Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

B20 Summit 2017 Kicks Off in Berlin

B20 Summit 2017 Kicks Off in Berlin

May 03, 2017

BERLIN - B20 Summit 2017 kicked off here on Tuesday, bringing together business representatives from 19 countries plus the European Union (EU). German Finance Minister Wolfgang...

Russian, U.S. Top Diplomats Plan to Meet in Alaska Next Week

Russian, U.S. Top Diplomats Plan to  Meet in Alaska Next Week

May 03, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plan to meet in the United States next week, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on...

Macron, Le Pen Exchange May Day Blows Across Paris

Macron, Le Pen Exchange May Day Blows Across Paris

May 02, 2017

PARIS - Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded campaign blows across Paris on May Day, as France's most crucial election in decades...

Trump Says Being U.S. President “Big Burden on the Family”

Trump Says Being U.S. President  “Big Burden on the Family”

May 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday that his position in White House has affected his family life, adding that his wife Melania Trump has...

Trump: We can’t Let N. Korea Build Better Missiles

Trump: We can’t Let N. Korea Build Better Missiles

May 01, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea – US President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a pretty smart cookie" for being able to hold onto power after taking over the reclusive...

Le Pen Visits French Factory, Macron Wins Ally before Runoff

Le Pen Visits French Factory, Macron Wins Ally before Runoff

May 01, 2017

PARIS — France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival views of Europe, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the shared euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel...

Chinese FM Meets with U.S. Counterpart on Bilateral Ties, Nuclear Issue

Chinese FM Meets with U.S. Counterpart on Bilateral Ties, Nuclear Issue

April 30, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a Security Council ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula's...

Key Events in U.S. President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

Key Events in U.S. President Trump’s  First 100 Days in Office

April 30, 2017

WASHINGTON - Saturday marks the 100th day of Donald Trump's office as the 45th president of the United States. Following are the key events in the 100 days: Jan. 20 -- Trump is sworn in...

Brexit Takes Center Stage as Britain’s Election Battle Continues

Brexit Takes Center Stage as  Britain’s Election Battle Continues

April 27, 2017

LONDON - Britain's future in Europe dominated campaigning Tuesday with the main opposition Labour Party setting out its own vision of Brexit. Keir Starmer, Labour's Shadow Secretary...

U.S. Deeply Concerned about Turkey's Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

U.S. Deeply Concerned about Turkey's Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - The United States said Tuesday it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without "proper coordination" with Washington...

Brexit to Dominate as May Sets out Stall for UK Re-Election

Brexit to Dominate as May Sets out Stall for UK Re-Election

April 26, 2017

LONDON - Whatever Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives promise in their manifesto before a June election, managing Britain's exit from the European Union will limit her...

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

April 26, 2017

BASEL, Switzerland - Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its...

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

April 25, 2017

PARIS - Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened with rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in France' first round offered a...

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

April 25, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close...

Rance Votes in Unpredictable Presidential Election under Tight Security

Rance Votes in Unpredictable  Presidential Election under Tight Security

April 24, 2017

PARIS - Millions of French voters began casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election Sunday morning amid an atmosphere of uncertainty. Polling stations at France's...

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

April 24, 2017

LONDON - The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister...

Guterres, Trump Hold First Meeting

Guterres, Trump Hold  First Meeting

April 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time at the White House on Friday, said a UN spokesperson. The UN chief had an...

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to Restore Cooperation

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to  Restore Cooperation

April 23, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia hopes to have a substantive discussion of ways to restore its cooperation with the European Union (EU) during EU foreign policy chief's visit to Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said...

May Says June Election Result ‘Not Certain’ Despite Big Lead in Polls

May Says June Election Result ‘Not Certain’ Despite Big Lead in Polls

April 22, 2017

MAIDENHEAD, England - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she was not taking anything for granted as she gears up for a snap election in June in which polls suggest her...

China, Russia Pledge Close Coordination in Political Settlement for Int’l Hot Issues

China, Russia Pledge Close Coordination in Political Settlement for Int’l Hot Issues

April 22, 2017

ASTANA - China and Russia should further strengthen strategic cooperation and play a constructive role in maintaining world peace and stability as well as in seeking political settlement...

British Parliament Backs May’s Plan for June 8 Snap Election

British Parliament Backs May’s Plan for June 8 Snap Election

April 20, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal...

Pence Warns North Korea: ‘The Sword Stands Ready’

Pence Warns North Korea: ‘The Sword Stands Ready’

April 20, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising...

May Calls for Early Election to Strengthen Brexit Hand

May Calls for Early Election to Strengthen Brexit Hand

April 19, 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up...

U.S. Won’t Draw Red Line on Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue: White House

U.S. Won’t Draw Red Line on Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue: White House

April 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday that it does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to draw a red line on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and the United States will...

Constitutional Amendments Accepted in Referendum: Erodogan

Constitutional Amendments  Accepted in Referendum: Erodogan

April 18, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Sunday night that the proposed constitutional changes were accepted in a referendum, paying the way for the country to...

China, US Working on ‘N. Korea Problem’: Trump

China, US Working on  ‘N. Korea Problem’: Trump

April 18, 2017

SEOUL - President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and...

N. Korea Behavior ‘Can’t Continue’: McMaster

N. Korea Behavior ‘Can’t  Continue’: McMaster

April 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - An international consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea's "threatening behavior" cannot go on, the US national security adviser said Sunday...

May Says Britain Uniting Around Brexit

May Says Britain Uniting  Around Brexit

April 17, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain was beginning to unite behind Brexit, 10 months after the divisive referendum that saw the country narrowly vote to leave...

Trump Reverses Views on Russia, China.

Trump Reverses Views on  Russia, China.

April 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing than with...

Ready for War if Trump Wants it: N. Korean Official

Ready for War if Trump Wants it: N. Korean Official

April 16, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea - President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The...

Pence Heads to Seoul as North Korea Tensions Flare

Pence Heads to Seoul as North Korea Tensions Flare

April 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over...

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Syria Situation

Putin, Erdogan Discuss  Syria Situation

April 15, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the latest developments in Syria by phone on Thursday, according to Turkish presidency...

Xi and Trump Discuss Korean Peninsula, Syria over Phone

Xi and Trump Discuss Korean Peninsula, Syria over Phone

April 13, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, and discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria...

Moscow Warns U.S.: Don’t Strike Syrian Air Base Again

Moscow Warns U.S.: Don’t Strike Syrian Air Base Again

April 13, 2017

MOSCOW - Last week’s U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack must not be repeated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned...

Russia must Choose Between Assad and the US: Tillerson

Russia must Choose Between Assad and the US: Tillerson

April 12, 2017

LUCCA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and...