Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Erdogan Again Visits Qatar for Cooperation, Regional Issues

Erdogan Again Visits Qatar for  Cooperation, Regional Issues

November 16, 2017

DOHA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived here on Tuesday evening for the second official visit since the gulf crisis began, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Wednesday.

Qatar ‘Thousand Times Better Off’ without Gulf Allies: Emir

Qatar ‘Thousand Times Better Off’ without Gulf Allies: Emir

November 15, 2017

DOHA - Months into a dispute that has seen Doha cut off from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's emir said Tuesday his country was "a thousand times better off" without them...

Russia Accuses U.S. Coalition of Hampering its Anti-IS Operation in Syria

Russia Accuses U.S. Coalition of  Hampering its Anti-IS Operation in Syria

November 15, 2017

MOSCOW - The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition of interfering with the Russian air force to protect retreating Islamic State (IS) militants. The militants had...

23 EU Countries Sign Defense Pact on Permanent Structured Cooperation

23 EU Countries Sign Defense Pact on Permanent Structured Cooperation

November 14, 2017

BRUSSELS - Defense ministers of 23 EU member states Monday signed a pact to on joint defense cooperation and handed it over to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. According to a statement...

May Meets EU Business Leaders as Brexit Tensions Grow

May Meets EU Business Leaders  as Brexit Tensions Grow

November 14, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU business leaders worried about Britain’s departure on Monday as a secret letter emerged from two cabinet ministers instructing her how to...

Trump, Putin Say Military Communications Improving in Syria

Trump, Putin Say Military  Communications Improving in Syria

November 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said on Saturday they are satisfied with the communication between their militaries, which has...

No Figure on Cost of Brexit Offered to Unlock Talks: British Minister

No Figure on Cost of Brexit Offered to Unlock Talks: British Minister

November 13, 2017

LONDON - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell...

Xi, Putin Pledge to Enhance Regional, Int’l Cooperation

Xi, Putin Pledge to  Enhance Regional, Int’l Cooperation

November 12, 2017

DA NANG, Vietnam - Chinese President Xi Jinping met here Friday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on further strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation on regional and international...

Putin and Trump Talk Syria, Election Meddling at Brief Meeting

Putin and Trump Talk Syria, Election Meddling at Brief Meeting

November 12, 2017

DANANG, Vietnam - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a statement on Syria during a brief meeting at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and Putin again...

Xi, Trump Join Hands Making Bigger Cake

Xi, Trump Join  Hands Making Bigger Cake

November 11, 2017

BEIJING - Before U.S. President Donald Trump began high-level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday, he was welcomed by a children’s...

Barnier Gives Britain Two-Week Brexit Deadline

Barnier Gives Britain  Two-Week Brexit Deadline

November 11, 2017

BRUSSELS - EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier on Friday handed Britain a two-week ultimatum to make concessions on a divorce agreement if it wants to unlock the next phase of talks in December...

Trump Warns ‘Rogue Regime’ North Korea of Grave Danger

Trump Warns ‘Rogue Regime’ North Korea of Grave Danger

November 09, 2017

BEIJING - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in China on Wednesday seeking help to rein in North Korea, telling the reclusive state's leader he was putting his country in grave danger by...

U.S. Democrats Optimistic over Midterms after Scoring Two Governor Race Victories

U.S. Democrats Optimistic over Midterms after Scoring Two Governor Race Victories

November 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Democratic Party on Tuesday won both governorship races in the states of Virginia and New Jersey, dealing a heavy blow to the Republicans ahead of the midterm elections...

Trump, Moon Agree to Peaceful Resolution of Korean Peninsula Issue, Fair Trade Deal

Trump, Moon Agree to Peaceful Resolution of Korean Peninsula Issue, Fair Trade Deal

November 08, 2017

SEOUL - U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday agreed to peacefully resolve issues on the Korean Peninsula and swiftly push negotiations for a fair free...

UN Climate Talks Open in Bonn with Call to Uphold Paris Agreement Path

UN Climate Talks Open in Bonn  with Call to Uphold Paris Agreement Path

November 08, 2017

BONN - The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off here on Monday with a call to adhere to the path of Paris Climate...

US will Arm Japan to Knock Down Korea Missiles: Trump

US will Arm Japan to  Knock Down Korea Missiles: Trump

November 07, 2017

TOKYO – US President Donald Trump on Monday refused to rule out eventual military action against North Korea and declared that the United States “will not stand” for Pyongyang...

G-7 Health Ministers: Climatic Factors Impact Health

G-7 Health Ministers:  Climatic Factors Impact Health

November 07, 2017

MILAN — Group of Seven health ministers have issued a joint statement that says climatic factors impact on human health. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told reporters on Monday...

