Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges Back To Earth over Pacific

Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges  Back To Earth over Pacific

April 03, 2018

BEIJING - A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth’s atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave ...

Germany ‘Still Open to Dialogue’ With Russia, Says Minister

Germany ‘Still Open to Dialogue’  With Russia, Says Minister

April 02, 2018

BERLIN - Germany’s foreign minister on Sunday said his country remained open to dialogue with Russia and hoped eventually to “rebuild ...

Candice Warner: ‘It’s My Fault’ For Husband’s Ball-Tamper Crisis

Candice Warner: ‘It’s My Fault’ For  Husband’s Ball-Tamper Crisis

April 02, 2018

SYDNEY - Disgraced Australia former vice-captain David Warner’s wife Candice said Sunday she blamed herself for his part in the ball-tampering ...

UK-Russia Standoff Deepens As Moscow Cuts UK Diplomats

UK-Russia Standoff Deepens  As Moscow Cuts UK Diplomats

April 01, 2018

MOSCOW - Moscow has told Britain it must cut “just over 50” more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff ...

Trump’s Talk of a Syria Pullout Nothing New

Trump’s Talk of a Syria  Pullout Nothing New

April 01, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria “very soon,” while at odds with his own policy, was ...

UN Top Officials Hail China’s Important Role in Resolving Korean Peninsula Issue

UN Top Officials Hail China’s Important Role in Resolving Korean Peninsula Issue

March 31, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - China has played an essential role in resolving the Korean Peninsula issue, two United Nations (UN) top officials said Thursday amid signs ...

Fraudsters Try to Use French First Lady’s Identity to Secure Perks

Fraudsters Try to Use French First  Lady’s Identity to Secure Perks

March 31, 2018

PARIS - Scam artists used a fake French presidency email address and first lady Brigitte Macron’s name to try and get into fancy restaurants and ...

Trump Gives Positive Sign on Talks with Kim, Good Review of Xi Meeting

Trump Gives Positive Sign on Talks  with Kim, Good Review of Xi Meeting

March 29, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looked forward to meeting with him, indicating the planned ...

Poland Signs $4.75 Billion Deal for U.S. Patriot Missile System Facing Russia

Poland Signs $4.75 Billion Deal for U.S.  Patriot Missile System Facing Russia

March 29, 2018

WARSAW - Poland signed the largest arms procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co’s<RTN.N> Patriot ...

At Odds With Bolton on North Korea, Mattis Appears Isolated

At Odds With Bolton on North Korea,  Mattis Appears Isolated

March 28, 2018

WASHINGTON — Of the issues that divide Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, one stands out: North Korea...

Russia to Respond Appropriately To U.S. Expulsion of Russian Envoys

Russia to Respond Appropriately To U.S. Expulsion of Russian Envoys

March 28, 2018

MOSCOW - Moscow will respond appropriately to the U.S. expulsion of Russian diplomats and closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Russia’s Foreign ...

China Accuses U.S. Of Arrogance for Xi Criticism at Rights Forum

China Accuses U.S. Of Arrogance  for Xi Criticism at Rights Forum

March 27, 2018

BEIJING - China accused the United States of arrogance on Monday after the U.S. delegation rejected a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution brought ...

UK Says World’s Patience Is Wearing Thin With Russia’s Putin after Chemical Attack

UK Says World’s Patience Is Wearing Thin With Russia’s Putin after Chemical Attack

March 27, 2018

TALLINN - British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Monday that the world was united behind Britain’s stance over the poisoning of a former ...

N. Korea ‘Real Threat’, Urges Co-Operation

N. Korea ‘Real Threat’, Urges Co-Operation

March 26, 2018

TOKYO - North Korea poses a “real threat” whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama said Sunday on ...

S. Korea’s Coast Guard Rescues All 163 after Ferry Hits Rock

S. Korea’s Coast Guard Rescues  All 163 after Ferry Hits Rock

March 26, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s coast guard said it rescued all 163 people from a ferry that hit a large rock in waters off the country’s southwestern ...

Stocks Tumble on Trade Fears; S&P Has Worst Week in 2 Years

Stocks Tumble on Trade Fears;  S&P Has Worst Week in 2 Years

March 25, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would ...

