Pakistan formally suspends trade with India

Amman, Pakistan has formally suspended its trade relations with India, in retaliation against New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Saturday.

The federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan endorsed the decisions taken by the National Security Committee and the joint session of parliament, which include suspension of trade ties with India.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan condoles Tanzania over victims of fuel tanker blast

Amman, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates extended condolences to the government and people of Tanzania over the victims of a fuel tanker explosion in the capital Dar es Salaam, which killed at least 57 people and injured others.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Sufian Qudah, said that the ministry extends its deep condolences to the Tanzanian government and people, and the families of the victims of the blast, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Southwest pilot flies home the remains of his Vietnam hero dad, 52 years later

Washington, Aug. 10 (Petra)– In the United States Bryan Knight was just 5 years old when he saw his dad alive for the last time.

His father, Col. Roy Knight Jr., was an Air Force pilot who fought during the Vietnam War. In 1967, Knight said goodbye to his family at Dallas Love Field Airport.

Later that year, he was shot down in Laos. He was declared killed in action in 1974 after search efforts failed to find him.

Then, earlier this year, Knight’s remains were at last discovered and identified. And in a touching tribute, Bryan Knight himself brought them home.

Source: Jordan News Agency

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

Washington, In the United States, White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio.

After the shootings, U.S. President Donald Trump laid blame on the internet and social media for providing places “to radicalize disturbed minds” and called on the Justice Department to work with companies “to develop tools that can detect mass shooters before they strike.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

US migrant treatment ‘shameful’ says Pelosi, raising doubts about settlement deal

Washington, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has slammed US treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration.

Critics question whether Guatemala, which suffers from high levels of poverty and violence, has the resources to handle a potential surge in asylum applications.

Asked whether Guatemala would be able to handle the agreement, Pelosi told a news conference she wanted to know more about what the safe third country deal entailed, and described it as a “very difficult challenge.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

King, Crown Prince receive cables on occasion of Eid Al Adha

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah has received cables of well wishes from leaders of Arab and Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

In the cables, the leaders expressed their Eid well wishes to King Abdullah and the people of Jordan.

His Majesty also received cables of well wishes from princes and senior officials in a number of Arab and Muslim countries, in addition to senior officials and officers, and representatives of civil society organisations in Jordan.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II received similar cables on the occasion.

Source: Jordan News Agency