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Rights groups express concern over Trump drone policy

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – A group of human rights organizations have expressed concern that US President Donald Trump’s reported new drone policy increases the risk of civilian casualties, calling on the Trump administration to clarify its policy on drone use. The groups, which include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch ...

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Trump orders steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted

(AFP) – US President Donald Trump has officially announced steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, but exempted Canada and Mexico. Defying his own party and delivering on a campaign promise to fight unfair practices by America’s trading partners, Trump signed paperwork enacting tariffs of 25 percent on steel and ...

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Winter storm hits northeast US, halting over 2,500 flights

(AFP) – The second winter storm in less than a week struck the northeastern United States Wednesday, with around 2,500 flights canceled as the region braced for heavy snow. Around 550 flights arriving and departing from John F Kennedy International Airport — nearly 42 percent of the total scheduled — ...

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Florida lawmakers pass gun control bill, defying gun lobby

(AFP) – The Florida state legislature in the US has passed legislation that would impose new restrictions on gun sales and allow some teachers and staff to carry firearms in schools following last month’s high school massacre. Florida lawmakers gave final passage to a $400 million gun control and school ...

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South Korea officials travel to US to brief Americans on North

(AFP) – Two high-ranking South Korean officials have traveled to the United States to brief American National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on their recent landmark visit to North Korea and Pyongyang’s conditional offer to negotiate over its weapons programs. Head of National Security Office Chung Eui-yong and National ...

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US military using Google technology for drone program

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – American technology giant Google has allowed the US Defense Department to utilize its artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in military drone projects, stirring concern among experts who think such cooperation is not ethical. The US military and CIA have long been using drones to carry out ...

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