U.S. President Joe Biden withdraws Trump-administration executive orders seeking ban of TikTok and WeChat, orders new review

President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps and others. The administration of former President Donald Trump had attempted to block new users from downloading the apps and… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden withdraws Trump-administration executive orders seeking ban of TikTok and WeChat, orders new review

Former U.S. aide Jared Kushner launches group to promote Arab-Israel ties

Jared Kushner is forming a group to promote relations between four Arab states and Israel, normalized under agreements he helped broker as a top adviser to his father-in-law former President Donald Trump, the group said on Wednesday. Kushner is founding the “Abraham Accords Institute for Peace,” to work on deepening agreements Israel reached last year… Read More Former U.S. aide Jared Kushner launches group to promote Arab-Israel ties

Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a “proportionate response.” Trump called the decision and his banning across tech platforms “a total disgrace” and said the companies would… Read More Facebook’s oversight board upholds ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country after a missed U.S. deadline to withdraw troops. Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with… Read More Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Kabul on high security alert as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan

Kabul security was ramped up on Saturday as the city braced for reaction from the insurgent Taliban as U.S. troops still present under President Joe Biden’s orders, beyond the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in 2020 with the Trump administration. An increased military presence and security at checkpoints were visible in the Afghan capital, and… Read More Kabul on high security alert as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan

U.S. cancels border wall projects being built with military funds

The Pentagon on Friday said it was canceling the construction of parts of former President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico that were being built using military funds, with the unused money being returned to military. Trump declared a national emergency in 2019 in an effort to redirect funding to build a wall along the… Read More U.S. cancels border wall projects being built with military funds

U.S. Justice Department repeals anti-sanctuary policies of Trump-administration

The U.S. Justice Department has repealed a policy put in place during Donald Trump’s presidency that cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. In an internal memo, acting head of the Office of Justice Programs Maureen Henneberg said that prior grant recipients, including… Read More U.S. Justice Department repeals anti-sanctuary policies of Trump-administration

Two U.S. Capitol police officers file lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over January 6 riots

Two U.S. Capitol Police officers have filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, saying he incited the deadly January 6 insurrection and was responsible for physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result. James Blassingame, a 17-year veteran of the force, and Sidney Hemby, an 11-year veteran, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in… Read More Two U.S. Capitol police officers file lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over January 6 riots