Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

US ‘Taking Daesh to Afghanistan’: Khamenei

US ‘Taking Daesh to  Afghanistan’: Khamenei

January 31, 2018

TEHRAN - Ayatollah Khamenei says by relocating Daesh from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, the United States is pursuing its objectives in the region. Reacting to the ...

Trump Says US-EU Trade Very Unfair, May Morph into Big Problem

Trump Says US-EU Trade Very  Unfair, May Morph into Big Problem

January 30, 2018

LONDON- In an interview with a British TV anchor, U.S. President Donald Trump complained about what he said was very unfair trade relationship between the United States and the European Union...

UN Envoy Calls for Viable Political Settlement to Syrian Crisis

UN Envoy Calls for Viable Political Settlement to Syrian Crisis

January 30, 2018

MAFRAQ, JORDAN - The UN Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy Angelina Jolie visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday, calling for “a viable political settlement”...

Tillerson, Polish PM Discuss Security, Energy Issues

Tillerson, Polish PM Discuss  Security, Energy Issues

January 28, 2018

WARSAW - Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed here Saturday security issues with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, with NATO strengthening and Nord Stream 2 gas...

Moscow Reserves Right to Respond to New U.S. Sanctions: Russian FM

Moscow Reserves Right to Respond to New U.S. Sanctions: Russian FM

January 28, 2018

MOSCOW - The new round of anti-Russia sanctions by the United States is irrational and “senseless,” and Moscow reserves the right to respond, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday...

Trump Warns Davos on Unfair Trade, Says U.S. ‘Open for Business’

Trump Warns Davos on Unfair Trade, Says U.S. ‘Open for Business’

January 27, 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland - U.S. President Donald Trump took his “America First” message to the world’s elite on Friday, telling a summit of business and political leaders that the...

European UN Envoys Stress Two-State Solution to Palestinian Issue

European UN Envoys Stress Two-State Solution to Palestinian Issue

January 27, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - Ambassadors of European countries to the United Nations on Thursday stressed that the two-state solution is the only viable path for the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian...

Senior Leaders Stress Trade Dispute Mechanism for Belt &Road

Senior Leaders Stress Trade Dispute Mechanism for Belt &Road

January 24, 2018

BEIJING - Senior Chinese leaders Tuesday approved a guideline on establishing a mechanism to appropriately solve trade and investment disputes among the Belt and Road countries...

U.N. Calls for Sustained Peace, Denuclearisationon Korean Peninsula

U.N. Calls for Sustained Peace,  Denuclearisationon Korean Peninsula

January 24, 2018

GENEVA - A senior United Nations disarmament official on Tuesday welcomed an easing of tensions between North and South Korea, but called for further steps toward removing nuclear weapons from...

Iraqi Parliament Approves Date for General Elections

Iraqi Parliament Approves Date for General Elections

January 23, 2018

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi parliament Monday approved the general elections to be held on May 12, the official television reported. The decision came after Iraq’s federal court ruled that it is not...

Private Sector Significant to Economic Growth: Xi

Private Sector Significant to  Economic Growth: Xi

January 23, 2018

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping said Monday that China’s private sector has played an important role in bolstering economic growth, promoting innovation, creating jobs, and improving...

Uncertainty over U.S. Foreign Policy Risks Global Instability

Uncertainty over U.S. Foreign Policy Risks Global Instability

January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON - Endorsed by the "America First" strategy, the U.S. foreign policy of the Donald Trump administration has stirred up controversy and unrest around the world...

France Urges Turkey to “Act with Restraint” on Situation in Syria

France Urges Turkey to “Act with  Restraint” on Situation in Syria

January 22, 2018

PARIS - France on Sunday urged the Turkish authorities to "act with restraint" on the situation in Syria in a difficult context "where the humanitarian situation is deteriorating...

UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia

UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia

January 21, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday urged parties concerned to address the root causes of crisis in Central Asia and build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism and...

U.S. Government Shuts Down as Senate Fails to Pass Spending Bill

U.S. Government Shuts Down as Senate Fails to Pass Spending Bill

January 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is shutting down as the Senate failed to pass a stop gap spending bill. Negotiations between congressional lawmakers continue. Last-minute negotiations fell...

China-EU Ties Crucial in Trump’s Era: European Experts

China-EU Ties Crucial in Trump’s Era: European Experts

January 20, 2018

BRUSSELS - The relations between China and the European Union (EU) are crucial in the era of Donald Trump, when the U.S. administration is set to pursue America’s interest first and distancing...

1.3 Million Children Displaced by Iraq’s War with Islamic State: UNICEF

1.3 Million Children Displaced by Iraq’s War with Islamic State: UNICEF

January 20, 2018

GENEVA - About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Islamic State militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the...

