Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, January 20th, 2019

3 Astronauts Blast Off to International Space Station

3 Astronauts Blast Off to International Space Station

December 04, 2018

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows ...

US, China Put Brakes on Their Trade Dispute with Ceasefire

US, China Put Brakes on Their Trade Dispute  with Ceasefire

December 03, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic ...

Trump Expects Next Meeting with Kim Jong-Un in Early 2019, Will Invite Him to US ‘At Some Point’

Trump Expects Next Meeting with Kim Jong-Un  in Early 2019, Will Invite Him to US ‘At Some Point’

December 03, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US President says his relationship with the North Korean leader is so good he expects their next meeting to take place as soon as January or February ...

Gorbachev Lauds Bush for Political Abilities, Character

Gorbachev Lauds Bush for Political Abilities, Character

December 02, 2018

MOSCOW – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his “deep condolences” to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and ...

World Shares Drift Lower Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20

World Shares Drift Lower Ahead  of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20

December 01, 2018

LONDON — Global stock markets drifted lower Friday ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. ..

Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males, Upping Ante in Conflict

Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males,  Upping Ante in Conflict

December 01, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching . . .

Trump-Putin Meeting ‘Settled,’ Preparations Ongoing – Kremlin

Trump-Putin Meeting ‘Settled,’  Preparations Ongoing – Kremlin

November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Kremlin received no notice of US President Donald Trump calling off talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 event in Argentina ...

China Keen to Promote Win-Win Cooperation in Blue Economy

China Keen to Promote Win-Win Cooperation  in Blue Economy

November 28, 2018

NAIROBI - China will leverage on its successes in developing a vibrant blue economy to promote global cooperation in areas that advances the green agenda ...

China, Germany Commit to Financial Cooperation, Rules-Based Multilateral Trade System

China, Germany Commit to Financial Cooperation,  Rules-Based Multilateral Trade System

November 28, 2018

BERLIN - China and Germany are committed to more financial cooperation and rules-based multilateral trade system, senior officials from the two countries ...

PM Modi to be Invited for SAARC Summit, Says Pakistan Foreign Office

PM Modi to be Invited for SAARC Summit,  Says Pakistan Foreign Office

November 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to Pakistan for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, Foreign ...

Latin America in Flux as G20 Leaders Descend on the Region

Latin America in Flux as G20 Leaders Descend  on the Region

November 27, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina had hoped to show off its newly market-friendly economy to the world when the G-20 group of the world’s top economies ...

Chinese Premier Congratulates Fijian PM on Winning Second Term

Chinese Premier Congratulates Fijian PM  on Winning Second Term

November 27, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a message to Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama to congratulate him on winning a second term as the head of ...

World Bank, South Korea Announce 3.8-Mln USD Grant to Boost Science in Africa

World Bank, South Korea Announce 3.8-Mln USD Grant  to Boost Science in Africa

November 25, 2018

NAIROBI - The World Bank and South Korea on Friday signed a 3.8 million U.S. dollar grant agreement to facilitate development of cutting edge skills in scientific ...

China, Croatia to Enhance Cultural Exchanges

China, Croatia to Enhance Cultural Exchanges

November 25, 2018

ZAGREB - China and Croatia said Friday that they will enhance cultural exchanges and further promote the relations between China and the Central and Eastern European ...

Trump Shows He Will Turn Blind Eye to Khashoggi Killing, Turkey Says

Trump Shows He Will Turn Blind Eye  to Khashoggi Killing, Turkey Says

November 24, 2018

ANKARA - Donald Trump’s comments about Jamal Khashoggi’s killing show the U.S. president will turn a blind eye to the issue no matter what investigators ...

Chinese Investments Create Job Opportunities for Many Ethiopians: State Minister

 Chinese Investments Create Job Opportunities  for Many Ethiopians: State Minister

November 24, 2018

ADDIS ABABA - Chinese investments in Ethiopia over the past two decades have created job opportunities for many Ethiopians, said Ethiopian State Minister ...

More Than 80,000 Yemeni Children May Have Died from Hunger: Humanitarian Body

More Than 80,000 Yemeni Children May Have Died  from Hunger: Humanitarian Body

November 22, 2018

DUBAI/ADEN - An estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger in Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in the civil war in ...

