Int'l News Archive
  • »Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

    Sun 28 December / Dec 2014. 03:56 PM
    Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore.
  • »Egypt cuts 'gay wedding video' jail terms

    Sun 28 December / Dec 2014. 09:17 AM
    A court in Egypt has reduced to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to show a gay marriage.
  • »Israel police hold dozens of public officials in corruption probe

    Wed 24 December / Dec 2014. 06:58 PM
    Israeli police said on Wednesday they had detained more than 30 serving and former public officials in an investigation into alleged corruption linked to a party in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition.
  • »As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow

    Wed 24 December / Dec 2014. 06:57 PM
    The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior U.S. official said.
  • »Officer kills armed black man near Ferguson, Missouri, police say

    Wed 24 December / Dec 2014. 06:56 PM
    A U.S. police officer shot and killed a black man after he pointed a loaded pistol at him in a St. Louis suburb near where an unarmed black teen was killed by a white officer in August, police said on Wednesday.
  • »Exhausted Sierra Leone medics battle Ebola in the 'red zone'

    Tue 23 December / Dec 2014. 06:30 PM
    When Dr Sekou Kanneh goes to work at his Sierra Leonean Ebola clinic, he will probably be in the "red zone" for many hours, ignoring by necessity strict limits that govern foreign colleagues fighting the epidemic.
  • »Rare visit reveals 'brutal' IS

    Tue 23 December / Dec 2014. 02:56 PM
    A German author given rare access to territory run by Islamic State has told the BBC that the group is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he had expected.
  • »Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?

    Mon 22 December / Dec 2014. 06:03 PM
    For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs.
  • »Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote

    Mon 22 December / Dec 2014. 09:07 AM
    Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi has been confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll.
  • »Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    Sun 21 December / Dec 2014. 08:45 AM
    Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
  • »Palestinian peace plan before UN

    Thu 18 December / Dec 2014. 04:59 PM
    A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel has been submitted to the UN Security Council.
  • »EU court takes Hamas off 'terror list'

    Wed 17 December / Dec 2014. 02:19 PM
    A top court of the European Union has annulled the bloc's decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on a list of terrorist groups.
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