Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Trump National Security Adviser Jets to Turkey in Bid to Halt Assault

Trump National Security Adviser Jets to  Turkey in Bid to Halt Assault

October 17,2019

ANKARA - U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser flew to Turkey on Wednesday as part of an emergency delegation to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault . . .

Huawei’s Third-Quarter Revenue Jumps 27% as Smartphone Sales Surge

Huawei’s Third-Quarter Revenue Jumps 27% as Smartphone Sales Surge

October 17,2019

SHANGHAI - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s third-quarter revenue jumped 27%, driven by a surge in shipments of smartphones launched before a trade blacklisting by the United ...

U.S. Carried out Secret Cyber Strike on Iran in Wake of Saudi Oil Attack

U.S. Carried out Secret Cyber Strike on  Iran in Wake of Saudi Oil Attack

October 17,2019

WASHINGTON - The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington ...

Turkey Defies Its NATO Allies in Syria, as Russia Steps in

Turkey Defies Its NATO Allies in Syria, as Russia Steps in

October 17,2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey’s president defied growing pressure ...

China, U.S. Hold Same Position on Reaching Trade Deal

China, U.S. Hold Same Position  on Reaching Trade Deal

October 16,2019

BEIJING - China and the United States hold the same position on reaching an economic and trade deal, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday...

Putin Visits UAE: Abu Dhabi Landmarks Lit Up with Colors of Russian Flag

Putin Visits UAE: Abu Dhabi Landmarks Lit Up with Colors of Russian Flag

October 16,2019

ABU DHABI - Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, following his visit to Saudi Arabia where he met King Salman ...

37 Protesters Injured in Clashes with Police in Spain

37 Protesters Injured in Clashes  with Police in Spain

October 16,2019

MADRID - At least 37 protesters were injured on Oct. 14 in clashes with police at Barcelona's airport after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine separatists to prison for illegally ...

France Says U.K. Made Serious Proposal for Brexit

France Says U.K. Made Serious  Proposal for Brexit

October 16,2019

PARIS - The French government believes that the U.K. presented a “serious proposal” to exit the European Union, though it is too early to say if there will ...

Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish Forces as US Withdraws

Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish  Forces as US Withdraws

October 15,2019

Turkey — Syrian government troops moved into a series of towns and villages in northern Syria Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces ...

Japan Looks for Missing as Typhoon Kills as Many as 48

Japan Looks for Missing as Typhoon Kills as Many as 48

October 15,2019

Japan — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people ...

Queen Elizabeth II Gives Speech in Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II Gives Speech  in Parliament

October 15,2019

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Parliament for the ceremonial state opening ceremony and given her speech. . .

EU Negotiators Continue to Discuss Brexit as Deadline Looms

EU Negotiators Continue to Discuss Brexit as Deadline Looms

October 15,2019

LANDON - Work continues toward reaching a Brexit deal.
Negotiators are meeting again Monday in an attempt to reach an agreement that would allow Britain ...

Pakistan’s Khan Says He Will Try to Facilitate Iran-Saudi Talks

Pakistan’s Khan Says He Will Try  to Facilitate Iran-Saudi Talks

October 14,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding ...

Japan Sends in Troops After Massive Typhoon Hammers Tokyo, Kills 23

Japan Sends in Troops After Massive  Typhoon Hammers Tokyo, Kills 23

October 14,2019

TOKYO - Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country ...

Putin Says Russia Has ‘Very Friendly’ Relations with Saudi Crown Prince

Putin Says Russia Has ‘Very Friendly’  Relations with Saudi Crown Prince

October 14,2019

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said Russia has “very friendly personal relations” with Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman ...

Khamenei Tells Iran’s Guards to Develop More Advanced, Modern Weapons

Khamenei Tells Iran’s Guards to  Develop More Advanced,  Modern Weapons

October 14,2019

TEHRAN  - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Sunday to develop more advanced ...

Companies Welcome US-China Trade Truce, Warn Disputes Remain

Companies Welcome US-China Trade Truce,  Warn Disputes Remain

October 13,2019

BEIJING — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress ...

