Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Korean Peninsula Issue Needs Political Solution: Russian FM

Korean Peninsula Issue Needs Political Solution: Russian FM

August 17, 2017

MOSCOW - Economic pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not an alternative to a political solution to the Korean Peninsula issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

Criticism, Praise Poured on Britain’s 1st Position Paper on Brexit

Criticism, Praise Poured on Britain’s 1st Position Paper on Brexit

August 17, 2017

LONDON - Opposition politicians in Britain on Tuesday criticised government proposals for an interim trading deal with the European Union (EU), but business leaders welcomed the...

Merkel Emphasizes German Prosperity, Security at Rally

Merkel Emphasizes  German Prosperity, Security at Rally

August 13, 2017

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the final phase of her election campaign Saturday with a focus on her record, emphasizing the economic growth and prosperity achieved...

“Military Option” Possible in Venezuela: Trump

“Military Option” Possible in  Venezuela: Trump

August 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not rule out a “military option” in Venezuela, a claim seemingly contradictory to the view of his top national...

N.Korea Warns of Nuclear War; Trump Says U.S. is ‘Locked and Loaded’

N.Korea Warns of Nuclear War; Trump Says U.S. is ‘Locked and Loaded’

August 12, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING - U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” as Pyongyang accused...

Russian FM Warns of Risk of Military Confrontation between DPRK, U.S.

Russian FM Warns of Risk of Military Confrontation between DPRK, U.S.

August 12, 2017

MOSCOW - The risk of a military conflict between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is very high, but Russia hopes common sense will prevail...

Trump Touts Nuke Strength as Tillerson Urges Calm on N.Korea

Trump Touts Nuke Strength as  Tillerson Urges Calm on N.Korea

August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared the U.S. nuclear arsenal “far stronger and more powerful than ever before,” even as his top diplomat was working to...

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Uk Brexit 026-thumb.jpg

August 10, 2017

LONDON - Britain’s exit from the European Union will be the country’s biggest calamity since World War Two, the former chief of staff to Brexit minister David Davis said...

International Community Stresses Peaceful Solution to Korean Nuclear Issue

International Community Stresses  Peaceful Solution to Korean Nuclear Issue

August 09, 2017

BEIJING/MANILA - Following the adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution targeting Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, major players involved in the Korean...

France’s Macron to Host ‘Big 3’ Euro Zone Leaders for Talks

France’s Macron to Host ‘Big 3’ Euro Zone Leaders for Talks

August 09, 2017

PARIS - Emmanuel Macron will host other major European leaders this month for talks on migration, the economy and defense -- part of a broader diplomatic offensive by the French president...

Tillerson Says U.S., Russia Can Settle Problems, Ease Tension

Tillerson Says U.S., Russia  Can Settle Problems, Ease Tension

August 08, 2017

MANILA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday he believes Washington and Russia can find a way to ease tensions, saying it wouldn’t be useful to cut ties over...

Britain Denies Agreeing to Pay Multi-Billion EU Exit Bill

Britain Denies Agreeing  to Pay Multi-Billion EU Exit Bill

August 08, 2017

LONDON — The British government denied Monday that it has agreed on the amount of its European Union exit bill, after a report emerged that it plans offer the bloc 36 billion pounds...

UN Imposes Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

UN Imposes Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

August 07, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions Saturday to punish North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs including a ban...

UK Ready to Pay up to 40 Billion Euros to Leave EU: Sunday Telegraph

UK Ready to Pay up to 40 Billion  Euros to Leave EU: Sunday Telegraph

August 07, 2017

LONDON - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed...

UN Chief Notified of U.S. Intention to Withdraw from Paris Climate Pact

UN Chief Notified of U.S. Intention to Withdraw from Paris Climate Pact

August 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday received notification from U.S. delegation on the country’s intention to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, his...

Frosty U.S.-Russia Relations about to Get Even Colder

Frosty U.S.-Russia Relations about  to Get Even Colder

August 06, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Trump came into office hoping to launch a warming in US-Russia relations. Instead, over the last six months, things have gone from cool to icy cold. If in January...

Tillerson Says he and Trump Disagree over Iran Nuclear Deal

Tillerson Says he and Trump Disagree over Iran Nuclear Deal

August 03, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump disagree over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and said the two men discuss how...

Russian Planes “Followed” by NATO Jet over Baltic: Russian Defense Ministry

Russian Planes “Followed” by NATO Jet over Baltic: Russian Defense Ministry

August 03, 2017

MOSCOW - Two Russian MiG-31 fighter jets and an An-26 military transport plane, on a training flight over the Baltic Sea neutral waters, were “followed” by a NATO fighter jet...

