Malik Faisal Akram (right) had held 4 people hostage including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker (Center) and demanded release of Aafia Siddiqui (Left) from prison (Image: DailyMail)

Who is Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan-born al-Qaeda operative, the Texas hostage taker wanted to free?

Malik Faisal Akram, 44-year-old Pakistani Briton who took four people hostage in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, wanted to free al-Qaeda-linked Pakistani-American neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, a celebrity Muslim woman among the jihadi circle

UK Sikhs push back against anti-India separatist forces

The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has started to push back against anti-India campaign, which is led by the Khalistani separatists

Pakistan’s former chief justice addresses conference in Israel, recalls his confrontational days during Musharraf era

Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Thursday addressed a conference in at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he recalled his confrontational days of the judiciary with former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf

US envoy nominees for India, Pakistan cleared by key Senate committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the US ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome to be the US envoy to Pakistan, positions that have been vacant for quite some time

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Bangladeshi American convicted on charges of trying to aid Taliban in 2019

Bangladeshi American Delowar Mohammed Hossain, who was stopped by US law enforcement as he was about to fly out to join the Taliban, has been convicted on charges of trying to help the terrorist organisation that now controls Afghanistan

Bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi now in Mississippi town

The front lawn of the Coahoma County courthouse in Clarksdale, Mississippi state will serve as the location and home of a large bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi, the man who led India to its independence 75 years ago, and whose teachings have influenced many world leaders and intellectual thinkers, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Congressman John Lewis, Steve Jobs, and several others

Sri Lankan American woman recalls how she lived her American Dream in New York City

A 43-year old Sri Lankan American, whose family fled the civil war in Sri Lanka when she was just four and who lived undocumented for over a decade in Los Angeles, is set to step down at the end of her tenure yearend as the first woman of color and immigrant to become New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs

No quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians travelling to UK from Monday: India-UK diplomatic row ends

Indians who are fully vaccinated with Covishield or any other UK-approved vaccine will not be quarantined when they arrive in Britain from October 11, the High Commissioner to India, ending a row over what was perceived as unfair imposition of COVId-19 quarantine rules

17,000 Indian students likely to return to Australia soon

India's Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with Australian counterpart Alan Tudge and discussed the issue of 17,000 Indian students who want to return to Australia for education

Indian American Pramila Jayapal emerges as a powerful Congressional leader, forcing Biden leftward

Indian American Pramila Jayapal, the leader of the progressive faction of the Democratic Party, has emerged as a powerful force in US politics pushing President Joe Biden leftward after holding his signature multi-trillion-dollar programmes hostage

Desperate Islamabad now turns to 'influential' Pakistani American to arrange Biden-Imran telecon

Desperate to break the ice with US President Joe Biden who has not interacted even once with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan despite being in office since January, Islamabad is now using the “good offices” of an influential Pakistani American to arrange a telephone call between the two leaders

India’s top general discusses multilateral defence cooperation with US Defense Secretary

India’s Chief of Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, in what is being termed as a “historic meeting” with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, discussed expanding multilateral cooperation with regional partners, according to Defence Department Spokesperson John Kirby

America is better off because of crucial friendship with India; Indian Americans embody the American dream: US Senate Majority Leader

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has expressed solidarity with India and called for strengthening economic ties between the two countries

Commemorating ‘the second 9/11’ and the way ahead: Naom Chomsky urges engagement with Taliban for sake of Afghan people

Internationally renowned academic Noam Chomsky has urged the United States and India to engage with the Taliban, work towards overcoming differences with other regional powers, and help the Afghan people rather than blocking ”the best of the options that are available”

No White House call for Pakistan PM Imran Khan anytime soon

US President Joe Biden has no immediate plans to call Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has blamed the US for the Afghanistan mess and its fallout in his country, according to Biden's Spokesperson Jen Psaki

GOPIO-CT hosts new students from India

Global Organization of People of Indian Origin Connecticut Chapter (GOPIO-CT) organized a program of welcoming new students from India at the Univ. of Connecticut, School of Business from its Stamford and Hartford campuses with a networking dinner on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Stamford

Sri Lankan-origin Norwegian MP rejects boycott call, prefers engagement with Sri Lanka

Kamzy Gunaratnam, a Sri Lankan origin MP in Norway, who recently won her election from the Labour Party, said that she would ask the new Norwegian government to continue engagement with Sri Lanka amid growing calls from some quarters to boycott engagement with the South Asian nation

Canada lifts ban on passengers from India, flights to resume Monday

The Canadian government has lifted a month-long ban on passenger flights from India. The ban was put in place in view of the enhanced COVID-19 protocols

Malaysia withdraws travel restriction on workers from five South Asian nations

Malaysia has removed travel restrictions on fully vaccinated workers from five South Asian nations - Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal

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