Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, September 21st, 2020

Daniel Prude: Officers Involved in Black Man’s Death Suspended

Daniel Prude: Officers Involved  in Black Man’s Death Suspended

September 05,2020

WASHINGTON - The police officers involved in the arrest and asphyxiation death of a Black man in New York state have been suspended, the mayor of Rochester said on Thursday ...

Sudan Signs Peace Deal with Rebel Groups from Darfur

Sudan Signs Peace Deal with Rebel  Groups from Darfur

September 01,2020

KHARTOUM - Sudan's government and the main rebel alliance agreed on a peace deal on Monday to end 17 years of conflict.
The Sudan Revolutionary Front ...

‘Heavy Price’: China Threatens Czech Official Over Taiwan Visit

‘Heavy Price’: China Threatens Czech  Official Over Taiwan Visit

September 01,2020

BEIJING - Top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said Czech senate speaker Milos Vystrcil would "pay a heavy price" for violating the so-called "One China" principle ...

Typhoon Maysak: Japan Warns of ‘Major Disaster’ in Okinawa Region

Typhoon Maysak: Japan Warns of  ‘Major Disaster’ in Okinawa Region

September 01,2020

TOKYO - A powerful typhoon is barrelling towards Japan's southern islands, bearing dangerous winds, as weather authorities warn of a "major disaster" in the region....

African Migrants Locked Up in Saudi Coronavirus Centres

African Migrants Locked Up in Saudi Coronavirus Centres

September 01,2020

CONGO - An investigation by the British newspaper Sunday Telegraph has revealed hundreds of African migrants locked up in Saudi Arabia's coronavirus detention facilities under terrible ...

Xi Says China to Step Up Efforts to Fight ‘Splittism’ In Tibet

Xi Says China to Step Up Efforts to  Fight ‘Splittism’ In Tibet

August 31,2020

BEIJING - China must build an "impregnable fortress" to maintain stability in Tibet, protect national unity and educate the masses in the struggle against ...

Almost 400 Migrants Stranded in Med Despite Louise Michel Rescue

Almost 400 Migrants Stranded in Med  Despite Louise Michel Rescue

August 31,2020

Nearly 400 refugees and migrants remained stranded in the central Mediterranean after an overcrowded rescue vessel was emptied of all the rescued people on Saturday...

Hamas, Israel Trade Fire as Gaza Flareup Shows no Sign of Abating

Hamas, Israel Trade Fire as Gaza Flareup Shows no Sign of Abating

August 29,2020

JERUSALEM - Israeli tanks and warplanes bombed Hamas positions in Gaza on Friday and the group retaliated with rockets as a three-week flareup showed no sign of ending despite international ...

Japan’s Abe Leaves Office with Legacy of Longevity, Security

Japan’s Abe Leaves Office with Legacy  of Longevity, Security

August 29,2020

TOKYO - Shinzo Abe, the man who promised to restore Japan's dignity and revive its economy with his signature policy of "Abenomics", has resigned after ...

ADB Approves Grant to Support Kazakhstan in COVID-19 Battle

ADB Approves Grant to Support Kazakhstan  in COVID-19 Battle

August 29,2020

NUR-SULTAN - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to support Kazakhstan’s response to COVID-19 pandemic ...

Mexican President Forges Crucible for Corruption Fight, Eyeing Key Vote

Mexican President Forges Crucible for  Corruption Fight, Eyeing Key Vote

August 29,2020

MEXICO CITY - Gearing up for a key election next year, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wielded corruption as both a stick with which to beat political adversaries ...

Survivors, Families Describe Loss, Rage After New Zealand Attacks

Survivors, Families Describe Loss, Rage  After New Zealand Attacks

August 26,2020

WELLINGTON - Survivors and relatives of victims from a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques described in court on Tuesday how more than a year after the attack, they are still ...

Hamas: Gaza Will Not ‘Remain Silent’ As Israel Escalates Siege

Hamas: Gaza Will Not ‘Remain Silent’  As Israel Escalates Siege

August 26,2020

GAZA CITY - The threat of a new Gaza war continues to rise as Palestinians demand an end to the devastating 13-year-long blockade and Israel tightens the screws on Gaza's economy ...

Anti-Tank Missile Hits Joint Russian-Turkish Convoy in Syria’s Idlib, 2 Troops Injured

Anti-Tank Missile Hits Joint Russian-Turkish  Convoy in Syria’s Idlib, 2 Troops Injured

August 26,2020

MOSCOW - A Russian armored vehicle has come under fire while patrolling a strategic highway in Idlib province along with allied Turkish forces, prompting commanders ...

Ireland’s Department of Health Office in Dublin Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered

Ireland’s Department of Health Office  in Dublin Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered

August 26,2020

DUBLIN - The building housing Ireland’s Department of Health has been evacuated after law enforcement were made aware of a suspicious parcel found on the premises...

Beijing Backs Tiktok Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Sell Order

Beijing Backs Tiktok Lawsuit Against  Trump Administration’s Sell Order

August 25,2020

BEIJING - The Chinese government has expressed its support for a lawsuit against the Trump administration, which challenges his executive order to sell or spin-off TikTok’s operations ...

