Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 10th, 2020

EU Foresees “Deeper Recession” in 2020 Than Previously Expected

EU Foresees “Deeper Recession” in 2020  Than Previously Expected

July 08,2020

BRUSSELS - The European economy will face a "deeper recession" than previously predicted due to the prolonged containment measures against COVID-19 ...

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan Warn Israel on Annexation

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan Warn  Israel on Annexation

July 08,2020

BERLIN - Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan warned Israel on Tuesday against annexing parts of the Palestinian territories, saying that doing so could have consequences for bilateral ...

Kremlin Promises Reciprocal Steps Over UK Sanctions Against Russians

Kremlin Promises Reciprocal Steps Over UK Sanctions Against Russians

July 08,2020

MOSCOW - Russia will respond with reciprocal measures to British sanctions against 25 Russians, including the country’s top state investigator, the Kremlin said on Tuesday...

Turkey Says It Detains 276 Migrants in Smuggling Operation

Turkey Says It Detains 276 Migrants  in Smuggling Operation

July 08,2020

ISTANBUL - Turkish police detained 276 migrants on a cargo ship docked on the Aegean coast on Tuesday and also captured eight people trying to smuggle them out of the country ...

Pope Praises UN Efforts for Worldwide Cease-Fire

Pope Praises UN Efforts for  Worldwide Cease-Fire

July 06,2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is praising U.N. Security Council efforts for worldwide cease-fires to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic...

US Aircraft Carriers Conduct Military Drills in South China Sea

US Aircraft Carriers Conduct Military  Drills in South China Sea

July 06,2020

WASHINGTON - Two US aircraft carriers conducted exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday with China also carrying out manoeuvres that have been criticised ...

Italy Says It May Take Migrants Rescued in The Mediterranean

Italy Says It May Take Migrants Rescued  in The Mediterranean

July 06,2020

ROME - Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said on ...

‘Unacceptable’: Russian Church Blasts Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Plan

‘Unacceptable’: Russian Church Blasts Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Plan

July 06,2020

MOSCOW - Converting Istanbul's Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque would be "unacceptable", a senior official in the Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday...

Russia Says China Would Be Needed in Expanded G7 Summit: TASS

Russia Says China Would Be Needed  in Expanded G7 Summit: TASS

July 05,2020

MOSCOW - Russia is not in talks with Washington about its potential role at an expanded Group of Seven summit later this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday ...

U.S. Sends Carriers to South China Sea During Chinese Drills

U.S. Sends Carriers to South China  Sea During Chinese Drills

July 05,2020

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been ...

Explosions Rock 2 Somalia Cities as 4 Killed in Baidoa

Explosions Rock 2 Somalia Cities  as 4 Killed in Baidoa

July 05,2020

NAIROBI, Kenya — Explosions rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine ...

Turkish Defence Minister and Military Chief Visit War-Torn Libya

Turkish Defence Minister and Military Chief Visit War-Torn Libya

July 05,2020

ANKARA - Libya's United Nations-recognised government based in Tripoli has said Turkey's defence minister and military chief have visited the war-torn Libyan capital....

China Warns US of Countermeasures Over Hong Kong Sanctions Bill

China Warns US of Countermeasures Over  Hong Kong Sanctions Bill

July 04,2020

BEIJING - China has promised to take "all necessary countermeasures" if the United States pressed ahead with legislation penalising banks doing business with ...

Turkey Trial of Saudi Suspects in Jamal Khashoggi Murder Begins

Turkey Trial of Saudi Suspects in Jamal Khashoggi Murder Begins

July 04,2020

ANKARA - A Turkish court has opened the trial of 20 Saudi nationals indicted over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The trial began at Istanbul province's ...

Merkel Makes First Masked Appearance to Ward Off Criticism

Merkel Makes First Masked Appearance  to Ward Off Criticism

July 04,2020

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first public appearance wearing a mask on Friday after dismissing accusations of hypocrisy earlier this week for not ...

France’s Macron Picks New Prime Minister to Reinvent Presidency

France’s Macron Picks New Prime  Minister to Reinvent Presidency

July 04,2020

PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France’s coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime ...

