Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations

Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary,  Launches Power Stations

March 19, 2019

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea - President Vladimir Putin inaugurated two new power stations in Crimea on Monday after flying into the Black Sea peninsula to celebrate the fifth ...

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014 Seizure of Crimea

NATO, EU Condemn Russia’s 2014  Seizure of Crimea

March 19, 2019

BRUSSELS – NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. ...

China, Europe on Path of Expanding Belt and Road Cooperation

China, Europe on Path of Expanding  Belt and Road Cooperation

March 18, 2019

FRANKFURT - Anastasiya Sizikova, a young woman who lives in Germany’s western city of Dusseldorf, could have hardly imagined a few years ago that her career and life would ...

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law and Order Amid Protests

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law  and Order Amid Protests

March 18, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia’s president has pledged to defend the country’s law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting ...

New Zealand PM Says ‘Gun Laws Will Change’ after Mosque Shooting

New Zealand PM Says ‘Gun Laws Will Change’  after Mosque Shooting

March 17, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH - The New Zealand government is looking at banning semi-automatic weapons following the killing of 49 worshipers at two Christchurch mosques, Prime Minister ...

Australian Senator Faces Censure for Anti-Immigration Stance

Australian Senator Faces Censure  for Anti-Immigration Stance

March 17, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian senator has had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim . . .

49 Killed and Dozens, Including Young Children, Injured in New Zealand Mass Shootings Targeting Mosques

49 Killed and Dozens, Including Young Children, Injured  in New Zealand Mass Shootings Targeting Mosques

March 16, 2019

WELLINGTON - Three people are in custody -- one of whom was charged with murder -- after at least one heavily-armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers at Friday prayer, massacring ...

Italy’s Drive to Join China’s Belt and Road Hits Pot Holes

Italy’s Drive to Join China’s Belt and Road Hits Pot Holes

March 16, 2019

ROME - The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world...

China Offers Help to Venezuela to Restore Power

China Offers Help to Venezuela to Restore Power

March 14, 2019

BEIJING - China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage&rdquo ...

‘Blatant Extortion’: German Ex-Chancellor Lashes Out at US Threat to Withhold Intel over China

‘Blatant Extortion’: German Ex-Chancellor Lashes Out at US Threat to Withhold Intel over China

March 14, 2019

BERLIN - Washington’s threat to downgrade its intelligence-sharing with Berlin if Germany buys Chinese 5G equipment is an example of why Berlin should seek more independence ...

U.S. Should Innovate Together with China, Says Expert

U.S. Should Innovate Together with China, Says Expert

March 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - The United States should collaborate with China on innovation rather than “control” Chinese technologies, which could set back growth in technology growth ...

Boeing Pledges to Roll Out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX in ‘Coming Weeks’ after FAA Push

Boeing Pledges to Roll Out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX in ‘Coming Weeks’ after FAA Push

March 13, 2019

RENTON - Boeing, in full damage-control mode after the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, has vowed to upgrade, within weeks, the software on its 737 MAX 8. The aircraft has been at the center ...

UN Environment Assembly Opens Amid Calls to Inject Vitality into Sustainability Agenda

UN Environment Assembly Opens Amid Calls  to Inject Vitality into Sustainability Agenda

March 12, 2019

NAIROBI - The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) opened in Nairobi on Monday with a rallying call for adoption of technologies and innovations ...

Trump Open to A Third Summit with DPRK: Bolton

Trump Open to A Third Summit  with DPRK: Bolton

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), National Security Adviser John ...

Clashes Break Out in Yemen’s Key Port City after Cease-Fire

Clashes Break Out in Yemen’s Key Port City  after Cease-Fire

March 11, 2019

SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials and eyewitnesses say that fighting has erupted in the key port city of Hodeida, the first significant clashes since warring ...

All 157 People on Board Crashed Ethiopian Plane Confirmed Dead

All 157 People on Board Crashed  Ethiopian Plane Confirmed Dead

March 11, 2019

ADDIS ABABA - All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) flight that crashed earlier Sunday are confirmed dead, Ethiopian state television reported...

Cooperation Between U.S. Midwest, China Enters New Period: Diplomat

Cooperation Between  U.S. Midwest, China Enters New Period: Diplomat

March 10, 2019

CHICAGO - Chinese Consul-General in Chicago Zhao Jian said Friday that friendly exchanges and practical cooperation between the U.S. Midwestern states and China are entering ...

India Asks Pakistan for Concrete Crackdown on Terror Groups

India Asks Pakistan for  Concrete Crackdown on Terror Groups

March 10, 2019

NEW DELHI – India is demanding that Pakistan take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory, while at the same time returning its top diplomat to Pakistan ...

