Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Impact of Brexit on Spain Depends on Trade Deal, Says Expert

Impact of Brexit on Spain Depends on  Trade Deal, Says Expert

February 09,2020

BARCELONA, Spain - The impact of Brexit on Spain is still very uncertain, and very much depends on the trade deal to be negotiated during the transition period, an expert said on Friday ...

New York State to Sue Federal Gov’t Over Being Banned from “Trusted Traveler Programs”

New York State to Sue Federal Gov’t Over Being Banned from “Trusted Traveler Programs”

February 09,2020

NEW YORK - The U.S. state of New York will file a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s plan to block New Yorkers from participating in certain "trusted traveler ...

Philippines’ Duterte Moves to Terminate Defence Pact with US

Philippines’ Duterte Moves to Terminate  Defence Pact with US

February 09,2020

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to order the termination of the country's visiting forces agreement with the United States, his spokesman said Friday...

Eight Die, Dozens Wounded in Southern Kazakhstan Clashes

Eight Die, Dozens Wounded in Southern Kazakhstan Clashes

February 09,2020

NUR SULTAN - A brawl and a series of clashes in several villages in Kazakhstan's southern Zhambyl province have left eight people dead, officials said...

Passenger Plane Narrowly Escaped Israeli Attack on Syria: Russia

Passenger Plane Narrowly Escaped  Israeli Attack on Syria: Russia

February 08,2020

DAMASCUS - An Airbus A320 with 172 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Russia-controlled Khmeimim Air Base after Syria's air defence nearly hit it because of Israel's air ...

Iraq Protesters Look to Al-Sistani Ahead of Friday Sermon

Iraq Protesters Look to Al-Sistani  Ahead of Friday Sermon

February 08,2020

BASGDAD - Iraqi activists are looking for support from highly revered Shia religious leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani after followers of a populist Shia leader, who had once backed anti-government...

Yemen Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Rimi Killed in US Operation, Says Trump

Yemen Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Rimi Killed in US  Operation, Says Trump

February 08,2020

SANA'A - President Donald Trump said on Thursday that US forces have killed Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in an operation inside Yemen...

What Is the Gaza Strip?

What Is the Gaza Strip?

February 08,2020

GAZA - The Gaza Strip is a 140-square-mile piece of land occupied by Palestinians bordering the Mediterranean Sea between Egypt and Israel. The area has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian ...

China Races to Build More Hospitals as Coronavirus Outbreak Grows

China Races to Build More Hospitals  as Coronavirus Outbreak Grows

February 06,2020

BEIGIN - Authorities in China have glorified the rush to build two infectious disease hospitals in a matter of days at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak that has now claimed at least 490 lives on the mainland, with live streams showing the construction ...

Russian S-400 Missile Delivery to India by End of 2021

Russian S-400 Missile Delivery to  India by End of 2021

February 06,2020

MOSCOW - Russia will begin delivering S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India by the end of 2021, state-run RIA Novosti news agency quoted a Russian official as saying on Wednesday...

Trump Set for Senate Acquittal in Boost to Reelection Campaign

Trump Set for Senate Acquittal in Boost  to Reelection Campaign

February 06,2020

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was set to win acquittal from impeachment in the Senate on Wednesday, hours after his partisan State of the Union speech triggered unprecedented ...

Withdraw Behind Observation Points, or Turkey Will Do What Is Necessary – Erdogan to Syrian Troops

Withdraw Behind Observation  Points, or Turkey Will Do What Is  Necessary – Erdogan to Syrian Troops

February 06,2020

ANKARA - Damascus must withdraw its troops from Turkey’s positions in Idlib or face retaliation, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, following a deadly clash ...

Democrats, White House Wrap Up Case at Trump Senate Trial

Democrats, White House Wrap Up  Case at Trump Senate Trial

February 05,2020

WASHINGTON - Democratic prosecutors declaring "no one is above the law" went head to head with White House lawyers as closing arguments wrapped up at President Donald Trump's Senate ...

French Police Clear Last Refugee Camp in Paris

French Police Clear Last Refugee  Camp in Paris

February 05,2020

PARIS - French police have cleared the last refugee tent camp in northeastern Paris, moving 427 people to shelters as part of a plan to take migrants off the streets...

Kenya’s Former President Daniel Arap Moi Has Died, Aged 95

Kenya’s Former President Daniel Arap  Moi Has Died, Aged 95

February 05,2020

NAIROBI - Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, the country's longest serving leader, has died aged 95.
The death of Moi, who ruled Kenya from 1978 to 2002 ...

Netanyahu Says Israel and Sudan to Normalise Ties Soon

Netanyahu Says Israel and Sudan  to Normalise Ties Soon

February 05,2020

JERUSALEM - Israel and Sudan have agreed to move towards forging normal relations for the first time, Israeli officials said on Monday, after the leaders of the two countries met ...

Top EU Diplomat Heading to Iran Amid Nuclear Tensions

Top EU Diplomat Heading to Iran  Amid Nuclear Tensions

February 04,2020

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Union's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell is on his way to Iran, his first trip since taking office in December, aimed at reducing tensions ...

