Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Sri Lanka tourism earnings fall in February due to COVID-19

Sri Lanka tourism earnings fall in February due to COVID-19

May 19,2020

Tourism earnings in Sri Lanka dropped to 391 million U.S. dollars in February, in comparison to 475 million dollars earned within the same period last year, local media ...

Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK members in northern Iraq: ministry

Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK members in northern Iraq: ministry

May 19,2020

Turkish security forces killed three members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's defense ministry ...

Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

May 19,2020

Global health leaders are pushing for an independent review of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic at the UN's World Health Assembly. ...

Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

May 03,2020

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says. ...

US Approval Broadens Use of COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

US Approval Broadens Use of COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

May 03,2020

Gilead Science Inc’s (GILD.O) antiviral drug remdesivir was granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration for COVID-19 on Friday ...

Coronavirus: Three out of four Americans under some form of lockdown

Coronavirus: Three out of four Americans under some form of lockdown

April 01,2020

About three out of four Americans are now, or about to be, under some form of lockdown, as more states tighten measures to fight the coronavirus. . .

Coronavirus gives airlines 'unprecedented shock'

Coronavirus gives airlines 'unprecedented shock'

April 01,2020

Frontline NHS staff in the UK on visas will be given an automatic one-year extension to help the UK battle the coronavirus.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said doctors, nurses ...

Beijing reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases

April 01,2020

BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported three new imported cases of COVID-19 Monday, two of whom coming from Serbia and one from Spain, a local health official said Tuesday...

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

April 01,2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous ...

HRW: Saudi Forces Torture, Disappear Yemeni Civilians

HRW: Saudi Forces Torture, Disappear Yemeni Civilians

March 26,2020

RIYADH - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Saudi Arabia and Saudi-backed forces in war-torn Yemen for carrying out a series of abuses against Yemeni civilians in ...

White House, Senate Agree on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Plan

White House, Senate Agree on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Plan

March 26,2020

WASHINGTON - The White House and Senate have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis ...

Japan’s Abe Admits Postponing Tokyo Olympics May Be Option

Japan’s Abe Admits Postponing Tokyo Olympics May Be Option

March 24,2020

TOKYO - Canada has become the first country to withdraw its team from the Tokyo Olympics, increasing pressure on Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an event he said for ...

Trillion-Dollar US Economic Rescue Package Crashes in Senate

Trillion-Dollar US Economic Rescue Package Crashes in Senate

March 24,2020

WASHINGTON - A trillion-dollar Senate proposal to rescue the reeling US economy crashed to defeat Sunday after receiving zero support from Democrats, and with five Republicans ...

North Korea Praises Trump but Warns on Ties

North Korea Praises Trump but Warns on Ties

March 23,2020

PYONGYANG - Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported citing the North Korean leader's powerful sister, but she warned their...

New Slovak Government Sworn in Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

New Slovak Government Sworn in Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23,2020

BRATISLAVA - A four-party coalition government has taken office in Slovakia, with the coronavirus outbreak an immediate policy challenge. ..

Spain’s Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 1,700, Cases Over 28,000 -Health Ministry

Spain’s Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 1,700, Cases Over 28,000 -Health Ministry

March 23,2020

MADRID - Spain’s death toll from coronavirus soared to 1,720 on Sunday from 1,326 the day before, according to latest data from the Health Ministry...

‘Stay Indoors & Healthy’: India Holds Coronavirus ‘Self-Curfew Drill’ As Infections Reach 300,000 Globally

‘Stay Indoors & Healthy’: India Holds Coronavirus ‘Self-Curfew Drill’ As Infections Reach 300,000 Globally

March 23,2020

NEW DELHI - As a part of a drill to increase Covid-19 pandemic awareness and prepare for the worst, India has launched a 14-hour ‘self-curfew’ to test Indians’ readiness ...

Poor Indians Flee to Villages as Coronavirus Measures Take Heavy Toll

Poor Indians Flee to Villages as Coronavirus Measures Take Heavy Toll

March 22,2020

MUMBAI - Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising ...

North Korea Fires Two 'Ballistic Missiles' into Sea

North Korea Fires Two 'Ballistic Missiles' into Sea

March 22,2020

PYONGYANG - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of such launches ...

Iran Frees French Researcher in Apparent Prisoner Swap

Iran Frees French Researcher in Apparent Prisoner Swap

March 22,2020

PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron announced Saturday that Iran has freed a French researcher imprisoned in the Islamic republic after France released an Iranian threatened ...

