Int'l News Archive
  • »Israel launches at least 12 airstrikes in Gaza

    Tue 1 July / Jul 2014. 07:35 AM
    The Israeli military carried out at least 12 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Sunday, saying the strikes were in retaliation for six rockets from Gaza that struck Israel the previous evening.
  • »Qaeda offshoot ISIL claims Islamic 'caliphate'

    Mon 30 June / Jun 2014. 10:26 AM
    An offshoot of al Qaeda which has seized territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on Islamist websites and Twitter said on Sunday.
  • »Sectarian genie is out of the bottle from Syria to Iraq

    Sun 29 June / Jun 2014. 07:24 PM
    As jihadists storm through the Sunni heartlands of Iraq towards Baghdad, where a Shi’ite government they regard as heretic clings on, they have lifted the veil on deep sectarianism which has also stoked the fires of Syria’s civil war and is spilling over into vulnerable mosaic societies such as Lebanon.
  • »After years off-stage, Iraq's Sistani takes charge

    Sun 29 June / Jun 2014. 10:22 AM
    Najaf is far from Baghdad's palaces and the battlefields of northern Iraq. Its mud-brick houses, dirt alleys and concrete office blocks project little in the way of strength or sway. But it is here, where Iraq's most influential clerics work from modest buildings in the shadow of a golden-domed shrine, that the country's future is being shaped.
  • »Saudi Arabia, Iran unit in ISIL aversion

    Sat 28 June / Jun 2014. 10:28 PM
    Saudi King Abdullah and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were united on Saturday in aversion against Iraq-grown "terrorist" group who is threatening the region's stability.
  • »Iraq launches push for militant-held northern city

    Sat 28 June / Jun 2014. 04:59 PM
    Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation early Saturday aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country.
  • »Top Iraq Shia cleric urges quick PM deal

    Sat 28 June / Jun 2014. 09:33 AM
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule.
  • »Closing in on Baghdad

    Thu 26 June / Jun 2014. 05:10 PM
    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital.
  • »Iraq insurgents seize oilfields, hit air base

    Thu 26 June / Jun 2014. 08:01 AM
    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.
  • »Militants attack Iraq air base

    Wed 25 June / Jun 2014. 01:31 PM
    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.
  • »Google sets sights beyond smartphones

    Wed 25 June / Jun 2014. 01:23 PM
    Google Inc, whose Android software reigns as the world’s dominant smartphone operating system, will step up efforts to make inroads into cars, televisions and other devices at its annual developer conference this week, sources familiar with the matter said.
  • »Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    Wed 25 June / Jun 2014. 08:07 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.
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