Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Japanese Gov’t May Include More Part-Time Workers in Pension System

Japanese Gov’t May Include More  Part-Time Workers in Pension System

November 28,2019

TOKYO - The Japanese government may look to include more part-time workers into the national employee pension system by mandating companies with relatively small workforces ...

Chinese, U.S. Chief Trade Negotiators Hold Phone Talks

Chinese, U.S. Chief Trade Negotiators Hold Phone Talks

November 27,2019

BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive ...

Denmark Withdraw Passport from 2 Foreign Fighters

Denmark Withdraw Passport from  2 Foreign Fighters

November 27,2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s government has withdrawn the Danish passports of two men who joined the Islamic State group — the first such cases since a new law was passed ...

Spanish Police Resume Efforts to Tow Drug Submarine to Port

Spanish Police Resume Efforts to  Tow Drug Submarine to Port

November 27,2019

MADRID — Spanish police say they have resumed efforts to try to refloat a submarine believed to be carrying tons of cocaine ...

UK Chief Rabbi Slams Labour Party Over Anti-Semitism Claims: ‘The Very Soul of Our Nation Is at Stake’

UK Chief Rabbi Slams Labour Party Over Anti-Semitism Claims: ‘The Very Soul of Our Nation Is at Stake’

November 27,2019

LONDON - Britain’s most senior Jewish religious leader stepped into the middle of the country's general election campaign Monday, warning that the “the very soul of our nation ...

Pope Urges World Leaders to Renounce Nuclear Weapons During Visit to Japan

Pope Urges World Leaders to Renounce Nuclear Weapons During Visit to Japan

November 26,2019

TOKYO - Pope Francis appealed on Monday to world leaders to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, a day after he visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only cities ...

Iraq Shaken by One of Its ‘Worst’ Days of Protests; At Least 13 Killed

Iraq Shaken by One of Its ‘Worst’ Days of  Protests; At Least 13 Killed

November 26,2019

BAGHDAD - At least 13 anti-government protesters were killed Sunday by Iraqi security forces in one of the “worst” days of violence in the country's south amid ...

PM Imran Launches Clean Green Pakistan Index

PM Imran Launches Clean Green  Pakistan Index

November 26,2019

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI) as part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s efforts to curb ...

Auto Train Operating System May Improve Kazakhstan’s Transport Efficiency

Auto Train Operating System  May Improve Kazakhstan’s  Transport Efficiency

November 26,2019

NUR-SULTAN - Roadmap signed by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy national company (Kazakhstan Railways) and Russia’s Transmashholding and LogoTech-Signal companies will help ...

France Says Abu Dhabi to Host HQ for European Naval Mission for The Gulf

France Says Abu Dhabi to Host HQ for  European Naval Mission for The Gulf

November 25,2019

ABU DHABI - A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a European-led mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon, France’s defense ...

China’s Securities Regulator Approves Trading of New Options

China’s Securities Regulator Approves  Trading of New Options

November 25,2019

BEIJING - The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has given the green light to the trading of PTA, methyl alcohol, rapeseed meal, iron ore and gold options...

Pope Urges Abolition of Nuclear Weapons at Japan’s Ground Zeros

Pope Urges Abolition of Nuclear Weapons at Japan’s Ground Zeros

November 25,2019

HIROSHIMA, Japan - Pope Francis brought his campaign to abolish nuclear weapons to the only two cities ever hit by atomic bombs on Sunday, calling their possession indefensibly ...

Pence Works to Reassure Kurdish Allies in Surprise Iraq Trip

Pence Works to Reassure Kurdish Allies in Surprise Iraq Trip

November 25,2019

IRBIL, Iraq — Vice President Mike Pence worked to reassure the United States’ Kurdish allies in an unannounced trip to Iraq on Saturday, the highest-level American ...

US to Step Up Fight Against ISIS in Syria ‘In Coming Days and Weeks’ – CENTCOM Chief

US to Step Up Fight Against ISIS in Syria ‘In Coming Days and Weeks’ – CENTCOM Chief

November 24,2019

WASHINGTON - The Central Command chief said the US plans to escalate operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants in Syria, where hundreds of American ...

U.S. Institute of Peace Launches Women Building Peace Award

U.S. Institute of Peace Launches Women  Building Peace Award

November 24,2019

Inaugural award will recognize an extraordinary woman peacebuilder in fragile or conflict-affected countries or regions
WASHINGTON -- In recognition ...

All King Bibi’s Men: Netanyahu’s Inner Circle Key to Criminal Cases

All King Bibi’s Men: Netanyahu’s Inner  Circle Key to Criminal Cases

November 24,2019

JERUSALEM, - Secret recordings, powerful media moguls, illicit gifts of cigars and champagne, betrayals by trusted aides. The three corruption cases against Israeli prime ...

Pope Francis Visits Japan, Bearing Anti-Nuclear Message

Pope Francis Visits Japan, Bearing Anti-Nuclear Message

November 24,2019

TOKYO - Pope Francis arrived on Saturday in Japan, the second leg of a week-long Asian trip whose main aim is to bring an anti-nuclear message to Nagasaki and Hiroshima ...

