Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them back out to sea

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them  back out to sea

September 26,2020

ANKARA- Shortly after reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of Afghan migrants say, their hopes for a new life in Europe were cut short when Greek authorities rounded them up ...

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders  for 6 months

September 26,2020

WELLINGTON- For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island ...

Asia Today: India’s daily new virus cases on declining trend

Asia Today: India’s daily new virus cases on  declining trend

September 26,2020

NEW DELHI- India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this week...

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

September 26,2020

TOKYO- Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan’s new prime minister has spent much of his career in the shadows, supporting previous leader ...

World powers take the stage, virtually, at UN debate

World powers take the stage, virtually, at UN debate

September 23,2020

UNITED NATIONS- The U.N.’s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet’s biggest powers ...

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

September 23,2020

WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with ...

As rich nations struggle, Africa’s virus response is praised

As rich nations struggle,  Africa’s virus response is praised

September 23,2020

JOHANNESBURG- At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent...

France’s weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

France’s weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

September 23,2020

PARIS- For the first time in months, virus infections — and deaths — in French nursing homes are on the rise again. . .

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

September 22,2020

NEW DELHI- On a quiet road in India’s capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country’s COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored ...

Madrid adopts virus restrictions exposing poor-rich divide

Madrid adopts virus restrictions exposing poor-rich divide

September 22,2020

MADRID- Heightened restrictions to stem Europe’s fastest coronavirus spread in some of Madrid’s working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over ...

Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex case

Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex case

September 22,2020

JERUSALEM- An Israeli court on Monday approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after ...

The Latest: Pope urges vaccine access to poorest nations

The Latest: Pope urges vaccine access to  poorest nations

September 20,2020

ROME- Pope Francis is urging political leaders make sure coronavirus vaccines are available to the poorest nations...

Russia’s Navalny says he’s now more than ‘technically alive’

Russia’s Navalny says he’s now more than  ‘technically alive’

September 20,2020

MOSCOW- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is being treated for suspected nerve ...

Thai protesters rally to push demands for democratic reforms

Thai protesters rally to push demands for democratic reforms

September 20,2020

BANGKOK - Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to support the demands of a student-led ...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorism

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorism

September 20,2020

ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities ...

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

EU unveils plan to combat racism,  increase diversity

September 19,2020

BRUSSELS- The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity ...

Peru president faces impeachment vote amid pandemic turmoil

Peru president faces impeachment vote amid  pandemic turmoil

September 19,2020

LIMA- Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt ...

Apprehensive Thais await major political rally in Bangkok

Apprehensive Thais await major political rally in  Bangkok

September 19,2020

BANGKOK- A two-day rally planned this weekend is jangling nerves in Bangkok, with apprehension about how far student demonstrators will go in pushing demands for reform of Thailand’s monarchy ...

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

Virus clusters at French universities give  Europe a lesson

September 19,2020

PARIS- Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor?
That’s what worries many students at the centuries-old Sorbonne ...

Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe

Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe

September 15,2020

TOKYO – Japan's governing party has elected Yoshihide Suga as its new leader to succeed Shinzo Abe, meaning he is almost certain to become the country's next prime minister...

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war

September 15,2020

JERUSALEM- For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a U.S. president will host a signing ceremony between Israelis and Arabs at the White House, billing ...

Belarus leader visits Russia to secure support amid protests

Belarus leader visits Russia to secure support amid protests

September 15,2020

MOSCOW- Belarus’ authoritarian president visited Russia Monday in a bid to secure more loans and political support, as demonstrations against the extension of his 26-year rule entered ...

Italy’s initial virus hotspot back to school after 7 months

Italy’s initial virus hotspot back to school after 7 months

September 15,2020

ROME- The morning bell Monday marked the first entrance to the classroom for the children of Codogno since Feb. 21, when panicked parents were sent to pick up their children ...

Russia: Local elections test Kremlin party’s grip on power

Russia: Local elections test Kremlin party’s grip on power

September 14,2020

MOSCOW- Voters across Russia are casting their ballots in dozens of local elections that are seen as a big test for the ruling pro-Kremlin United Russia party ...

Greece: Homeless migrants will be housed ‘in coming days’

Greece: Homeless migrants will be housed  ‘in coming days’

September 14,2020

LESBOS- Greek authorities said Sunday that some 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left without shelter after fires gutted an overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos will be moved ...

Brexit: Blair and Major urge MPs to reject Internal Market Bill

Brexit: Blair and Major urge MPs to reject  Internal Market Bill

September 14,2020

LONDON- Ex-Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major have urged MPs to reject the "shameful" attempt to override parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. ...

Japan’s Suga says no limit to bonds government can issue

Japan’s Suga says no limit to bonds  government can issue

September 14,2020

TOKYO- Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who is set to become prime minister this week, said on Sunday there was no limit to the amount of bonds the government ...

Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest

Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee  camp fire protest

September 13,2020

MORIA- Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded migrant ...

More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern Congo

More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine  in eastern Congo

September 13,2020

KINSHASA- More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in eastern Congo’s South Kivu province on Friday ...

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution; US, Israel object

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution;  US, Israel object

September 13,2020

UNITED NATIONS- The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel ...

Italy shaken up by brutal beating death of young Black man

Italy shaken up by brutal beating death of young Black man

September 13,2020

ROME- Hundreds of people in Italy walked in a funeral procession Saturday for a young Black man whose brutal beating death has shaken up the country and drawn condemnation from the highest levels ...

India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

September 12,2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have agreed that their troops should disengage from a tense border standoff, maintain proper distance and ease tensions ...

France tries forcing change on Lebanon’s politicians

France tries forcing change on  Lebanon’s politicians

September 12,2020

BEIRUT (AP) — During his visit this month, French President Emmanuel Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road ...

Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down

Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down

September 12,2020

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — Thousands of refugees and migrants have spent a third night in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos after two consecutive nights of fires in the notoriously...

EU demands UK rewrite new Brexit bill, threatens legal action as tensions escalate

EU demands UK rewrite new Brexit bill, threatens legal action as tensions escalate

September 12,2020

The European Union on Thursday demanded that the United Kingdom immediately rewrite a new Brexit bill that would change parts of a divorce agreement it signed with the E.U. last year ...