Massive US Protests Raise Fears of New Virus Outbreaks

Massive US Protests Raise Fears of  New Virus Outbreaks

June 01,2020

LOS ANGELES — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night ...

Trump Postpones G7 Meeting, Seeks Expansion of Members

Trump Postpones G7 Meeting, Seeks  Expansion of Members

June 01,2020

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White ...

North Korea Nuclear Fuel Plant Still Operational Despite US Pressure to End Program, Report Says

North Korea Nuclear Fuel Plant Still Operational Despite US Pressure to End Program, Report Says

June 01,2020

PYONGYANG - North Korea is pushing forward with work at a nuclear fuel plant despite calls from the U.S. to wind its program down, a report says...

India’s Modi Urges Citizens to Stay Alert to Virus as Lockdown Eases

India’s Modi Urges Citizens to Stay Alert to Virus as Lockdown Eases

June 01,2020

NEW DELHI - India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned the country on Sunday to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus as the country prepares a phased ...

Sri Lanka tourism earnings fall in February due to COVID-19

Sri Lanka tourism earnings fall in February due to COVID-19

May 19,2020

Tourism earnings in Sri Lanka dropped to 391 million U.S. dollars in February, in comparison to 475 million dollars earned within the same period last year, local media ...

Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK members in northern Iraq: ministry

Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK members in northern Iraq: ministry

May 19,2020

Turkish security forces killed three members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's defense ministry ...

Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

May 19,2020

Global health leaders are pushing for an independent review of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic at the UN's World Health Assembly. ...

Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

May 03,2020

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says. ...

US Approval Broadens Use of COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

US Approval Broadens Use of COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

May 03,2020

Gilead Science Inc’s (GILD.O) antiviral drug remdesivir was granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration for COVID-19 on Friday ...

Coronavirus: Three out of four Americans under some form of lockdown

Coronavirus: Three out of four Americans under some form of lockdown

April 01,2020

About three out of four Americans are now, or about to be, under some form of lockdown, as more states tighten measures to fight the coronavirus. . .

Coronavirus gives airlines 'unprecedented shock'

Coronavirus gives airlines 'unprecedented shock'

April 01,2020

Frontline NHS staff in the UK on visas will be given an automatic one-year extension to help the UK battle the coronavirus.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said doctors, nurses ...

Beijing reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases

April 01,2020

BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported three new imported cases of COVID-19 Monday, two of whom coming from Serbia and one from Spain, a local health official said Tuesday...

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

April 01,2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous ...

HRW: Saudi Forces Torture, Disappear Yemeni Civilians

HRW: Saudi Forces Torture, Disappear Yemeni Civilians

March 26,2020

RIYADH - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Saudi Arabia and Saudi-backed forces in war-torn Yemen for carrying out a series of abuses against Yemeni civilians in ...

White House, Senate Agree on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Plan

White House, Senate Agree on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Plan

March 26,2020

WASHINGTON - The White House and Senate have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis ...

Japan’s Abe Admits Postponing Tokyo Olympics May Be Option

Japan’s Abe Admits Postponing Tokyo Olympics May Be Option

March 24,2020

TOKYO - Canada has become the first country to withdraw its team from the Tokyo Olympics, increasing pressure on Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an event he said for ...

Trillion-Dollar US Economic Rescue Package Crashes in Senate

Trillion-Dollar US Economic Rescue Package Crashes in Senate

March 24,2020

WASHINGTON - A trillion-dollar Senate proposal to rescue the reeling US economy crashed to defeat Sunday after receiving zero support from Democrats, and with five Republicans ...

North Korea Praises Trump but Warns on Ties

North Korea Praises Trump but Warns on Ties

March 23,2020

PYONGYANG - Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported citing the North Korean leader's powerful sister, but she warned their...

New Slovak Government Sworn in Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

New Slovak Government Sworn in Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23,2020

BRATISLAVA - A four-party coalition government has taken office in Slovakia, with the coronavirus outbreak an immediate policy challenge. ..