Int'l News Archive
  • »France to deliver arms to Iraqi Kurds

    Wed 13 August / Aug 2014. 03:23 PM
    France will supply arms to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours", French President Francois Hollande has announced.
  • »Ukraine blocks aid trucks

    Wed 13 August / Aug 2014. 01:44 PM
    Ukraine denounced the dispatch of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine as an act of Russian cynicism on Wednesday and said it would not be allowed in.
  • »Obama lauds Iraq's 'promising step'

    Tue 12 August / Aug 2014. 11:13 AM
    US President Barack Obama has said the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq's prime minister-designate is a "promising step forward".
  • »Iraq president calls for new PM

    Mon 11 August / Aug 2014. 03:03 PM
    Iraq appears to be in the grip of fresh political turmoil, as a court denies naming PM Nouri Maliki's bloc as the largest in parliament.
  • »Iraq 'needs unity' in militant fight

    Sun 10 August / Aug 2014. 01:58 PM
    Iraq needs a "broad unity government" if it is to combat Islamist militants who have seized swathes of territory and are threatening minorities, says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
  • »Fresh fears for Gaza talks in Cairo

    Sun 10 August / Aug 2014. 01:47 PM
    Talks in Cairo aimed at securing a fresh ceasefire in Gaza are under renewed strain, with both sides in the conflict issuing warnings.
  • »No quick fix to Iraq's insurgency: Obama

    Sat 9 August / Aug 2014. 09:12 PM
    President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. airstrikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart.
  • »Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood's political wing

    Sat 9 August / Aug 2014. 02:56 PM
    An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush Egypt's oldest Islamist movement.
  • »Iraq conflict: Obama vows to stop jihadist state

    Sat 9 August / Aug 2014. 02:55 PM
    US President Barack Obama has said he will not allow Sunni Muslim jihadists to carve out a "caliphate", or Islamic state, straddling Syria and Iraq.
    The US has been carrying out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq.
  • »Gaza air strikes 'kill five' as rockets hit Israel

    Sat 9 August / Aug 2014. 02:48 PM
    Five people have been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, health officials there say, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets at Israel.
  • »Russia bans food imports from US, EU

    Thu 7 August / Aug 2014. 11:49 AM
    Russia will ban fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a government meeting on Thursday.
  • »Gaza ceasefire holds on second day

    Thu 7 August / Aug 2014. 08:23 AM
    A 72-hour Gaza truce held through its second day on Wednesday and Israel said it was ready to extend the deal as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on an enduring end to a war that devastated the Hamas-ruled enclave.
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