US Blocks $350 Million Aid To Pakistan, Blames It Of Inadequate Action Against Haqqani Network

New Delhi: The US has blocked disbursement of $350 million coalition support fund to Pakistan as defence secretary James Mattis refused to certify that Islamabad has taken "sufficient actions" against the dreaded Haqqani network.

As a result of the notification by the defence secretary to Congress, the Department of Defence has reprogrammed remaining Coalition Support Funds, which is $350 million, to other accounts, defence department spokesman Adam Stump said.


Trump’s son, son-in-law to depose before senate panel on 2016 polls

New Delhi: Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle, including his eldest son and son-in-law, will testify before Senate committees next week on the 2016 US presidential election.

Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to appear July 26 before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a witness list released by the panel.

A lawyer for Trump's powerful son-in-law and adviser said Jared Kushner will speak to the Senate intelligence committee Monday.

"As Mr. Kushner has been saying since March, he has been and is prepared to voluntarily cooperate and provide whatever information he has on the investigations to Congress," said attorney Abbe Lowell.

"He will continue to cooperate and appreciates the opportunity to assist in putting this matter to rest."

That meeting will apparently take place behind closed doors. The three men will almost certainly be asked about their attendance at a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer. That gathering was arranged via emails that advertised it would reveal damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

The meeting raised new questions about the Trump campaign's possible ties to Moscow, which are being scrutinized by federal and congressional investigators.