Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 22nd, 2019

A Look at Sunday’s Local Elections in Turkey

A Look at Sunday’s Local Elections  in Turkey

March 31, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey is holding local elections on Sunday that are seen as a test of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn...

South Korea’s Moon to Meet Trump over Stalled North Korea Talks

South Korea’s Moon to Meet Trump  over Stalled North Korea Talks

March 30, 2019

SEOUL - Senior South Korean officials, including President Moon Jae-in, are launching a series of meetings with U.S. counterparts, in a bid to jumpstart stalled denuclearization talks with ...

Wife of Ex-Interpol President Dismisses Allegations

Wife of Ex-Interpol President  Dismisses Allegations

March 30, 2019

PARIS – The wife of the detained former Interpol president expelled this week from China’s ruling Communist Party is reiterating calls for proof that he is still alive....

Australian Party Accused of Asking US Gun Lobby for Money

Australian Party Accused of  Asking US Gun Lobby for Money

March 28, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia’s prime minister has accused an influential minor political party of trying to “sell Australia’s gun laws to . . .

Anti-North Korean Group Claims Responsibility for Spanish Embassy Attack, Says FBI Contacted Them for Stolen Data

Anti-North Korean Group Claims Responsibility for  Spanish Embassy Attack, Says FBI Contacted Them for Stolen Data

March 28, 2019

PYONGYANG - An underground group working to oust North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has claimed responsibility for the raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain last month ...

Pope Honors Rome’s Legacy of Integration over Centuries

Pope Honors Rome’s Legacy of Integration  over Centuries

March 27, 2019

ROME – Pope Francis has crossed the Tiber River for a visit to Rome’s city hall, paying homage to an ancient city that integrated diverse peoples over centuries of its existence...

Pilot: Cruise Ship Woes Off Norway Started with Engine Snags

Pilot: Cruise Ship Woes Off Norway Started with Engine Snags

March 27, 2019

Inge Lockert told the Vesteraalen newspaper Tuesday that “everything went as it should until we got engine problems.

Mueller Finds No Trump Collusion, Leaves Obstruction Open

Mueller Finds No Trump Collusion,  Leaves Obstruction Open

March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 ...

Kosovo PM Fires Deputy Minister over Comments about NATO

Kosovo PM Fires Deputy Minister  over Comments about NATO

March 26, 2019

PRISTINA - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has fired the country's ethnic Serb deputy justice minister after she called NATO's 1999 bombing campaign against Serbia ...

UK’s Theresa May Faces Pressure to Step Down to Save Brexit

UK’s Theresa May Faces Pressure to  Step Down to Save Brexit

March 25, 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support ...

Kurds to Rally in Turkey Ahead of Key Local Elections

Kurds to Rally in Turkey  Ahead of Key Local Elections

March 25, 2019

ISTANBUL – Supporters of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey are planning to rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity...

From Israel, Pompeo Arrives in Beirut for Two-Day Meetings

From Israel, Pompeo Arrives in Beirut  for Two-Day Meetings

March 23, 2019

BEIRUT – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait and Israel.
Pompeo is scheduled to meet with a host of Lebanese ...

Scientists Deploy Robot ‘Translators’ for Interspecies Communication & Behavioral Control

Scientists Deploy Robot ‘Translators’  for Interspecies Communication & Behavioral Control

March 23, 2019

Fish and bees have been able to communicate for the first time, courtesy of a few talented robots mimicking and controlling their actions, in an unusual experiment that translated ...

Death Toll from Indonesia Floods, Mudslides Rises to 89

Death Toll from Indonesia Floods,  Mudslides Rises to 89

March 20, 2019

JAYAPURA, Indonesia – The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in eastern Indonesia has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing...

US-Backed Force Says It’s in Control of IS Syria Encampment

US-Backed Force Says It’s in Control  of IS Syria Encampment

March 20, 2019

BEIRUT – A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants ...

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary,  Launches Power Stations

March 19, 2019

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - President Vladimir Putin inaugurated two new power stations in Crimea on Monday after flying into the Black Sea peninsula to celebrate the fifth ...

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014 Seizure of Crimea

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014  Seizure of Crimea

March 19, 2019

BRUSSELS – NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. ...

China, Europe on Path of Expanding Belt and Road Cooperation

China, Europe on Path of Expanding  Belt and Road Cooperation

March 18, 2019

FRANKFURT - Anastasiya Sizikova, a young woman who lives in Germany’s western city of Dusseldorf, could have hardly imagined a few years ago that her career and life would ...