Almost 200,000 People Have Been Displaced by Turkish Offensive in Syria

Almost 200,000 People Have Been Displaced by Turkish  Offensive in Syria

October 13,2019

DAMASCUS - The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria said on Saturday that 191,069 people have been displaced as a result of Turkish military operations...

Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo as Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan

Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo  as Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan

October 13,2019

FUJISAWA, Japan — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall ...

Saudi Arabian Border Guards: Iranian Tanker Captain Says Breakage Caused Leak

Saudi Arabian Border Guards: Iranian Tanker Captain Says Breakage Caused Leak

October 13,2019

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian Border Guards, the agency responsible for guarding land and sea borders of the Kingdom, said it had learned that a breakage in the front of the Iranian tanker . . .

Catalan Separatist Leaders to Get Up to 15 Years in Jail: Judicial Source

Catalan Separatist Leaders to Get Up to 15 Years in Jail: Judicial Source

October 13,2019

MADRID - Spain’s Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source ...

China’s President in India for Summit Amid Kashmir Tensions

China’s President in India for  Summit Amid Kashmir Tensions

October 12,2019

MAMALLAPURAM, India — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India on Friday for meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing’s support for Pakistan ...

‘Border on Fire’ as Turkey Intensifies Syria Campaign

‘Border on Fire’ as Turkey  Intensifies Syria Campaign

October 12,2019

ISTANBUL - Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe ...

Iran: Oil Tanker Struck by Rockets Off Saudi Arabia

Iran: Oil Tanker Struck by  Rockets Off Saudi Arabia

October 12,2019

TEHRAN, IRAN - Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region ...

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed  Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 12,2019

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s two-decade border conflict with Eritrea...

Iran Holds Surprise Military Drills Near Turkish Border

Iran Holds Surprise Military Drills  Near Turkish Border

October 10,2019

TEHRAN - Iran's army has launched unannounced military drills in the northwest of the country bordering Turkey, Iranian state media reported...

Kurds Mobilize in Syria as Turkey Poised for Imminent Attack

Kurds Mobilize in Syria as Turkey Poised  for Imminent Attack

October 10,2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe,” Syrian Kurdish forces who are allied with the United States issued a “general mobilization” call . . .

Trump Defends Syria Move, Doesn’t Want US Troops in Mideast

Trump Defends Syria Move, Doesn’t Want  US Troops in Mideast

October 10,2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp bipartisan criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, saying . . .

Two Killed in Shooting in Eastern German City of Halle: Police

Two Killed in Shooting in Eastern  German City of Halle: Police

October 10,2019

BERLIN - Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and a suspect was arrested, police said, with broadcasters showing images of an alleged perpetrator ...

France Needs ‘Society of Vigilance’ Against Islamist ‘Hydra’: Macron

France Needs ‘Society of Vigilance’  Against Islamist ‘Hydra’: Macron

October 09,2019

PARIS - France must develop a “society of vigilance” in its fight against the “Hydra” of Islamist militancy, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, as he paid ...

Johnson Accuses EU of Making it Impossible to Leave With a Deal

Johnson Accuses EU of Making  it Impossible to Leave With a Deal

October 09,2019

LONDON - A Number 10 source said German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made it clear that the chances of an agreement are .. .

The Latest: Nobel Winners’ Work Illustrated with Coffee Cup

The Latest: Nobel Winners’ Work  Illustrated with Coffee Cup

October 09,2019

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physics (all times local):2 p.m.
A member of the Swedish Science Academy has recited ...

U.S. Starts Withdrawing from Syria-Turkey Borderline Amid Anticipated Turkish Campaign

U.S. Starts Withdrawing from Syria-Turkey Borderline Amid Anticipated Turkish Campaign

October 08,2019

DAMASCUS - The United States on Monday pulled out forces from observation points in northeastern Syria along the borderline with Turkey amid threats by Ankara to launch a military campaign . . .

Brexit: No Postponement this Time, Johnson Warns French President

Brexit: No Postponement this Time, Johnson Warns French President

October 08,2019

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned Emmanuel Macron that there would be no postponement of Brexit, stressing . . .

Report Says South Sudan fails to Provide War Victims Justice

Report Says South Sudan fails  to Provide War Victims Justice

October 08,2019

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country’s five-year civil war, Amnesty International asserted in a new report Monday...