Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Syrian President Refuses to Negotiate with «Terrorists»

Syrian President Refuses  to Negotiate with «Terrorists»

October 07, 2013

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he is ready for the Geneva II conference on Syria, stressing however that he will not negotiate with ...

Khamenei Voices Support for Rouhani's Diplomatic Efforts

Khamenei Voices  Support for Rouhani's Diplomatic Efforts

October 06, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed on Saturday the diplomatic efforts of President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly but criticized some aspects ...

Turkish President Warns of Radicalization in Syria

Turkish President  Warns of Radicalization in Syria

October 05, 2013

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Abdullah Gul Friday warned of a growing threat of radicalization in Syria as the country›s conflict shows no sign of end anytime ...

Iran Has «Accurate Proposal» for Nuclear Deal: Rouhani

Iran Has «Accurate  Proposal»  for Nuclear Deal: Rouhani

October 03, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran has prepared an «accurate proposal» for upcoming nuclear talks with the world powers in Geneva, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on ...

Russia Doubts Mid-November Date for Syria Peace Talks

Russia Doubts Mid-November  Date for Syria Peace Talks

October 02, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia expressed doubt on Tuesday that Western nations can persuade Syrian opposition representatives to take part in an international peace conference in time for it to take place in ...

UN Chemical Experts Leave Damascus

UN Chemical Experts Leave Damascus

October 01, 2013

DAMASCUS - The United Nations chemical experts left the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday for Lebanon after finishing its second round of investigation in the war-torn country, UN sources ...

Hagel in South Korea for Security Talks

Hagel in South  Korea for Security Talks

September 30, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea - Amid escalating threats from North Korea, U.S. and South Korean defense officials will meet over the next few days and discuss whether to extend America’s wartime control ...

Iran on Obama Talk: Broad Praise, Pockets of Anger

Iran on Obama Talk: Broad Praise, Pockets of Anger

September 29, 2013

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians from across the political spectrum hailed Saturday the historic phone conversation between President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, reflecting wide ...

At Least 21 Die after Asylum Seeker Boat Sinks in Indonesia

At Least 21 Die after Asylum Seeker Boat Sinks in Indonesia

September 28, 2013

It is in the nature of human beings to be attracted towards the places that are attractive and beautiful. Therefore, they make efforts to find out ways of visiting those places and have ...

Iranian Leader’s Smooth Diplomacy Poses New Challenge for Israel

Iranian Leader’s Smooth Diplomacy Poses New Challenge for Israel

September 26, 2013

JERUSALEM - A charm offensive toward the West by Iran's new president and his nuanced approach to his predecessor's Holocaust denial have run into an Israeli wall of suspicion hardened by ...

UN Urges Leaders to Stop Fueling Syria War

UN Urges Leaders to Stop  Fueling Syria War

September 25, 2013

UNITED NATIONS— Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Tuesday to stop fueling the bloodshed in Syria with weapons and get both sides to the negotiating table to end the "biggest challenge ...

Merkel Contacts SPD on Possible Governing Coalition

Merkel Contacts SPD on  Possible Governing Coalition

September 24, 2013

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that there had been "a first contact" between her party and the Social Democrats (SPD) leadership on possible coalition negotiations ...

Russia Accuses US of ‘Blackmail’ over UN Syria Resolution

Russia Accuses US of ‘Blackmail’ over UN Syria Resolution

September 23, 2013

DAMASCUS - Russia on Sunday accused the United States of trying to blackmail it into a tough UN resolution on Syria's chemical weapons, as a mortar round hit Moscow's embassy in Damascus. The ...

Russia Could Change Position on Syria if Assad Cheats: Kremlin Aide

Russia Could Change  Position on Syria if Assad Cheats: Kremlin Aide

September 22, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia could abandon support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if it learnt that he was not committed to handing over control of his chemical weapons arsenal, the chief of staff ...

Putin Urges Int'l Community to Facilitate Peaceful Solution to Syria Crisis

Putin Urges Int'l Community to Facilitate Peaceful Solution to Syria Crisis

September 21, 2013

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said the confronting sides in Syria should find a peaceful way out of the crisis through mediation of the international ...

Netanyahu, Obama to Discuss Iranian Nuclear Issue

Netanyahu, Obama to Discuss Iranian Nuclear Issue

September 18, 2013

JERUSALEM - U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet on Sept. 30 in Washington D.C., Netanyahu said on Tuesday during the weekly cabinet meeting. The meeting is set ...

France, U.S., Britain Urge “Strong, Robust” UN Resolution on Syrian Chemical Weapons

France, U.S., Britain Urge  “Strong, Robust” UN Resolution  on Syrian Chemical Weapons

September 17, 2013

PARIS - France, Britain and the United States on Monday called for a "strong and robust" UN resolution which includes an accurate schedule and "binding" conditions on Syrian ...

