Int'l News Archive
  • »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.
  • »As Lebanon ceasefire falters, Saudi offers $1 billion to army

    Wed 6 August / Aug 2014. 02:00 PM
    Lebanon's army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday in breach of a ceasefire aimed at ending five days of fighting in the most serious spillover of Syria's civil war onto Lebanese soil.
  • »Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

    Wed 6 August / Aug 2014. 08:50 AM
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Israel and the Palestinians to take advantage of the Gaza truce to move towards broader negotiations.
  • »Israel pulls troops out of Gaza

    Tue 5 August / Aug 2014. 04:15 PM
    Israel has withdrawn its troops from the Gaza Strip to "defensive positions" outside the Palestinian territory.
  • »Israeli partial ceasefire slows violence

    Mon 4 August / Aug 2014. 06:07 PM
    Israel's "humanitarian window" for parts of Gaza has ended, having slowed violence over its seven-hour period.
  • »Israel plans partial seven-hour ceasefire

    Mon 4 August / Aug 2014. 08:04 AM
    Israel has announced a seven-hour "humanitarian ceasefire" in parts of Gaza, starting on Monday morning.
  • »Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam, oilfield after defeating Kurds

    Sun 3 August / Aug 2014. 03:10 PM
    Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters, witnesses said on Sunday.
  • »Another deadly strike 'on UN school' in Gaza

    Sun 3 August / Aug 2014. 11:21 AM
    At least 10 people have been killed in a strike on a UN-run school housing Palestinians displaced by the Gaza conflict, medics say.
  • »Ireland 'leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag'

    Fri 1 August / Aug 2014. 02:56 PM
    The Koran's teachings are better represented in Western societies than in Islamic countries, which have failed to embrace the values of their own faith in politics, business, law and society, a leading academic at George Washington University has said.
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