Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

October 28,2020

PESHAWAR- A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding...

French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

October 28,2020

PARIS- A French doctor warned Monday that his country has “lost control of the epidemic,” a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus ...

Putin invited to visit Greece in March

Putin invited to visit Greece in March

October 28,2020

ATHENS- Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to Greece to attend celebrations in March 2021 dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the 1821 revolution against Ottoman rule ...

In Armenia, war refugees sleep rough in the diamonds

In Armenia, war refugees sleep rough in the diamonds

October 28,2020

ABOVYAN- In a factory where diamonds are cut, Anna Osipyan and her two grandchildren found something even more precious after fleeing their homes in the mountainous enclave ...

New US virus cases top 83,700 for 2nd day in row

New US virus cases top 83,700 for 2nd day in row

October 26,2020

BALTIMORE- A day after the U.S. set a daily record for new confirmed coronavirus infections, it came very close to doing it again.
Data published by Johns Hopkins University ...

Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing - U.S.

Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing - U.S.

October 25,2020

WASHINGTON- A global dirty money watchdog on Friday agreed to revamp its standards to beef up monitoring of financing aimed at evading U.S. and United Nations sanctions and proliferating...

South Korean authorities stick to flu vaccine plan after deaths rise to 48

South Korean authorities stick to flu  vaccine plan after deaths rise to 48

October 25,2020

SEOUL- The number of South Koreans who have died after getting flu shots has risen to 48, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday, adding that ...

Japan’s number of newborn babies to reach record low this year

Japan’s number of newborn babies to reach record low this year

October 25,2020

TOKYO- Japan’s number of newborn babies in 2020 is expected to decrease to around 845,000, hitting a new record low, local media reported Saturday...

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

October 25,2020

STEPANAKERT- Rocket and artillery barrage hit residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday hours after the United States hosted top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan ...

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to fight COVID-19

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to fight  COVID-19

October 24,2020

UNITED NATIONS- The U.N. chief finds it “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish ...

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

October 24,2020

MEXICO CITY- Across the globe, Pope Francis’ comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were received by some as encouragement for an advancing struggle and condemned by others ...

Pompeo to meet Armenian, Azeri ministers over Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Pompeo to meet Armenian, Azeri ministers over Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

October 24,2020

BAKU- Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces clashed in several areas of Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday, hours before talks were due to start in Washington to try to end the deadliest fighting ...

Putin: Russia-China military alliance can’t be ruled out

Putin: Russia-China military  alliance can’t be ruled out

October 24,2020

MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday there is no need for a Russia-China military alliance now, but noted it could be forged in the future...

Pakistan opposition holds mass rally calling for PM Khan to go

Pakistan opposition holds mass rally calling for PM Khan to go

October 20,2020

KARACHI- Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi on Sunday as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus total yet

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus  total yet

October 20,2020

MOSCOW- Russia reported almost 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest single-day number since the beginning ...

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus total yet

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus  total yet

October 20,2020

MOSCOW- Russia reported almost 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest single-day number since the beginning ...

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights

October 20,2020

HANOI- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart to step up defense and ...

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

October 20,2020

ATHENS- Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings ...

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

October 18,2020

AUCKLAND- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic ...

Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000 killed

October 18,2020

TEHRAN- Iran announced Saturday that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000 killed, in what has been the Mideast region’s worst outbreak...

WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

October 18,2020

GENEVA- A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier stud ...

Thai PM rejects calls to resign, faces renewed protests

Thai PM rejects calls to resign, faces renewed protests

October 17,2020

BANGKOK- Thailand’s prime minister rejected calls for his resignation Friday, while his government failed to stop student-led protesters from rallying again in the capital ...

Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid bloodshed

Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid  bloodshed

October 17,2020

MOSCOW- Kyrgyzstan’s embattled President Sooronbai Jennbekov said Thursday he was resigning following protests over a disputed parliamentary election, the third time in 15 ...

Big European powers ‘deeply concerned’ over Israeli settlement plans

Big European powers ‘deeply concerned’ over  Israeli settlement plans

October 17,2020

PARIS- France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain are deeply concerned about Israeli plans to build new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the countries said in a joint ...

Virologist: Milan surge spreading to at-risk populations

Virologist: Milan surge spreading to at-risk populations

October 17,2020

MILAN- Italy has two weeks to stop the rising rate of transmission of coronavirus or it risks “following in the footsteps” of European neighbors where exponential ...

IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

October 13,2020

WASHINGTON- The International Monetary Fund foresees a steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced ...

UN: Climate change means more weather disasters every year

UN:  Climate change means more weather  disasters  every year

October 13,2020

GENEVA- In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the U.N. weather agency is warning that the number ...

India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency

India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency

October 12,2020

NEW DELHI- India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing ...

Brexit deal needs to be done by start of November – France

Brexit deal needs to be done by start of  November – France

October 12,2020

BAKU- Azerbaijan on Sunday accused Armenia of attacking large cities overnight in violation of the cease-fire deal brokered by Russia that seeks to end the worst outbreak ...

Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

October 11,2020

MOSCOW- Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-brokered cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting Saturday, but immediately accused each other of derailing the deal intended ...

North Korea celebrates party anniversary amid economic woes

North Korea celebrates party anniversary amid economic woes

October 11,2020

SEOUL- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Saturday that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a military ...

Africa ‘needs $1.2tn’ to recover coronavirus losses

Africa ‘needs $1.2tn’ to recover coronavirus losses

October 11,2020

The economic damage as well as the health costs caused by coronavirus has left Africa needing $1.2tn (£920bn) over the next three ...

Trump in hospital as more allies test positive

Trump in hospital as more allies test positive

October 04,2020

PARIS- News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens large and small, drawing shock, sympathy and some barbs ...

‘Best Germany yet’ marks 30th anniversary of reunification

‘Best Germany yet’ marks 30th  anniversary of reunification

October 04,2020

BERLIN- Germany marked the 30th anniversary of its reunification on Saturday, drawing a generally positive picture of the progress made in knitting together east and west....

France struggles for Karabakh peace breakthrough amid fierce fighting

France struggles for Karabakh peace breakthrough amid fierce fighting

October 04,2020

YEREVAN- A French attempt to relaunch peace talks over Nagorno-Karabakh showed no sign of a breakthrough on Saturday as Azerbaijan blamed Armenia for re-igniting their decade ...