Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Huawei Expects No Relief from US Sanctions but Is Confident

Huawei Expects No Relief from  US Sanctions but Is Confident

August 21,2019

SHENZHEN, China — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed . . .

Militants Leave Key Rebel Town as Syrian Troops Push In

Militants Leave Key Rebel Town  as Syrian Troops Push In

August 21,2019

BEIRUT — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and . . .

Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7

Putin, Macron to Meet for  French-Russian Talks Before G-7

August 20,2019

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine . . .

Sudan’s Ousted Bashir Told Investigators He Got Millions from Saudi Arabia: Court Witness

Sudan’s Ousted Bashir Told Investigators He Got Millions from Saudi Arabia: Court Witness

August 20,2019

KHARTOUM - Sudan’s deposed leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir told investigators he had received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a detective said in court on Monday. . .

India Says Committed to ‘No First Use’ of Nuclear Weapons for Now

India Says Committed to ‘No First Use’  of Nuclear Weapons for Now

August 17,2019

NEW DELHI - India has stuck to its commitment of ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons but future policy will depend on the situation, the defense minister said on Friday ...

Issues on Strengthening Strategic Cooperation with EU Discussed in Kazakhstan

Issues on Strengthening Strategic Cooperation  with EU Discussed in Kazakhstan

August 17,2019

NUR-SULTAN - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian have discussed a wide range of issues on strengthening strategic ...

Merkel: European Mission in Strait of Hormuz Likely to be Discussed in Finland

Merkel: European Mission in Strait  of Hormuz Likely to be Discussed in Finland

August 15,2019

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings ...

Hong Kong Native Jackie Chan Takes Part in Pro-Beijing Campaign to Protect National Flag

Hong Kong Native Jackie Chan Takes Part  in Pro-Beijing Campaign to Protect National Flag

August 15,2019

HONG KONG - Chinese megastar Jackie Chan said he was heartbroken by the mass unrest in his native Hong Kong, and supported the state TV’s initiative to protect the national ...

China’s Xi Gets Tougher on Trump after New Tariff Threat

China’s Xi Gets Tougher on Trump  after New Tariff Threat

August 14,2019

BEIJING — Facing another U.S. tariff hike, Chinese President Xi Jinping is getting tougher with Washington ...

UN Urges Reluctant EU Nations to Help Stranded Migrants

UN Urges Reluctant EU Nations  to Help Stranded Migrants

August 14,2019

BRUSSELS — The United Nations refugee agency urgently appealed to European governments Tuesday to let two migrant rescue ships disembark more than 500 passengers who remain ...

Pakistan to Downgrade Diplomatic Ties, Suspend Bilateral Trade with India: National Security Committee

Pakistan to Downgrade Diplomatic Ties,  Suspend Bilateral Trade with India: National Security Committee

August 08,2019

WASHINGTON - USS Ronald Reagan has conducted demonstrative flight operations training to promote ‘peace through strength’ in the South China Sea, next to . . .

US Carrier Drills in Disputed South China Sea as Beijing Closes Waters for Own Exercises

US Carrier Drills in Disputed South China Sea  as Beijing Closes Waters for Own Exercises

August 08,2019

WASHINGTON - USS Ronald Reagan has conducted demonstrative flight operations training to promote ‘peace through strength’ in the South China Sea, next to disputed ...

Hiroshima Marks 74th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing

Hiroshima Marks 74th Anniversary  of Atomic Bombing

August 07,2019

TOKYO — Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do ...

Trump Freezes Venezuelan Government Assets Amid Tensions

Trump Freezes Venezuelan Government  Assets Amid Tensions

August 07,2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolás Maduro that places his socialist administration ...

Putin to Washington: We’ll Develop New Nuclear Missiles If You Do

Putin to Washington: We’ll Develop  New Nuclear Missiles If You Do

August 06,2019

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Russia would be forced to start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started ...

Australia Won’t Host U.S. Missiles, Prime Minister Says

Australia Won’t Host U.S. Missiles,  Prime Minister Says

August 06,2019

SYDNEY - U.S. intermediate-range missiles will not be deployed in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, after the United States revealed ambitions to ...

Washington Urges Australia to ‘Be Partner’ in Confronting Iran in Gulf Standoff

Washington Urges Australia to ‘Be Partner’  in Confronting Iran in Gulf Standoff

August 05,2019

WASHINGTON - The US is seeking to pull Australia into its escalating row with Tehran, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting Canberra’s help to secure shipping routes ...

Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker Smuggling Fuel in Persian Gulf – State Media

Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker Smuggling Fuel  in Persian Gulf – State Media

August 05,2019

TEHRAN - Iran has seized a foreign tanker “smuggling” fuel to “some Arab states”, Iran’s state TV reported. The development is the latest escalation ...

Mexican Oil Company Offers Employees ‘Healthy Incentive’ Bonus for Weight Loss, Report Says

Mexican Oil Company Offers Employees ‘Healthy Incentive’ Bonus for Weight Loss, Report Says

August 05,2019

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-run oil company is reportedly offering more money to employees who meet new body standards.
Under a new collective bargaining contract ...