Trump Impeachment Trial to Resume for Final Arguments

Trump Impeachment Trial to Resume  for Final Arguments

February 04,2020

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's impeachment trial resumes for final arguments Monday before an expected acquittal later in the week that Democrats have said will be invalid because ...

Democrats Make Final Pitch in Iowa Hours Before First US Vote

Democrats Make Final Pitch in Iowa  Hours Before First US Vote

February 04,2020

WASHINGTON - Democratic candidates made their frantic, final campaign pitches Sunday in Iowa, on a mission to persuade undecided voters one day before the state's nominating ...

More Than a Dozen Civilians Killed in Latest Burkina Faso Attack

More Than a Dozen Civilians Killed in  Latest Burkina Faso Attack

February 04,2020

OUAGADOUGOU - At least 18 civilians have been killed by unidentified gunmen in northern Burkina Faso, according to security sources, in the latest violence to rock a region plagued ...

Palestinian Leader Abbas Says He Is Cutting Ties with United States and Israel Over Peace Deal

Palestinian Leader Abbas Says He Is Cutting Ties with United States and Israel Over Peace Deal

February 03,2020

RAMALLAH - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he is cutting security ties with Israel and the U.S. on Saturday, in reaction to a U.S.-brokered peace plan that immediately met with furious objections ...

China Coronavirus Deaths, Infections Jump: All The Latest Updates

China Coronavirus Deaths, Infections  Jump: All The Latest Updates

February 03,2020

BEIGING - The death toll from a new coronavirus outbreak has jumped to more than 300, the Chinese government has said, as other nations imposed extraordinary travel restrictions on China ...

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf to Patrol Oil Lifeline

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf to  Patrol Oil Lifeline

February 03,2020

YOKOSUKA - A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that supply nearly all the oil that powers the world’s third-biggest economy ...

Brexit Is Official: UK Leaves European Union

Brexit Is Official: UK Leaves  European Union

February 02,2020

LONDON - The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on Friday, entering into a period of uncertainty after three years of bitter wrangling over ...

China Coronavirus Death Toll Surges: All The Latest Updates

China Coronavirus Death Toll Surges:  All The Latest Updates

February 02,2020

BEIGING - The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 250, the government said on Saturday, as foreign nations tightened restrictions on travellers from China ...

Indian Court AGAIN Postpones Hanging for 4 Men Convicted in 2012 Gang Rape & Murder Case That Inspired Netflix Series

Indian Court AGAIN Postpones Hanging for 4 Men Convicted in 2012 Gang Rape & Murder  Case That Inspired Netflix Series

February 02,2020

NEW DELHI - The execution of four Indians convicted in the heinous 2012 ‘Nirbhaya’ gang-rape case has been delayed yet again at the last minute – this time indefinitely ...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to Sign Dam Agreement by End of February

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to Sign Dam  Agreement by End of February

February 02,2020

ADDIS ABABA - Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan announced they have cleared the way for the filling and operation of a disputed multibillion-dollar dam being built by the Ethiopian ...

Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK, says Chief Medical Officer

Two Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in UK, says Chief Medical Officer

February 01,2020

LONDON - Two cases of coronavirus are now confirmed in the UK, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said in a statement on Friday.
"We can confirm that two patients ...

Who Declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

Who Declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency

February 01,2020

BEIJING - The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency as the total of infected people rose to 7,834 and 170 dead. ...

Belgian Court Acquits 3 Doctors in Landmark Euthanasia Case

Belgian Court Acquits 3 Doctors in Landmark Euthanasia Case

February 01,2020

BRUSSELS - A Belgian court on Friday acquitted three doctors of charges of manslaughter by poisoning in a case that has been seen as a key test of Belgium's euthanasia laws...

Trump Impeachment: Republican Senator Deals Major Blow to Democrats' Call for More Witnesses

Trump Impeachment: Republican Senator Deals Major Blow to Democrats' Call for More Witnesses

February 01,2020

WASHINGTON - US Democrats' efforts to hear more testimony in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump were all but dashed on Thursday after a Republican Senator ...

Greece Plans to Build a 2.7km Floating Fence to Stop Migrants Reaching its Islands

Greece Plans to Build a 2.7km Floating Fence to Stop Migrants Reaching its Islands

February 01,2020

ATHENS - Greece is hoping to build a floating fence to run across the Aegean Sea in a bid to prevent migrant crossings to the Greek islands from Turkey...

China’s Xi Tells WHO He’s Confident of Slaying ‘Devil’ Virus

China’s Xi Tells WHO He’s Confident  of Slaying ‘Devil’ Virus

January 29,2020

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping told the visiting chief of the World Health Organization on Tuesday that he was confident of winning the battle against a “devil” coronavirus ...

Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns

Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns

January 29,2020

PALESTIN - palestinian leaders have decried US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East as an effort to "finish of the Palestinian cause ...

Netanyahu Drops Request for Immunity on Corruption Charges

Netanyahu Drops Request for Immunity on Corruption Charges

January 29,2020

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is withdrawing his bid for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges, paving the way for a trial to begin...