South Korea Reverses Decision to Suspend Intelligence Deal with Japan

South Korea Reverses Decision to  Suspend Intelligence Deal with Japan

November 23,2019

SEOUL/NAGOYA, Japan - South Korea on Friday said it would not suspend its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, in a dramatic, last-minute reversal that signaled a breakthrough ...

US Calls for Iran Crackdown Videos, Internet Slowly Returns

US Calls for Iran Crackdown Videos,  Internet Slowly Returns

November 23,2019

TEHRAN — Iranian authorities slowly eased up their sweeping blockage of internet access on Friday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Iranians to send the U.S. videos ...

PM Imran Wants to Weaken Parliament, Alleges Marriyum Aurangzeb

PM Imran Wants to Weaken Parliament,  Alleges Marriyum Aurangzeb

November 23,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to weaken the parliament with what she dubbed ...

Russia Detains 9 Members of Banned Hizb Ut-Tahrir

Russia Detains 9 Members of Banned Hizb Ut-Tahrir

November 23,2019

MOSCOW - The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Friday it had detained two leaders and seven members of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir organization...

China Produces Second Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers in Past Decade

China Produces Second Most Highly  Cited Scientific Papers in Past Decade

November 20,2019

BEIJING - China ranked second worldwide in terms of citations of scientific papers by the country's researchers, a government think tank revealed Tuesday...

PM Johnson Will Probably Win This Uninspiring Election, Farage Says

PM Johnson Will Probably Win This  Uninspiring Election, Farage Says

November 20,2019

PETERBOROUGH, England - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will probably win the Dec. 12 election with a small majority but the campaign has so far been uninspiring with ...

5 Things to Know About Pope Francis’ Visit to Thailand

5 Things to Know About Pope  Francis’ Visit to Thailand

November 20,2019

BANGKOK — Pope Francis arrives in Thailand on Wednesday for the first visit here by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since St. John Paul II in 1984. Some things ...

UK Leaders to Square Off in 1st Debate of Election Campaign

UK Leaders to Square Off in 1st Debate of Election Campaign

November 20,2019

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn prepared to square off Tuesday in the first televised debate of this year’s election campaign...

China Calls on U.S. To ‘Stop Flexing Muscles’ in South China Sea

China Calls on U.S. To ‘Stop Flexing  Muscles’ in South China Sea

November 19,2019

BANGKOK - China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding “new uncertainties” over Taiwan, during ...

U.S., South Korea Resume Defense Cost-Sharing Talks Amid Protests of ‘Robbery’

U.S., South Korea Resume Defense  Cost-Sharing Talks Amid Protests  of ‘Robbery’

November 19,2019

SEOUL - South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion gap in how much they want Seoul to pay for the cost of hosting the American military amid public protests ...

No Training, no Gloves: Zimbabwe’s Desperate Childbirths

No Training, no Gloves: Zimbabwe’s  Desperate Childbirths

November 19,2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When her contractions became unbearably painful, 18-year-old Perseverance Kanyoza rushed to a maternity hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare...

5-Star’s Crisis Threatens Italian Government’s Survival

5-Star’s Crisis Threatens Italian Government’s Survival

November 19,2019

ROME - The 5-Star Movement, senior partner in two coalitions since last year’s national election, is struggling with internal strife and falling support which threaten the survival ...

Major US-South Korea Air Exercise Postponed, Described by US as an ‘Act of Goodwill’ to Pyongyang

Major US-South Korea Air Exercise  Postponed, Described by US as an ‘Act of Goodwill’ to Pyongyang

November 18,2019

WASHINGTON - The United States and South Korea shelved aerial drills that were set to kick off later in November and were earlier described by Pyongyang as provocative, US Defense ...

China Sends Its First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait

China Sends Its First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait

November 18,2019

BEIJING - China sent its second aircraft carrier, the first to be built domestically, through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the Defense Ministry in Taipei said, with the carrier ...

Russia Begins Moving Captured Ukrainian Ships Before Possible Handover

Russia Begins Moving Captured  Ukrainian Ships Before Possible Handover

November 18,2019

KERCH, Crimea - Russia began moving three captured Ukrainian navy ships on Sunday after a Russian newspaper reported Moscow would return them to Ukraine ahead of a four-way summit ...

Crisis-Swept Lebanon in Gridlock After Safadi Withdrawal

Crisis-Swept Lebanon in Gridlock After Safadi Withdrawal

November 18,2019

BEIRUT - Lebanon slipped deeper into political crisis on Sunday after the withdrawal of a top candidate for prime minister narrowed the chances of creating a government needed ...

Protesters Retake Part of Bridge in Central Baghdad

Protesters Retake Part of Bridge in Central Baghdad

November 17,2019

BAGHDAD - Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before, a Reuters photographer ...

Protests Strike Iran Cities Over Gasoline Prices Rising

Protests Strike Iran Cities Over  Gasoline Prices Rising

November 17,2019

TEHRAN — Protesters angered by Iran raising subsidized gasoline prices blocked traffic in several cities and clashed occasionally with police Saturday, the day after overnight ...