Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Horror, Heroism Mark Deadly Shooting at California Rail Yard

Horror, Heroism Mark Deadly Shooting at California Rail Yard

May 29,2021

SAN JOSE-  Taptejdeep Singh died trying to save others from a gunman. Kirk Bertolet saw some of his coworkers take their last breaths...

‘Terrorising a Generation’: Israel Arresting Palestinian Children

‘Terrorising a Generation’: Israel Arresting  Palestinian Children

May 29,2021

Thirteen-year-old Mohammed Saadi was kidnapped, blindfolded, beaten and threatened with a gun to his head by five men in his hometown of Umm al-Fahem...

UN Chief Calls for Transformation of Extractive Industries Toward Sustainability

UN Chief Calls for Transformation of  Extractive Industries Toward Sustainability

May 27,2021

UNITED NATIONS-  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for a transformation of extractive industries to support sustainable development and a transition to ...

Presidential Election Kicks Off in Syria

Presidential Election Kicks  Off in Syria

May 27,2021

DAMASCUS-  Syria's presidential election began on Wednesday in government-controlled areas across Syria...

Tehran Has the Upper Hand in Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna, President Rouhani Says

Tehran Has the Upper Hand in Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna, President Rouhani Says

May 27,2021

Iran’s president has said that Tehran has the upper hand in negotiations with foreign powers in Vienna, as diplomats gather in an attempt to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

Whatsapp SUES Indian Government over new Social Media Rules, Citing ‘Privacy Concerns’ – Reports

Whatsapp SUES Indian Government over new Social Media Rules, Citing ‘Privacy Concerns’ – Reports

May 27,2021

WhatsApp has reportedly filed a legal case against the Indian government over a new set of social media rules that just took effect, asking a Delhi court to declare ...

Blinken Says US Will Aid Gaza Without Helping Hamas

Blinken Says US Will Aid Gaza Without Helping Hamas

May 26,2021

JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Tuesday to “rally international support” to aid Gaza following a devastating war there while keeping ...

French Health Minister Blasts ‘Lousy’ Disinformation Campaign after influencers Offered Money to say Pfizer Covid Jab is Dangerous

French Health Minister Blasts ‘Lousy’  Disinformation Campaign after influencers Offered Money to say Pfizer Covid Jab is Dangerous

May 26,2021

The French minister of health has labeled a campaign, which offered influencers €2,000 to suggest the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is dangerous ...

Italian ‘King of Cocaine’ Arrested in Brazil 2 Years after Escaping Uruguay Prison

Italian ‘King of Cocaine’ Arrested in Brazil 2 Years after Escaping Uruguay Prison

May 26,2021

Brazilian authorities announced the arrest of Italian drug boss Rocco Morabito on Monday evening, almost two years after he escaped from a Uruguayan prison while waiting ...

Thousands Evacuated in India as Strong Cyclone Yaas Inches Closer

Thousands Evacuated in India as Strong Cyclone Yaas Inches Closer

May 26,2021

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in low-lying areas of two Indian states and moved to cyclone shelters to escape a powerful storm barreling towards the eastern coast...

No Full Access for UN Inspectors to Nuclear Sites after Stopgap Deal Expired – Iranian Parliament Speaker

No Full Access for UN Inspectors to Nuclear Sites after Stopgap Deal Expired – Iranian Parliament Speaker

May 24,2021

As the Vienna nuclear talks have not led to a breakthrough, Iran must ramp up pressure and further limit its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, the parliament ...

Poland to PurchaseTurkey’s Combat Drones in 1st NATO Sale

Poland to PurchaseTurkey’s Combat Drones in 1st NATO Sale

May 24,2021

Poland will purchase 24 Bayraktar TB2 (Tactical Block 2) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from NATO ally Turkey, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak told Polish public radio ...

DR Congo: Goma ‘Spared’ As Lava from Volcano Halts Outside City

DR Congo: Goma ‘Spared’ As Lava from Volcano Halts Outside City

May 24,2021

A river of boiling lava from the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo has come to a halt outside Goma, sparing the city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the military ...

Pfizer, Astrazeneca COVID Jabs ‘HighlyEffective’ Against India Variant, Study Shows

Pfizer, Astrazeneca COVID Jabs ‘HighlyEffective’ Against India Variant, Study Shows

May 24,2021

The COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford University are "highly effective" against the Indian variant, a new study has found...

Analysis: Gaza Conflict Forces Reordering of Biden’s Policy Priorities

Analysis: Gaza Conflict Forces Reordering of Biden’s Policy Priorities

May 23,2021

U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January determined to focus his time and energy on the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn at home and big challenges such as China ...

Air India Says Hackers Stole Personal Data of 4.5mn Passengers, Including Passport & Credit Card Info

Air India Says Hackers Stole Personal Data of 4.5mn Passengers, Including Passport & Credit Card Info

May 23,2021

Air India has said the personal data of millions of passengers was compromised as the result of a cyberattack. The stolen information included credit card and passport details...

Israel-Hamas Truce Takes Hold after 11 Days of Fighting

Israel-Hamas Truce Takes Hold after 11 Days of Fighting

May 22,2021

A truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday after the worst violence in years, with U.S. President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United ...

Iran Denounces Canada Ruling Plane Downed an ‘Act of Terrorism’

Iran Denounces Canada Ruling Plane Downed an ‘Act of Terrorism’

May 22,2021

Tehran- Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned as “shameful” a Canadian court ruling that said a Ukraine airliner was shot down intentionally ...

