Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Iraq Protests: UN and US Call for Reforms to Help End Unrest

Iraq Protests:  UN and US  Call for  Reforms  to Help  End Unrest

November 12,2019

NEW DELHI - The second joint China-India Capacity Building Program for Diplomats from Afghanistan began here on Monday with the participation of 10 young Afghan diplomats . . .

Spain’s Socialists Promise to Act Fast to Form Government as Far-Right Surges

Spain’s Socialists Promise to Act Fast to Form Government as Far-Right Surges

November 12,2019

MADRID - Spain’s Socialist party pledged on Monday to act fast to form a government after its leader and acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez gambled on a repeat election that on Sunday ...

Gambia Takes Myanmar to Top UN Court Over Rohingya Campaign

Gambia Takes Myanmar to Top UN Court Over Rohingya Campaign

November 12,2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Gambia filed a case Monday at the United Nations’ highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against its Rohingya Muslim ...

Over 100,000 Greet Japan’s Emperor at Enthronement Parade

Over 100,000 Greet Japan’s Emperor at  Enthronement Parade

November 11,2019

TOKYO — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a parade Sunday marking Naruhito’s enthronement as more than 100,000 delighted well-wishers cheered ...

United States ‘Very Actively’ Asking North Korea to Return to Talks: South Korea

United States ‘Very Actively’ Asking North Korea to Return to Talks: South Korea

November 11,2019

SEOUL - The United States is “very actively” trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea’s national security adviser said on Sunday ...

Vote-Weary Spain Holds Election, hoping to Break Political Stalemate

Vote-Weary Spain Holds Election, hoping to Break Political Stalemate

November 11,2019

MADRID - Spain held its second parliamentary election in just over six months on Sunday, with voters likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner ...

Bolivian President Morales Calls for New Elections After OAS Audit

Bolivian President Morales Calls for New Elections After OAS Audit

November 11,2019

LA PAZ - Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Sunday he would call for new elections after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report saying that a disputed Oct ...

7 Killed, 7 Injured in NE China Car Accident

7 Killed, 7 Injured in NE China Car Accident

November 11,2019

CHANGCHUN - Seven people were killed and another seven injured on Sunday in a road accident in northeast China’s Jilin Province, according to local transport and health ...

China, Thailand Pledge Further Cooperation in Trade, Connectivity

China, Thailand Pledge Further  Cooperation in Trade, Connectivity

November 06,2019

BANGKOK - China and Thailand on Tuesday pledged to deepen cooperation in economy, infrastructure and trade to cope with adverse global economic conditions. . .

North Korea Criticizes ‘Hostile Policy’ As U.S. Diplomat Visits South Korea

North Korea Criticizes ‘Hostile Policy’ As U.S. Diplomat Visits South Korea

November 06,2019

SEOUL - A U.S. report calling North Korea a sponsor of terrorism shows a “hostile policy” that prevents progress in denuclearisation talks, the isolated nation said on...

Gunmen Kill Mormon Family Members in North Mexico

Gunmen Kill Mormon Family  Members in North Mexico

November 06,2019

MEXICO CITY - Gunmen have killed up to nine members of a U.S. Mormon family, believed to be mainly children, in the latest massacre to afflict Mexico, family members said. . .

Used to Impunity, Bangladesh Elite Face Corruption Crackdown

Used to Impunity, Bangladesh Elite Face Corruption Crackdown

November 06,2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh — As gamblers called out bets around craps and roulette tables at a sports club in Bangladesh’s capital, dozens of black-clad security forces burst inside. . .

North Korea, U.S. Could Resume Talks in Mid-November: South Korean MP

North Korea, U.S. Could Resume Talks in  Mid-November: South Korean MP

November 05,2019

SEOUL - North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by ...

Iran Scales Back Nuclear Pact Compliance with New Centrifuges Move

Iran Scales Back Nuclear Pact Compliance with New Centrifuges Move

November 05,2019

DUBAI - Iran is launching a new array of 30 advanced IR-6 centrifuges on Monday, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told state television ...

30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, East-West Divides Remain

30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell,  East-West Divides Remain

November 05,2019

BERLIN — The walls of the Bornholmer Huette pub were last painted in 1973, a light beige that has gradually cracked and darkened into a caramel brown from decades of cigarette smoke ...

Most ASEAN Leaders No-Shows in Meeting with Trump’s Proxy

Most ASEAN Leaders No-Shows in Meeting with Trump’s Proxy

November 05,2019

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Seven Southeast Asian leaders skipped an important meeting with the United States on Monday after President Donald Trump decided not to attend their ...

Trump Absent, ASEAN Charts Path for Trade Bloc Led by China

Trump Absent, ASEAN Charts Path for  Trade Bloc Led by China

November 04,2019

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Leaders from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, China and other regional powers vowed Sunday to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial ...

Saudi Arabia Formally Starts IPO of Oil Firm Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia Formally Starts IPO of Oil Firm Saudi Aramco

November 04,2019

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international ...

