Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Philippines Could Breach U.S. Sanctions If Russia Arms Deal Proceeds

Philippines Could Breach U.S.  Sanctions If Russia Arms Deal Proceeds

July 19, 2018

MANILA - The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian ...

Britain Already Talking to EU on Future Ties Based on White Paper: May

Britain Already Talking to EU on Future Ties Based on White Paper: May

July 19, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government was already negotiating with the European Union on future ties, based on a white paper policy document published ...

Obama Speech to Mark 100 Years since Mandela’s Birth

Obama Speech to Mark 100  Years since Mandela’s Birth

July 18, 2018

JOHANNESBURG - Former US president Barack Obama was set to deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 ...

France Gives World Cup Winners a Heroes’ Welcome Home

France Gives World Cup Winners a  Heroes’ Welcome Home

July 18, 2018

PARIS - The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering ...

Trump, Putin Start First Bilateral Meeting in Helsinki

Trump, Putin Start First Bilateral  Meeting in Helsinki

July 17, 2018

HELSINKI - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin started their first bilateral meeting here on Monday, and they are expected to discuss a wide range ...

Putin: 25 Million Cyber attacks Thwarted During World Cup

Putin: 25 Million Cyber attacks  Thwarted During World Cup

July 17, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyber attacks linked to the World Cup...

Turkey Marks 2nd Anniversary of Thwarting Violent Coup

Turkey Marks 2nd Anniversary of  Thwarting Violent Coup

July 16, 2018

ISTANBUL — With prayers and other events, Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government ...

Netanyahu, Trump Discuss Syria, Iran Ahead of Helsinki Summit

Netanyahu, Trump Discuss Syria,  Iran Ahead of Helsinki Summit

July 16, 2018

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he discussed Syria and Iran with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the latter’s meeting ...

Tight Security Ahead of Trump-Putin Meeting in Helsinki

Tight Security Ahead of Trump-Putin  Meeting in Helsinki

July 15, 2018

HELSINKI - Finland may have largely shut down for the summer holidays but officials and police have been drafted back into work ahead of a historic summit in Helsinki between Donald ...

France’s Macron Marks Second Bastille Day with Champs Elysees Parade

France’s Macron Marks Second Bastille Day with Champs Elysees Parade

July 15, 2018

PARIS - France celebrated Bastille Day on Saturday with a colorful military parade in Paris presided by President Emmanuel Macron, and hoped the party would continue on Sunday ...

Erdogan Renews Promise for Strong Turkish Economy by 2023

Erdogan Renews Promise for Strong  Turkish Economy by 2023

July 14, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan has opened his Cabinet’s first meeting since taking office in a new term with sweeping powers, renewing a promise ...

Word ‘Russia’ Goes Unspoken as Mattis Meets Balkan Defense Chiefs

Word ‘Russia’ Goes Unspoken as  Mattis Meets Balkan Defense Chiefs

July 14, 2018

ZAGREB - Nobody at the meeting said the word “Russia” while the cameras were rolling.
But Moscow was clearly on everyone’s mind ...

NATO Allies Offer Trainers, Seek to Set Disputes Aside

NATO Allies Offer Trainers,  Seek to Set Disputes Aside

July 12, 2018

BRUSSELS — Canada on Wednesday offered to lead NATO’s new military training mission in Iraq, as the world’s biggest security alliance seeks to prove it remains ...

At NATO, Abrasive Trump Lashes Germany for Being Russian ‘Captive’

At NATO, Abrasive Trump Lashes  Germany for Being Russian ‘Captive’

July 12, 2018

BRUSSELS - U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a “captive” of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where ...

Trump Heads to Europe, Says Putin ‘Easiest’ of His Meetings

Trump Heads to Europe, Says  Putin ‘Easiest’ of His Meetings

July 11, 2018

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of ...

EU3 to Open Trade with Iran Independent of US Dollar: Russia FM

EU3 to Open Trade with Iran  Independent of US Dollar: Russia FM

July 10, 2018

TEHRAN - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the three major European signatories to a landmark nuclear deal with Iran agreed to establish trade ties with Iran independent of the US dollar...

UK Police Cite ‘High Dose’ in Nerve Agent Death

UK Police Cite ‘High Dose’ in  Nerve Agent Death

July 10, 2018

LONDON — British police said Monday they believe the latest victims of poisoning by a nerve agent must have handled the material’s container and been subjected to a “high dose” of the lethal...