U.S. Diplomats Evacuated from Confiscated Summerhouse in Moscow

U.S. Diplomats Evacuated from  Confiscated Summerhouse in Moscow

August 02, 2017

MOSCOW - Three trucks, a minibus, a jeep and a taxicab left the summerhouse of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow’s prestigious compound of Serebryany Bor in evacuation on Tuesday, as...

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Kill 60 Civilians in Syria’s Deir Al-Zour

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Kill 60 Civilians in Syria’s Deir Al-Zour

August 02, 2017

DAMASCUS - At least 60 civilians have been killed as a result of U.S.-led airstrikes on areas in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday...

U.S. Sanctions Bill to Bring more Uncertainties on Ties with Russia, Iran, DPRK

U.S. Sanctions Bill to Bring more Uncertainties on Ties with Russia, Iran, DPRK

July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that will slap tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic...

EU Executive to Start Legal Action against Poland over Judiciary Reform

EU Executive to Start Legal Action against Poland over Judiciary Reform

July 27, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Poland over an overhaul of the judiciary that it says undermines the independence of judges and...

UN Security Council to Hold Urgent Meeting on Jerusalem Violence

UN Security Council to Hold Urgent Meeting on Jerusalem Violence

July 24, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Monday morning to discuss the violence unfolding in Jerusalem, diplomats said on Saturday. The meeting will...

Britain Needs Transitional Deal with EU, to End before next Election: Minister

Britain Needs Transitional Deal with EU, to End before next Election: Minister

July 24, 2017

LONDON - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday that he backed a transition agreement to smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union, but it would have to come...

Democrats Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

Democrats Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

July 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to...

Green Economy Proves to be Critical Means to Eradicate Poverty: UN Official

Green Economy Proves to be Critical Means to Eradicate Poverty: UN Official

July 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Green economy which requires economic development without sacrificing the environment proves to be a critical means to eradicate poverty worldwide, said UN Environment Program...

First China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue Sees Some Positive Outcomes

First China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue Sees Some Positive Outcomes

July 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - The first China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) saw the world’s two largest economies resolve a number of issues in their trade relationship while agreeing...

Macron, Seeking Stronger EU, Meets Brexit Negotiator Barnier

Macron, Seeking Stronger EU, Meets Brexit Negotiator Barnier

July 22, 2017

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator with both men looking for more clarity from Britain over its departure from...

France Wants Major Powers to Make ‘Proposals’ to Syrian Warring Parties

France Wants Major Powers to Make ‘Proposals’ to Syrian Warring Parties

July 20, 2017

PARIS - France wants major powers involved in the Syrian crisis to join a contact group that would make proposals to warring parties, in an effort to break a deadlock in political...

Senior U.S., Russian Diplomats Hold “Tough” Talks: U.S. State Department

Senior U.S., Russian Diplomats Hold “Tough” Talks: U.S. State Department

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that senior U.S. and Russian diplomats had held “tough” talks here on areas of mutual concern. Following the recent meeting...

EU Top Diplomat to Visit Kuwait as Part of Mediation Efforts to End Gulf Crisis

EU Top Diplomat to Visit Kuwait as Part of Mediation Efforts to End Gulf Crisis

July 19, 2017

KUWAIT - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will visit Kuwait on Sunday as part of the intensified mediation efforts to end the Gulf standoff, the official news...

Italy May Issue Temporary Visas for Migrants, in ‘Tug of War’ with EU

Italy May Issue Temporary Visas for Migrants, in ‘Tug of War’ with EU

July 19, 2017

ROME - Italy is considering issuing temporary visas that would allow migrants to travel around the European Union, its deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday, a move intended to...

Brexit Talks Begin in Earnest with Citizens’ Rights in Focus

Brexit Talks Begin in Earnest with Citizens’ Rights in Focus

July 18, 2017

BRUSSELS — Talks to extricate Britain from the European Union began in earnest Monday with both sides still seemingly far apart on citizens’ rights after Brexit officially takes place...

IMF Hails ‘Ambitious’ French Reforms under Macron

IMF Hails ‘Ambitious’ French  Reforms under Macron

July 18, 2017

PARIS - The IMF on Monday hailed French President Emmanuel Macron’s “ambitious” reform programme, saying his spending cuts and tax overhaul could “go a long...

EU Officials Seek Sense of Urgency as Brexit Bargaining Begins

EU Officials Seek Sense of Urgency as Brexit Bargaining Begins

July 17, 2017

BRUSSELS - EU officials hope the British government shows more urgency about a Brexit deal when its negotiators come to Brussels on Monday for a first full round of talks aimed at smoothing...