Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, July 16th, 2018

China Hosts Media Leaders for Asia Summit

China Hosts Media Leaders  for Asia Summit

April 11, 2018

Chinese officials hosted Media Leaders for Asia Summit in Hainan province of China on Monday morning which was attended by more than 140 delegates from media around ...

Scandal Clouds Darken For Japan’s Abe Ahead Of Trump Summit

Scandal Clouds Darken For Japan’s  Abe Ahead Of Trump Summit

April 11, 2018

TOKYO - A cronyism scandal embroiling the Japanese prime minister deepened on Tuesday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump with a memo media said ...

‘Smile and Nod’: Latin American Leaders Brace for Tense Trump Visit

‘Smile and Nod’: Latin American  Leaders Brace for Tense Trump Visit

April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON/LIMA - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week ...

US Official Says North Korean Leader Ready to Discuss Nukes

US Official Says North Korean  Leader Ready to Discuss Nukes

April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program ...

Trump Suggesting China Will ‘Take Down’ Its Trade Barriers

Trump Suggesting China Will  ‘Take Down’ Its Trade Barriers

April 09, 2018

WASHINGTON — amid rising concerns about a possible trade war between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease “because it is ...

Still Dissatisfied, Slovak Protesters Keep up Pressure over Corruption

Still Dissatisfied, Slovak Protesters  Keep up Pressure over Corruption

April 09, 2018

BRATISLAVA - Protests in Slovakia over the murder of a journalist have led to the prime minister’s resignation and a cabinet reshuffle. Still not satisfied ...

Trump Reportedly Preparing For Potential Interview with Russia Probe Special Counsel

Trump Reportedly Preparing For Potential  Interview with Russia Probe Special Counsel

April 08, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly begun the initial steps of preparing for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller ...

India Agrees To Open Waterways, Rail Link to Nepal Capital

India Agrees To Open Waterways,  Rail Link to Nepal Capital

April 08, 2018

KATHMANDU - India agreed on Saturday to construct a rail link to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and to open up inland waterways in the landlocked Himalayan nation ...

UN Chief Calls China Pillar of Multilateral System

UN Chief Calls China Pillar of  Multilateral System

April 07, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Thursday that China has been very active in global governance of all forms and a pillar...

Majority Government Eludes Czech PM Babis As Coalition Talks Fail

Majority Government Eludes  Czech PM Babis As Coalition Talks Fail

April 07, 2018

PRAGUE - The chances of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis forming a majority government suffered a blow on Friday, with the Social Democrats officially ...

Russian Rocket Tests Force Partial Closing of Baltic Sea, Airspace

Russian Rocket Tests Force Partial  Closing of Baltic Sea, Airspace

April 05, 2018

RIGA - Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it to partly ...

Turkish, Iranian Leaders Meet Ahead Of Syria Summit with Russia

Turkish, Iranian Leaders Meet  Ahead Of Syria Summit with Russia

April 05, 2018

ANKARA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks in Ankara on Wednesday with his Turkish counterpart TayyipErdogan ahead of a three-way summit with Russia on ...

US Raises Prospect Of Trump-Putin Meeting At the White House

US Raises Prospect Of Trump-Putin  Meeting At the White House

April 04, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Russia, Iran and Turkey Struggle to Find Common Ground on Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey Struggle  to Find Common Ground on Syria

April 04, 2018

ANKARA/ISTANBUL - Three foreign powers who have shaped Syria’s civil war - Iran, Russia and Turkey - will discuss ways to wind down the fighting on Wednesday ...

Russia-West Confrontation Likely To Go Beyond Hysteria over Diplomacy

Russia-West Confrontation Likely To  Go Beyond Hysteria over Diplomacy

April 03, 2018

MOSCOW - The confrontation between Russia and Western powers appears to be going beyond hysteria over diplomacy, as the two sides fight tit-for-tat by expelling large ...

Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges Back To Earth over Pacific

Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges  Back To Earth over Pacific

April 03, 2018

BEIJING - A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth’s atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave ...

Germany ‘Still Open to Dialogue’ With Russia, Says Minister

Germany ‘Still Open to Dialogue’  With Russia, Says Minister

April 02, 2018

BERLIN - Germany’s foreign minister on Sunday said his country remained open to dialogue with Russia and hoped eventually to “rebuild ...

Candice Warner: ‘It’s My Fault’ For Husband’s Ball-Tamper Crisis

Candice Warner: ‘It’s My Fault’ For  Husband’s Ball-Tamper Crisis

April 02, 2018

SYDNEY - Disgraced Australia former vice-captain David Warner’s wife Candice said Sunday she blamed herself for his part in the ball-tampering ...

