Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 19th, 2017

UK Accused of Delaying Contested Brexit Bill

UK Accused of Delaying  Contested Brexit Bill

October 19, 2017

LONDON - Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday said the government was delaying debate of a landmark bill to end Britain's membership of the EU after more than 300 amendments...

Democratic Senators to Press Sessions on Talks with Trump

Democratic Senators to  Press Sessions on Talks with Trump

October 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee Wednesday to...

EU Brexit Chief Urges Britain to Keep up the Momentum

EU Brexit Chief Urges Britain to Keep up the Momentum

October 18, 2017

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s Brexit negotiator urged the British government Tuesday to keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to advance to a new...

Trump to Make 2-Day State Visit to S. Korea for Summit, Speech in Parliament: Seoul

Trump to Make 2-Day State Visit to S. Korea for Summit, Speech in Parliament: Seoul

October 18, 2017

SEOUL - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day state visit to South Korea next month to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and deliver a speech to the...

Hillary Clinton Warns Britain on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

Hillary Clinton Warns Britain  on Potential Trade Deal with Trump

October 16, 2017

LONDON - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European...

Merkel Back at the Polls before Tough Coalition Talks

Merkel Back at the Polls before Tough Coalition Talks

October 16, 2017

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks...

EU Continues to Fully Implement Iran Nuclear Deal: Mogherini

EU Continues to Fully Implement Iran Nuclear Deal: Mogherini

October 15, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union(EU) will continue to fully implement the Iran nuclear deal, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the deal...

Russian Senate Head to Discuss Nuclear Program with North, South Korea

Russian Senate Head to Discuss Nuclear Program with North, South Korea

October 15, 2017

MOSCOW - A senior official in the Russian parliament will discuss North Korea’s missile and nuclear program in separate talks with parliamentarians from Seoul and Pyongyang on Monday...

EU to Ban Business Ties with Pyongyang over Nuclear Tests

EU to Ban Business Ties with Pyongyang over Nuclear Tests

October 14, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union is set to agree on Monday to ban business ties with North Korea, part of a new package of sanctions to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs...

Trump Will Scorn but not Bolt from Iran Nuke Deal: Officials

Trump Will Scorn but not Bolt from Iran Nuke Deal: Officials

October 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in U.S. national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or...

UNSC Mandated to Prepare Global Compact on Migration: President

UNSC Mandated to Prepare Global Compact on Migration: President

October 12, 2017

GENEVA - The president of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak said Tuesday that the assembly has been mandated to prepare a global compact on migration. Migration as you all...

China, Russia Reaffirm Position on Korean Peninsula Issue

China, Russia Reaffirm Position on Korean Peninsula Issue

October 12, 2017

BEIJING - China and Russia reaffirmed their positions on achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula during a dialogue on Northeast Asian security, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

World Economy is Picking up Speed: IMF

World Economy is Picking  up Speed: IMF

October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — The world economy is picking up momentum. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018...

‘Brexit is Not a Game,’ Says EU’s Barnier

‘Brexit is Not a Game,’ Says  EU’s Barnier

October 11, 2017

BRUSSELS - EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday that Brexit was "not a game" as he held new Brexit talks amid clashes between London and Brussels over who must make the next...

Ball in Your Court: Britain, EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

Ball in Your Court: Britain,  EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

October 10, 2017

LONDON/BRUSSELS - Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday over which side should make the next move to unblock Brexit talks, despite concerns they will miss a deadline for a...

Russia, China Call for Restraint after Trump Comment on North Korea

Russia, China Call for Restraint after Trump Comment on North Korea

October 10, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia and China called for restraint on North Korea on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned over the weekend that “only one thing will work” in dealing with...

May Says She is ‘Resilient’ Amid Threats to Leadership

May Says She is ‘Resilient’ Amid Threats to Leadership

October 09, 2017

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is "resilient" despite a difficult speech at the Conservative Party conference and growing threats to her leadership...

Turkish, French Presidents Discuss Syria, Iraq Issues via Phone

Turkish, French Presidents Discuss Syria, Iraq Issues via Phone

October 09, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the current situation in Syria and Iraq via phone on Saturday. Erdogan and Macron exchanged...

Turkey Launches Military Operation in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan

Turkey Launches Military  Operation in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan

October 08, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that Turkey was conducting an anti-terror operation in Syria’s Idlib. Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development...