US Urges Resumption of Dialogue Between Serbia and Kosovo

US Urges Resumption of Dialogue  Between Serbia and Kosovo

March 09, 2019

BELGRADE, Serbia — A high-ranking U.S. envoy has urged Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume their discussions over how to normalize relations between ...

China Warns of Repeating History’s Mistakes with Venezuela

China Warns of Repeating History’s  Mistakes with Venezuela

March 09, 2019

BEIJING - The Chinese government’s top diplomat issued a stern warning on Friday against interfering in Venezuela and imposing sanctions, saying history offered a clear ...

Pentagon Threatens Turkey with ‘Grave Consequences’ for Buying Russian S-400

Pentagon Threatens Turkey  with ‘Grave Consequences’ for Buying Russian S-400

March 06, 2019

WASHINGTON - The US has threatened Turkey with “grave consequences” unless it cancels the purchase of S-400 systems from Russia, with a Pentagon spokesman advising ...

‘Never Has Europe Been in Such Danger’: Macron Calls for New ‘Renaissance’ as Brexit Looms

‘Never Has Europe Been in Such Danger’: Macron Calls for New ‘Renaissance’ as Brexit Looms

March 06, 2019

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has penned a letter urging European civilization to ‘reinvent’ itself in the midst of unprecedented threats and crisis. His ideas include ...

Seoul Calls for Three-Way Talks after Trump-Kim Collapse

Seoul Calls for Three-Way Talks  after Trump-Kim Collapse

March 05, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has proposed semiofficial three-way talks with the United States and North Korea as it struggles to put nuclear diplomacy back on track after the collapse ...

U.S. Returns Higher Diplomatic Status to EU’s Washington Mission

U.S. Returns Higher Diplomatic Status  to EU’s Washington Mission

March 05, 2019

BRUSSELS - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has restored a higher protocol status to European Union diplomats in Washington after a snub that highlighted ...

US & South Korea Agree to Scrap Major Military Drills to Foster Denuclearization – Seoul

US & South Korea Agree to Scrap Major Military Drills  to Foster Denuclearization – Seoul

March 04, 2019

WASHINGTON - Washington and Seoul will no longer conduct the large-scale Foal Eagle and Key Resolve war games, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Sunday. It comes several ...

China Considers Legal Changes on Technology to Placate US

China Considers Legal Changes  on Technology to Placate US

March 04, 2019

BEIJING — In an unusual step, China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials ...

China Blasts ‘Political Persecution’ of Huawei as Canada Goes Ahead with Exec’s Extradition to US

China Blasts ‘Political Persecution’ of Huawei  as Canada Goes Ahead with Exec’s Extradition to US

March 03, 2019

BEIJING - Ottawa has formally started an extradition process in the case of Huawei’s chief financial officer, who was arrested in Canada after being charged with circumventing ...

North Korea’s Kim Leaves Vietnam after Summit Breakdown

North Korea’s Kim Leaves Vietnam  after Summit Breakdown

March 03, 2019

DONG DANG, Vietnam – Smiling and holding up his clasped hands in a victorious pose, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday boarded his private train at the Vietnam-China ...

Brexit: Parliament Gets to Decide Between No Deal and Delay

Brexit: Parliament Gets to Decide  Between No Deal and Delay

February 26, 2019

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May bowed to intense political pressure Tuesday and handed control of Brexit to Parliament, telling lawmakers they will get to choose ...

Iran’s Foreign Minister Resigns as His Nuclear Deal Teeters

Iran’s Foreign Minister Resigns  as His Nuclear Deal Teeters

February 26, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned without warning late Monday, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated ...

Venezuela’s Maduro Mocks Trump, Opposition Leader Guaido; Vows to Never Surrender

Venezuela’s Maduro Mocks Trump, Opposition Leader  Guaido; Vows to Never Surrender

February 25, 2019

CARACAS - Embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro vowed to defend his nation’s independence with his life during a speech before thousands of cheering supporters Saturday, calling ...

North Korea’s Kim on His Way by Train to Summit with Trump in Vietnam

North Korea’s Kim on His Way by Train  to Summit with Trump in Vietnam

February 25, 2019

SEOUL/HANOI - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train on Sunday, media reported, bound for a high-stakes second nuclear summit with U.S. President ...

China, Saudi Arabia Agree to Expand Cooperation

China, Saudi Arabia Agree to Expand Cooperation

February 23, 2019

BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Friday met and co-chaired a meeting of a high-level steering committee with Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s crown ...

Netanyahu-Putin to Meet in Russia on Wednesday

Netanyahu-Putin to Meet in Russia  on Wednesday

February 23, 2019

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Russia on Wednesday for talks with President Vladimir Putin that had been scheduled for this week, the Israeli ...

China Expects Iran to Play More Constructive Role in Regional Affairs

China Expects Iran to Play More  Constructive Role in Regional Affairs

February 20, 2019

BEIJING - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Wang said China valued Iran’s role ...