Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Macron Calls for New Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Macron Calls for  New Israeli-Palestinian Talks

July 17, 2017

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has called for new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to create two independent states. After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

July 16, 2017

LONDON — There’s a chance Britain won’t leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is “necessary&rdquo...

France Wades into Qatar Row, Urges End to Punitive Measures

France Wades into Qatar Row, Urges End to Punitive Measures

July 16, 2017

DOHA, Qatar — France’s foreign minister on Saturday called on Qatar’s neighbors to immediately lift measures impacting thousands of people in the Gulf, becoming the latest...

France’s Macron Honors U.S. Forces in Bastille Day Celebration

France’s Macron Honors U.S. Forces in Bastille Day Celebration

July 15, 2017

PARIS - Emmanuel Macron, France’s youngest president in modern history, on Friday celebrated his first-ever Bastille Day, or French National Day, with the usual pomp, military parade...

Russia Ready to Expel U.S. Diplomats if no Deal Struck on Monday: Russian FM

Russia Ready to Expel U.S. Diplomats if no Deal Struck on Monday: Russian FM

July 15, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia is ready to expel a number of U.S. diplomats and seize two U.S. properties here in a tit-for-tat response if no deal is reached at a meeting of senior diplomats of the two...

French Leader Hopes to Persuade Trump on Climate

French Leader Hopes to Persuade Trump on Climate

July 13, 2017

HAMBURG, Germany — French President Emmanuel Macron says he harbors the hope of convincing President Donald Trump to bring the United States back into the Paris climate accord...

British Government Declines to Publish Review on Funding of Extremism

British Government Declines to Publish Review on Funding of Extremism

July 13, 2017

LONDON - The British government said on Wednesday it would not publish in full its report on the sources of funding of Islamist extremism in Britain, prompting opposition charges it was...

Syrian Monitor Group Confirms Death of IS Leader Al-Baghdadi

Syrian Monitor Group Confirms Death of IS Leader Al-Baghdadi

July 12, 2017

DAMASCUS - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitor group, on Tuesday confirmed the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS). There is confirmed...

Weakened UK Leader Theresa May Vows to Win ‘Battle of Ideas’

Weakened UK Leader Theresa May Vows to Win ‘Battle of Ideas’

July 12, 2017

LONDON — Attempting to regain political momentum after an election left her atop a fragile minority government, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she has to win a “battle...

UN Envoy Launches New Round of Syria Talks Amid Cease-Fire

UN Envoy Launches New Round of Syria Talks Amid Cease-Fire

July 11, 2017

GENEVA — The U.N.’s envoy for Syria on Monday opened a new round of indirect talks, the seventh so far, between Syrian government representatives and opposition leaders to...

Tillerson Aims to Ease Qatar Crisis with Shuttle Diplomacy

Tillerson Aims to Ease Qatar Crisis  with Shuttle Diplomacy

July 11, 2017

ISTANBUL — The Trump administration tossed aside its aversion to mediating a weeks-long Persian Gulf dispute Monday, as the top U.S. diplomat flew to the region hoping to corral Qatar and...

Trump Says Discussed Forming Cyber Security Unit with Putin

Trump Says Discussed Forming Cyber Security Unit with Putin

July 10, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he discussed forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir...

Macron Says Still Trying to Change Trump’s Mind on Climate Change

Macron Says Still Trying to Change Trump’s Mind on Climate Change

July 10, 2017

HAMBURG, Germany - French President Emmanuel Macron said here Saturday that he will not give up trying to change U.S. President Donald Trump’s mind on climate change. Macron made...

G20 Leaders Vow to Jointly Fight against Terrorism

G20 Leaders Vow to Jointly  Fight against Terrorism

July 09, 2017

HAMBURG, Germany - The leaders of the G20 vowed on Friday to enhance cooperation to fight against terrorism and its financing after the working sessions on the first day of G20 Summit...

U.S.-Russian Presidents’ First Meeting Considered Success

U.S.-Russian Presidents’ First Meeting Considered Success

July 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated meeting Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin is considered a success by U.S. experts, who note that the two...

Merkel Calls for G20 Compromise as Crunch Climate Talks Start

Merkel Calls for G20 Compromise as Crunch Climate Talks Start

July 08, 2017

HAMBURG - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed fellow Group of 20 leaders to compromise at the start of talks on climate and trade that have pitted U.S. President Donald Trump against...

