Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, December 17th, 2018

China’s Xi to Address Key Reform Anniversary on Tuesday: Xinhua

China’s Xi to Address Key Reform Anniversary  on Tuesday: Xinhua

December 17, 2018

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will make a major speech on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, state news agency Xinhua reported...

Gandhi Statue Removed from African University over Claims of Racism

Gandhi Statue Removed from African University over Claims of Racism

December 17, 2018

GHANA - After a wave of opposition and a petition drive that cited views deemed racist and offensive against Africans, a statue of Indian independence leader ...

Belarus’ Leader Slams Russian Talk of Taking over His Nation

Belarus’ Leader Slams Russian Talk  of Taking over His Nation

December 16, 2018

MINSK, Belarus – The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he ...

UN Envoy: UN Monitors Needed to Observe Yemen Cease-Fire

UN Envoy: UN Monitors Needed  to Observe Yemen Cease-Fire

December 16, 2018

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port ...

UN General Assembly Resolution Calls for Better Nutrition for Women, Children

UN General Assembly Resolution Calls  for Better Nutrition for Women, Children

December 15, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - A UN General Assembly resolution adopted on Thursday called for better nutrition, particularly for women and children.
The resolution, “Global Health and Foreign Policy: a Healthier ...

Japan Begins Reclamation at Disputed US Base despite Protest

Japan Begins Reclamation at  Disputed US Base despite Protest

December 15, 2018

TOKYO – Japan’s central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite . . .

Beijing Warns Against ‘Bullying’ Its Citizens amid Ongoing US-Huawei Saga

Beijing Warns Against ‘Bullying’ Its Citizens  amid Ongoing US-Huawei Saga

December 12, 2018

LONDON — A British Conservative Party official says Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote from party lawmakers.
Graham Brady says the threshold ...

British PM Theresa May to Face No-Confidence Vote by Lawmakers

British PM Theresa May to Face No-Confidence Vote by Lawmakers

December 12, 2018

LONDON — A British Conservative Party official says Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote from party lawmakers.
Graham Brady says the threshold ...

Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Land in Venezuela after 10,000km Transatlantic

Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Land  in Venezuela after 10,000km Transatlantic

December 12, 2018

CARACAS - Venezuela has welcomed the arrival of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers as an opportunity to demonstrate its resolve to defend the nation against ...

May in The Netherlands as She Fights to Save Brexit Deal

May in The Netherlands as She Fights  to Save Brexit Deal

December 12, 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May launched . . .

U.S. Sanctions Three North Korean Officials for Alleged Rights Abuses

U.S. Sanctions Three North Korean  Officials for Alleged Rights Abuses

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for serious human ...

U.N. Climate Negotiators Sweat over Detail and Divides

U.N. Climate Negotiators Sweat over Detail and Divides

December 10, 2018

KATOWICE, Poland - Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled ...

Top Houthi Negotiator Calls for Main Yemen Port to be Neutral Zone

Top Houthi Negotiator Calls for Main Yemen Port  to be Neutral Zone

December 09, 2018

RIMBO, Sweden - Yemen’s main port city should be declared a “neutral zone” and the United Nations could play a role in Sanaa airport, the Iran-aligned ...

Malaysian Muslims Stage Rally to Uphold Malay Privileges

Malaysian Muslims Stage Rally  to Uphold Malay Privileges

December 09, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of ...

China Vows Quick Trade Moves as US Sends Mixed Signals

China Vows Quick Trade Moves as US Sends Mixed Signals

December 06, 2018

BEIJING - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States, even as mixed signals on the detente from self-described “Tariff ...

Russia Says U.S. Has Shown No Evidence It Is in Breach of Nuclear Treaty

Russia Says U.S. Has Shown No Evidence  It Is in Breach of Nuclear Treaty

December 06, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday the United States had yet to provide any evidence Moscow was in breach of a landmark arms ...

Chinese President Arrives in Portugal for State Visit

Chinese President Arrives in Portugal for State Visit

December 05, 2018

LISBON - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day state visit aimed at carrying forward friendship and expanding cooperation between ...

France to Announce Suspension of Fuel Tax Hikes That Provoked Riots, Media Says

France to Announce Suspension of Fuel Tax Hikes That Provoked Riots, Media Says

December 05, 2018

PARIS - French Prime Minister is expected to announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes that have provoked a protest movement that has grown violent, according to French media...