Anti-ISIS Coalition Destroys Terror Group’s Tunnel Systems

Anti-ISIS Coalition Destroys Terror Group’s Tunnel Systems

November 04,2019

BAGHDAD - The Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) anti-ISIS coalition recently uncovered and destroyed several of the terror group's tunnel systems and suspected safe havens ...

State Department Says Iran Still Biggest State Sponsor of Terror, Spends $1B Per Year on Proxies

State Department Says Iran Still Biggest State Sponsor of Terror, Spends  $1B Per Year on Proxies

November 04,2019

TEHRAN - Iran is still the "world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism" and Al Qaeda wants to reestablish itself as the "vanguard of the global jihadist ...

Palestinian Elections Chairman Revisits Gaza After Reaching Agreement with Hamas

Palestinian Elections Chairman Revisits Gaza After Reaching Agreement with Hamas

November 04,2019

GAZA - The chairman of the Palestinian Central Election Commission arrived on Sunday in the Gaza Strip for talks with Hamas leaders on holding the elections, the Palestinian ...

Southeast Asian Leaders Meet Under U.S.-China Trade War Cloud

Southeast Asian Leaders Meet Under  U.S.-China Trade War Cloud

November 03,2019

BANGKOK - Southeast Asian countries must stick together in the face of a trade war started by U.S. President Donald Trump, Malaysia’s veteran leader said on Saturday at the start ...

German Minister Appeals for European Unity Amid Challenges

German Minister Appeals for European Unity Amid Challenges

November 03,2019

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister appealed Saturday for European countries to unite in the face of global challenges such as climate change and migration, arguing that unilateral ...

Iraqis Defy Crackdown to Hold Biggest Protests Yet

Iraqis Defy Crackdown to Hold  Biggest Protests Yet

November 03,2019

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted a month ago, defying ...

Downtown Hong Kong Becomes Battleground as Night Falls

Downtown Hong Kong Becomes  Battleground as Night Falls

November 03,2019

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police fired tear gas into a park to break up thousands of anti-government protesters who fled to the Central business district, setting fire to street ...

Iraq Cleric Al-Sistani Says Foreign Actors Must Not ‘Impose Will’ On Protests

Iraq Cleric Al-Sistani Says Foreign Actors  Must Not ‘Impose Will’ On Protests

November 02,2019

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned foreign actors on Friday against interfering in anti-government protests that erupted early last month ...

U.S. Withholding $105 Million in Security Aid for Lebanon

U.S. Withholding $105 Million in Security Aid for Lebanon

November 02,2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is withholding $105 million in security aid for Lebanon, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, two days ...

India, Germany Hold Consultations, Sign Pacts in Delhi

India, Germany Hold  Consultations, Sign  Pacts in Delhi

November 02,2019

NEW DELHI - India and Germany on Friday signed five agreements for cooperation in the fields of railways, housing, artificial intelligence (AI), foreign affairs, and prevention ...

North Korea, emboldened by Trump Peril and Chinese Allies, Tries Harder Line

North Korea, emboldened by Trump Peril and Chinese Allies, Tries Harder Line

November 02,2019

SEOUL - Successful sanctions evasion, economic lifelines from China and U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment woes may be among the factors that have emboldened North Korea ...

Japan, S.Korean Lawmakers Agree To Work Towards Breaking Stalemate, Easing Tensions Amid Strained Ties

Japan, S.Korean Lawmakers Agree To Work Towards Breaking Stalemate,  Easing Tensions Amid Strained Ties

November 02,2019

TOKYO - Japanese and South Korean lawmakers on Friday agreed in principle that more dialogue and work in general was necessary for the two countries involved in a bitter trade ...

Iraqi Prime Minister’s Main Backers Agree to Oust Him

Iraqi Prime Minister’s Main Backers  Agree to Oust Him

October 31,2019

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s two main backers have agreed to work to remove him from office as protests against his government gained momentum ...

Major Roads Reopen in Lebanon After Prime Minister Resigns

Major Roads Reopen in Lebanon After Prime Minister Resigns

October 31,2019

BEIRUT - Some major highways in Lebanon reopened on Wednesday, after the army urged protesters to lift roadblocks so that activities could return to normal following 13 days ...

Putin to Skip APEC Summit in Chile, Kremlin Says

Putin to Skip APEC Summit  in Chile, Kremlin Says

October 31,2019

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Chile next month, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, adding ...

Diplomat: Bolton Cautioned Him About Giuliani and Ukraine

Diplomat: Bolton Cautioned Him  About Giuliani and Ukraine

October 31,2019

WASHINGTON — A State Department foreign service officer will tell House impeachment investigators Wednesday former national security adviser John Bolton cautioned him ...

Brexit Election Nears as UK Opposition Backs Early Poll

Brexit Election Nears as UK Opposition  Backs Early Poll

October 30,2019

LONDON - Britain was heading toward a December election on Tuesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bet on breaking the Brexit deadlock with an early vote gained support ...