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US State Department appoints another Pakistani-American on a special position

 The United States State Department has appointed Pakistani-American businessman and entrepreneur Dilawar Syed the new Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs. The special representative is responsible for advancing trade, commercial, and economic policies for America’s workers and the middle-class to help create well-paying jobs and strengthen American communities. During Barak Obama’s administration, Syed played important role in promoting State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program.

Foreign office rejects reports about US pressure to recognise Israel as ‘fabrication’

The Foreign Office (FO) has rejected as “fabrication” reports quoting Prime Minister Imran Khan as saying Pakistan was facing pressure from the United States to recognise Israel in the wake of peace deals between several Arab states and Tel Aviv. A day earlier, a report quoted the premier as saying that pressure to recognise Israel was “extraordinary during the Trump stint”.

PM Imran Khan says country is facing great pressure from the US to recognise Israel

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country is facing great pressure from the United States to recognise Israel, especially in the wake of peace deals between several Arab states and Tel Aviv. The PM however, said that this will not be possible “unless there is a just settlement, which satisfies Palestine”. Mr Khan made these remarks “last week” talking to “local media”.

Israel shocked at reports of UAE getting F-35 jets from USA in side agreement

Reports about a side agreement of sale of F-35 and advanced drones  between United States and United Arab Emirates has come as a shock to Israel, which claims to have been kept in the dark. The sale, which could reduce Israel’s military advantage in Middle East, was a condition of the emerging normalization agreement between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi that was brokered by Washington.

Pakistan,US, Russia on draft list of countries banned from travelling to EU

As Europe slowly eases border restrictions, external borders opening from July 1 will not be allowing travelers from Pakistan, US, Russia, Brazil and Qatar. Some 47 countries are on the draft list of acceptable countries; travellers from 54 nations are likely still to be barred. The criteria are based on the “epidemiological situation and the response to COVID-19 in the third country”. 

Curfews and clashes as US race protests escalate

Curfews were imposed in major US cities  clashes over police brutality escalated across America. While demonstrators kept ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump. Minneapolis, the epicenter of the unrest, was gripped by a fifth consecutive night of violence with police in riot gear firing tear gas and stun grenades at protesters venting fury at the death of a black man during an arrest in the city on Monday.

Arizona takes Google to court for tracking location

The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago. As a media report said that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not to share location information with the internet firm.

Johnson & Johnson announces to stop sales of baby powder in US, Canada

Johnson & Johnson has announced that it would stop selling talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada.  Sales had already been hit by changing consumer habits and fears the product causes cancer. The Pharmaceutical giant has long denied claims that the talc powder it uses contains cancer-causing asbestos, but has nonetheless been taken to court several thousands of times over the allegations.

Vaccines, treatments still a bridge too far, says US expert

The top US expert on infectious diseases told a Senate panel on Tuesday that it’s still too early to expect a coronavirus vaccine or treatment. Dr Aanthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that the idea of treatment or vaccine to facilitate the reentry of students into the fall term would be a bridge too far. 

Trump hints at immigration ban to tackle COVID-19 spread

Donald Trump has said that he will ban immigration into the United States to fight the “invisible enemy” of the novel coronavirus. He tweeted, that in the light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy as well as the need to protect the jobs of their American Citizens. He also mentioned that he will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.