US-China Trade Truce Gives Global Stocks and Oil a Big Lift

US-China Trade Truce Gives Global Stocks and Oil a Big Lift

December 04, 2018

LONDON — Shares around the world and oil prices surged Monday after the U.S. and China struck a 90-day truce in a trade dispute that has rattled investors for months...

US Coalition Targets IS Figure Involved in Killing American

US Coalition Targets IS Figure Involved  in Killing American

December 04, 2018

BEIRUT – The U.S.-led coalition has targeted a senior member of the Islamic State group involved in the 2014 killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig, a military

3 Astronauts Blast Off to International Space Station

3 Astronauts Blast Off to International Space Station

December 04, 2018

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows ...

US, China Put Brakes on Their Trade Dispute with Ceasefire

US, China Put Brakes on Their Trade Dispute  with Ceasefire

December 03, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic ...

Trump Expects Next Meeting with Kim Jong-Un in Early 2019, Will Invite Him to US ‘At Some Point’

Trump Expects Next Meeting with Kim Jong-Un  in Early 2019, Will Invite Him to US ‘At Some Point’

December 03, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US President says his relationship with the North Korean leader is so good he expects their next meeting to take place as soon as January or February ...

Gorbachev Lauds Bush for Political Abilities, Character

Gorbachev Lauds Bush for Political Abilities, Character

December 02, 2018

MOSCOW – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his “deep condolences” to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and ...

World Shares Drift Lower Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20

World Shares Drift Lower Ahead  of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20

December 01, 2018

LONDON — Global stock markets drifted lower Friday ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. ..

Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males, Upping Ante in Conflict

Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males,  Upping Ante in Conflict

December 01, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching . . .

Trump-Putin Meeting ‘Settled,’ Preparations Ongoing – Kremlin

Trump-Putin Meeting ‘Settled,’  Preparations Ongoing – Kremlin

November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Kremlin received no notice of US President Donald Trump calling off talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 event in Argentina ...

China Keen to Promote Win-Win Cooperation in Blue Economy

China Keen to Promote Win-Win Cooperation  in Blue Economy

November 28, 2018

NAIROBI - China will leverage on its successes in developing a vibrant blue economy to promote global cooperation in areas that advances the green agenda ...

China, Germany Commit to Financial Cooperation, Rules-Based Multilateral Trade System

China, Germany Commit to Financial Cooperation,  Rules-Based Multilateral Trade System

November 28, 2018

BERLIN - China and Germany are committed to more financial cooperation and rules-based multilateral trade system, senior officials from the two countries ...

PM Modi to be Invited for SAARC Summit, Says Pakistan Foreign Office

PM Modi to be Invited for SAARC Summit,  Says Pakistan Foreign Office

November 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to Pakistan for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, Foreign ...

Latin America in Flux as G20 Leaders Descend on the Region

Latin America in Flux as G20 Leaders Descend  on the Region

November 27, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina had hoped to show off its newly market-friendly economy to the world when the G-20 group of the world’s top economies ...

Chinese Premier Congratulates Fijian PM on Winning Second Term

Chinese Premier Congratulates Fijian PM  on Winning Second Term

November 27, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a message to Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama to congratulate him on winning a second term as the head of ...

World Bank, South Korea Announce 3.8-Mln USD Grant to Boost Science in Africa

World Bank, South Korea Announce 3.8-Mln USD Grant  to Boost Science in Africa

November 25, 2018

NAIROBI - The World Bank and South Korea on Friday signed a 3.8 million U.S. dollar grant agreement to facilitate development of cutting edge skills in scientific ...

China, Croatia to Enhance Cultural Exchanges

China, Croatia to Enhance Cultural Exchanges

November 25, 2018

ZAGREB - China and Croatia said Friday that they will enhance cultural exchanges and further promote the relations between China and the Central and Eastern European ...

Trump Shows He Will Turn Blind Eye to Khashoggi Killing, Turkey Says

Trump Shows He Will Turn Blind Eye  to Khashoggi Killing, Turkey Says

November 24, 2018

ANKARA - Donald Trump’s comments about Jamal Khashoggi’s killing show the U.S. president will turn a blind eye to the issue no matter what investigators ...