Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

EU considers how to ‘renew and reinvigorate’ U.S. ties after Trump

EU  considers how to  ‘renew and  reinvigorate’ U.S. ties  after Trump

December 01,2020

BRUSSELS- The European Union will begin discussions on Monday on how best to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald ...

Kuwait to host creative advertisement award of Arab Media Forum

Kuwait to host creative advertisement award of Arab Media Forum

December 01,2020

KUWAIT CITY- Kuwait will hold creative advertisement award 2020 of the Arab Media Forum in December to promote a competitive and creative spirit, Madhi Al-Khamis, general secretary ...

Yemen: Houthis claim killing of several Saudi soldiers in Marib

Yemen: Houthis claim killing of several Saudi  soldiers in Marib

December 01,2020

Yemen’s Houthi fighters have claimed the killing of at least eight Saudi soldiers ...

Uzbekistan’s largest car manufacturer gets 150 million euros syndicated loan

Uzbekistan’s largest car manufacturer gets 150 million euros syndicated loan

December 01,2020

TASHKENT- Uzbekistan's state-owned carmaker UzAuto Motors and Credit Suisse AG London Branch signed an agreement on an international syndicated loan for up to 150 million euros ...

UK stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots in days

UK stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots in days

December 01,2020

LONDON- Britain said Sunday it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine as it gears up to launch within days the country’s most ambitious inoculation program ...

Rouhani accuses ‘mercenary’ Israel of killing top Iran scientist

Rouhani accuses ‘mercenary’  Israel of killing top Iran scientist

November 29,2020

TEHRAN- Iran’s president has accused Israel of killing a high-ranking Iranian nuclear physicist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme ...

Ethiopian government begins offensive in Tigray capital city

Ethiopian government begins  offensive in Tigray capital city

November 29,2020

NAIROBI- The Ethiopian military on Saturday began an offensive in the Tigray regional capital in its quest to arrest the region’s defiant leaders.

US election: Appeal court dismisses Trump camp’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania

US election: Appeal court dismisses Trump camp’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania

November 29,2020

WAAHINGTON- A US federal appeals court has firmly rejected the Trump campaign's attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared winner in Pennsylvania...

Uzbekistan Ready to Start Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Trials by End of Year

Uzbekistan Ready to Start Russian  Sputnik V Vaccine Trials by End of Year

November 29,2020

TASHKENT- Uzbekistan plans to start clinical trials of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in late December or at the beginning of the next year ...

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to  Maradona amid clashes

November 28,2020

BUENOS AIRES- Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands ...

Trump says he’ll leave if Electoral College seats Biden

Trump says he’ll leave if Electoral College seats Biden

November 28,2020

WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted ...

Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

November 28,2020

BRUSSELS- In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders called for action to stop the abuse, which has worsened because of the coronavirus ...

Merkel urges patience as German virus restrictions extended

Merkel urges patience as German  virus restrictions extended

November 28,2020

BERLIN- Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying Thursday that with promising vaccines on the way ...

Japan and China to continue communications on East China Sea, Japan says

Japan and China to continue communications on East China Sea, Japan says

November 25,2020

TOKYO- Japan and China agreed on Tuesday to continue communications on issues around the East China Sea where the two countries are in dispute, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi ...

Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin

Trump accepts US presidency  transition to Biden must begin

November 25,2020

WASHINGTON- Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office.
The president said the federal agency overseeing the handover ...

India seeks more cold storage for vaccine push

India seeks more cold storage for vaccine push

November 25,2020

NEW DELHI- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged states that are witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases to establish cold storage facilities for COVID-19 vaccines ...

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

November 25,2020

WENCHANG- China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human ...

Oxford University vaccine is highly effective

Oxford University vaccine  is highly effective

November 24,2020

The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford is highly effective at stopping people developing Covid-19 symptoms, a large trial shows...

Pope says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims

Pope says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims

November 24,2020

VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis says in a new book that he can relate to people in intensive care units who fear dying from coronavirus because of his own experience when part of his lung was removed ...

The Children’s World Day Marks under Shadow of War and Violence in Afghanistan

The Children’s World Day Marks under Shadow of War and Violence in Afghanistan

November 23,2020

In recent days the children’s world day marked in Afghanistan whilst it is still considered as the most dangerous country for the children. Some local writers described ...

G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus

G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united  response to virus

November 23,2020

DUBAI- The Group of 20 summit opened on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows ...

WHO COVID envoy fears third wave, calls Europe response ‘incomplete’

WHO COVID envoy fears third wave, calls  Europe response ‘incomplete’

November 23,2020

ZURICH- A World Health Organization (WHO) special COVID-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was ...

Palestinian rocket fire draws Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Palestinian rocket fire draws Israeli air strikes in Gaza

November 23,2020

GAZA- Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel, drawing Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said on Sunday...

Trump camp’s lawsuit struck down in Pennsylvania

Trump camp’s lawsuit struck down in Pennsylvania

November 23,2020

APENSYLVANIA-  judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit from the Trump campaign that sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes in the battleground state ...

Trump options narrow as Michigan backs Biden win

Trump options narrow as Michigan backs  Biden win

November 22,2020

WASHINGTON- Donald Trump has had a fresh setback in his bid to overturn his loss in the US election as Michigan lawmakers indicated they would not seek to undo Joe Biden's projected...

Chinese FM hails joint efforts with CEE countries against pandemic

Chinese FM hails joint efforts with CEE countries against pandemic

November 22,2020

BEIJING- The cooperative mechanism between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) has played a positive role in their joint efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday...

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid  virus surge

November 22,2020

TEHRAN- Iran on Saturday shuttered businesses and curtailed travel between its major cities, including the capital of Tehran, as it grapples with the worst outbreak of the coronavirus ...

South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise

South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise

November 22,2020

SEOUL- South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing ...

Pfizer asks regulators for emergency vaccine use

Pfizer asks regulators for emergency vaccine use

November 21,2020

NEW YORK- Pfizer will ask U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month...

Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount

Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount

November 21,2020

WASHINGTON- US President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Georgia has been confirmed by a recount, as legal efforts by Donald Trump's allies to challenge his defeat were dismissed ...

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

November 21,2020

ABS- The twin baby boys lay on a bed of woven palm leaves in a remote camp for displaced people in Yemen’s north, their collar bones and ribs visible. They cried loudly ...

UN prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

UN prepares for up to 200,000  Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

November 21,2020

NAIROBI- The United Nations refugee agency says about 32,000 people have fled Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region into neighboring Sudan, and it is preparing ...

Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, but held off

Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, but held off

November 18,2020

WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump, with two months left in office, last week asked for options on attacking Iran’s main nuclear site, but ultimately decided against taking ...

Biden may review plans for troop withdrawal from Germany - German minister

Biden may review plans for troop withdrawal from  Germany - German minister

November 18,2020

BERLIN- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden may revise plans for a major troop drawdown from Germany announced by the administration of President Donald Trump over the summer, German Defence Minister ...

Asia-Pacific countries including China sign world’s biggest trade pact

Asia-Pacific countries  including China sign world’s biggest trade pact

November 16,2020

China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia ...