Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

US-China Trade Talks: What’s Under Debate

US-China Trade Talks: What’s Under Debate

February 19, 2019

US and Chinese officials wrapped up days of trade talks in Beijing on Friday with plans to resume negotiations in Washington this week as the world’s top two ...

India Taking Pakistan to UN’s Highest Court in Spying Case

India Taking Pakistan to UN’s  Highest Court in Spying Case

February 19, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations’ highest court in an attempt to spare an alleged spy from execution, in a case that has exacerbated ...

Trump Tells Europe to ‘Take Back’ 800 ISIS Fighters or US ‘Will Be Forced to Release Them’

Trump Tells Europe to ‘Take Back’ 800 ISIS Fighters  or US ‘Will Be Forced to Release Them’

February 18, 2019

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has urged European nations to repatriate and prosecute jihadists from their countries who were captured in Syria. Otherwise, he warned ...

Rural Financial Institutions Expanding in China

Rural Financial Institutions  Expanding in China

February 18, 2019

BEIJING - China saw fast expansion of rural financial institutions last year as the country channels more financial resources to serve the countryside...

China Remains Largest Holder of U.S. Treasuries

China Remains Largest Holder of U.S. Treasuries

February 17, 2019

WASHINGTON - After decreasing for six consecutive months, China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries slightly rebounded to 1.123 trillion U.S. dollars in December ...

No Movement in Russian Missile Talks: NATO Chief

No Movement in Russian Missile Talks:  NATO Chief

February 17, 2019

MUNICH (Germany) - Russia gave “no new signals” Friday about saving a landmark Cold War missile control agreement, the head of NATO said, as fears grow of a new arms ...

UK Official Vows to Prevent Return of Britons Who Backed ISIS

UK Official Vows to Prevent Return  of Britons Who Backed ISIS

February 16, 2019

LONDON – Britain’s home secretary issued an explicit warning Friday, saying he would move to block the return of a pregnant British teenager who left the country to join ISIS...

Israeli Leader Netanyahu, after Meeting with Pence, forced to Spend Extra Night in Poland after Plane Breaks Down

Israeli Leader Netanyahu, after Meeting with Pence, forced to Spend Extra Night in Poland after Plane Breaks Down

February 16, 2019

WARSAW - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to spend Thursday night in Warsaw, Poland, after problems with his plane.
The El Al plane on which the prime . . .

Trump Confirms Details of Second Summit with North Korea, Touting Its Potential as ‘Economic Powerhouse’

Trump Confirms Details of Second Summit  with North Korea, Touting Its Potential as ‘Economic Powerhouse’

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - President Trump is looking forward to this month’s summit with Kim Jong Un, saying Friday that he sees the potential of an “Economic ...

Chinese Orchestra Performs at UN to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Chinese Orchestra Performs at UN  to Celebrate Lunar New Year

February 12, 2019

UNITED NATIONS - A Chinese orchestra on Friday evening entertained diplomats and overseas Chinese at the UN General Assembly hall in celebration of the Lunar New Year...

MSF Slams Saudi-Led Probe into Yemen Clinic Bombing That Sought to Shift Blame on the NGO

MSF Slams Saudi-Led Probe into Yemen Clinic Bombing That Sought to Shift Blame on the NGO

February 09, 2019

SANAʽA - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has demanded the reopening of an investigation into the Saudi-led bombing of one of its clinics in Yemen. The organization claims the reporting ...

Time for Talks ‘Long Passed’: US Weaponizes Aid Amid Push for Regime Change in Venezuela

Time for Talks ‘Long Passed’:  US Weaponizes Aid Amid Push for Regime Change in Venezuela

February 09, 2019

CARACAS - As trucks with US “humanitarian aid” arrived at the Colombia-Venezuela border, the State Department insisted that time for talks with the government in ...

France Conducts Nuclear Strike Simulation, Seen as Message to Moscow amid Tensions

France Conducts Nuclear Strike Simulation,  Seen as Message to Moscow amid Tensions

February 07, 2019

PARIS - The French Air Force on Tuesday said it conducted a rare simulation test launch of a nuclear cruise missile just days after the United States announced it will ...

Venezuela Seizes ‘US Weapons Shipment’ as Trump Vows to Support ‘Noble Quest for Freedom’

Venezuela Seizes ‘US Weapons Shipment’  as Trump Vows to Support ‘Noble Quest for Freedom’

February 07, 2019

CARACAS - Donald Trump has expressed full support for the Venezuelan opposition to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power, just as the country’s authorities announced ...

‘Really Disgusting’: Twitter Unimpressed as Netanyahu Uses Trump in Election Posters

‘Really Disgusting’: Twitter Unimpressed  as Netanyahu Uses Trump in Election Posters

February 05, 2019

JERUSALEM - A looming poster of best buds Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump has sprung up in Tel Aviv, as the Israeli leader campaigns for upcoming elections. The poster ...

Pope Francis, Who Denounced Yemeni Bloodshed, Gets Red Carpet Welcome in Perpetrator UAE

Pope Francis, Who Denounced Yemeni Bloodshed, Gets Red Carpet Welcome in Perpetrator UAE

February 05, 2019

ABU DHABI - Pope Francis became the first pontiff to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, as he received a pompous welcome in the United Arab Emirates, just after he ...

Turkey Says Countries Supporting Guaido Fuel Venezuela Crisis

Turkey Says Countries Supporting  Guaido Fuel Venezuela Crisis

February 04, 2019

ISTANBUL - Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday countries which have recognized Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido were ...

Yemen’s Warring Parties Meet on Ship to Discuss Stalled Troop Withdrawal

Yemen’s Warring Parties Meet on Ship  to Discuss Stalled Troop Withdrawal

February 04, 2019

DUBAI/ADEN - Representatives from both sides in the Yemen conflict met on a ship on the Red Sea on Sunday in a U.N.-led push to implement a stalled troop withdrawal from ...

Russia Suspends INF Treaty in ‘Mirror Response’ to US Halting the Agreement

Russia Suspends INF Treaty in  ‘Mirror Response’ to US Halting the Agreement

February 03, 2019

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is halting its participation in the Cold War-era INF nuclear agreement after Washington’s decision to ...

US Spies Elevate China Rivalry to War of Ideologies

US Spies Elevate China Rivalry  to War of Ideologies

February 03, 2019

WASHINGTON - In a move that could harden Washington’s posture toward Beijing for years, the US intelligence community has characterized relations with China ...

We Must Avoid Mistake of Libya: Italian Deputy FM Speaks out against Venezuela Regime Change

We Must Avoid Mistake of Libya: Italian Deputy  FM Speaks out against Venezuela Regime Change

February 02, 2019

CARACAS - Italy “does not recognise” Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as its interim president, the European country’s deputy foreign minister ...

China’s Xi Surprises Beijingers with Casual Pre-New Year Visit

China’s Xi Surprises Beijingers  with Casual Pre-New Year Visit

February 02, 2019

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in on surprised diners at a small Beijing restaurant and chatted with deliverymen on Friday on an apparently ...

$840M in Gold Bars Prepared for Loading onto Russian Jet at Venezuelan Airport: Report

$840M in Gold Bars Prepared for Loading  onto Russian Jet at Venezuelan Airport: Report

January 31, 2019

CARACAS - About 20 tons of gold from Venezuela’s central bank was ready to be hauled away Tuesday on a Russian airline’s Boeing 777 that landed in Caracas a day earlier ...

Bangladesh to Sue Manila Bank over $81 Million Cyber Heist: Cenbank Governor

Bangladesh to Sue Manila Bank over $81 Million Cyber Heist: Cenbank Governor

January 31, 2019

DHAKA - Bangladesh will file a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Wednesday against Philippine bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) over its role in one of the world’s biggest ...

‘US Not Just Behind Venezuelan Coup, It’s Leading It’ – Foreign Minister to RT

‘US Not Just Behind Venezuelan Coup,  It’s Leading It’ – Foreign Minister to RT

January 29, 2019

CARACAS - Venezuela is well aware the US is actually leading an effort to topple President Maduro, but is ready to sit down with the Western-backed opposition and could ...

China Says Canadian Ambassador Sacking an Internal Affair

China Says Canadian Ambassador Sacking an Internal Affair

January 29, 2019

BEIJING - China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sacking of his ambassador to China was an internal Canadian affair . . .

Hope Turns to Anguish after Brazil Dam Collapse;40 Dead

Hope Turns to Anguish after  Brazil Dam Collapse;40 Dead

January 28, 2019

BRUMADINHO, Brazil – Hope that loved ones had survived a tsunami of iron ore mine waste from a dam collapse in Brazil was turning to anguish and anger over the increasing ...

Russia and Putin Mark 75 Years Since WWII Siege of Leningrad

Russia and Putin Mark 75 Years  Since WWII Siege of Leningrad

January 28, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The Russian city of St. Petersburg marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade ...

Syria Calls on Turkey to Withdraw from Syria Under 1998 Plan

Syria Calls on Turkey to Withdraw  from Syria Under 1998 Plan

January 27, 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria is calling on Turkey to withdraw its troops from the country’s north and end support for armed opposition groups in order to revive a two-decade ...

Trump Climbs Down in Wall Row, Congress Passes Bill Ending Shutdown

Trump Climbs Down in Wall Row,  Congress Passes Bill Ending Shutdown

January 27, 2019

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday brought a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in US history, while dropping his previous insistence on immediate funding for wall construction along the Mexican border...

2 US Warships Sail Through Taiwan Strait amid Tensions with China

2 US Warships Sail Through Taiwan Strait  amid Tensions with China

January 26, 2019

BEIJING - Undeterred by Chinese jet overflights and previous warnings, the US Navy has once again challenged the ‘One China’ policy by sending its ...

China Says Soros’ Criticism of Xi Is ‘Meaningless’

China Says Soros’ Criticism of Xi Is  ‘Meaningless’

January 26, 2019

BEIJING - U.S. billionaire George Soros’ criticism of Chinese President Xi Jinping was “meaningless”, China’s foreign ministry said on Friday ...

China Gives Ivanka Trump 5 New Trademarks as Trade Talks Continue

China Gives Ivanka Trump 5 New Trademarks  as Trade Talks Continue

January 24, 2019

BEIJING - Ivanka Trump has been granted five trademarks from China as her father’s administration continues to negotiate with the Asian powerhouse over trade and ethics ...

House Passes Bill Preventing Trump from Leaving NATO, Tells Allies to Start Pulling Weight

House Passes Bill Preventing Trump from  Leaving NATO, Tells Allies to Start Pulling Weight

January 24, 2019

WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the country from NATO, but called on European allies ...

World’s Richest Gather in Davos to Tackle Global Poverty, But Key Leaders Are Missing

World’s Richest Gather in Davos to Tackle Global Poverty, But Key Leaders Are Missing

January 23, 2019

DAVOS - World political and business elites are gathering in Davos, Switzerland, for an annual forum on how to tackle global problems, like the increasing wealth gap between ...