Transatlantic Ties Hang in the Balance as Trump Comes to Europe

Transatlantic Ties Hang in the  Balance as Trump Comes to Europe

July 09, 2018

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - European leaders say they no longer have any illusions about Donald Trump as they welcome the U.S. president at a NATO summit this week, but they ...

German Interior Minister Says Dispute with Merkel is History

German Interior Minister Says  Dispute with Merkel is History

July 09, 2018

BERLIN — Germany’s interior minister says his bitter dispute with Chancellor Angela Merkel over migration is history, suggesting that the government is on course ...

China Says Open for Trade with East Europe as Clash with U.S. Ramps Up

China Says Open for Trade with East  Europe as Clash with U.S. Ramps Up

July 08, 2018

SOFIA - China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded...

Pompeo Insists North Korea Talks ‘Very Productive’

Pompeo Insists North Korea  Talks ‘Very Productive’

July 08, 2018

PYONGYANG - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Saturday that two days of talks with his North Korean counterpart on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal...

EU to Make New Proposal on Protecting External Borders: Juncker

EU to Make New Proposal on Protecting  External Borders: Juncker

July 07, 2018

VIENNA - The European Commission will make a new proposal on how to protect the European Union’s external borders in September, President Jean-Claude Juncker said...

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows More Efficient Government, Non-Party Ministers

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows More Efficient Government, Non-Party Ministers

July 07, 2018

ANKARA - President Tayyip Erdogan promised on Friday to make government more efficient when Turkey’s new executive presidency is inaugurated next week, saying ...

Turkey’s Erdogan to be inaugurated on July 9, Gains Some More Powers

Turkey’s Erdogan to be inaugurated on  July 9, Gains Some More Powers

July 05, 2018

ISTANBUL - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan acquired some additional new powers on Wednesday as part of a transition to an executive presidency that will ...

US Senator: Moscow Must Not Meddle in the 2018 Election

US Senator: Moscow Must Not  Meddle in the 2018 Election

July 05, 2018

MOSCOW — A U.S. senator who is part of a congressional delegation visiting Russia says Moscow could help improve ties by not meddling in the midterm U.S. election in November...

In Moscow, US Senator Hopes for “New Day” in US-Russia Ties

In Moscow, US Senator Hopes for  “New Day” in US-Russia Ties

July 04, 2018

MOSCOW — A the head of a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Russia said Tuesday he hopes for “a new day” in repairing relations between Russia and the U.S...

China Issues U.S. Travel Warning amid Trade Tensions

China Issues U.S. Travel Warning  amid Trade Tensions

July 04, 2018

BEIJING - China’s embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tension . . .

Kremlin Says Crimea Not on Agenda at Putin-Trump Summit

Kremlin Says Crimea Not on  Agenda at Putin-Trump Summit

July 03, 2018

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Monday the Crimean peninsula which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014 is an inseparable part of Russia and not a subject on the agenda at President...

Poll: Most Israelis Have Little Hope in Trump Peace Plan

Poll: Most Israelis Have Little  Hope in Trump Peace Plan

July 03, 2018

JERUSALEM — Israelis have little hope that a peace proposal expected to be unveiled soon by the Trump administration will succeed, according to a public opinion poll released Monday...

Xi Sends Congratulatory Message to African Union Summit

Xi Sends Congratulatory Message to  African Union Summit

July 02, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday warmly congratulated African countries and their people on the opening of the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott, the ...

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters Defiant, But Rally Turnout Hits A Low

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters  Defiant, But Rally Turnout Hits A Low

July 02, 2018

HONG KONG - Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing’s tightening ...

Austria Takes Over EU Presidency with Pledge for Security

Austria Takes Over EU Presidency  with Pledge for Security

July 01, 2018

BERLIN — Austria has taken over the rotating presidency of the European Union with a pledge to better secure the 28-nation bloc’s external borders . . .

Trump Says Saudi King Agrees to Ramp up Oil Production

Trump Says Saudi King Agrees  to Ramp up Oil Production

July 01, 2018

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC ...

Turkey Says Will Not Cut Off Trade Ties to Iran at Behest of Others

Turkey Says Will Not Cut Off Trade  Ties to Iran at Behest of Others

June 30, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey will not cut off trade ties with Iran at the behest of other countries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after the United States ...

Australia Awards US$26bn Next-Gen Warship Deal to Britain’s BAE

Australia Awards US$26bn Next-Gen Warship Deal to Britain’s BAE

June 30, 2018

SYDNEY - Australia awarded a US$26-billion contract to build a new generation of warships to British defence giant BAE Systems on Friday, as the Pacific nation undertakes ...