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Trump makes 1950 false claims in 347 days: report

US President Donald Trump has made at least 1950 false or misleading claims in 347 days since his inauguration, The Washington Post reported, citing a database. The US president is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to the report that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the…

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Corps Commanders term feeding of fabricated story a breach of national security

RAWALPINDI: Corps Commanders on Friday expressed their serious concern over feeding of false and fabricated story of an important security meeting held at PM house and viewed it as breach of national security. The Corps Commanders Conference was held today at GHQ. General Raheel Sharif, COAS presided over the meeting which was attended by all…

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Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

BORDEAUX: French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said Sunday. The 33-year-old called the regional airport of Bordeaux-Merignac in southwestern France on Thursday and told authorities “there is a bomb.” Police immediately…

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PM House had false FIR lodged against me: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Paying tall testimonials to the protestors for so bravely facing the violent crackdown in 'Red Zone', Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, Imran Khan, Sunday night said he has just had a whiff of the treasured victory, Samaa reported. “I salute you for your perseverance against that poisonous teargas, bullets, baton-charge, sleeplessness, hunger, etc. You have proved…

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Pakistani immigrant sues US over false arrest in war on terrorism

ORLANDO: A Pakistani immigrant who says he was held for more than 10 months in solitary confinement after being falsely arrested on terrorism charges has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Miami, saying he was a victim of “overzealousness” in the US war on terrorism.Irfan Khan, a 40-year-old Muslim, emigrated to the United States…

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China to crack down on false terrorist threats to airlines

SHANGHAI: China will impose tough penalties on people making false terrorist threats against airlines and airports, after a stream of bogus calls grounded flights and piled pressure on an already strained air traffic control system, state media reported.Flights and domestic airports have been disrupted by 80 fake threats this year, the official Xinhua news service…

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False murder case lodged against Nabeel Gabol: Haq

Staff ReportKARACHI: MQM leader Amin ul Haq has said that a false murder case was registered against Nabeel Gabol like that of Nadeem Hashmi. Haq, who is a member of MQM’s Rabita Committee, said that innocent workers were being arrested at the pretext of operation clean-up. He said that the government could not deter the…

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False White House tweet exposes instant trading dangers

NEW YORK: The upheaval in financial markets caused by a false report of explosions at the White House was brief, but its effect on traders who have come to rely on Twitter may last quite a bit longer.Volatile price moves ricocheted through markets for stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities around 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday…

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UAE says Egypt media carried false plot claims

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rebuffed claims carried by Egyptian media that it was behind a plot against the Egypt's leadership, saying they were “fabricated”, state news agency WAM reported.UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to discuss the claims aimed “to damage the interests of the two…

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BBC under fire again after false child sex abuse report

LONDON: Britain's public broadcaster, reeling from revelations that one of its former stars was a paedophile, was struggling to contain damage on Saturday after a flagship news programme aired a mistaken allegation that an ex-politician sexually abused children.The BBC had already issued a full apology on Friday, but on Saturday its director general had to…

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News Corp says reports of talks with LA Times, Tribune are false

LOS ANGELES: News Corp has said reports that it is in discussions with Tribune Co or the Los Angeles Times are “wholly inaccurate.”The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported on Friday that News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch is looking to buy the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, two of the country's largest newspapers,…

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Romney fights back on Bain, slams 'false' attacks

HAMPTON: Republican Mitt Romney angrily blunted “false” attacks about his time at Bain Capital but did not cede to demands to release more tax returns that have dogged his White House bid. Obama called on Romney to answer questions about his tenure at Bain after a Boston Globe report cited government records appearing to show…

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Nisar says Zardari made false claims in his speech

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, has criticized President Asif Ali Zardari for making ‘false claims’ about PPP government’s performance in five years, SAMAA reports.Earlier, President Zardari delivered his record fifth speech to the joint sitting of Parliament, claiming that democracy “is flourishing in Pakistan.”“There was nothing…

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Malik says Mansoor Ijaz false drama exposed

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the false drama of Mansoor Ijaz has been exposed. Speaking to newsmen in the capital city of Islamabad today, Mali, said the government had assured complete to Mansoor Ijaz. But it appears that Manzoor Ijaz’ dram has reached its drop scene. “We had told Ijaz that…

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Warraich’s article on ISI chief comprises false assertions: ISPR

Staff ReporterRAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has today that Mr. Omar Warraich’s article published in a UK daily newspaper, regarding ISI chief’s visit to gulf countries to seek permission for a coup in the country, comprised false assertions. An article was published in the daily, Independent, UK on 13 December 2011, in which…

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Man arrested in Los Angeles after false bomb alert

LOS ANGELES: A man has been arrested in Los Angeles for making terror threats and triggering a false bomb alert aboard a bus, officials said Sunday as the United States commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Eugenio Parades boarded a city bus late Saturday holding a bag with “wires exposed that looked like (an explosive)…

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Mayday! Mayday! Rumours prove false

Staff Report KARACHI: Two rumours surfaced Monday ahead of Tuesday's May 12 anniversary but they were quickly quashed by the police. DIG East Zafar Bukhari quickly said that they were checked out and no killings had taken place. Nonetheless, the police were alert. The ANP, MQM and PPP have agreed to form peace committees on…

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Pak Taliban chief shooting claims 'false'

By Ibrahim Sajid Malick NEW YORK: Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud's claim about the attack on the US immigration centre appears to be false as the gunman was identified as 42-year-old Linh Voong, a Vietnamese immigrant, who was recently laid off from a job, Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. has said. Voong was a Vietnamese immigrant…

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