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Reels over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Nepotism

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Reels over  Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Nepotism

August 05,2019

RAMALLAH - A U.N. Palestinian refugee agency is reeling from allegations of sexual misconduct and abuses of authority involving the agency chief and other senior management ...

US Pulls Out of Reagan-Era Arms Treaty, Saying Russia ‘Made No Efforts’ to Comply

US Pulls Out of Reagan-Era Arms Treaty,  Saying Russia ‘Made No Efforts’ to Comply

August 03,2019

WASHINGTON - A historic arms-control treaty signed three decades ago by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was scrapped after President Trump decided ...

Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Restrictions on Women, Grants Them Greater Control

Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Restrictions on  Women, Grants Them Greater Control

August 03,2019

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship ...

‘Don’t Walk into Trump’s & His Poodle Johnson’s Trap’: German Govt Split Over Sending Navy to Gulf

‘Don’t Walk into Trump’s & His Poodle Johnson’s Trap’: German Govt Split Over Sending Navy to Gulf

July 31,2019

BERLIN - A prospect of German warships being sent to patrol the troubled waters of the Strait of Hormuz has ignited a debate in Berlin. Critics are warning against joining a potential ...

‘Whoever’s on Israel’s Side, We’re Against’: Erdogan Slams Netanyahu & US Over Palestinian Killings

‘Whoever’s on Israel’s Side, We’re Against’: Erdogan Slams Netanyahu & US Over Palestinian Killings

July 31,2019

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned Israel and its enabling allies over “state terror… in Palestine,” declaring, “Whoever is on ...

Trump’s Not Enough? Netanyahu Bets on ‘Big League’ Putin & Modi in New Election Campaign

Trump’s Not Enough? Netanyahu Bets on ‘Big League’ Putin & Modi in New Election Campaign

July 30,2019

JERUSALEM - In a bid to prove Benjamin Netanyahu’s superiority over opponents, Israel’s Likud party has boasted of his handshakes with the leaders from a totally . . .

Russian Opposition Leader May Have Been Poisoned, Doctor Says

Russian Opposition Leader  May Have Been Poisoned, Doctor Says

July 30,2019

MOSCOW - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remained hospitalized for a second day on Monday after his physician said he may have been poisoned. ..

World Powers Meet Iran in Vienna to Salvage Nuclear Deal

World Powers Meet Iran in Vienna  to Salvage Nuclear Deal

July 29,2019

VIENNA — Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna ...

Macron to Host Putin Next Month Ahead of G-7 Summit

Macron to Host Putin Next Month  Ahead of G-7 Summit

July 29,2019

>PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month, days before hosting a Group of Seven summit with the leaders ...

Expert Says More Rational Public Voices Needed to Improve U.S.-China Ties

Expert Says More Rational Public Voices  Needed to Improve U.S.-China Ties

July 28,2019

NEW YORK - The Chinese and U.S. business communities should have more direct contact to stave off trade tensions, and more rational voices on bilateral ties should be heard ...

Washington Greenlights Military Sales to Pakistan & India, Months after Air Skirmish

Washington Greenlights Military Sales  to Pakistan & India, Months after Air Skirmish

July 28,2019

WASHINGTON - The US has approved $125 million worth of support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes as well as $670 million of support for India’s C-17 transport planes...

‘I’ll Make Britain Great again’, PM Johnson Says, Echoing Trump

‘I’ll Make Britain Great again’,  PM Johnson Says, Echoing Trump

July 27,2019

LONDON - Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump in his first speech ...

North Korea Tests ‘Super-Powerful’ Missile in Response to Seoul Stockpiling US Arms & Holding Drills

North Korea Tests ‘Super-Powerful’ Missile in Response  to Seoul Stockpiling US Arms & Holding Drills

July 27,2019

PYONGYANG - Pyongyang says it has no other choice but to continue developing and testing new types of deterrence weapons as long as ‘warmongers’ in the South keep ...

China to Build ‘World-Class’ Military in New Strategy as US ‘Stirs Up Rivalry’ between Major Powers

China to Build ‘World-Class’ Military in New Strategy as US ‘Stirs Up Rivalry’ between Major Powers

July 25,2019

BEIJING - The US erodes global security and seeks “absolute superiority,” but Beijing won’t follow the “beaten track” of big powers in seeking ...

Turkey Not Satisfied by US Proposal for A Syria Safe Zone

Turkey Not Satisfied by US Proposal  for A Syria Safe Zone

July 25,2019

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey said Wednesday that a new proposal by the United States concerning the creation of a possible “safe zone” in northern Syria was ...

China Says U.S. Criticism over South China Sea Is Slander

China Says U.S. Criticism over  South China Sea Is Slander

July 23,2019

BEIJING - Remarks by U.S. officials on China’s role in the South China Sea are slanderous, its foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States voiced concern ...