Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Joe Biden vows to ‘unify’ country in victory speech

Joe Biden vows to ‘unify’ country in victory speech

November 09,2020

WASHINGTON- Joe Biden has said it is "time to heal" the US in his first speech as president-elect, vowing "not to divide but to unify" the country...

Saudi Arabia holds its breath after Biden win

Saudi Arabia holds its breath after Biden win

November 09,2020

RIYADH- Saudi Arabia, which may have more to lose from Joe Biden’s U.S. election victory than other Arab states, has taken its time to comment after the defeat of Donald ...

Iran’s Rouhani says next U.S. administration should make up for Trump’s mistakes

Iran’s Rouhani says next U.S. administration should make up for Trump’s mistakes

November 09,2020

DUBAI- Iran’s president said on Sunday the next U.S. administration should use the opportunity to compensate for President Donald Trump’s mistakes, Iranian state TV reported ...

Palestinians welcome Trump exit, but are cautious about Biden

Palestinians welcome Trump exit, but are cautious about Biden

November 09,2020

JERUSALEM- The Palestinians have been holding out for a change of U.S. president for three years, hoping for a chance to hit the reset button on relations with Washington...

Attack in Vienna targeted nightlife; suspect had IS ties

Attack in Vienna targeted nightlife; suspect had IS ties

November 04,2020

VIENNA- At least one Islamic extremist — a 20-year-old armed with an automatic rifle and a fake explosive vest — rampaged through a crowded Vienna nightlife district hours ahead of ...

Merkel says fight against ‘Islamist terrorism’ is common struggle

Merkel says fight against ‘Islamist terrorism’ is common struggle

November 04,2020

BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her shock at the attacks across central Vienna and said Germany stood in solidarity with neighbouring Austria in the fight against ...

European police in coordinated raids against online hate speech

European police in coordinated raids against online hate speech

November 04,2020

BERLIN- European police launched coordinated raids in seven countries on Tuesday as part of a clampdown on online hatred and incitement to violence, the European Union ...

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

November 04,2020

IZMIR- Even as hopes of reaching survivors began to fade, rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building on Tuesday ...

Uzbekistan, Israel discuss implementation of joint cultural, humanitarian and educational projects

Uzbekistan, Israel discuss implementation of joint cultural, humanitarian and educational projects

November 03,2020

JERSALEM- Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Israel Feruza Makhmudova has met with the CEO of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and Department Head at Tel Aviv University, Haim Ben-Yakov...

Iran reports record high COVID death toll as travel bans go into force

Iran reports record high COVID death toll as travel bans go into force

November 03,2020

DUBAI- Iran on Monday reported a record 440 COVID deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll in the Middle East’s worst-hit country to 35,738 as a ban on travel in and out of major ...

WHO chief Tedros to quarantine after contact gets COVID-19

WHO chief Tedros to quarantine after contact gets COVID-19

November 03,2020

GENEVA- The head of the World Health Organization says he will self-quarantine after being identified as a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19...

Poland protests leader: abortion court ruling must be waived

Poland protests leader: abortion court ruling must be waived

November 03,2020

WARSAW- A leader of Poland’s massive protests triggered by the tightening of the country’s strict abortion law said Monday the court ruling must be withdrawn...

US Election 2020: Biden and Trump in last weekend dash round swing states

US Election 2020: Biden and Trump in last weekend dash round swing states

November 02,2020

WASHINGTON- US Democratic candidate Joe Biden is in Michigan and President Donald Trump is in Pennsylvania, states that could be key to winning the White House as the last weekend ...

UN chief supports call for humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia, Azerbaijan

UN chief supports call for  humanitarian ceasefire between  Armenia, Azerbaijan

November 02,2020

UNITED NATIONS- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his support for the call made by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group ...

Australia reports no new local cases

Australia reports no new local cases

November 02,2020

CANBERRA- Australia has recorded no new locally transmitted coronavirus infection for the first time in five months.
In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state ...

