Palestinian-American, former Somali refugee become first Muslim women elected to US Congress

Palestinian-American, former Somali refugee become first Muslim women elected to US Congress

Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the US Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia’s civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American. The victories by the two Democrats — Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups […]

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Democrats carve through GOP suburbs to take House

Democrats carve through GOP suburbs to take House

Democrats are on track to surpass the 23 districts they needed to flip to win back the House majority. Democrats have won back control of the House of Representatives, slicing through Republican-held suburbs where President Donald Trump has proven toxic to undo a Republican majority once thought to be impervious until the next round of […]

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Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol. While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t […]

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US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

The United States has exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran, along with the construction of the railway line connecting it with Afghanistan. The decision by the Trump administration, which a day earlier imposed the toughest ever sanctions on Iran and is very restrictive in […]

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US Midterm Polls 2018 – why Donald Trump is unlikely to be removed as US President

US Midterm Polls 2018 – why Donald Trump is unlikely to be removed as US President

Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a divisive campaign marked […]

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US Midterms 2018: Trump bats for Nancy Pelosi as speaker, warns Dems over investigation

US Midterms 2018: Trump bats for Nancy Pelosi as speaker, warns Dems over investigation

Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a divisive campaign marked by […]

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office

The supersized superhero hit Avengers: Infinity War has crossed $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, becoming only the fourth film to reach that rarefied box-office milestone. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that Infinity War reached the mark Monday, about seven weeks after opening. The only other movies in the $2 billion club are Avatar, […]

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Chinese government hackers steal trove of US Navy data: report

Chinese government hackers steal trove of US Navy data: report

Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive trove of sensitive information from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new type of submarine-launched anti-ship missile, the Washington Post reported Friday. Investigators told the newspaper that breaches were executed in January and February by a division of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, […]

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