China Building on New Reef in South China Sea, Think Tank Says

China Building on New Reef in South China Sea, Think Tank Says

November 22, 2018

BEIJING - China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes ...

China’s Xi Visits Philippines as Duterte Pressed to Take Tougher Line

China’s Xi Visits Philippines as Duterte Pressed  to Take Tougher Line

November 21, 2018

MANILA - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines for a state visit on Tuesday, aiming to advance strategic gains made under a Manila leadership that has ...

Trump Says Report on Khashoggi’s Death Coming in 2 Days

Trump Says Report on Khashoggi’s Death  Coming in 2 Days

November 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist ...

CIA Determines Khashoggi’s Death Was Ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman: Report

CIA Determines Khashoggi’s Death Was Ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman: Report

November 18, 2018

ISTANBUL - The death of Jamal Khashoggi, the writer and activist who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey last month, came at the directive of Saudi Crown Prince ...

China’s Xi Intends to Visit North Korea Next Year, South Korea Says

China’s Xi Intends to Visit North Korea Next Year, South Korea Says

November 18, 2018

SEOUL - Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on ...

North Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

North Korea Says It Has Tested  ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

November 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state . . .

Trump’s Summit No-Show Draws Asian Nations Closer Together

Trump’s Summit No-Show Draws  Asian Nations Closer Together

November 17, 2018

SINGAPORE - U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt ...

As US Retreats, China Touts Its Trade Deal Wares to Asia

As US Retreats, China Touts Its Trade Deal Wares to Asia

November 15, 2018

SINGAPORE - China is touting itself as the new defender of global commerce as it works with Asia-Pacific leaders to hammer out the world’s largest trade deal ...

Trump ‘Bashes’ UK’s May after She Calls to Congratulate Him on Midterm Results

Trump ‘Bashes’ UK’s May after She Calls  to Congratulate Him on Midterm Results

November 15, 2018

LONDON - Donald Trump’s turbulent European visit started with an “acrimonious” conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who called to ...

China’s Premier Reassures Region on Growth, South China Sea

China’s Premier Reassures Region on Growth, South China Sea

November 14, 2018

SINGAPORE — China’s premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region ...

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan to Call the Shots

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan  to Call the Shots

November 14, 2018

BAGHDAD - In May, Hassan Fada’am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi’ite militiamen elected to Iraq’s 329-seat parliament...

Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya

Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya

November 12, 2018

ROME – A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens Monday in Sicily, aimed . . .

Separatists Win Vote in Ukraine Rebel Regions by Big Margins

Separatists Win Vote in Ukraine  Rebel Regions by Big Margins

November 12, 2018

MOSCOW – Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine have secured their hold on power in weekend local elections that have been denounced by Ukrainian authorities ...

US to Stop Refueling Planes in Yemen War: Report

US to Stop Refueling Planes in Yemen War: Report

November 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States will stop refueling aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition that is bombing Yemen, the Washington Post reported Friday...

Seoul Says 2 Koreas Complete Disarming 22 Guard Posts

Seoul Says 2 Koreas Complete Disarming  22 Guard Posts

November 11, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea – The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a ...

Find Khashoggi’s Killer or You’ll be Helping Iran, Boris Johnson Tells Saudis

Find Khashoggi’s Killer or You’ll be Helping Iran,  Boris Johnson Tells Saudis

November 10, 2018

ISTANBUL - Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has put forth an intriguing argument for finding the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi: not doing so ...

EU Foreign Policy Chief Urges Serbia, Kosovo Resolve Ties

EU Foreign Policy Chief Urges Serbia,  Kosovo Resolve Ties

November 10, 2018

BRUSSELS – The European Union expects Serbia and Kosovo to “swiftly deliver” on their commitment to talks on normalizing relations, which is the key ...

‘Your Loss’, Kremlin Says as Russian Billionaires Reportedly Barred from Davos Forum

‘Your Loss’, Kremlin Says as Russian Billionaires  Reportedly Barred from Davos Forum

November 08, 2018

MOSCOW - Three Russian businessmen have been reportedly barred from visiting next year’s World Economic Forum in Davos due to US sanctions against them ...