UK-Russia Standoff Deepens As Moscow Cuts UK Diplomats

UK-Russia Standoff Deepens  As Moscow Cuts UK Diplomats

April 01, 2018

MOSCOW - Moscow has told Britain it must cut “just over 50” more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff ...

Trump’s Talk of a Syria Pullout Nothing New

Trump’s Talk of a Syria  Pullout Nothing New

April 01, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria “very soon,” while at odds with his own policy, was ...

UN Top Officials Hail China’s Important Role in Resolving Korean Peninsula Issue

UN Top Officials Hail China’s Important Role in Resolving Korean Peninsula Issue

March 31, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - China has played an essential role in resolving the Korean Peninsula issue, two United Nations (UN) top officials said Thursday amid signs ...

Fraudsters Try to Use French First Lady’s Identity to Secure Perks

Fraudsters Try to Use French First  Lady’s Identity to Secure Perks

March 31, 2018

PARIS - Scam artists used a fake French presidency email address and first lady Brigitte Macron’s name to try and get into fancy restaurants and ...

Trump Gives Positive Sign on Talks with Kim, Good Review of Xi Meeting

Trump Gives Positive Sign on Talks  with Kim, Good Review of Xi Meeting

March 29, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looked forward to meeting with him, indicating the planned ...

Poland Signs $4.75 Billion Deal for U.S. Patriot Missile System Facing Russia

Poland Signs $4.75 Billion Deal for U.S.  Patriot Missile System Facing Russia

March 29, 2018

WARSAW - Poland signed the largest arms procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co’s<RTN.N> Patriot ...

At Odds With Bolton on North Korea, Mattis Appears Isolated

At Odds With Bolton on North Korea,  Mattis Appears Isolated

March 28, 2018

WASHINGTON — Of the issues that divide Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, one stands out: North Korea...

Russia to Respond Appropriately To U.S. Expulsion of Russian Envoys

Russia to Respond Appropriately To U.S. Expulsion of Russian Envoys

March 28, 2018

MOSCOW - Moscow will respond appropriately to the U.S. expulsion of Russian diplomats and closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Russia’s Foreign ...

China Accuses U.S. Of Arrogance for Xi Criticism at Rights Forum

China Accuses U.S. Of Arrogance  for Xi Criticism at Rights Forum

March 27, 2018

BEIJING - China accused the United States of arrogance on Monday after the U.S. delegation rejected a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution brought ...

UK Says World’s Patience Is Wearing Thin With Russia’s Putin after Chemical Attack

UK Says World’s Patience Is Wearing Thin With Russia’s Putin after Chemical Attack

March 27, 2018

TALLINN - British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Monday that the world was united behind Britain’s stance over the poisoning of a former ...

N. Korea ‘Real Threat’, Urges Co-Operation

N. Korea ‘Real Threat’, Urges Co-Operation

March 26, 2018

TOKYO - North Korea poses a “real threat” whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama said Sunday on ...

S. Korea’s Coast Guard Rescues All 163 after Ferry Hits Rock

S. Korea’s Coast Guard Rescues  All 163 after Ferry Hits Rock

March 26, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s coast guard said it rescued all 163 people from a ferry that hit a large rock in waters off the country’s southwestern ...

Stocks Tumble on Trade Fears; S&P Has Worst Week in 2 Years

Stocks Tumble on Trade Fears;  S&P Has Worst Week in 2 Years

March 25, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would ...

Turkey Condemns ‘Unacceptable’ EU Comments on Greece, Cyprus

Turkey Condemns ‘Unacceptable’  EU Comments on Greece, Cyprus

March 25, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey on Friday condemned a statement by European Union leaders bitterly critical of Ankara’s policies towards bloc members Cyprus and Greece ...

Putin Thanks Nation for Re-Election, Promises “Breakthrough”

Putin Thanks Nation for  Re-Election, Promises “Breakthrough”

March 24, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians Friday for his landslide re-election to another six-year term, pledging to lead the country to an economic ...

US Launches WTO Challenge Against China

US Launches WTO  Challenge Against China

March 24, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States launched Friday a challenge at the World Trade Organization against China over intellectual property breaches, a statement said ...

Putin Wins Russian Presidential Election, Likely to be Sworn in on May 7

Putin Wins Russian  Presidential Election, Likely  to be Sworn in on May 7

March 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia's incumbent President Vladimir Putin won 76.6 percent of ballots after 99.83 percent of the votes were counted in the presidential election Sunday ...