counterproductive: party chief

Courtesy The News International WASHINGTON: US Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said on Sunday that Donald Trump is making it harder for himself to win the Republican presidential nomination by threatening to run as an independent if he is not treated fairly. In several television interviews, Priebus, who chairs the Republican National Committee, said candidates…

World must prevent terror ‘madmen’ from getting nukes, says Obama

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama told a global nuclear security summit on Friday that more cooperation was needed to prevent “madmen” from groups like the Islamic State from acquiring a nuke or “dirty bomb”. Obama told world leaders gathered in Washington that Islamic State’s video surveillance of a Belgian nuclear scientist and use…

India protests China’s move to block UN blacklisting of Jaish chief Masood Azhar

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: India protested Friday against the blocking of its latest bid to have Jaish-i-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar put on a United Nations terror blacklist following a deadly attack on an Indian air force base. New Delhi wants the UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Al Qaeda, the militant Islamic State (IS)…