Trump, Putin Shake Hands ahead of Closely Watched G20 Meeting

Trump, Putin Shake Hands ahead of  Closely Watched G20 Meeting

July 08, 2017

HAMBURG - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veteran businessman and a former spy, shook hands on Friday ahead of the most highly anticipated face-to-face...

World Expects G20 Summit to Push for more Inclusive Economy

World Expects G20 Summit to Push for more Inclusive Economy

July 06, 2017

BERLIN - World leaders are expected to meet at an annual G20 summit held in Hamburg, Germany on the weekend, discussing issues such as economic growth, international trade and financial market...

France’s Macron Vows to Support Syrian Opposition, Press through Political Solution

France’s Macron Vows to Support Syrian Opposition, Press through Political Solution

July 06, 2017

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has voiced support for opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, vowing more efforts to press through a diplomatic end of years-long civil...

Russia and China Tell North Korea, U.S. and South Korea to Embrace De-Escalation Plan

Russia and China Tell North Korea, U.S. and South Korea to Embrace De-Escalation Plan

July 05, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia and China joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse...

In Europe, Trump Gets 2nd Chance to Make 1st Impression

In Europe, Trump Gets 2nd Chance  to Make 1st Impression

July 05, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia's...

Trump, Merkel to Meet Ahead of Tricky G20 Talks: Berlin

Trump, Merkel to Meet Ahead of Tricky G20 Talks: Berlin

July 04, 2017

BERLIN - US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel plan to meet Thursday for what are expected to be tricky talks on the eve of a Group of 20 summit...

Macron Says Europe has ‘Lost its Way’

Macron Says Europe has ‘Lost its Way’

July 04, 2017

VERSAILLES, France - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said the European Union has “lost its way”, calling for a “new generation of leaders” to revive...

As Anti-G20 Protests Begin, Merkel Says Growth must be Inclusive

As Anti-G20 Protests Begin, Merkel Says Growth must be Inclusive

July 03, 2017

BERLIN - With an eye on anti-globalization protests brewing in Hamburg before this week’s G20 summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday leaders will have to focus on...

Trump to Speak with Xi, Abe as North Korea, Steel Issues Loom

Trump to Speak with Xi, Abe as North Korea, Steel Issues Loom

July 03, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump will speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, calls that come as frustration builds in the...

Trump Calls for Firm Response to North Korea, Targets Seoul on Trade

Trump Calls for Firm Response to North Korea, Targets Seoul on Trade

July 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance...

Putin Discusses Qatar Dispute with Bahrain King: Kremlin

Putin Discusses Qatar Dispute with Bahrain King: Kremlin

July 02, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in a telephone call...

Trump to Meet with Putin at G-20 Summit next Week

Trump to Meet with Putin at G-20 Summit next Week

July 01, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the White House said Thursday...

UN Chief Arrives in Swiss Town to Push Forward Peace Talks on Cyprus

UN Chief Arrives in Swiss Town to Push Forward Peace Talks on Cyprus

July 01, 2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland - United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived here Friday in a bid to push forward the ongoing peace talks on the reunification of...

Russian Warships Strike IS Terrorists in Syria with Cruise Missiles

Russian Warships Strike IS  Terrorists in Syria with Cruise Missiles

June 24, 2017

MOSCOW - Two Russian frigates and a submarine deployed in the eastern Mediterranean have fired six Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State (IS) targets in west-central Syria, the...

Central Europe Leaders Meet with France’s Macron

Central Europe Leaders Meet with France’s Macron

June 24, 2017

BRUSSELS - Poland's prime minister says it is a good sign for the future that France and Central European countries want to seek consensus despite their differences on key issues...

US - Russia Tensions on the Rise

US - Russia Tensions on the Rise

June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - With U.S.-Russia tensions on the rise especially over disagreements involving the war in Syria, U.S. experts said that though not as hostile as they were in the Cold War, ties...

Rapid Nuclear Decommissioning Threatens Climate Targets, Says IEA

Rapid Nuclear Decommissioning Threatens Climate Targets, Says IEA

June 22, 2017

ESTORIL, Portugal - Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants...

Courts are Right in Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

Courts are Right in Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Most Americans say federal courts are acting properly in blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

Qatar Says it Will not Negotiate Unless Neighbours Lift ‘Blockade’

Qatar Says it Will not Negotiate  Unless Neighbours Lift ‘Blockade’

June 21, 2017

DOHA - Qatar said it will not negotiate with its neighbours to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago. Doha still believed...