Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Pakistan General Elections: Polling Ends, Counting Begins

Pakistan General Elections: Polling Ends, Counting Begins

July 26, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Polling to elect members of National Assembly the upper house of Pakistan’s parliament and four Provincial Assemblies has come to an end and the process ...

300 U.S. Firms Join Innovation Contest in Seattle for Business Opportunities in China

300 U.S. Firms Join Innovation Contest in  Seattle for Business Opportunities in China

July 26, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - About 300 U.S. companies will gather in Seattle on Friday for a preliminary round of a nationwide competition on tech innovation, organizers said Tuesday...

Turkey against Severing Ties with Iran despite US Sanctions

Turkey against Severing Ties  with Iran despite US Sanctions

July 26, 2018

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president has argued against severing economic ties with Iran as the United States readies for sanctions.
Speaking in Ankara, President ...

Kremlin Notes U.S. Summit Invite, Says Putin and Trump Have Other Chances to Meet

Kremlin Notes U.S. Summit Invite, Says Putin  and Trump Have Other Chances to Meet

July 25, 2018

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Tuesday it had received a U.S. invitation for President Vladimir Putin to hold a summit with President Donald Trump in Washington at the end of this year ...

Turkey’s Erdogan Says To Continue With Border Operations Until All Threats Removed

Turkey’s Erdogan Says To Continue With  Border Operations Until All Threats Removed

July 25, 2018

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan pledged on Tuesday to continue security operations along all of Turkey’s borders until security threats are completely removed, adding ...

Trump Tells Iran ‘Never, Ever Threaten’ U.S. or Suffer Consequences

Trump Tells Iran ‘Never, Ever Threaten’  U.S. or Suffer Consequences

July 24, 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA - U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic ...

Chinese President Arrives in Rwanda for State Visit

Chinese President Arrives in  Rwanda for State Visit

July 24, 2018

KIGALI - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Sunday for a state visit to Rwanda, the first by a Chinese head of state to the African country...

U.S. Launches Campaign to Erode Support for Iran’s Leaders

U.S. Launches Campaign to  Erode Support for Iran’s Leaders

July 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program ...

British Reject May’s Brexit Plan, Some Turn toBoris and Far Right: Poll

British Reject May’s Brexit Plan,  Some Turn toBoris and Far Right: Poll

July 23, 2018

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support ...

Chinese Leader Arrives for Africa Visit as US Interest Wanes

Chinese Leader Arrives for Africa  Visit as US Interest Wanes

July 22, 2018

DAKAR, Senegal — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter ...

Aid Arrives in Syria as Putin, Macron Discuss Relief Mission to Ghouta

Aid Arrives in Syria as Putin, Macron  Discuss Relief Mission to Ghouta

July 22, 2018

CHÂTEAUROUX (France) - Humanitarian aid sent by France and Russia arrived in Syria on Saturday as the two countries’ leaders discussed a joint mission to ...

Merkel: Not Clear If EU Will Rise to Challenge of Changing World Order

Merkel: Not Clear If EU Will Rise to  Challenge of Changing World Order

July 21, 2018

BERLIN - It is not yet clear if Europe will adapt quickly enough to rise to the new challenges it faces in taking more responsibility for solving conflicts in the world ...

NATO Stands by All Allies

NATO Stands by All Allies

July 21, 2018

BRUSSELS  - NATO insisted Friday that every member state is covered by its “all for one, one for all” collective defence pledge, after US President Donald Trump ...

Philippines Could Breach U.S. Sanctions If Russia Arms Deal Proceeds

Philippines Could Breach U.S.  Sanctions If Russia Arms Deal Proceeds

July 19, 2018

MANILA - The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian ...

Britain Already Talking to EU on Future Ties Based on White Paper: May

Britain Already Talking to EU on Future Ties Based on White Paper: May

July 19, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government was already negotiating with the European Union on future ties, based on a white paper policy document published ...

Obama Speech to Mark 100 Years since Mandela’s Birth

Obama Speech to Mark 100  Years since Mandela’s Birth

July 18, 2018

JOHANNESBURG - Former US president Barack Obama was set to deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 ...

France Gives World Cup Winners a Heroes’ Welcome Home

France Gives World Cup Winners a  Heroes’ Welcome Home

July 18, 2018

PARIS - The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering ...

Trump, Putin Start First Bilateral Meeting in Helsinki

Trump, Putin Start First Bilateral  Meeting in Helsinki

July 17, 2018

HELSINKI - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin started their first bilateral meeting here on Monday, and they are expected to discuss a wide range ...

