Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, December 13th, 2018

China’s Xi Intends to Visit North Korea Next Year, South Korea Says

China’s Xi Intends to Visit North Korea Next Year, South Korea Says

November 18, 2018

SEOUL - Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on ...

North Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

North Korea Says It Has Tested  ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

November 17, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state . . .

Trump’s Summit No-Show Draws Asian Nations Closer Together

Trump’s Summit No-Show Draws  Asian Nations Closer Together

November 17, 2018

SINGAPORE - U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt ...

As US Retreats, China Touts Its Trade Deal Wares to Asia

As US Retreats, China Touts Its Trade Deal Wares to Asia

November 15, 2018

SINGAPORE - China is touting itself as the new defender of global commerce as it works with Asia-Pacific leaders to hammer out the world’s largest trade deal ...

Trump ‘Bashes’ UK’s May after She Calls to Congratulate Him on Midterm Results

Trump ‘Bashes’ UK’s May after She Calls  to Congratulate Him on Midterm Results

November 15, 2018

LONDON - Donald Trump’s turbulent European visit started with an “acrimonious” conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who called to ...

China’s Premier Reassures Region on Growth, South China Sea

China’s Premier Reassures Region on Growth, South China Sea

November 14, 2018

SINGAPORE — China’s premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region ...

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan to Call the Shots

In Iraq’s Parliament, Shi’ite Militia Leaders Plan  to Call the Shots

November 14, 2018

BAGHDAD - In May, Hassan Fada’am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi’ite militiamen elected to Iraq’s 329-seat parliament...

Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya

Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya

November 12, 2018

ROME – A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens Monday in Sicily, aimed . . .

Separatists Win Vote in Ukraine Rebel Regions by Big Margins

Separatists Win Vote in Ukraine  Rebel Regions by Big Margins

November 12, 2018

MOSCOW – Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine have secured their hold on power in weekend local elections that have been denounced by Ukrainian authorities ...

US to Stop Refueling Planes in Yemen War: Report

US to Stop Refueling Planes in Yemen War: Report

November 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States will stop refueling aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition that is bombing Yemen, the Washington Post reported Friday...

Seoul Says 2 Koreas Complete Disarming 22 Guard Posts

Seoul Says 2 Koreas Complete Disarming  22 Guard Posts

November 11, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea – The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a ...

Find Khashoggi’s Killer or You’ll be Helping Iran, Boris Johnson Tells Saudis

Find Khashoggi’s Killer or You’ll be Helping Iran,  Boris Johnson Tells Saudis

November 10, 2018

ISTANBUL - Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has put forth an intriguing argument for finding the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi: not doing so ...

EU Foreign Policy Chief Urges Serbia, Kosovo Resolve Ties

EU Foreign Policy Chief Urges Serbia,  Kosovo Resolve Ties

November 10, 2018

BRUSSELS – The European Union expects Serbia and Kosovo to “swiftly deliver” on their commitment to talks on normalizing relations, which is the key ...

‘Your Loss’, Kremlin Says as Russian Billionaires Reportedly Barred from Davos Forum

‘Your Loss’, Kremlin Says as Russian Billionaires  Reportedly Barred from Davos Forum

November 08, 2018

MOSCOW - Three Russian businessmen have been reportedly barred from visiting next year’s World Economic Forum in Davos due to US sanctions against them ...

China Unveils Stealth Combat Drone in Development

China Unveils Stealth Combat Drone  in Development

November 08, 2018

ZHUHAI, China — A Chinese state-owned company says it is developing a stealth combat drone in the latest sign of the country’s growing aerospace prowess...

EU Lost over €100bn Because of Its Own Anti-Russia Sanctions – Lavrov

EU Lost over €100bn Because of  Its Own Anti-Russia Sanctions – Lavrov

November 07, 2018

MOSCOW - The EU is punishing itself for doing Washington’s bidding and sanctioning Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. However, while the restrictions ...

China Unveils New ‘Heavenly Palace’ Space Station as ISS Days Numbered

China Unveils New ‘Heavenly Palace’  Space Station as ISS Days Numbered

November 07, 2018

ZHUHAI (China) - China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community’s orbiting laboratory ...

Australian Foreign Minister to Visit China as Frosty Relations Thaw

Australian Foreign Minister to Visit China  as Frosty Relations Thaw

November 06, 2018

SYDNEY/BEIJING - Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne will travel to China this week, the two governments announced on Monday, as China ended an unofficial suspension for ...

Russia Sends New Frigate with Cruise Missiles Onboard to Mediterranean

Russia Sends New Frigate with Cruise Missiles  Onboard to Mediterranean

November 06, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia said it deployed its new frigate with long-range Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, a few months after Moscow had reinforced its naval . . .

Syria Calls on New UN Envoy to Avoid Predecessor’s ‘Methods’

Syria Calls on New UN Envoy  to Avoid Predecessor’s ‘Methods’

November 05, 2018

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria said Sunday it will cooperate with new U.N. envoy Geir Pederson if he avoids the ...

Russian-Made Mig Fighter Jet Crashes in Egypt, Triggering Joint Probe

Russian-Made Mig Fighter Jet Crashes  in Egypt, Triggering Joint Probe

November 05, 2018

MOSCOW - A newly-bought Egyptian Air Force MiG-29 jet has crashed during a training flight, prompting both Cairo and the Russian manufacturer to investigate...

Trump Pushes Economic Hope, Immigrant Fear in Election Final Run

Trump Pushes Economic Hope,  Immigrant Fear in Election Final Run

November 04, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - With four days to save the Republican Party’s grip on Congress -- and his own dominance of US politics -- Donald Trump unleashed his two main weapons ...

China Says Willing to Help Pakistan over Fiscal Crisis

China Says Willing to Help Pakistan over Fiscal Crisis

November 04, 2018

BEIJING — Close ally China said Saturday it was willing to offer assistance to Pakistan to help it weather its current fiscal woes but that terms of such aid are still being ...

China Says Xi-Trump Phone Call ‘Extremely Positive’

China Says Xi-Trump Phone Call ‘Extremely Positive’

November 03, 2018

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping had an “extremely positive” phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump about trade and other issues ...

China Stands Ready to Further Promote Ties With Pacific Island Countries

China Stands Ready to Further Promote Ties  With Pacific Island Countries

November 01, 2018

PORT MORESBY - China stands ready to work with Papua New Guinea (PNG) to inject impetus into the overall development of relations between China and the Pacific ...

Saudi Arabia Executes Migrant Maid for Murder of Employer, Angers Indonesian Govt

Saudi Arabia Executes Migrant Maid for Murder  of Employer, Angers Indonesian Govt

November 01, 2018

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s execution of a migrant maid has sparked diplomatic tension with Indonesia at a time when the kingdom is facing international ...

China’s Xi Tells Military to Prepare for War as US Navy Warns of High Seas Encounters

China’s Xi Tells Military to Prepare for War as  US Navy Warns of High Seas Encounters

October 31, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping told military officials responsible for the disputed South China Sea to be better “prepared . . .

NATO’s Stoltenberg Calls on Russia to Comply with INF Nuclear Treaty

NATO’s Stoltenberg Calls on Russia to  Comply with INF Nuclear Treaty

October 31, 2018

OSLO - Russia’s deployment of new nuclear-capable missiles in Europe is jeopardizing a key arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War, NATO Secretary General ...

Xi, Macron Exchange Congratulations on Successful Launch of Jointly Developed Satellite

Xi, Macron Exchange Congratulations on  Successful Launch of Jointly Developed Satellite

October 30, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday exchanged congratulations on the successful launch earlier in the day ...

Putin Wants to Discuss U.S. Exit from Nuclear Pact with Trump in Paris: Kremlin

Putin Wants to Discuss U.S. Exit from  Nuclear Pact with Trump in Paris: Kremlin

October 30, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to discuss U.S. plans to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) arms treaty with Donald Trump when the two meet in Paris ...

Top Saudi Prosecutor Expected in Turkey over Writer’s Death

Top Saudi Prosecutor Expected in  Turkey over Writer’s Death

October 29, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s attorney general is scheduled to arrive in Turkey on Sunday to hold talks with investigators looking into ...

Merkel Government Braces for High-Stakes German State Election

Merkel Government Braces for  High-Stakes German State Election

October 29, 2018

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition faces its second test in as many weeks on Sunday when voters go to the polls in the western state of Hesse ...

China, Japan to Forge Closer Ties at ‘Historic Turning Point’

China, Japan to Forge Closer Ties at ‘Historic Turning Point’

October 28, 2018

BEIJING - China and Japan on Friday pledged to forge closer ties as both countries stood together at an “historic turning point”, signing a broad range ...

Oman Says Time to Accept Israel in Region, Offers Help for Peace

Oman Says Time to Accept Israel in Region,  Offers Help for Peace

October 28, 2018

MANAMA - Oman described Israel as an accepted Middle East state on Saturday, a day after hosting a surprise visit by its prime minister that Washington said could help regional ...

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Saudis to Say Who Ordered Khashoggi’s Killing

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Saudis to Say  Who Ordered Khashoggi’s Killing

October 27, 2018

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Saudi Arabia on Friday to disclose who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, as well as the location ...