IMF Urges G20 to Ensure Sustainable Growth Amid Faster Recovery

IMF Urges G20 to Ensure Sustainable Growth Amid Faster Recovery

October 08, 2017

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday urged G20 to continue implementing reforms in order to rebalance their economies and ensure the sustainability of growth...

UN Official Warns of Various Threats to Global Asylum Environment

UN Official Warns of Various Threats to Global Asylum Environment

October 07, 2017

GENEVA - A high-ranking UN refugee official on Thursday warned of threats to global asylum environment, saying that violations of international refugee law, such as attacks by troops and...

Trump Expected to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report

Trump Expected to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report

October 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has planned to announce next week that he will "decertify" the landmark Iran nuclear deal, a move that could lead to the potential collapse...

Over 50 Killed, 200 Injured in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Over 50 Killed, 200 Injured in  Las Vegas Mass Shooting

October 03, 2017

LOS ANGELES - At least 50 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in a mass shooting at a concert Sunday night outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada...

Brexit Biggest Peacetime Challenge to Face a British Gov’t: Chancellor

Brexit Biggest Peacetime Challenge to Face a British Gov’t: Chancellor

October 03, 2017

LONDON - Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Monday described Brexit as one of the most challenging tasks ever faced by a peacetime government in Britain. Addressing the...

Taking on Critics, Britain’s May Vows to Deliver Policies and Brexit

Taking on Critics, Britain’s May Vows to Deliver Policies and Brexit

October 02, 2017

MANCHESTER, England - Apologizing for losing her Conservative Party's majority at a June election, Prime Minister Theresa May responded to her critics on Sunday by saying she had the right...

U.S. Sees No Indication of Denuclearization Talks with DPRK

U.S. Sees No Indication of  Denuclearization Talks with DPRK

October 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - After months of sanctions and threats, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has shown no interest in talks on giving up its nuclear weapons, the U.S. State Department said...

France’s Macron Presents His Receipt for Europe Amid Mounting Populism

France’s Macron Presents His Receipt for Europe Amid Mounting Populism

September 28, 2017

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday rose the curtain on his vision for Europe where populism was building momentum, calling for closer ties to build joint...

Putin Says Russia to Destroy ‘Last Chemical Weapons’

Putin Says Russia to Destroy ‘Last Chemical Weapons’

September 28, 2017

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia would destroy its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a "historic event" and accusing the...

Nuclear Threats, Refugees, Climate Dominate General Debate of UN General Assembly

Nuclear Threats, Refugees, Climate Dominate General Debate of UN General Assembly

September 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The 72nd UN General Assembly general debate -- the annual VIP session -- ended here on Monday, with concern over nuclear weaponry on the Korean Peninsula and the...

Brexit Negotiations Not Ready for Next Stage Yet, EU’s Tusk Says

Brexit Negotiations Not Ready for Next Stage Yet, EU’s Tusk Says

September 27, 2017

LONDON - Sufficient progress has not yet been made in Brexit talks to allow negotiations to move to the next phase of discussing the future relationship including trade, European...

China, EU Strengthen Efforts for Global Solutions to Water Crises

China, EU Strengthen Efforts  for Global Solutions to Water Crises

September 23, 2017

TURKU, Finland - China and the European Union (EU) vowed on Thursday to continue working together to fight global water crises, as hundreds of high-level decision makers and experts...

U.S., Russian Militaries Hold Face-to-Face Talks on Syria: Pentagon

U.S., Russian Militaries Hold  Face-to-Face Talks on Syria: Pentagon

September 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Russian military officials had met face-to-face somewhere in the Middle East this week on de-confliction measures in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in...

UN General Assembly Focuses on Violence, Climate Threats

UN General Assembly Focuses on Violence, Climate Threats

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Nuclear weapons, refugees fleeing violence, terrorism and reform were the universal concerns expressed by speakers cutting across borders as the 72nd General...

Trump Talks Tough on DPRK, Iran in Debut UN Address

Trump Talks Tough on DPRK, Iran in Debut UN Address

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear weapons program and signaled a possible...

Xi, Trump Talk Upcoming China Visit, Korean Peninsula over Phone

Xi, Trump Talk Upcoming China Visit, Korean Peninsula over Phone

September 20, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed Trump’s visit to China later this year and the Korean Peninsula situation over phone...