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law and Order Amid Protests

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law  and Order Amid Protests

March 18, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia’s president has pledged to defend the country’s law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting ...

New Zealand PM Says ‘Gun Laws Will Change’ after Mosque Shooting

New Zealand PM Says ‘Gun Laws Will Change’  after Mosque Shooting

March 17, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH - The New Zealand government is looking at banning semi-automatic weapons following the killing of 49 worshipers at two Christchurch mosques, Prime Minister ...

Australian Senator Faces Censure for Anti-Immigration Stance

Australian Senator Faces Censure  for Anti-Immigration Stance

March 17, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian senator has had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim . . .

49 Killed and Dozens, Including Young Children, Injured in New Zealand Mass Shootings Targeting Mosques

49 Killed and Dozens, Including Young Children, Injured  in New Zealand Mass Shootings Targeting Mosques

March 16, 2019

WELLINGTON - Three people are in custody -- one of whom was charged with murder -- after at least one heavily-armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers at Friday prayer, massacring ...

Italy’s Drive to Join China’s Belt and Road Hits Pot Holes

Italy’s Drive to Join China’s Belt and Road Hits Pot Holes

March 16, 2019

ROME - The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world...

China Offers Help to Venezuela to Restore Power

China Offers Help to Venezuela to Restore Power

March 14, 2019

BEIJING - China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage&rdquo ...

‘Blatant Extortion’: German Ex-Chancellor Lashes Out at US Threat to Withhold Intel over China

‘Blatant Extortion’: German Ex-Chancellor Lashes Out at US Threat to Withhold Intel over China

March 14, 2019

BERLIN - Washington’s threat to downgrade its intelligence-sharing with Berlin if Germany buys Chinese 5G equipment is an example of why Berlin should seek more independence ...

U.S. Should Innovate Together with China, Says Expert

U.S. Should Innovate Together with China, Says Expert

March 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - The United States should collaborate with China on innovation rather than “control” Chinese technologies, which could set back growth in technology growth ...

Boeing Pledges to Roll Out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX in ‘Coming Weeks’ after FAA Push

Boeing Pledges to Roll Out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX in ‘Coming Weeks’ after FAA Push

March 13, 2019

RENTON - Boeing, in full damage-control mode after the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, has vowed to upgrade, within weeks, the software on its 737 MAX 8. The aircraft has been at the center ...

UN Environment Assembly Opens Amid Calls to Inject Vitality into Sustainability Agenda

UN Environment Assembly Opens Amid Calls  to Inject Vitality into Sustainability Agenda

March 12, 2019

NAIROBI - The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) opened in Nairobi on Monday with a rallying call for adoption of technologies and innovations ...

Trump Open to A Third Summit with DPRK: Bolton

Trump Open to A Third Summit  with DPRK: Bolton

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), National Security Adviser John ...

Clashes Break Out in Yemen’s Key Port City after Cease-Fire

Clashes Break Out in Yemen’s Key Port City  after Cease-Fire

March 11, 2019

SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials and eyewitnesses say that fighting has erupted in the key port city of Hodeida, the first significant clashes since warring ...

All 157 People on Board Crashed Ethiopian Plane Confirmed Dead

All 157 People on Board Crashed  Ethiopian Plane Confirmed Dead

March 11, 2019

ADDIS ABABA - All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) flight that crashed earlier Sunday are confirmed dead, Ethiopian state television reported...

Cooperation Between U.S. Midwest, China Enters New Period: Diplomat

Cooperation Between  U.S. Midwest, China Enters New Period: Diplomat

March 10, 2019

CHICAGO - Chinese Consul-General in Chicago Zhao Jian said Friday that friendly exchanges and practical cooperation between the U.S. Midwestern states and China are entering ...

India Asks Pakistan for Concrete Crackdown on Terror Groups

India Asks Pakistan for  Concrete Crackdown on Terror Groups

March 10, 2019

NEW DELHI – India is demanding that Pakistan take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory, while at the same time returning its top diplomat to Pakistan ...

US Urges Resumption of Dialogue Between Serbia and Kosovo

US Urges Resumption of Dialogue  Between Serbia and Kosovo

March 09, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia — A high-ranking U.S. envoy has urged Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume their discussions over how to normalize relations between ...

China Warns of Repeating History’s Mistakes with Venezuela

China Warns of Repeating History’s  Mistakes with Venezuela

March 09, 2019

BEIJING - The Chinese government’s top diplomat issued a stern warning on Friday against interfering in Venezuela and imposing sanctions, saying history offered a clear ...