Vancouver Meeting Discusses Measures against DPRK While China, Russia Question its Validity

Vancouver Meeting Discusses Measures against DPRK While China, Russia Question its Validity

January 18, 2018

VANCOUVER - Foreign ministers from 20 nations on Tuesday said they would not accept a nuclear-armed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and maintain maximum pressure against Pyongyang at...

UN Chief Sounds “Red Alert” over Long-Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism

UN Chief Sounds “Red Alert”  over Long-Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism

January 18, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a "red alert" because of protracted conflicts, the spread of terrorism and other front-burner issues in the...

Xi, Trump Discuss Trade, Korean Peninsula over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Trade, Korean Peninsula over Phone

January 17, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone. The phone call came amid...

Situation in Syria Not Safe for Refugees to Return: UN Official

Situation in Syria Not Safe for Refugees  to Return: UN Official

January 17, 2018

BEIRUT - A UN refugee official said on Monday that Syria is not safe enough for the Syrian refugees living in Lebanon to return to their homes. Scott Craig, an official with the United Nations...

Putin Likely to Win Presidential Race with 81.1 Percent of Votes: Poll

Putin Likely to Win Presidential Race with 81.1 Percent of Votes: Poll

January 16, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia’s incumbent president Vladimir Putin is likely to win the 2018 presidential race with 81.1 percent of votes, leaving all rival candidates far behind, a public opinion poll by...

Tell us What You Want on Brexit, EU Urges Britain

Tell us What You Want on Brexit,  EU Urges Britain

January 16, 2018

BRUSSELS - Britain must tell the EU what kind of post-Brexit relations it wants with the bloc before negotiations can start, European Commission vice president FransTimmermans said Monday...

It’s a Sin if Fear Makes us Hostile to Migrants: Pope

It’s a Sin if Fear Makes us Hostile to Migrants: Pope

January 15, 2018

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their “fully comprehensible” fears that these...

U.S., Chinese Entrepreneurs Meet to Exchange Expertise on Latest Technology

U.S., Chinese Entrepreneurs Meet to  Exchange Expertise on Latest Technology

January 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of U.S. and Chinese representatives from hi-tech firms met Saturday to exchange expertise in state-of-the-art technology, at an annual forum held at Silicon Valley in...

UN General Assembly President Puts Conflict Prevention on Top Priority

UN General Assembly President Puts Conflict Prevention on Top Priority

January 14, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak on Friday outlined his priorities for 2018, putting conflict prevention above all. Addressing a General Assembly meeting...

Post-Brexit Budget Hole to Pose Test for EU Unity

Post-Brexit Budget Hole to Pose  Test for EU Unity

January 14, 2018

BRUSSELS - The post-Brexit budget of the European Union (EU) is to pose a test for its unity when the bloc is under pressure to draw its blueprint for the next multi-year financial framework after...

Red Cross Welcomes UN Report on Migration, Urges More Actions

Red Cross Welcomes UN Report on Migration, Urges More Actions

January 13, 2018

GENEVA - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Thursday welcomed the latest report by UN chief on migration and urged world leaders to act to stop...

German Leaders Express Confidence on Forming New Government

German Leaders Express Confidence  on Forming New Government

January 13, 2018

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats took a big step Friday toward forming a new German government, sealing a preliminary agreement in which...

Trump to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Trump to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, later this month, said the White House on Tuesday. At the annual gathering...

World Bank Sees Brexit as Potential Threat to Strong European Economic Recovery

World Bank Sees Brexit as Potential Threat to Strong European Economic Recovery

January 11, 2018

LONDON - The World Bank (WB) warned on Tuesday that a failure to reach a "smooth" deal for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) could pose a serious risk to Europe's economic recovery...

EU’s Juncker Calls for Bigger EU Budget after Brexit

EU’s Juncker Calls for Bigger  EU Budget after Brexit

January 10, 2018

BRUSSESL - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday called for the European Union (EU)’s 27 member states to pay more money into the bloc’s joint budget after...

Koreas Agree to Hold Talks on Reducing Tensions

Koreas Agree to Hold Talks on  Reducing Tensions

January 10, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — the two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and “actively cooperate” in next month’s Winter Olympics...

Trump to Call on Pentagon, Diplomats to Play Bigger Role on Arms Sales

Trump to Call on Pentagon, Diplomats to Play Bigger Role on Arms Sales

January 09, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new “Buy American” plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more...

Pope, in ‘State of World’ Speech, Urges Dialogue in Korea, Nuclear Ban

Pope, in ‘State of World’ Speech, Urges Dialogue in Korea, Nuclear Ban

January 09, 2018

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his annual “state of the world” address called on Monday for all nations to support dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and to...