Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, June 17th, 2019

Former CIA Chief Brennan to Brief Dems on Iran

Former CIA Chief Brennan  to Brief Dems on Iran

May 20,2019

WASHINGTON — House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump ...

Japanese Opposition Calls for Resignation of MP Who Suggested War with Russia over Kurils

Japanese Opposition Calls for Resignation of MP  Who Suggested War with Russia over Kurils

May 18,2019

TOKYO - Japanese legislators are preparing a resolution calling for the expulsion from the lower house of the National Diet of a lawmaker who suggested war was a way for ...

Indian Airbases in Kashmir on Alert amid Warning of Terrorist Attacks – Report

Indian Airbases in Kashmir on Alert amid  Warning of Terrorist Attacks – Report

May 18,2019

NEW DELHI - Two Indian airbases in Kashmir have been placed on high alert in response to a warning of planned terrorist attacks, reports say. One of the sites houses ...

Xi Says ‘No Clash’ of Civilisations amid US Trade War

Xi Says ‘No Clash’ of Civilisations  amid US Trade War

May 16,2019

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping declared Wednesday there was “no clash” of civilisations and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid tensions ...

Iranian Presidential Aide Says Trump Will ‘Get A War’ for Listening to ‘The Mustache’ John Bolton

Iranian Presidential Aide Says Trump Will ‘Get A War’ for Listening to ‘The Mustache’ John Bolton

May 16,2019

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s advisor assailed President Trump Tuesday, saying he will get a “war” for listening to National Security ...

Putin Looks Forward to Xi’s Russia Visit in June

Putin Looks Forward to Xi’s Russia Visit in June

May 15,2019

SOCHI - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he looks forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia in June and the joint celebrations ...

Pompeo Ahead of Meeting Putin: We Need to ‘Find A Way Forward’ in US-Russia Relations

Pompeo Ahead of Meeting Putin: We Need to ‘Find A Way Forward’ in US-Russia Relations

May 15,2019

MOSCOW - Ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that it is their collective ...

China Says Will ‘Never Surrender’ as U.S. Trade Row Heats Up

China Says Will ‘Never Surrender’  as U.S. Trade Row Heats Up

May 14,2019

BEIJING - China will never surrender to external pressure, the government said on Monday, though stopped short of announcing how Beijing will hit back after Washington ...

Satellite Images of ‘Russian S-300 in US’ Spark Guessing Game

Satellite Images of ‘Russian S-300 in US’  Spark Guessing Game

May 14,2019

MOSCOW - Satellite photos that purport to show Soviet-made S-300PT air defense systems at a US military site have surfaced online, prompting various theories ...

China’s Benefits-For-All Initiative Makes It Main Engine of Global Economy, Expert Says

China’s Benefits-For-All Initiative Makes  It Main Engine of Global Economy, Expert Says

May 13,2019

CAIRO - The adoption of the principle of benefits for all through reviving the Silk Road makes China a main engine of the world economy, an Egyptian ...

Guaido Tells Supporters He Wants ‘Direct Relationship’ with Pentagon

Guaido Tells Supporters He Wants  ‘Direct Relationship’ with Pentagon

May 13,2019

CARACAS - Juan Guaido has asked his envoy in the US to meet with Pentagon officials to request “cooperation” in resolving Venezuela’s ...

US Deploying Even More Missiles to Middle East as Iran Saber-Rattling Reaches Fever Pitch

US Deploying Even More Missiles to Middle East  as Iran Saber-Rattling Reaches Fever Pitch

May 12,2019

WASHINGTON - The US is sending a battery of Patriot missiles to join the carrier strike group and bomber task force currently “protecting” American ...

Xi Congratulates Cortizo on Election as Panama’s President

Xi Congratulates Cortizo on Election  as Panama’s President

May 12,2019

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated Laurentino Cortizo on his election as president of Panama.
In a congratulatory message sent ...

US Deploys B-52 Bombers to Qatar amid Iran Threat Hiatus

US Deploys B-52 Bombers to Qatar  amid Iran Threat Hiatus

May 11,2019

WASHINGTON - The US Air Force released images of B-52 Stratofortress bombers landing in Qatar. The deployment is part of a larger US military build-up in the region touted ...

US Seizes N. Korea’s 2nd Largest Bulk Carrier Ship amid Spiraling Tensions

US Seizes N. Korea’s 2nd Largest Bulk Carrier Ship amid Spiraling Tensions

May 11,2019

WASHINGTON - The US Justice Department has taken possession of North Korea’s second-largest freighter, seized in Indonesia last year for allegedly shipping coal in violation ...

South Africa Starts Voting amid Corruption, Unemployment

South Africa Starts Voting amid Corruption, Unemployment

May 09,2019

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment...

US Lifts Sanctions for Venezuelan General Who Defied Maduro

US Lifts Sanctions for Venezuelan General  Who Defied Maduro

May 09,2019

CARACAS, Venezuela – The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum ...