Iran, Russia, Turkey Top Military Officials to Meet on Security Cooperation

Iran, Russia, Turkey Top Military Officials to Meet on Security Cooperation

November 06, 2017

TEHRAN - Iran’s army chief, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, is to attend a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts on security cooperation in the near...

Trump in Japan for 1st Stop of Asian Tour, Security, Trade in Focus

Trump in Japan for 1st Stop of Asian  Tour, Security, Trade in Focus

November 06, 2017

TOKYO - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Sunday for the first stop of his 9-day Asian tour. The president’s Air Force One landed at the U.S. Yokota Air Base in the suburbs of Tokyo...

Syria Deal May be on Agenda for Putin-Trump Asia Meeting: Report

Syria Deal May be on Agenda for  Putin-Trump Asia Meeting: Report

November 05, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported on...

US Report Affirms Global Warming, Despite Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies

US Report Affirms Global Warming,  Despite Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies

November 05, 2017

WASHINGTON - A major U.S. government report on Friday affirmed that global warming is real and “extremely likely” caused by human activities, a stark contrast with President Donald...

Trump to Work with China to Promote Peace, Prosperity: McMaster

Trump to Work with China to  Promote Peace, Prosperity: McMaster

November 04, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday here that President Donald Trump looks forward to his upcoming visit to China and is ready to work with Beijing to promote...

Russia Calls Investigation into Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria “Unprofessional”

Russia Calls Investigation into Use of  Chemical Weapons in Syria “Unprofessional”

November 04, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia said Thursday it will agree to continue a UN investigation into use of chemical weapons in Syria if the quality of the group’s work drastically improves. “We are...

Qatar, U.S. Vow to Cut Terrorism Financing

Qatar, U.S. Vow to  Cut Terrorism Financing

November 02, 2017

DOHA - Qatar reiterated its commitment to defeating terrorism by strengthening law to cut off terrorism financing from within the state, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Tuesday...

Japan’s Parliament Re-Elects Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister

Japan’s Parliament Re-Elects Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister

November 02, 2017

TOKYO — Japan’s lower house of parliament re-elected Shinzo Abe as prime minister on Wednesday after his party won a resounding victory in a snap election last month. Abe, who has been...

World Set to Bust Global Warming Goal, but U.N. Cool on Threat from Trump

World Set to Bust Global Warming Goal, but U.N. Cool on Threat from Trump

November 01, 2017

GENEVA - Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, but there are signs of a move away from fossil fuels that not even U.S. President Donald...

Syria, Oil High on Putin’s Agenda on Trip to Iran on Wed: Kremlin

Syria, Oil High on Putin’s Agenda on Trip to Iran on Wed: Kremlin

November 01, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the Syria crisis and energy cooperation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's top authority supreme leader Ayatollah Ali...

Concentration of CO2 in Atmosphere Hits Record High: UN

Concentration of CO2 in  Atmosphere Hits Record High: UN

October 31, 2017

GENEVA - The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement...

Vatican Aims to Head off US-North Korea Nuclear Standoff

Vatican Aims to Head off  US-North Korea Nuclear Standoff

October 31, 2017

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is hosting a conference next week aimed at trying to head off a threatened nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea, bringing together 11 Nobel peace...

Spanish Gov’t Officially Takes Control of Catalonia’s Regional Gov’t

Spanish Gov’t Officially Takes  Control of Catalonia’s Regional Gov’t

October 30, 2017

MADRID - The Spanish government has officially taken control of Catalonia’s regional government, Generalitat, with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy taking control of...

Climate, Migration Disputes Cloud German Coalition Talks

Climate, Migration Disputes Cloud German Coalition Talks

October 30, 2017

BERLIN - Disputes about climate and immigration policy dominated German media ahead of resumed talks among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, the pro-business Free...

European Leaders Side with Spain Amid Brewing Tensions over Catalonia

European Leaders Side with Spain Amid Brewing Tensions over Catalonia

October 29, 2017

BRUSSELS - European Leaders on Friday sided with Madrid amid spiraling tensions prompted by the Catalan parliament's unilateral declaration of independence. For EU nothing changes. Spain remains...

UN Officials Call for Greater Partnership to Boost Women’s Participation at All Levels

UN Officials Call for Greater Partnership to Boost Women’s Participation at All Levels

October 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - A senior United Nations official on Friday called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women's participation at all...

“Our Goal is not War”: Mattis

“Our Goal is not War”: Mattis

October 28, 2017

PANMUNJOM, South Korea - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean missile and nuclear crisis as he stood at the tense and heavily fortified...

Catalonia Declares Independence from Spain, Direct Madrid Rule Looms

Catalonia Declares Independence from Spain, Direct Madrid Rule Looms

October 28, 2017

BARCELONA/MADRID - Catalonia's parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region...