Int'l News Archive
  • »Saudi Arabia agrees to host training of moderate Syria rebels

    Thu 11 September / Sep 2014. 11:17 AM
    Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
  • »Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria

    Thu 11 September / Sep 2014. 10:30 AM
    US President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.
  • »US Kerry seeks allies against Islamic State

    Wed 10 September / Sep 2014. 12:23 PM
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has landed in Baghdad in Iraq at the start of a Middle East tour to build support for action against Islamic State (IS).
  • »Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones

    Wed 10 September / Sep 2014. 08:10 AM
    Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.
  • »Erdogan battles 'Assassins' in power struggle

    Tue 9 September / Sep 2014. 02:58 PM
    Likening foes in the judiciary to medieval "Assassins" betraying Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan made one thing clear as he assumed the presidency last month: his battle to purge their influence over the courts is far from over.
  • »US: New government is 'milestone' for Iraq

    Tue 9 September / Sep 2014. 09:04 AM
    The US has hailed the announcement of a new government in Iraq ahead of a drive to organise an international coalition against Islamic State (IS).
  • »Syrian air strikes on Islamic State positions kill 60 civilians: activists

    Mon 8 September / Sep 2014. 02:03 PM
    Syrian government warplanes killed at least 60 civilians including a dozen children in two days of air strikes on Islamic State-held territory at the weekend, activists said on Monday.
  • »US carries out five air strikes in Iraq

    Mon 8 September / Sep 2014. 07:27 AM
    U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.
  • »Shelling rattles Ukraine ceasefire

    Sun 7 September / Sep 2014. 07:31 AM
    Explosions have been heard in the south-eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, despite a ceasefire agreed by the government and pro-Russian rebels.
  • »Islamic State guides Egyptian militants

    Sat 6 September / Sep 2014. 12:12 PM
    Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation.
  • »Ukraine agrees 'permanent truce' with rebels in east

    Wed 3 September / Sep 2014. 11:18 AM
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he has agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone on a "permanent ceasefire" with rebels.
  • »End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

    Tue 2 September / Sep 2014. 04:53 PM
    A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.
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