Putin: 25 Million Cyber attacks Thwarted During World Cup

Putin: 25 Million Cyber attacks  Thwarted During World Cup

July 17, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyber attacks linked to the World Cup...

Turkey Marks 2nd Anniversary of Thwarting Violent Coup

Turkey Marks 2nd Anniversary of  Thwarting Violent Coup

July 16, 2018

ISTANBUL — With prayers and other events, Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government ...

Netanyahu, Trump Discuss Syria, Iran Ahead of Helsinki Summit

Netanyahu, Trump Discuss Syria,  Iran Ahead of Helsinki Summit

July 16, 2018

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he discussed Syria and Iran with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the latter’s meeting ...

Tight Security Ahead of Trump-Putin Meeting in Helsinki

Tight Security Ahead of Trump-Putin  Meeting in Helsinki

July 15, 2018

HELSINKI - Finland may have largely shut down for the summer holidays but officials and police have been drafted back into work ahead of a historic summit in Helsinki between Donald ...

France’s Macron Marks Second Bastille Day with Champs Elysees Parade

France’s Macron Marks Second Bastille Day with Champs Elysees Parade

July 15, 2018

PARIS - France celebrated Bastille Day on Saturday with a colorful military parade in Paris presided by President Emmanuel Macron, and hoped the party would continue on Sunday ...

Erdogan Renews Promise for Strong Turkish Economy by 2023

Erdogan Renews Promise for Strong  Turkish Economy by 2023

July 14, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan has opened his Cabinet’s first meeting since taking office in a new term with sweeping powers, renewing a promise ...

Word ‘Russia’ Goes Unspoken as Mattis Meets Balkan Defense Chiefs

Word ‘Russia’ Goes Unspoken as  Mattis Meets Balkan Defense Chiefs

July 14, 2018

ZAGREB - Nobody at the meeting said the word “Russia” while the cameras were rolling.
But Moscow was clearly on everyone’s mind ...

NATO Allies Offer Trainers, Seek to Set Disputes Aside

NATO Allies Offer Trainers,  Seek to Set Disputes Aside

July 12, 2018

BRUSSELS — Canada on Wednesday offered to lead NATO’s new military training mission in Iraq, as the world’s biggest security alliance seeks to prove it remains ...

At NATO, Abrasive Trump Lashes Germany for Being Russian ‘Captive’

At NATO, Abrasive Trump Lashes  Germany for Being Russian ‘Captive’

July 12, 2018

BRUSSELS - U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a “captive” of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where ...

Trump Heads to Europe, Says Putin ‘Easiest’ of His Meetings

Trump Heads to Europe, Says  Putin ‘Easiest’ of His Meetings

July 11, 2018

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of ...

EU3 to Open Trade with Iran Independent of US Dollar: Russia FM

EU3 to Open Trade with Iran  Independent of US Dollar: Russia FM

July 10, 2018

TEHRAN - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the three major European signatories to a landmark nuclear deal with Iran agreed to establish trade ties with Iran independent of the US dollar...

UK Police Cite ‘High Dose’ in Nerve Agent Death

UK Police Cite ‘High Dose’ in  Nerve Agent Death

July 10, 2018

LONDON — British police said Monday they believe the latest victims of poisoning by a nerve agent must have handled the material’s container and been subjected to a “high dose” of the lethal...

Transatlantic Ties Hang in the Balance as Trump Comes to Europe

Transatlantic Ties Hang in the  Balance as Trump Comes to Europe

July 09, 2018

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - European leaders say they no longer have any illusions about Donald Trump as they welcome the U.S. president at a NATO summit this week, but they ...

German Interior Minister Says Dispute with Merkel is History

German Interior Minister Says  Dispute with Merkel is History

July 09, 2018

BERLIN — Germany’s interior minister says his bitter dispute with Chancellor Angela Merkel over migration is history, suggesting that the government is on course ...

China Says Open for Trade with East Europe as Clash with U.S. Ramps Up

China Says Open for Trade with East  Europe as Clash with U.S. Ramps Up

July 08, 2018

SOFIA - China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded...

Pompeo Insists North Korea Talks ‘Very Productive’

Pompeo Insists North Korea  Talks ‘Very Productive’

July 08, 2018

PYONGYANG - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Saturday that two days of talks with his North Korean counterpart on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal...

EU to Make New Proposal on Protecting External Borders: Juncker

EU to Make New Proposal on Protecting  External Borders: Juncker

July 07, 2018

VIENNA - The European Commission will make a new proposal on how to protect the European Union’s external borders in September, President Jean-Claude Juncker said...