Satellite Images Show China Is Building Its Third and Largest Aircraft Carrier: Reports

Satellite Images Show China Is Building Its Third  and Largest Aircraft Carrier: Reports

May 08,2019

BEIJING - Images released by a Washington-based think-tank show construction on China’s third and largest aircraft carrier, activity analysts believe could ...

People Bring Flowers & Toys to Commemorate Superjet-100 Crash-Landing Victims

People Bring Flowers & Toys to Commemorate  Superjet-100 Crash-Landing Victims

May 08,2019

MOSCOW - The news of 41 deaths in the crash-landing of a Superjet-100 in Moscow stunned residents in the northern Russian city of Murmansk, where the plane was headed...

China Says It Won’t Take Part in Trilateral Nuclear Arms Talks

China Says It Won’t Take Part in  Trilateral Nuclear Arms Talks

May 07,2019

BEIJING - China on Monday dismissed a suggestion that it would talk with the United States and Russia about a new accord limiting nuclear arms, saying it would not take ...

US Warships Sail Through Disputed South China Sea as Trump Prompts Trade War Escalation with Beijing

US Warships Sail Through Disputed South China Sea as Trump Prompts Trade War Escalation with Beijing

May 07,2019

BEIJING - Two US warships have sailed through the South China Sea, a move that will likely anger Beijing. The naval maneuver comes a day after Donald Trump threatened . . .

Russian, Venezuelan Foreign Ministers to Meet in Moscow

Russian, Venezuelan Foreign Ministers  to Meet in Moscow

May 05,2019

MOSCOW – Russian state news agencies say Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is to meet with his Venezuelan counterpart on Sunday, a day before Lavrov is to meet ...

Japan’s New Emperor Urges World Peace in First Public Speech

Japan’s New Emperor Urges World Peace in First Public Speech

May 05,2019

TOKYO - Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance Saturday in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd of tens of thousands...

Pentagon Sounds Alarm over Military ‘Expansion’ of China… Which Only Has One Base Abroad

Pentagon Sounds Alarm over Military ‘Expansion’ of China… Which Only Has One Base Abroad

May 04,2019

PENTAGON - The Pentagon, whose military installations abroad dwarf those of China, is deeply worried about Beijing conspiring to build up such facilities across the world ...

Putin Challenges Washington in Venezuela Power Play

Putin Challenges Washington  in Venezuela Power Play

May 04,2019

MOSCOW - Russia emerged as a crucial power broker in the crisis in far-away Venezuela this week when Washington accused Moscow of convincing President Nicolas Maduro ...

Solid Jobs Report, Earnings Push Stocks Broadly Higher

Solid Jobs Report, Earnings  Push Stocks Broadly Higher

May 04,2019

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday and are on track to bounce back after a two-day slide...

Indonesian Woman Tried in Killing of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Released from Prison

Indonesian Woman Tried in Killing of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Released from Prison

May 04,2019

JAKARTA - The case into the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader is likely closed after a Vietnamese woman tried in the case was released ...

Kim Arrives in Vladivostok, Russia for FIRST EVER Summit with Putin

Kim Arrives in Vladivostok, Russia for  FIRST EVER Summit with Putin

April 25,2019

VLADIVOSTOK - Kim Jong-un’s armored train has reached Vladivostok, a city in Russia’s Far East, which will host the first-ever meeting between Kim and President ...

China’s Xi Urges Closer Naval Ties amid Regional Tensions

China’s Xi Urges Closer Naval Ties  amid Regional Tensions

April 24, 2019

QINGDAO, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world’s navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China’s rapid expansion of its naval ...

Putin & Kim Set to Meet in Vladivostok, Russia on April 25

Putin & Kim Set to Meet in Vladivostok,  Russia on April 25

April 24, 2019

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un will meet in the city of Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East, on April 25. It will be the first meeting of the two heads ...

Russian, Indian Warships Join Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Russian, Indian Warships Join  Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

April 23, 2019

BEIJING - Indian and Russian warships have arrived at Chinese shores to take part in celebrations and a parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army ...

Sri Lankan Police Find 87 Bomb Detonators at Colombo’s Main Bus Station

Sri Lankan Police Find 87 Bomb Detonators  at Colombo’s Main Bus Station

April 23, 2019

COPENHAGEN - Sri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the bus station in the nation’s largest city, following horrific bombings which killed 290 people on Easter Sunday...

Over 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured in Series of Blasts at Sri Lankan Hotels & Churches

Over 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured  in Series of Blasts at Sri Lankan Hotels & Churches

April 22, 2019

NEGOMBO - A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed ...

Indian, Australian Warships Arrive in China for Naval Parade

Indian, Australian Warships Arrive  in China for Naval Parade

April 22, 2019

QINGDAO, China - Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit ...

Iraq Summit Brings Together Rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

Iraq Summit Brings Together Rivals  Saudi Arabia and Iran

April 21, 2019

BAGHDAD – A summit organized by Iraq is bringing together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge relations and invest in Iraq.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker ...