Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

European Countries Back Plan to Use More Hydrogen for Energy

European Countries Back Plan to Use  More Hydrogen for Energy

September 19, 2018

BERLIN — European countries want to increase the use of hydrogen as part of their efforts to cut the continent’s carbon emissions. ...

Moon Seeks to Break Nuclear Deadlock at Pyongyang Summit

Moon Seeks to Break Nuclear Deadlock at  Pyongyang Summit

September 17, 2018

SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between ...

British PM ‘Irritated’ by Leadership Speculation

British PM ‘Irritated’ by Leadership Speculation

September 17, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she was “irritated” by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former foreign ...

Trump Lashes Ex-Secretary of State Kerry for Iran Meetings

Trump Lashes Ex-Secretary of State  Kerry for Iran Meetings

September 16, 2018

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out at former secretary of state John Kerry for his meetings with Iran’s foreign minister after the Obama-appointee had ...

UK Labour Warns Big Banks Must Never again be Masters of the Economy

UK Labour Warns Big Banks Must Never  again be Masters of the Economy

September 16, 2018

LONDON - London’s vast financial services industry must never again be the “master of the economy”, the opposition Labour finance spokesman will say ...

Russia’s Putin Tells Japan’s Abe: ‘Let’s Sign Peace Deal This Year’

Russia’s Putin Tells Japan’s Abe:  ‘Let’s Sign Peace Deal This Year’

September 13, 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin turned to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a conference stage on Wednesday and offered to sign a peace treaty ...

Four Questions on Basra and Iraq’s Political Stakes

Four Questions on Basra and  Iraq’s Political Stakes

September 13, 2018

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faces calls to quit after deadly protests in southern Basra crushed his fledgling, and vital, alliance with a popular ...

Palestinians Says U.S. Attacks International Law with U.N. Funding Cuts

Palestinians Says U.S. Attacks International  Law with U.N. Funding Cuts

September 12, 2018

CAIRO - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA ...

Japan’s Abe Says Talks with Putin Moving Towards Peace Treaty

Japan’s Abe Says Talks with Putin Moving  Towards Peace Treaty

September 11, 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin were moving towards a peace treaty...

UK PM’s Brexit Plans Opposed by 80 Rebels in Her Party: FM

UK PM’s Brexit Plans Opposed by 80 Rebels  in Her Party: FM

September 11, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party faces a “catastrophic split” if she persists with her proposals on Brexit, which 80 or more of her ...

No Long-Range Missiles, North Korea Military Parade Features Floats and Flowers

No Long-Range Missiles, North Korea Military  Parade Features Floats and Flowers

September 10, 2018

PYONGYANG - With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development ...

Failure of Yemen Peace Talks Opens Way to Escalation

Failure of Yemen Peace Talks Opens  Way to Escalation

September 10, 2018

DUBAI - The collapse of UN efforts to organise peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels is likely to lead to an escalation in the country’s war, analysts say...

Syria: The Astana Peace Process

Syria: The Astana Peace Process

September 06, 2018

BEIRUT - The Astana peace process, aimed at ending the Syrian conflict, was launched in January 2017 by Russia and Iran, allies of the Damascus regime, and rebel-backer Turkey...

Kremlin Dismisses Trump Warning on Syria’s Idlib

Kremlin Dismisses Trump Warning on Syria’s Idlib

September 05, 2018

MOSCOW - The Kremlin dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that ...

China Says Its Funding Helps Africa Develop, Not Stack Up Debt

China Says Its Funding Helps Africa Develop,  Not Stack Up Debt

September 05, 2018

BEIJING - China is helping Africa develop, not pile up debt, a top Chinese official said on Tuesday, as the government pushes back against criticism it is loading the continent ...

Trump Sees Mixing Trade, Foreign Policy as Good Politics

Trump Sees Mixing Trade, Foreign Policy as Good Politics

September 04, 2018

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and ...

China’s Xi Says No to Africa ‘Vanity Projects’ as Hosts Major Summit

China’s Xi Says No to Africa  ‘Vanity Projects’ as Hosts Major Summit

September 04, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese funds are not for “vanity projects” in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove development bottlenecks, Chinese President ...

Baghdad: Reuters Report of Iran Moving Missiles to Iraq Is ‘Without Evidence’

Baghdad: Reuters Report of Iran Moving  Missiles to Iraq Is ‘Without Evidence’

September 03, 2018

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it was “astonished” at a Reuters report that Iran had moved missiles to Iraq ...

Trump, Sessions Approved of Putin Meeting Proposal: Former Campaign Adviser

Trump, Sessions Approved of Putin Meeting  Proposal: Former Campaign Adviser

September 03, 2018

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions both supported a proposal during the 2016 campaign that Trump meet with Russian President Vladimir ...

UK Minister Holds Talks in Iran in First Visit Since U.S. Quit Nuclear Deal

UK Minister Holds Talks in Iran in First Visit  Since U.S. Quit Nuclear Deal

September 02, 2018

DUBAI - A junior British minister held talks with his Iranian counterpart in Tehran on Saturday, Iran’s television reported, the first visit by a UK minister since ...

Trump to Skip Summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea

Trump to Skip Summits in Singapore,  Papua New Guinea

September 02, 2018

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence ...

Yemen Rebel Threats to Dubai Show Danger Looms

Yemen Rebel Threats to Dubai Show Danger Looms

September 01, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A false claim by Yemen’s Houthi rebels of an attack on the world’s busiest airport for international travel this week ...

Former Australian Prime Minister Quits Parliament

Former Australian Prime Minister  Quits Parliament

September 01, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia — Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular ...

China-Backed Trade Pact Talks at ‘Critical Stage’

China-Backed Trade Pact Talks at ‘Critical Stage’

August 30, 2018

SINGAPORE - Talks on a China-backed free-trade pact have reached a “critical stage”, Singapore’s leader said Wednesday as he urged regional economic ...

Germany Removes Golden Statue of Erdogan after Protests

Germany Removes Golden Statue of  Erdogan after Protests

August 30, 2018

BERLIN - German firemen on Wednesday removed a golden statue of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on security grounds after it provoked an angry response from local people ...

Lithuania: Europe Can’t Turn Its Back on Turkey

Lithuania: Europe Can’t Turn Its Back on Turkey

August 29, 2018

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Lithuania’s president says that the European Union can’t turn its back on Turkey, adding that “it’s necessary to search ...

North Korea Tells U.S. Denuclearization Talks may Fall Apart

North Korea Tells U.S. Denuclearization  Talks may Fall Apart

August 29, 2018

WASHINGTON/SEOUL - North Korean officials have warned in a letter to the United States that denuclearization talks were “again at stake and may fall apart”, CNN ...

Myanmar Generals Had ‘Genocidal Intent’ against Rohingya, Must Face Justice: U.N.

Myanmar Generals Had ‘Genocidal Intent’  against Rohingya, Must Face Justice: U.N.

August 28, 2018

ENEVA - Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal ...

Turkey, Iran, Russia Presidents to Hold Summit over Syrian Crisis on Sept. 7

Turkey, Iran, Russia Presidents to Hold  Summit over Syrian Crisis on Sept. 7

August 28, 2018

ANKARA - Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey will hold a trilateral summit in Iran on Sept. 7 as part of the Astana peace process over the Syrian crisis, the Turkish ...

Macron to Renew Plea for Closer Europe

Macron to Renew Plea for Closer Europe

August 27, 2018

PARIS - With nine months to go before European parliament elections, France’s President Emmanuel Macron will on Monday renew his plea for a more integrated EU, against a global ...

America is Waging ‘Psychological War’ against Iran: Foreign Minister

America is Waging ‘Psychological War’  against Iran: Foreign Minister

August 27, 2018

GENEVA - America is waging a psychological war against Iran and its business partners, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, according to the Tasnim news agency...

Mike Pompeo to Visit Pakistan on Sept 5

Mike Pompeo to Visit Pakistan on Sept 5

August 26, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has confirmed that United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would pay a visit to the country on September 5...

Combined Koreas Crew Wins Historic Medal at Asian Games

Combined Koreas Crew Wins  Historic Medal at Asian Games

August 26, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two countries. One significant medal.
A combined Koreas crew earned a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games on Saturday by finishing third ...

Maersk Sends First Container Ship through Arctic Route

Maersk Sends First Container  Ship through Arctic Route

August 25, 2018

COPENHAGEN - A Maersk vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics will next week become the first container ship to navigate an Arctic sea route ...

Heavy Rains Pound Hawaii as Residents Brace for Major Hurricane

Heavy Rains Pound Hawaii as Residents  Brace for Major Hurricane

August 25, 2018

HAWAIIAN Ocean (United States) - Torrential rains pummeled Hawaii Friday as Hurricane Lane closed in on the island state, triggering land slides and “catastrophic ...