1,621 Gov’t Staff on Poll Duty Die of Covid in India State: Union

1,621 Gov’t Staff on Poll Duty Die of Covid in India State: Union

May 22,2021

Aniket Kumar lost both his parents – who worked as principals in government-run schools – to COVID-19 within 10 days.
In early April, his father Lallan ...

Why India’s Hindu Nationalists are Backing Israel on Gaza Bombing

Why India’s Hindu Nationalists are Backing Israel on Gaza Bombing

May 19,2021

Israel has faced global condemnation for its actions in occupied East Jerusalem and continued bombing of the Gaza Strip, but it has found support in India where ...

Wife of Belgian Envoy Who Slapped Seoul Shop Worker Claims Diplomatic Immunity to Avoid Charges

Wife of Belgian Envoy Who Slapped Seoul Shop  Worker Claims Diplomatic Immunity to Avoid Charges

May 19,2021

The wife of Belgium’s envoy to South Korea has claimed diplomatic privileges, making her immune to prosecution after slapping a Seoul shop worker...

EU Drugs Regulator Says Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Stored in Fridge for up to a Month

EU Drugs Regulator Says Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Stored in Fridge  for up to a Month

May 19,2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said the Covid-19 vaccine developed by US drug maker Pfizer and German firm BioNTech can be stored in the fridge for up ...

Gaza Coronavirus Testing & Vaccinations Disrupted after Main Lab Damaged in Israeli Strikes, Health Officials Say

Gaza Coronavirus Testing & Vaccinations Disrupted after Main Lab Damaged in Israeli  Strikes, Health Officials Say

May 19,2021

Gaza’s primary Covid-19 testing and vaccination site was taken offline after it was struck in ...

Israel-Palestine: US Blocks UN Statement for Third Time in a Week

Israel-Palestine: US Blocks UN Statement for Third Time in a Week

May 18,2021

A third United Nations Security Council emergency meeting in a week – amid the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza – has again ended with no concrete outcome after the United ...

Central Vista: India’s Modi Blasted for $2.8bn Project Amid COVID

Central Vista: India’s Modi Blasted for $2.8bn Project Amid COVID

May 18,2021

New Delhi- Almost the entire Indian capital, ravaged by a ferocious second wave of the coronavirus and forced to go under a lockdown, has come to a standstill – except for ...

Dogged by Mideast Crisis, US Envoy Blinken Visits Denmark

Dogged by Mideast Crisis, US Envoy Blinken Visits Denmark

May 18,2021

COPENHAGEN- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Denmark on Monday for talks on climate change, Arctic policy and Russia as calls grew for the Biden administration to take ...

G7 Urged to Donate Excess COVID Vaccines to Global Sharing Scheme

G7 Urged to Donate Excess COVID Vaccines to Global Sharing Scheme

May 18,2021

The head of UNICEF,  the United Nations children’s agency, has asked G7 countries to donate excess supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to the global COVAX sharing scheme ...

UN Chief ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by CivilianCasualties & IDF Bombing of Gaza MediaBuilding, Dubbed ‘TERROR TOWER’ by Netanyahu

UN Chief ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by CivilianCasualties & IDF Bombing of Gaza MediaBuilding, Dubbed ‘TERROR TOWER’ by Netanyahu

May 17,2021

UN head Antonio Guterres expressed dismay over growing civilian casualties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and criticized the destruction of media offices in Gaza...

Israel Destroys Home of Most Senior Hamas Leader in Gaza

Israel Destroys Home of Most Senior Hamas Leader in Gaza

May 17,2021

The Israeli military said it destroyed the home of Hamas’s top leader in Gaza amid its ongoing bombardment of the Palestinian enclave...

Chileans Vote for 155-Member Assembly to Draft New Constitution

 Chileans Vote for 155-Member Assembly to Draft New Constitution

May 17,2021

Chileans are voting on Sunday in a second day of polls to elect 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly, which will rewrite the country’s dictatorship-era constitution in a bid ...

Panic Buying in Taiwan as New COVID-19 Rules Kick Off

Panic Buying in Taiwan as New  COVID-19 Rules Kick Off

May 17,2021

Authorities in Taiwan have appealed to people to avoid panic buying of items such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on gatherings and movement took effect to rein in the spread of COVID-19...

Conservative Ebrahim Raisi Tops Iran’s Presidential Candidates

Conservative Ebrahim Raisi Tops Iran’s Presidential Candidates

May 16,2021

Tehran- Top candidates to become Iran’s next president signed up on the last day of registration on Saturday and the overwhelming majority were conservatives, drawing ...

Israeli Hit on Gaza Refugee Camp Kills 10, Including 8 Children

Israeli Hit on Gaza Refugee Camp Kills 10, Including 8 Children

May 16,2021

Gaza City – At least 10 member of a Palestinian family – two women and eight children – have been killed by an Israeli air raid on their home in the Shati refugee camp in the Gaza ...

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Completes Historic Mars Landing

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Completes Historic Mars Landing

May 16,2021

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United ...

Hong Kong Freezes Shares of Media Tycoon Lai Under Security Law

Hong Kong Freezes Shares of Media Tycoon Lai Under Security Law

May 16,2021

Hong Kong authorities have frozen assets belonging to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai, including all shares in his company, Next Digital – the first time a listed firm ...