Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Russia Coordinating Anti-Coronavirus Measures with China - Peskov

Russia Coordinating Anti-Coronavirus  Measures with China - Peskov

February 22,2020

MOSCOW - Steps Russia is taking to minimize the risks of the novel coronavirus spreading to its territory are being coordinated with Chinese partners, and any discriminatory ...

Leaders from Over 160 Countries Express Support for China’s Efforts to Defeat COVID-19: Diplomat

Leaders from Over 160 Countries Express Support for China’s Efforts to Defeat COVID-19: Diplomat

February 22,2020

GENEVA - Leaders from more than 160 countries and 30 international organizations have expressed their sympathy and support to China in the fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior Chinese ...

Asian Markets Fall on Fears Over Spreading Virus

Asian Markets Fall on Fears Over  Spreading Virus

February 22,2020

ASIA - A spike in new virus cases outside China spooked Asian markets Friday after Wall Street pulled back from record highs as more companies warned earnings could be hurt ...

Russia Meddling in US Election to Boost Trump, Lawmakers Told

Russia Meddling in US Election to Boost Trump, Lawmakers Told

February 22,2020

MOSCOW - Russia is interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get Donald Trump re-elected, US intelligence officials have warned lawmakers in a briefing that infuriated the president ...

Sanders: US Cannot ‘Ignore The Needs of the Palestinian People’

Sanders: US Cannot ‘Ignore The Needs  of the Palestinian People’

February 20,2020

PALESTINIAN - Senator Bernie Sanders says the United States must be "pro-Palestinian" as much as "pro-Israeli" and described the Israeli government ...

Pompeo Closes Africa Tour with Warning About China’s ‘Empty Promises’

Pompeo Closes Africa Tour with Warning  About China’s ‘Empty Promises’

February 20,2020

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday closed a three-nation Africa tour with a thinly-veiled swipe at China as he talked up Washington's ability to stimulate growth and ...

Indian Officials Want to Obscure River’s ‘Foul Smell’ Ahead of Trump’s Taj Mahal Visit in Latest Elaborate Welcome Plan

Indian Officials Want to Obscure River’s ‘Foul Smell’ Ahead of Trump’s Taj Mahal Visit in Latest  Elaborate Welcome Plan

February 20,2020

NEW DELHI - Local authorities will go the extra mile to make sure US President Donald Trump doesn't get the stench coming from India's Yamuna River while enjoying the view of the iconic ...

Passengers Leave Japan Virus Ship, But New Infections Detected

Passengers Leave Japan Virus Ship,  But New Infections Detected

February 20,2020

TOKYO - Hundreds of relieved passengers disembarked Wednesday from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan after being given the all-clear, but health officials said 79 new cases ...

Pompeo, Ethiopia’s PM Discuss Country’s Dramatic Reforms

Pompeo, Ethiopia’s PM Discuss  Country’s Dramatic Reforms

February 19,2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop on Tuesday discussed reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister as well ...

UN Envoy: Impact of Long Libya War on Civilians ‘Incalculable’

UN Envoy: Impact of Long Libya War  on Civilians ‘Incalculable’

February 19,2020

NEW DELHI - Slum-dwellers in the city of Ahmedabad say they have been served eviction notices by municipal authorities as the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares ...

Coronavirus Cases Top 500 on Cruise Ship Off Japan

Coronavirus Cases Top 500 on  Cruise Ship Off Japan

February 19,2020

TOKYO - Another 88 people aboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday, as those free of the disease hoped they were spending their ...

Court Backs Yukos Shareholders Against Kremlin in $50 Bn Case

Court Backs Yukos Shareholders Against Kremlin in $50 Bn Case

February 19,2020

MOSCOW - A Dutch court Tuesday upheld an appeal by shareholders of the dismantled oil giant Yukos in a landmark ruling, boosting their fight in a $50 billion case for compensation...

Libyans Disappointed Nine Years After Their Revolution

Libyans Disappointed Nine Years After  Their Revolution

February 18,2020

TRIPOLI - Nine years after the revolution, Libya is suffering from a political, economic and security crisis and its people say their struggle has fallen prey to foreign agendas ...

India Denies Entry to UK Labour MP Who Chairs Group on Kashmir

India Denies Entry to UK Labour MP Who  Chairs Group on Kashmir

February 18,2020

NEW DELHI - Indian officials have denied entry to a British legislator who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the disputed region of Kashmir, after she landed at New Delhi ...

Taiwan Embraces Cute Mascots for Virus Prevention Campaign

Taiwan Embraces Cute Mascots for  Virus Prevention Campaign

February 18,2020

TAIPEI - While China deploys stern communist slogans in its battle against a deadly new coronavirus, democratic Taiwan has embraced cuddly mascots and humour to ease public anxiety ...

Russian FM Questions Efficiency of U.S. Mideast Peace Plan

Russian FM Questions Efficiency  of U.S. Mideast Peace Plan

February 18,2020

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has raised doubts about the efficiency of the U.S.' plan for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict ...

Qatar Says Talks to End GCC Crisis Were Suspended in January

Qatar Says Talks to End GCC Crisis  Were Suspended in January

February 17,2020

DOHA - Qatar's foreign minister has said efforts to resolve a years-long Gulf diplomatic crisis were not successful and were suspended at the start of January...

Dozens of Civilians Killed in Saudi-UAE-Led Air Raids in Yemen

Dozens of Civilians Killed in Saudi-UAE-Led  Air Raids in Yemen

February 17,2020

SANA'A - Yemen's Houthi rebels say more than 30 civilians have been killed in air raids carried out by a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition, with the United Nations confirming the death ...