Super typhoon weakens after slamming Philippines; 7 dead

Super typhoon weakens after slamming Philippines; 7 dead

November 02,2020

MANILA- A powerful super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds Sunday, killing at least seven people and causing volcanic mudflows to bury houses ...

US Election 2020: Biden and Trump in tug-of-war over Midwestern US

US Election 2020: Biden and Trump in  tug-of-war over Midwestern US

November 01,2020

WASHINGTON- In a final burst of campaigning, US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have criss-crossed Midwestern states that may hold the keys ...

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

October 28,2020

PESHAWAR- A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding...

French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

French doctor warns his country has ‘lost control’ of virus

October 28,2020

PARIS- A French doctor warned Monday that his country has “lost control of the epidemic,” a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus ...

Putin invited to visit Greece in March

Putin invited to visit Greece in March

October 28,2020

ATHENS- Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to Greece to attend celebrations in March 2021 dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the 1821 revolution against Ottoman rule ...

In Armenia, war refugees sleep rough in the diamonds

In Armenia, war refugees sleep rough in the diamonds

October 28,2020

ABOVYAN- In a factory where diamonds are cut, Anna Osipyan and her two grandchildren found something even more precious after fleeing their homes in the mountainous enclave ...

New US virus cases top 83,700 for 2nd day in row

New US virus cases top 83,700 for 2nd day in row

October 26,2020

BALTIMORE- A day after the U.S. set a daily record for new confirmed coronavirus infections, it came very close to doing it again.
Data published by Johns Hopkins University ...

Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing - U.S.

Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing - U.S.

October 25,2020

WASHINGTON- A global dirty money watchdog on Friday agreed to revamp its standards to beef up monitoring of financing aimed at evading U.S. and United Nations sanctions and proliferating...

South Korean authorities stick to flu vaccine plan after deaths rise to 48

South Korean authorities stick to flu  vaccine plan after deaths rise to 48

October 25,2020

SEOUL- The number of South Koreans who have died after getting flu shots has risen to 48, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday, adding that ...

Japan’s number of newborn babies to reach record low this year

Japan’s number of newborn babies to reach record low this year

October 25,2020

TOKYO- Japan’s number of newborn babies in 2020 is expected to decrease to around 845,000, hitting a new record low, local media reported Saturday...

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

October 25,2020

STEPANAKERT- Rocket and artillery barrage hit residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday hours after the United States hosted top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan ...

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to fight COVID-19

UN chief says G20 leaders must coordinate to fight  COVID-19

October 24,2020

UNITED NATIONS- The U.N. chief finds it “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish ...

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

Pope’s civil union words spark reactions around the globe

October 24,2020

MEXICO CITY- Across the globe, Pope Francis’ comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were received by some as encouragement for an advancing struggle and condemned by others ...

Pompeo to meet Armenian, Azeri ministers over Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Pompeo to meet Armenian, Azeri ministers over Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

October 24,2020

BAKU- Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces clashed in several areas of Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday, hours before talks were due to start in Washington to try to end the deadliest fighting ...

Putin: Russia-China military alliance can’t be ruled out

Putin: Russia-China military  alliance can’t be ruled out

October 24,2020

MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday there is no need for a Russia-China military alliance now, but noted it could be forged in the future...

Pakistan opposition holds mass rally calling for PM Khan to go

Pakistan opposition holds mass rally calling for PM Khan to go

October 20,2020

KARACHI- Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi on Sunday as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus total yet

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus  total yet

October 20,2020

MOSCOW- Russia reported almost 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest single-day number since the beginning ...

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus total yet

Russia reports its highest 1-day virus  total yet

October 20,2020

MOSCOW- Russia reported almost 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest single-day number since the beginning ...

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights

October 20,2020

HANOI- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart to step up defense and ...

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

October 20,2020

ATHENS- Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings ...