Category: Trump’s

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The young other folks trapped in Trump’s MS13-crackdown

The Trump administration has declared war on MS-13, a criminal gang based in the US and Central America, with a long history of violence in the US. Though the gang has been around for decades, federal law enforcement agencies have been given sweeping new powers to arrest and deport gang members – spreading fear in…

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US-led Syria strikes: A distraction from Trump’s troubles?

US President Donald Trump, along with the UK and France, ordered strikes on the Syrian capital on Friday evening, reportedly in response to a suspected chemical attack on rebel-held Douma last Saturday. The strikes came after an uptick in controversy for Trump’s already controversial presidency. The offices and home of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen,…

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Syria air strikes: Key quotes from Trump’s address

President Donald Trump late Friday announced the launch of a joint US-British-French operation targeting Syria’s “criminal” regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack that he called a “significant escalation” in the crisis. Here are key excerpts from Trump’s televised address to the nation, which lasted just under eight minutes: ‘Operation under way’ “My fellow…

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The worldwide implications of Trump’s swap warfare

True to his word, the United States President Donald Trump fired the opening shots of a likely trade war. His primary target is none other than China, the world’s leading trading nation, which is well on its way to becoming the world’s biggest economy in coming years. In late March, the American president targeted imports…

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On torture, war crimes and Trump’s consume for CIA director

Donald Trump has nominated a woman who ran a torture site to be head of the CIA. Within the United States, there is a “debate” over whether “enhanced interrogation” was legitimate or illegitimate. Here’s a test for Americans who can’t figure it out. If Iraqis or Iranians or Russians treated captured Americans the same way,…

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Arab League goals to nullify Trump’s Jerusalem pass

Arab foreign ministers are calling for international recognition of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, aiming to nullify a controversial US decision on the holy city’s status. Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian foreign minister, hosted a committee of officials from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Palestine in Amman on…

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Pakistan-US warfare of words over Donald Trump’s tweet

Pakistan has hit back after accusations of deception and providing a safe haven for “terrorists”, levelled by US President Donald Trump via Twitter. In his first tweet of the year on Monday, Trump threatened to cut aid to Pakistan for allegedly lying to the US and offering “little help” in hunting “terrorists” in Afghanistan. “The United States has…

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Palestine remembers US envoy after Trump’s Jerusalem pass

The Palestinian leadership has said it is recalling its envoy to the United States following Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinian officials have previously said they will “no longer accept” any peace plan put forward by the US following President Donald Trump’s unilateral declaration on December 6. Trump’s move sparked deadly protests in…

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Palestinian Christian leaders denounce Trump’s resolution

Palestinian Christian leaders have rejected US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it “dangerous” and “insulting”. Trump’s December 6 announcement has sparked protests across the Muslim world and drawn international condemnation. The US move is offensive to “Christians and Muslims around the world who consider Jerusalem as an incubator of…

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UN Same old Assembly rejects Trump’s Jerusalem switch

A resounding majority of United Nations member states has defied unprecedented threats by the US to approve a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The non-binding measure passed at a UN General Assembly emergency meeting on Thursday with 128 votes in favour and nine against, while 35 countries abstained. It passed despite…