In wake of frequent school shooting incidents, a safety panel set up by United States President Donald Trump has recommended that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines.

Pakistan’s renowned social activist Asma Jahangir was posthumously honoured by the UN with a prestigious human rights award.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a rare meeting with Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali as part of the Trump administration’s effort to thwart increasing Chinese influence in the Himalayan nation. Pompeo described his meeting on Tuesday with Gyawali as historic and said this demonstrates America’s commitment to its strong partnership with Nepal.

Britain risks driving banks overseas if current high levels of taxation on the industry are maintained after Brexit, a bank lobby group said on Wednesday.

A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, damaging several homes and toppling trees, authorities said. Based on radar imagery and video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port Orchard shortly before 2 p.m., said Brent Bower, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle.

The Trump administration on Tuesday banned the high-power gun attachments of the type used in last year's Las Vegas shooting massacre of 58 people, giving the owners of "bump stocks" 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them.

A US federal judge on Tuesday told former national security adviser Michael Flynn at a sentencing hearing that he had “sold your country out” and asked prosecutors if his actions rose to the“level of treasonous activity”.

Britain has granted citizenship to 303 Indians who arrived between 1948 and 1988 and whose uncertain residency status was part of the Windrush controversy that embarrassed the Theresa May government during the April Commonwealth summit.

Terrorist and mastermind of the dastardly 2008 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed recently wrote a column for a Pakistan-based Urdu newspaper, prompting eminent journalists in the country questioning why someone who wields a gun was given a pen.

A Jordanian businessman wanted in connection with tax evasion and customs violations amounting to 155 million Jordanian dinars ($218.6 million) has been extradited from Turkey, a diplomatic source confirmed to Arab News on Tuesday.

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