Turkey Condemns ‘Unacceptable’ EU Comments on Greece, Cyprus

Turkey Condemns ‘Unacceptable’  EU Comments on Greece, Cyprus

March 25, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey on Friday condemned a statement by European Union leaders bitterly critical of Ankara’s policies towards bloc members Cyprus and Greece ...

Putin Thanks Nation for Re-Election, Promises “Breakthrough”

Putin Thanks Nation for  Re-Election, Promises “Breakthrough”

March 24, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians Friday for his landslide re-election to another six-year term, pledging to lead the country to an economic ...

US Launches WTO Challenge Against China

US Launches WTO  Challenge Against China

March 24, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States launched Friday a challenge at the World Trade Organization against China over intellectual property breaches, a statement said ...

Putin Wins Russian Presidential Election, Likely to be Sworn in on May 7

Putin Wins Russian  Presidential Election, Likely  to be Sworn in on May 7

March 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia's incumbent President Vladimir Putin won 76.6 percent of ballots after 99.83 percent of the votes were counted in the presidential election Sunday ...

Exploiting Women for Prostitution a Crime against Humanity: Pope

Exploiting Women for Prostitution  a Crime against Humanity: Pope

March 20, 2018

ROME - Pope Francis branded exploitation of women for prostitution a “crime against humanity” on Monday and asked forgiveness from society for Catholic ...

China Forms New Economic Team as President Xi Kicks off Second Term

China Forms New Economic Team  as President Xi Kicks off Second Term

March 20, 2018

BEIJING - China elevated a key confidante of President Xi Jinping to one of the top positions in government on Monday as Beijing cracks down on riskier financing ...

Chinese President Takes Oath of Allegiance to Constitution for First Time

Chinese President Takes Oath of  Allegiance to Constitution for First Time

March 19, 2018

BEIJING - “I pledge my allegiance to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to safeguard the Constitution’s ...

Germany, France Start Work on ‘Road Map’ For EU Future

Germany, France Start Work on  ‘Road Map’ For EU Future

March 19, 2018

PARIS — The German and French leaders started working Friday toward what French President Emmanuel Macron said will be an “ambitious, clear road map” for ...

China’s National Congress Re-Elects Xi Jinpingas President

China’s National Congress  Re-Elects Xi Jinpingas President

March 18, 2018

Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president for the second time and chairman of the Central Military Commission of China on Saturday morning at the first sessions of the 13th National ...

UK’s May to Address Party Members amid Russia Crisis

UK’s May to Address Party  Members amid Russia Crisis

March 18, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Saturday address members of her Conservative Party, rejuvenated by the widespread praise for her handling of ...

South Korea Aims For High-Level Talks about Talks with North

South Korea Aims For High-Level  Talks about Talks with North

March 17, 2018

SEOUL - South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said ...

Putin Urges High Voter Turnout Ahead Of Russian Election

Putin Urges High Voter  Turnout Ahead Of Russian Election

March 17, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday’s election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country’s future...

Trump fires Tillerson, taps Pompeo as next secretary of state

Trump fires Tillerson, taps  Pompeo as next secretary of state

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia...

House Panel’s Initial Report Says No Collusion with Russia

House Panel’s Initial Report  Says No Collusion with Russia

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald ...

Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip to Return to Washington

Tillerson Cuts Short Africa  Trip to Return to Washington

March 13, 2018

N’DJAMENA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will cut short his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Monday to return to deal with urgent work in Washington, his spokesman said...

North Korean ‘Caution’ Seen In Announcing Stance on Upcoming Summits

North Korean ‘Caution’ Seen In  Announcing Stance on Upcoming Summits

March 13, 2018

SEOUL - North Korea’s silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution over organizing its ...

Japan’s Halt Throws Iran Oil Sales To 2-Year Low

Japan’s Halt Throws Iran  Oil Sales To 2-Year Low

March 12, 2018

Japan will not lift any Iranian crude oil this month which will also see Iran’s exports fall to the lowest level in two years, unconfirmed reports ...

China’s Parliament Puts Xi on Course to Rule for Life

China’s Parliament Puts  Xi on Course to Rule for Life

March 12, 2018

BEIJING - China’s Xi Jinpingon Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority ...

Showman Trump Abandons Cautious Obama Approach to North Korea

Showman Trump Abandons  Cautious Obama Approach to North Korea

March 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama counseled his successor Donald Trump on the global threats he should expect to face once he assumed office last year ...