Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

14 Security Council Member Criticize US Action on Jerusalem

14 Security Council Member  Criticize US Action on Jerusalem

December 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — One by one, 14 members of the U.N. Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at an emergency meeting...

Britons can Change Terms of Brexit to Diverge from EU: Pro-Brexit Minister Gove

Britons can Change Terms of Brexit to  Diverge from EU: Pro-Brexit Minister Gove

December 10, 2017

LONDON - British voters will be able to change the terms of the country's relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don't like the final Brexit deal, senior cabinet...

Erdogan, Putin Say Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Harms Regional Peace, Stability

Erdogan, Putin Say Trump’s Jerusalem  Decision Harms Regional Peace, Stability

December 09, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed on Thursday the latest developments in Jerusalem over the phone, state-run Anadolu...

Macron Calls for Non-Interference in Lebanon to Avoid Escalation

Macron Calls for Non-Interference in Lebanon to Avoid Escalation

December 09, 2017

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron called on foreign powers on Friday to stop interfering in Lebanon’s politics to preserve the country’s stability and peace in the region...

NATO FMs Agree to Step up Cooperation with EU

NATO FMs Agree to Step up  Cooperation with EU

December 07, 2017

BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers agreed to step up cooperation with the European Union, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday at a press conference following the ministerial...

Trump’s Jerusalem Move Expected to Inflame Middle East, End Two-State Solution

Trump’s Jerusalem Move Expected to  Inflame Middle East, End Two-State Solution

December 07, 2017

AMMAN - U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is expected to further inflame the Middle East and end hopes for a two-state...

EU Warns US against Undermining Mideast Peace

EU Warns US against  Undermining Mideast Peace

December 06, 2017

JERUSALEM — The European Union’s foreign policy chief is subtly warning the United States against moves that would undermine Mideast peace. Federica Mogherini is meeting with U.S...

Germans See Trump as Bigger Problem than North Korea or Russia

Germans See Trump as Bigger  Problem than North Korea or Russia

December 06, 2017

BERLIN - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the...

UN Urges Businesses to Help Combat Pollution

UN Urges Businesses to Help Combat Pollution

December 05, 2017

NAIROBI - The United Nations on Sunday urged the global business community to play a bigger role in reducing pollution. UN Environment Chief Scientist Liu Jian told a business conference in...

EU Member States Adopt New Anti-Dumping Rules

EU Member States Adopt New  Anti-Dumping Rules

December 05, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) member states on Monday adopted its new anti-dumping rules with “market distortion approach” at its core. The new legal framework removes the former...

McMaster Says Potential for War with DPRK “Increasing”

McMaster Says Potential for War with DPRK “Increasing”

December 04, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that the potential for war with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is increasing every day” after...

As Brexit Deal Takes Shape, Juncker to Meet MEPs

As Brexit Deal Takes Shape,  Juncker to Meet MEPs

December 04, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Commission added to mounting confidence in Brussels that it is set for a Brexit deal with London when it scheduled talks with EU lawmakers ahead of a crunch meeting on...

Martin Schulz Denies Green Light to Grand Coalition Talks with Merkel

Martin Schulz Denies Green Light to Grand Coalition Talks with Merkel

December 02, 2017

BERLIN - Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz on Friday denied an earlier report that his party was ready to start grand coalition talks with German Chancellor...

Trump Visit to Britain Dropped in Row with PM over Social Media Posts

Trump Visit to Britain Dropped in Row with PM over Social Media Posts

December 02, 2017

LONDON - A planned visit to Britain by U.S. President Donald Trump has been dropped by U.S. diplomats, British newspaper The Telegraph reported Friday. Trump was set to travel to Britain...

UNSC Urges all Syrian Parties to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

UNSC Urges all Syrian Parties to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

November 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Monday urged all Syrian parties to actively participate in the Geneva political process without preconditions and to support efforts to ensure...

Not Worried about EU’s Moves on Defense Pact: Russian Official

Not Worried about EU’s Moves on  Defense Pact: Russian Official

November 29, 2017

BERLIN - A senior Russia’s foreign ministry official on Tuesday said he was not worried by the European Union’s move to integrate European defenses, saying the initiative was...

Islamic Counterterrorism Alliance Meeting Focuses on Role of Media

Islamic Counterterrorism Alliance Meeting Focuses on Role of Media

November 28, 2017

RIYADH - Defense ministers of around 41 Arab and Islamic countries met in Saudi Arabia to discuss fighting terrorism and extremism, with a focus on the role of media, Al Arabiya local news reported...

