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Islamophobia deeply infused into American psyche: Analyst

Islomaphobia has been deeply infused into the American population’s psyche, says a political commentator. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, made the remarks in a Wednesday interview with Press TV, while commenting on the recent murder of a Lebanese-American man, apparently mistaken for a Muslim by his ...

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11 dead, 40,000 homes damaged in Louisiana flooding

At least 11 people have died and 40,000 homes have been damaged as massive floods swept anew in some communities in the US state of Louisiana. Some 30,000 have been rescued and a total of 40,000 have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said ...

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82,000 evacuated in Southern California over wildfire

More than 82,000 people in Los Angeles, California, have been forced to evacuate their homes over threats posed by a rapidly spreading fire east of the city. The mass evacuation began on Tuesday when the governor of California declared a state of emergency as around 34,500 buildings were being threatened. The ...

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US army chief arrives in China to discuss THAAD deployment

US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley is in China to hold meetings with top Chinese commanders, as tensions run high between the two countries over Washington’s deployment of missile systems to South Korea. Milley arrived in Beijing on Tuesday and was slated to “meet with the senior leadership ...

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Mourners urge end to hate crimes at slain NYC imam’s funeral

Hundreds of people have attended a funeral service for two Muslim community leaders who were slain in New York City, calling for an immediate end to surging hate crimes against religious minorities in the US. Some 1,000 people, including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, gathered together on Monday to remember Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and ...

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I’m running against media, not Clinton: Trump

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lashed out at the “crooked” media for their unfavorable coverage of his bid for the White House, saying he is now running against the press rather than against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “I’m not running against crooked Hillary, I’m running against the crooked ...

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Biden to meet Erdogan as post-coup tensions surge

US Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House says, marking another attempt by Washington to improve worsening ties with Ankara since the failed coup in July. Biden will arrive in the Turkish capital on August 24, the White House said ...

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Trump uses fight against terrorism as ploy to get elected: Analyst

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is using the fight against terrorism as a ploy to get elected, and his foreign policy is simply “a thinly veiled return to gunboat diplomacy and unbridled US imperialism,” says Professor Dennis Etler, a political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs. ...

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US declares Zika a public health emergency in Puerto Rico

The United States has declared a public health emergency in the American territory of Puerto Rico amid the rising number of Zika infections in the Caribbean island.     The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement Friday that the rapid and widespread transmission of ...

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