Guinea to Hold Contested Polls Boycotted by Opposition

Guinea to Hold Contested Polls Boycotted by Opposition

March 22,2020

CONAKRY - Voters in Guinea will head to the polls on Sunday to elect members of parliament and vote on a proposed constitutional reform against the backdrop of deadly street protests ...

Rockets Strike Baghdad's Green Zone, Fourth Attack in Days

Rockets Strike Baghdad's Green Zone, Fourth Attack in Days

March 19,2020

BAGHDAD - At least three rockets struck Baghdad's fortified Green Zone near the United States Embassy late Tuesday, the fourth such attack in the span of a week...

China to Expel More US Journalists in Escalating Row Over Media

China to Expel More US Journalists in Escalating Row Over Media

March 19,2020

BEIJING - China has said it will revoke the credentials of journalists at three American newspapers after the United States imposed restrictions on Chinese nationals ...

Australia Tells Citizens to Come Home, And Stop Travelling Abroad

Australia Tells Citizens to Come Home, And Stop Travelling Abroad

March 19,2020

CANBERRA - Australia's government told its citizens Wednesday not to travel abroad and warned those already overseas to rush home as it took unprecedented steps to choke off the spread of ...

Joe Biden Wins Arizona for Democratic Primary Sweep

Joe Biden Wins Arizona for Democratic Primary Sweep

March 19,2020

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden won the Arizona primary over Bernie Sanders, giving him a sweep of the three US states which voted on Tuesday to choose a Democratic candidate to ...

Trump Tests Negative for Virus as US Expands Europe Travel Ban

Trump Tests Negative for Virus as  US Expands Europe Travel Ban

March 16,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, his physician said, following concerns over his exposure to COVID-19...

US Declares Virus Emergency as New Epicenter Europe Locks Down

US Declares Virus Emergency as New  Epicenter Europe Locks Down

March 15,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency as the World Health Organization named Europe the new epicenter of the coronavirus and more countries ...

Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where US & British Soldiers Were Killed in Similar Attack This Week

Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where US & British  Soldiers Were Killed in Similar Attack This Week

March 15,2020

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi base hosting foreign military service members was hit by a barrage of rockets on Saturday, Iraqi officials have said. A similar attack on Wednesday killed three people ...

Europe Is Coronavirus Pandemic Epicenter as Cases Surge: WHO

Europe Is Coronavirus Pandemic  Epicenter as Cases Surge: WHO

March 15,2020

In a “tragic milestone,” Europe has surpassed China to become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people around the world....

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Won’t Oppose IMF Aid Under ‘Reasonable Conditions’: Chief

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Won’t Oppose IMF Aid Under ‘Reasonable Conditions’: Chief

March 15,2020

BEIRUT - Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement, which has strongly opposed foreign interference in the country's crisis-hit economy, said Friday it could accept Beirut receiving an International ...

S. Korean Nurses’ Bandages Become Badges of Honour

S. Korean Nurses’ Bandages  Become Badges of Honour

March 14,2020

SEOUL - Across their foreheads, cheeks and noses, the nurses on the front line of South Korea's struggle against the coronavirus outbreak wear bandages that have become badges of honour...

Chinese Foreign Ministry Suggests US Army to Blame for Coronavirus Pandemic

Chinese Foreign Ministry Suggests US Army  to Blame for Coronavirus Pandemic

March 14,2020

BEIJING - China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday implied that the U.S. Army “might be” be responsible for bringing the coronavirus to Wuhan, the Chinese ...

South Sudan’s Road to Peace Marred by ‘Unconscionable’ Violence

South Sudan’s Road to Peace Marred by  ‘Unconscionable’ Violence

March 14,2020

JUBA - The cattle rustlers were asleep, resting ahead of a raid, when automatic gunfire tore through their camp. Ambushed by rival herdsmen, encircled and outgunned, they ...

Cambodia to Host War Games with China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Cambodia to Host War Games with China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 14,2020

PHNOM PENH - Cambodia is set to kick off its annual joint military exercise with China on Saturday, with thousands of soldiers expected to join despite events being ...

Merkel Says 70pc of Germans Could Get Coronavirus: Live Updates

Merkel Says 70pc of Germans Could  Get Coronavirus: Live Updates

March 12,2020

BERLIN - Leaders from the European Union are promising to do "whatever it takes" to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, as Italy reported its biggest single-day death toll since ...