Top Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway Leaving White House Job

Top Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway  Leaving White House Job

August 25,2020

WASHINGTON - White House adviser Kellyanne Conway has announced that she will be leaving the administration of US President Donald Trump at the end of August, citing the need ...

Haftar Rejects GNA’s Call for Libya Ceasefire

Haftar Rejects GNA’s Call for  Libya Ceasefire

August 25,2020

TRIPOLI - Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces have dismissed a ceasefire announcement by Libya's internationally recognised government as ...

US Vows to Ensure Israel’s ‘Qualitative Military Advantage’

US Vows to Ensure Israel’s ‘Qualitative Military Advantage’

August 25,2020

WASHINGTON - The United States will ensure Israel retains a military advantage in the Middle East under any future US arms deals ...

Lukashenko ‘Will Have to Step Away’: Belarus Opposition Leader

Lukashenko ‘Will Have to Step Away’:  Belarus Opposition Leader

August 24,2020

MINSK - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has said her country's people have changed and will no longer accept President Alexander Lukashenko, whose controversial re-election ...

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir A Step Closer to Facing War Crimes Charges

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir A Step Closer  to Facing War Crimes Charges

August 24,2020

KHARTOUM - Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has announced that the country is ready to cooperate with the International Criminal Court ...

Hezbollah Downs Israeli Drone Over Lebanon

Hezbollah Downs Israeli Drone  Over Lebanon

August 24,2020

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement said it downed and seized an Israeli drone on Saturday that BEIRUT - flew over the Blue Line that demarcates Israel's 2000 withdrawal from the country...

Exclusive: Cyprus Sold Passports to Criminals and Fugitives

Exclusive: Cyprus Sold Passports to  Criminals and Fugitives

August 24,2020

NICOSIA - Convicted fraudsters, money launderers and political figures accused of corruption are among dozens of people ...

US President Donald Trump’s Brother, Robert, Dead at 71

US President Donald Trump’s Brother,  Robert, Dead at 71

August 17,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said his younger brother, Robert Trump, has died a day after the president visited him in a New York hospital...

Belarus President Says Putin Ready to Help ‘Ensure Security’

Belarus President Says Putin Ready  to Help ‘Ensure Security’

August 17,2020

MINSK - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, has agreed to help to "ensure the security" of the country if needed ...

Lebanon Should Solve Problems with Israel First Before Any Peace Deal: President

Lebanon Should Solve Problems with Israel First Before Any Peace Deal: President

August 17,2020

BEIRUT - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Lebanon has problems with Israel that should be solved first before a peace agreement between the two countries is considered ...

Trump Says He Probably Would Not Participate in Putin Iran Summit

Trump Says He Probably Would Not Participate in Putin Iran Summit

August 17,2020

BEDMINSTER, N.J.  - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday all but dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call for a summit of world leaders to discuss Iran, saying he probably ...

U.S. Loses Iran Arms Embargo Bid as Putin Pushes Summit to Avoid Nuclear Deal Showdown

U.S. Loses Iran Arms Embargo Bid as Putin  Pushes Summit to Avoid Nuclear Deal Showdown

August 16,2020

NEW YORK/MOSCOW - The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid ...

Palestinians Say UAE Deal Hinders Quest for Mideast Peace

Palestinians Say  UAE Deal Hinders Quest for Mideast Peace

August 16,2020

JERUSALEM — Israel’s agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians ...

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of War End with No Abe Apology

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of War  End with No Abe Apology

August 16,2020

TOKYO  — Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country ...

Pompeo Inks Deal for US Troop Move from Germany to Poland

Pompeo Inks Deal for US Troop Move from Germany to Poland

August 16,2020

WARSAW — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday sealed a defense cooperation deal with Polish officials that will pave the way for the redeployment of American troops ...

Russia Puts Forth Initiatives to Resume Talks Among Parties to Iran Nuclear Deal - Lavrov

Russia Puts Forth Initiatives to Resume Talks Among Parties to Iran Nuclear Deal - Lavrov

August 12,2020

MOSCOW - Russia has come up with a number of initiatives to resume full-fledged interaction among the parties to the Iran nuclear deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said ...

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily Vows to ‘Fight on’ After Lai’s Arrest

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily Vows to  ‘Fight on’ After Lai’s Arrest

August 12,2020

Hong Kong's Apple Daily has responded with defiance to the arrest of its owner under a new national security law imposed by Beijing, promising to "fight on" in a front-page ...

UN Says Facebook Has Not Shared ‘Evidence’ of Myanmar Crime

UN Says Facebook Has Not Shared  ‘Evidence’ of Myanmar Crime

August 12,2020

NAYPYITAW - The head of a UN investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of "serious international crimes", despite promising ...

Belarusian Opposition Leader Flees Abroad After Bloody Clashes

Belarusian Opposition Leader Flees Abroad After Bloody Clashes

August 12,2020

MINSK - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had fled abroad for the sake of her children, after two nights of clashes following ...