Syrian Minister Calls Chemical Weapons Deal A Russian-Won ‘Victory’ over U.S.

Syrian Minister Calls Chemical Weapons Deal A Russian-Won ‘Victory’ over U.S.

September 16, 2013

MOSCOW - Syria's Minister for National Reconciliation said on Sunday that the chemical weapons agreement between Russia and the United States was a "victory" for Damascus, won by its ...

U.S., Russia to Meet again on Syria Peace Talks

U.S., Russia to Meet  again on Syria Peace Talks

September 14, 2013

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he and his Russian counterpart agreed to meet again during the U.N. General Assembly in New York around Sept. 28 to discuss a date for ...

Only Political Solution Stands Chance for Peace in Syria: EU’s Barroso

Only Political Solution Stands Chance   for Peace in Syria: EU’s Barroso

September 12, 2013

STRASBOURG - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday said that only a political solution stands a chance of "delivering the lasting peace that Syrian people ...

Syria Accepts Russian Chemical Weapons Proposal: FM

Syria Accepts Russian  Chemical Weapons Proposal: FM

September 11, 2013

MOSCOW - The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to “stave off” a possible U.S. aggression, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid ...

Kerry Sees No Military Solution to Syria Conflict but Backs Limited Attack

Kerry Sees No Military Solution to Syria Conflict but Backs Limited Attack

September 10 2013

LONDON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there was no military solution to the Syria conflict, but backed an "unbelievably small, limited kind" of attack that would ...

Conservative Leader Abbott Sweeps into Power in Australian Elections

Conservative Leader Abbott Sweeps into Power in Australian Elections

September 08, 2013

SYDNEY/CANBERRA - Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott swept into office in national elections on Saturday as voters punished the outgoing Labor government for six years of turbulent rule and for ...

Russia Warns U.S. against Strike on Syrian Chemical Facilities

Russia Warns U.S. against Strike on Syrian Chemical Facilities

September 07, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia warned Friday the United States against any unilateral military strike on Syrian chemical ...

Putin Says Could Turn Against Assad - if Case Proved

Putin Says Could Turn  Against Assad - if Case Proved

September 05, 2013

MOSCOW/BEIRUT – Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a glimpse of international compromise over Syria on Wednesday, declining to entirely rule out Russian backing for military action ...

Iran’s Rouhani to Speak at Yearly U.N. Session in New York

Iran’s Rouhani to  Speak at Yearly U.N. Session in New York

September 05, 2013

DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani will attend the yearly United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, an event his predecessor used to make ...

Israel, U.S. Test Missile Defense System in Mediterranean

Israel, U.S. Test Missile  Defense System in Mediterranean

September 04, 2013

MOSCOW - Two ballistic missiles detected by the Russian airspace early warning system Tuesday were part of a joint U.S.-Israeli test of missile defense system, an Israeli military official ...

Russia Vows to Protect Int’l Law against “Controlled Chaos”

Russia Vows to Protect Int’l Law against “Controlled Chaos”

September 03, 2013

MOSCOW - Amid a looming U.S. strike on Syria, Russia vowed Monday to protect international law and the UN Charter against attempts to create so-called “controlled ...

Putin Sees Chance to Turn Tables on Obama at G20

Putin Sees Chance to Turn Tables on Obama at G20

September 02, 2013

MOSCOW - Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria at the last big meeting of world leaders, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on ...

UN Experts Leave Syria as US Edges toward Strike

UN Experts Leave Syria as US Edges toward Strike

September 01, 2013

BEIRUT - U.N. experts who collected samples from last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria for the Netherlands on Saturday, hours after President Barack Obama said he ...

US Discusses ‘Facts’ on Syria with Allies: Hagel

US Discusses ‘Facts’  on Syria with Allies: Hagel

August 31, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday the Obama administration was consulting with allies to “further develop the facts” about ...

US Working on Details of Military Strike on Syria

US Working on Details of Military  Strike on Syria

August 29, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials are still grappling with how to design a military strike to deter future chemical weapons attacks in Syria and trying to assess how President Bashar Assad would respond, two senior ...

West Could Hit Syria in Days, Envoys Tell Rebels

West Could Hit Syria in  Days, Envoys Tell Rebels

August 28, 2013

AMMAN/BEIRUT - Western powers could attack Syria within days, envoys from the United States and its allies have told rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, sources who attended the meeting told Reuters on ...

Russia Warns Against Military Intervention in Syria

Russia Warns Against  Military Intervention in Syria

August 27, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a U.N. mandate would violate international ...

Failure in Peace Talks Would Ruin Palestinian Authority: UN Envoy

Failure in Peace Talks Would Ruin Palestinian Authority: UN Envoy

August 26, 2013

JERUSALEM - UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, said on Sunday that if peace talks do not succeed in achieving an agreement, it would be the end for the ...