Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Brexit to Dominate as May Sets out Stall for UK Re-Election

Brexit to Dominate as May Sets out Stall for UK Re-Election

April 26, 2017

LONDON - Whatever Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives promise in their manifesto before a June election, managing Britain's exit from the European Union will limit her...

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

April 26, 2017

BASEL, Switzerland - Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its...

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

April 25, 2017

PARIS - Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened with rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in France' first round offered a...

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

April 25, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close...

Rance Votes in Unpredictable Presidential Election under Tight Security

Rance Votes in Unpredictable  Presidential Election under Tight Security

April 24, 2017

PARIS - Millions of French voters began casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election Sunday morning amid an atmosphere of uncertainty. Polling stations at France's...

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

April 24, 2017

LONDON - The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister...

Guterres, Trump Hold First Meeting

Guterres, Trump Hold  First Meeting

April 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time at the White House on Friday, said a UN spokesperson. The UN chief had an...

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to Restore Cooperation

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to  Restore Cooperation

April 23, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia hopes to have a substantive discussion of ways to restore its cooperation with the European Union (EU) during EU foreign policy chief's visit to Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said...

May Says June Election Result ‘Not Certain’ Despite Big Lead in Polls

May Says June Election Result ‘Not Certain’ Despite Big Lead in Polls

April 22, 2017

MAIDENHEAD, England - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she was not taking anything for granted as she gears up for a snap election in June in which polls suggest her...

China, Russia Pledge Close Coordination in Political Settlement for Int’l Hot Issues

China, Russia Pledge Close Coordination in Political Settlement for Int’l Hot Issues

April 22, 2017

ASTANA - China and Russia should further strengthen strategic cooperation and play a constructive role in maintaining world peace and stability as well as in seeking political settlement...

British Parliament Backs May’s Plan for June 8 Snap Election

British Parliament Backs May’s Plan for June 8 Snap Election

April 20, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal...

Pence Warns North Korea: ‘The Sword Stands Ready’

Pence Warns North Korea: ‘The Sword Stands Ready’

April 20, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising...

May Calls for Early Election to Strengthen Brexit Hand

May Calls for Early Election to Strengthen Brexit Hand

April 19, 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up...

U.S. Won’t Draw Red Line on Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue: White House

U.S. Won’t Draw Red Line on Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue: White House

April 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday that it does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to draw a red line on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and the United States will...

Constitutional Amendments Accepted in Referendum: Erodogan

Constitutional Amendments  Accepted in Referendum: Erodogan

April 18, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Sunday night that the proposed constitutional changes were accepted in a referendum, paying the way for the country to...

China, US Working on ‘N. Korea Problem’: Trump

China, US Working on  ‘N. Korea Problem’: Trump

April 18, 2017

SEOUL - President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and...

N. Korea Behavior ‘Can’t Continue’: McMaster

N. Korea Behavior ‘Can’t  Continue’: McMaster

April 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - An international consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea's "threatening behavior" cannot go on, the US national security adviser said Sunday...

May Says Britain Uniting Around Brexit

May Says Britain Uniting  Around Brexit

April 17, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain was beginning to unite behind Brexit, 10 months after the divisive referendum that saw the country narrowly vote to leave...

Trump Reverses Views on Russia, China.

Trump Reverses Views on  Russia, China.

April 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing than with...

Ready for War if Trump Wants it: N. Korean Official

Ready for War if Trump Wants it: N. Korean Official

April 16, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea - President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The...

Pence Heads to Seoul as North Korea Tensions Flare

Pence Heads to Seoul as North Korea Tensions Flare

April 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over...

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Syria Situation

Putin, Erdogan Discuss  Syria Situation

April 15, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the latest developments in Syria by phone on Thursday, according to Turkish presidency...

Xi and Trump Discuss Korean Peninsula, Syria over Phone

Xi and Trump Discuss Korean Peninsula, Syria over Phone

April 13, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, and discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria...

Moscow Warns U.S.: Don’t Strike Syrian Air Base Again

Moscow Warns U.S.: Don’t Strike Syrian Air Base Again

April 13, 2017

MOSCOW - Last week’s U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack must not be repeated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned...

Russia must Choose Between Assad and the US: Tillerson

Russia must Choose Between Assad and the US: Tillerson

April 12, 2017

LUCCA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and...

G7 FMs, Middle East Allies Discuss Syria in Extraordinary Meeting

G7 FMs, Middle East Allies Discuss Syria in Extraordinary Meeting

April 12, 2017

ROME - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries and key allies from the Middle East discussed the Syria issue in an extraordinary meeting held...

G7 to Send ‘Clear Message’ to Russia on Syria

G7 to Send ‘Clear Message’ to Russia on Syria

April 11, 2017

LUCCA, Italy - G7 foreign ministers were on Monday to send a "clear and coordinated message" to Russia over its stance on Syria as Washington ratcheted up the pressure following...

IMF, WB, WTO Urge Nations to Advance Open Trade

IMF, WB, WTO Urge Nations to  Advance Open Trade

April 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - Several global financial institutions on Monday urged economies all over the world to advance open trade in an inclusive way. The role of trade in the global economy is at a critical...

Trump Tells Congress Syria Attack Ordered to Protect U.S. Interest

Trump Tells Congress Syria Attack Ordered to Protect U.S. Interest

April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump told Congress that his decision to attack Syria was in the interest of the United States, adding that further actions are being considered...

Russia Responsible ‘By Proxy’ for Suspected Syrian Chemical Attack: UK Minister

Russia Responsible ‘By Proxy’ for Suspected Syrian Chemical Attack: UK Minister

April 10, 2017

LONDON - British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Sunday accused Russia of being responsible "by proxy" for the death of 87 civilians killed last week in a suspected chemical...

Xi, Trump Set Constructive Tone for China-U.S. Relationship: FM

Xi, Trump Set Constructive Tone for China-U.S. Relationship: FM

April 09, 2017

PALM BEACH, United States - Chinese President Xi Jinping held meetings with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort in the U.S. state of Florida on Thursday and Friday...

U.S. Congress Divided over Syria Strike

U.S. Congress Divided over Syria Strike

April 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress is divided over Thursday's missile strike at Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, with some lawmakers voicing strong support while others questioning...

Trump Says Missile Strikes Against Syria in U.S. “Vital Interest”

Trump Says Missile Strikes Against  Syria in U.S. “Vital Interest”

April 08, 2017

PALM BEACH, United States - U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he had ordered targeted missile strikes at a Syrian military airfield and called the strikes in the nation's...

May, Tusk Meet on Brexit, Talks Positive on Both Sides

May, Tusk Meet on Brexit, Talks  Positive on Both Sides

April 08, 2017

LONDON - European Council President Donald Tusk met British Prime Minister Theresa May for Brexit talks on Thursday in London, with 10 Downing Street saying later that both leaders...

European Parliament Lays out Conditions for Approval of Brexit Agreement

European Parliament Lays out Conditions for Approval of Brexit Agreement

April 06, 2017

STRASBOURG - Members of European Parliament (MEPs), meeting here for a plenary session, voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to adopt a resolution outlining major conditions for the approval of...