Int'l News Archive
  • »Frustrated Syria mediator Brahimi to step down

    Wed 14 May / May 2014. 08:02 AM
    Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will step down on May 31, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, blaming an international deadlock over how to end the country's three-year civil war for hampering a bid to broker peace.
  • »In Modi's India, a case of rule and divide

    Wed 14 May / May 2014. 08:00 AM
    Ali Husain is a prosperous young Indian Muslim businessman. He recently bought a Mercedes and lives in a suburban-style gated community that itself sits inside a ghetto.
  • »New NSA chief vows more transparency for embattled agency

    Tue 13 May / May 2014. 09:54 AM
    The new head of the National Security Agency vowed on Monday to lead the embattled spy agency with greater transparency as it balances individual rights against the rising risk of a destructive cyber attack against the United States.
  • »Air strike kills five al Qaeda militants in Yemen

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:58 PM
    An air strike killed five al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Monday, state media said, as the army sent reinforcements to two regions in what appeared to be a further expansion of an offensive against the Islamist group.
  • »Boko Haram rebels say ready to exchange kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:57 PM
    Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants, said on Monday he would release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen by Agence France-Presse.
  • »Iran leader slams West's 'stupid' missile stance before talks

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:56 PM
    Iran's Supreme Leader described as "stupid and idiotic" Western expectations for his country to curb its missile development, striking a defiant tone ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks.
  • »Israeli ministers approve bid to block Palestinian prisoner releases

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:55 PM
    Israel took a step on Sunday toward enacting a law that could block any future release of Palestinian prisoners convicted of killing Israelis and impede any efforts to restart frozen peace talks.
  • »Rebels declare victory in east Ukraine self-rule vote

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:53 PM
    Ukrainian leader Oleksander Turchinov accused Russia of working to overthrow legitimate state power in Ukraine on Monday after pro-Russian rebels declared a resounding victory in a rebel referendum on self-rule in eastern regions.
  • »Iran faces problems paying for food

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 08:31 AM
    Payment problems are disrupting commercial food cargoes to Iran, with hundreds of thousands of tons of grain and sugar stuck in transit, as Western banking sanctions complicate deals and trade financiers scale back exposure.
  • »Egypt charges 200 Islamist militants with bombings, other violence

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 08:22 AM
    Egypt's public prosecutor charged 200 suspected Islamist militants on Saturday with "founding, leading and joining a terrorist organization" and launching bomb and rocket attacks across the country.
  • »East Ukraine votes

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 08:20 AM
    Pro-Russian separatist leaders pressed a referendum on self-rule across eastern Ukraine on Sunday that has raised fears in Kiev and the West of civil war and dismemberment.
  • »Rebels evacuated from Homs, Syrian uprising cradle

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 10:33 AM
    Hundreds of Syrian rebels on Wednesday abandoned their last stronghold in the heart of Homs city, an epicenter of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, handing him a symbolic victory weeks before his likely re-election.
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