Int'l News Archive
  • »UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond ban

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:50 PM
    The U.N. Security Council is set to partially ease a decade-long arms embargo on Ivory Coast and lift a ban on diamond exports, diplomats said on Friday, despite claims by U.N. experts the measure failed to stop illicit trafficking of rough diamonds.
  • »As Iraq violence grows, U.S. sends more intelligence officers

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:48 PM
    The United States is quietly expanding the number of intelligence officers in Iraq and holding urgent meetings in Washington and Baghdad to find ways to counter growing violence by Islamic militants, U.S. government sources said.
  • »Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:46 PM
    Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks.
  • »Palestinian unity govt will recognize Israel: Abbas

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:40 PM
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signaled on Saturday that he remains committed to troubled U.S.-backed peace talks, saying that any unity government agreed with the militant group Hamas would recognize Israel.
  • »G7 agrees new sanctions on Russia

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:40 PM
    SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Leaders of the Group of Seven major economies agreed to impose more sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, where armed pro-Moscow separatists have detained a group of international observers they accuse of being NATO...
  • »Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 07:06 PM
    An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people, one very seriously, the territory's Hamas rulers said.
  • »Israel cancels peacetalk after PLO, Hamas unity pact

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 06:54 PM
    OCCUPIED JERUSALEM/GAZA - Israel on Wednesday canceled a planned session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians shortly after a unity deal was signed in Gaza between Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation...
  • »Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 08:11 AM
    U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower.
  • »Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 08:09 AM
    Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture.
  • »Syria's chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 08:05 AM
    Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished.
  • »U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 08:01 AM
    The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters.
  • »Israel need to govern Palestine if talks fail: Abbas

    Wed 23 April / Apr 2014. 07:59 AM
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Israeli journalists on Tuesday that if peace talks do not continue, Israel will have to take on the burden of governing Palestinian lands.
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