Korean Great Park In-Bee Wins 20th Title at Australian Open

Korean Great Park In-Bee Wins 20th Title  at Australian Open

February 17,2020

SEOUL - South Korean great Park In-bee joined an illustrious group as a 20-time LPGA Tour winner Sunday with a commanding victory at the Australian Open -- her first title in almost ...

Israel Strikes Gaza, Cancels Easing of Restrictions

Israel Strikes Gaza, Cancels  Easing of Restrictions

February 17,2020

JERUSALEM - The Israeli air force attacked Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in retaliation to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave into Israel, a military ...

Munich Security Conference Kicks Off Discussing “Westlessness”

Munich Security Conference Kicks Off  Discussing “Westlessness”

February 16,2020

BERLIN - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, Feb. 14, 2020. The 56th MSC opened in the southern German city of Munich ...

Roundup: U.S. Attorney General Barr Under Fire Over Cases Linked with Trump’s Former Allies

Roundup: U.S. Attorney General Barr Under Fire Over Cases Linked with Trump’s Former Allies

February 16,2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to review the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security advisor Michael Flynn ...

Zelensky, Putin Discuss Donbass Ceasefire by Telephone

Zelensky, Putin Discuss Donbass  Ceasefire by Telephone

February 16,2020

KIEV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and discussed implementing agreements reached during a summit in ...

Defiant, Lebanon’s Hariri Says Deal with Aoun Is ‘History’

Defiant, Lebanon’s Hariri Says Deal  with Aoun Is ‘History’

February 16,2020

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said he is charting a new political path from within his party after a 2016 deal with President Michel Aoun that brought him ...

Sanders Wins in New Hampshire, Narrowly Beating Buttigieg

Sanders Wins in New Hampshire,  Narrowly Beating Buttigieg

February 13,2020

WINCHESTER - Concord, New Hampshire - United States Senator Bernie Sanders declared victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night after he narrowly beat Pete Buttigieg in the state's Democratic ...

Egypt’s Booming Population Hits 100 Million

Egypt’s Booming Population  Hits 100 Million

February 13,2020

CAIRO - Egypt's fast-growing population has hit 100 million, its statistics agency said on Tuesday, presenting a pressing problem for an already overburdened country with limited ...

Italy Senate Votes on Migrant Trial for Far-Right Leader Salvini

Italy Senate Votes on Migrant Trial for  Far-Right Leader Salvini

February 13,2020

ROME - Italian senators will decide on Wednesday whether far-right leader Matteo Salvini should face trial on charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea last year ...

Mumbai Raid Suspect That Left 150+ People Killed Sentenced to 5 Years in Pakistan for Financing Terrorism

Mumbai Raid Suspect That Left 150+ People Killed Sentenced to 5 Years in Pakistan for Financing Terrorism

February 13,2020

MUMBAI - A Pakistani court in has sentenced notorious militant commander Hafiz Saeed to prison terms in two cases of terrorism funding. The man is considered to be the mastermind ...

Coronavirus May Be Over Soon in China, Expert Says, As WHO Warns of Global Threat

Coronavirus May Be Over Soon in China, Expert Says, As WHO Warns of Global Threat

February 12,2020

GUANGZHOU, China/GENEVA - Coronavirus infections in China may be over by April, its senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but the death toll passed 1,000 and the World Health ...

Elections in U.S. Not to Affect Washington-Kyiv Relations - Zelensky

Elections in U.S. Not to Affect Washington-Kyiv Relations - Zelensky

February 12,2020

NAIROBI - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has chosen Kenya to become the first United States-funded Joint Terrorism Task Force to be located outside America, officials said on Tuesday...

Kenya, U.S. Partner to Set 1st Anti-Terrorism Task Force Outside U.S.

Kenya, U.S. Partner to Set 1st Anti-Terrorism  Task Force Outside U.S.

February 12,2020

NAIROBI - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has chosen Kenya to become the first United States-funded Joint Terrorism Task Force to be located outside America, officials said on Tuesday...

Palestinians Demonstrate Against U.S. Mideast Peace Plan

Palestinians Demonstrate Against U.S. Mideast Peace Plan

February 12,2020

GAZA/RAMALLAH - Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated on Tuesday in the West Bank and Gaza against the U.S. Mideast peace plan, known as the "Deal of ...

Gaza Fires Rocket at Southern Israel: Israeli Army

Gaza Fires Rocket at Southern  Israel: Israeli Army

February 11,2020

JERUSALEM - A rocket fired by militants in the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Sunday night amidst rising tensions in the region over Washington's Mideast peace plan...

Azerbaijan Governing Party Wins Vote, Opposition Cries Foul

Azerbaijan Governing Party Wins Vote,  Opposition Cries Foul

February 11,2020

BAKU - Azerbaijan's governing party was leading on Monday in a snap parliamentary election called by President Ilham Aliyev to consolidate power and speed up economic reforms ...

Indian Politician Calls for Burqa Ban Claiming ‘Terrorists’ Use Them to Hide from Police

Indian Politician Calls for Burqa Ban Claiming  ‘Terrorists’ Use Them to Hide from Police

February 11,2020

NEW DELHI - The state of Uttar Pradesh’s labor minister Raghuraj Singh has called for an outright ban on women wearing burqas, suggesting that terrorists have been using them to elude ...