Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, April 26th, 2018

China Warns of More Action after Military Drills near Taiwan

China Warns of More Action after  Military Drills near Taiwan

April 26, 2018

BEIJING/TAIPEI - A series of Chinese drills near Taiwan were designed to send a clear message to the island and China will take further steps if Taiwan independence ...

Donors Pledge $4.4 Billion in Syria Aid, Short of UN Needs

Donors Pledge $4.4 Billion in  Syria Aid, Short of UN Needs

April 26, 2018

BRUSSELS — International donors on Wednesday pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling . . .

Russia and China Seek International Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

Russia and China Seek International  Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

April 25, 2018

GENEVA - Russia and China are asking U.N. member states to back a draft statement expressing “unwavering support” for the Iran nuclear deal, a senior Russian diplomat ...

UN Says Farming Should be at Heart of Syria Reconstruction

UN Says Farming Should be at  Heart of Syria Reconstruction

April 25, 2018

BRUSSELS — International efforts to rebuild Syria once the civil war is over should center on agriculture to kick start the economy and quickly improve the livelihoods ...

France’s Macron Visits Trump as Iran Nuclear Deal Hangs in Balance

France’s Macron Visits Trump as  Iran Nuclear Deal Hangs in Balance

April 24, 2018

WASHINGTON - French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington on Monday for a state visit likely to be dominated by differences over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran...

Sweeping EU Trade Deal with Mexico Seen as Signal to US

Sweeping EU Trade Deal with  Mexico Seen as Signal to US

April 24, 2018

BRUSSELS — The European Union says a sweeping new trade deal with Mexico is a signal to the rest of the world — including the Trump administration...

As U.S., North Korea Plan to Meet, Iran Warns Against Trump Deals

As U.S., North Korea Plan to Meet,  Iran Warns Against Trump Deals

April 23, 2018

NEW YORK - A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington ....

Canada Welcomes DPRK’s Nuclear Testing Freeze

Canada Welcomes DPRK’s  Nuclear Testing Freeze

April 23, 2018

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday welcomed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) decision to suspend all nuclear testing ...

German Minister Says Diesel Software Upgrades Unlikely to Solve Air Problems

German Minister Says Diesel Software  Upgrades Unlikely to Solve Air Problems

April 22, 2018

BERLIN - German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough ...

Putin ‘Ready’ For Trump Summit, Lavrov Says

Putin ‘Ready’ For Trump Summit, Lavrov Says

April 21, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian president Vladimir Putin is “ready for a meeting” with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on ...

Former French PM Mulls Candidacy to Become Barcelona Mayor

Former French PM Mulls  Candidacy to Become Barcelona Mayor

April 21, 2018

MADRID — Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is considering running in Barcelona’s mayoral election next year as a candidate for a Spanish ...

China Expects Positive Results from U.S.-DPRK Summit

China Expects Positive Results  from U.S.-DPRK Summit

April 19, 2018

BEIJING - China hopes that dialogue between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will be successfully held...

Russia: Our Response to U.S. Sanctions Will Be Precise and Painful

Russia: Our Response to U.S.  Sanctions Will Be Precise and Painful

April 19, 2018

MOSCOW – Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, said on Wednesday that Moscow’s response to U.S. sanctions will be ...

Putin, Merkel Agree To Help Resume Political Efforts on Syria: Kremlin

Putin, Merkel Agree To Help Resume  Political Efforts on Syria: Kremlin

April 18, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a telephone conversation they were ready to assist in political and ...

May Apologizes to Caribbean Countries for UK Treatment of Post-War Migrants

May Apologizes to Caribbean Countries for UK Treatment of Post-War Migrants

April 18, 2018

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials’ recent harsh treatment of people...

China, India Share Huge Cooperation Potential: FM

China, India Share Huge  Cooperation Potential: FM

April 17, 2018

BEIJING - China and India share extensive common interests and have a huge potential for cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday...

China, Japan Agree To Further Improve Ties, Expand Cooperation

China, Japan Agree To Further Improve Ties, Expand Cooperation

April 17, 2018

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday agreed that both sides should work together ...

Japan and China’s Foreign Ministers Pledge To Pursue Improved Ties

Japan and China’s Foreign  Ministers Pledge To Pursue Improved Ties

April 16, 2018

TOKYO - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart have pledged to improve ties between their nations and affirmed a commitment to...

North Korean Leader Meets Chinese Senior Official, Fetes Chinese Art Troupe

North Korean Leader Meets Chinese  Senior Official, Fetes Chinese Art Troupe

April 16, 2018

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Chinese senior diplomat Song Tao and feted a Chinese art troupe led by Song, North Korean state media said on Sunday, indicating...

US-Led Strikes Steer Clear Of Russian Military

US-Led Strikes Steer  Clear Of Russian Military

April 15, 2018

MOSCOW (Russia) - President Donald Trump’s administration has made clear it sees Moscow as complicit in the latest suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, but Pentagon ...

U.S. Seeks To Outshine China at Latam Summit, Without Trump

U.S. Seeks To Outshine China at  Latam Summit, Without Trump

April 14, 2018

LIMA/WASHINGTON - Latin American leaders will gather in Lima, Peru, on Friday at a summit the United States hopes to use to counter China’s rising influence in the ...

Russia: Syria Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’ By Foreign Power

Russia: Syria Chemical Attack  ‘Fabrication’ By Foreign Power

April 14, 2018

MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday that a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend was staged with the help of ...

Chinese President: Build A Community With Shared Future

Chinese President: Build A Community  With Shared Future

April 12, 2018

The world needs to work together to build a community with shared future for mankind and make Asia and the world peaceful, prosperous, tranquil and open, Chinese ...

US Displays Military Muscle As Carrier Sails In South China Sea

US Displays Military Muscle As  Carrier Sails In South China Sea

April 12, 2018

ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT - More than two dozen F/A-18 Hornets roared off the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in an ear-splitting display of US military might as...

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 ...