FROM Haroon Rashid
Former Pakistani PM Deported on Return from Exile Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to the country today for the first time since 1999, when he was overthrown and exiled by General—and President— Pervez Musharraf . Almost immediately, Sharif was deported back to Saudi Arabia after being charged with money laundering and corruption. Today's deportation defies a recent decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court, which affirmed that Sharif has the right to return. Haroon Rashid, chief reporter for the BBC 's Urdu Service, has an update on Pakistan's developing political crisis.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.