Merkel Vows ‘Serious’ Coalition Talks with SPD

Merkel Vows ‘Serious’ Coalition  Talks with SPD

November 28, 2017

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her party was ready to hold serious talks with the Social Democrats to form a government, warning that time is pressing as Europe faces a slew of...

No Breakthrough in Brexit Talks as New Deadline Approaches

No Breakthrough in Brexit Talks as New Deadline Approaches

November 26, 2017

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May failed Friday to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase...

Trump Tells Turkey’s Leader: US to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds

Trump Tells Turkey’s Leader: US to  Stop Arming Syrian Kurds

November 26, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey...

Crunch Time for British PM as Brexit Talks Enter Decisive Phase

Crunch Time for British PM as Brexit Talks Enter Decisive Phase

November 25, 2017

LONDON - This month has been described by British media as “make or break” for Theresa May, the embattled British prime minster under pressure due to stalled Brexit talks and...

Trump Delivers Thanksgiving Address, Touting U.S. Economy

Trump Delivers Thanksgiving  Address, Touting U.S. Economy

November 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a Thanksgiving video address to Americans, touting the state of the U.S. economy. “Our country is doing very well...

Erdogan Accuses West of Destroying Muslim Unity

Erdogan Accuses West  of Destroying Muslim Unity

November 23, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Western nations of trying to implement a “dirty scenario” to destroy the unity, coexistence and wealth...

EU Lifts Britain out of Deficit Sin Bin

EU Lifts Britain out of Deficit Sin Bin

November 23, 2017

BRUSSELS - The EU said Wednesday it would end its special budget supervision for Britain after almost a decade, saying London had reduced its excessive deficit enough to fall within...

Children’s Suffering across World Unacceptable: UN

Children’s Suffering  across World Unacceptable: UN

November 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday deplored the fact that the world is letting children down by allowing them to go through hardships and suffering. I am sorry to...

Russian Military Operations in Syria Near Completion: Putin

Russian Military Operations in Syria Near Completion: Putin

November 22, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, that military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus...

German Coalition Talks Collapse after FDP Withdraws

German Coalition Talks  Collapse after FDP Withdraws

November 21, 2017

BERLIN - The three-party exploratory talks for the formation of Germany’s new government failed late Sunday night after the Free Democratic Party (FDP) pulled out due to unbridgeable...

EU, Iran Hold High-Level Talks Amid Trump’s Threats

EU, Iran Hold High-Level Talks  Amid Trump’s Threats

November 21, 2017

TEHRAN - Iran and the EU have started their third round of high-level talks following the 2016 implementation of a nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world countries. Helga Schmid...

Illegal Nuclear Launch Order can be Refused: US General

Illegal Nuclear Launch Order can be Refused: US General

November 20, 2017

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order...

Trump, Macron Agree on Need to Work with Allies

Trump, Macron Agree on Need  to Work with Allies

November 20, 2017

JEDDAH - US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday agreed on the need to partner with allies to respond to the destabilization activities of Hezbollah and Iran...

UN Chief Urges Cooperation to Tackle Security Challenges in Mediterranean

UN Chief Urges Cooperation to Tackle Security Challenges in Mediterranean

November 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the international community to step up cooperation to tackle security challenges in the Mediterranean region...

EU Cuts Funding to Turkey in 2018 Budget

EU Cuts Funding to  Turkey in 2018 Budget

November 19, 2017

BRUSSELS - An EU 2018 budget deal was announced Saturday that cuts funds destined to Turkey, citing doubts about Ankara’s commitment to democracy and human rights. German Chancellor...

EU Leaders Proclaim European Social Standards to Woo Voters

EU Leaders Proclaim European Social Standards to Woo Voters

November 18, 2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - European Union leaders proclaimed a set of 20 "social rights" on Friday in an attempt to make the EU more appealing to voters and counter rising eurosceptic...

More Work to be Done to Unlock Brexit Talks: May, Tusk

More Work to be Done to Unlock  Brexit Talks: May, Tusk

November 18, 2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed on Friday there was more work to be done to advance Brexit talks and discussed ways to...

US Security Officials in Israel to Discuss Syria Agreement

US Security Officials in Israel to Discuss Syria Agreement

November 16, 2017

JERUSALEM - Officials with the U.S. National Security Council arrived in Israel on Tuesday to discuss with their Israeli counterparts the recent U.S.-Russian truce agreement for Syria, officials...