Int'l News Archive
  • »'Gas war' looms as Ukraine halts Russia payments

    Sat 12 April / Apr 2014. 03:49 PM
    Ukraine said on Saturday it was suspending payments to Russia for deliveries of gas, ratcheting up the tension in a standoff that has the potential to leave European Union states cut off from the Russian gas supplies on which they depend.
  • »At 'Donkey Springs', bombers choke off Iraq oil exports

    Sat 12 April / Apr 2014. 03:33 PM
    Militants whose bombs have shut Iraq's main northern oil export pipeline for 40 days are preventing repairs, threatening to extend an outage that is already the longest since the days of sanctions in the 1990s.
  • »Iran's oil exports surge above West's sanctions cap, says IEA

    Sat 12 April / Apr 2014. 03:30 PM
    Iran's crude oil exports have surged to their highest in 20 months, far exceeding a 1 million barrel-per-day limit set by the West under an interim deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
  • »Egyptian approves draft law barring challenges to contracts

    Sat 12 April / Apr 2014. 03:29 PM
    Egypt's cabinet approved a draft investment law on Thursday that prevents third parties from challenging contracts made between the government and an investor, two government officials said, a move that could boost the struggling economy.
  • »Iran, powers to narrow gaps in nuclear talks

    Tue 8 April / Apr 2014. 03:21 PM
    Iran and six world powers began a new round of talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme by late July, despite wide differences on how to attain that goal.
  • »Palestine, Israel press on peace talks rescue bid

    Tue 8 April / Apr 2014. 03:21 PM
    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ended another U.S.-mediated session on Tuesday with no sign of a breakthrough in efforts to save peace talks from collapse, but an Israeli official said they had agreed to meet again.
  • »Tunisia start debate on democratic transition

    Tue 8 April / Apr 2014. 03:19 PM
    Tunisian Islamist and secular parties have begun a parliamentary debate on an election law, the final step before setting a ballot date to complete a transition to democracy in the country that lit the fuse of Arab popular uprisings.
  • »Ukraine clears some protesters in eastern cities

    Mon 7 April / Apr 2014. 07:11 PM
    Police detained 70 pro-Moscow protesters occupying a regional administration building in eastern Ukraine overnight, but others held out in a standoff in two further cities in what Kiev says is a Russian-led plan to dismember the country.
  • »Smooth poll raises doubt about Taliban strength

    Sun 6 April / Apr 2014. 06:37 PM
    A bigger-than-expected turnout in Afghanistan's presidential election and the Taliban's failure to derail the vote has raised questions about the capacity of the insurgents to tip the country back into chaos as foreign troops head home.
  • »Tunisia treads path to political stability but faces tests

    Sun 6 April / Apr 2014. 06:33 PM
    TUNIS - Three years after its uprising that inspired the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is on its way to political stability with a new constitution and the promise of elections later this year.
    At the same time the country's caretaker...
  • »Afghans vote in landmark poll, undeterred by threats

    Sat 5 April / Apr 2014. 04:11 PM
    Voting was largely peaceful in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as a country racked by decades of chaos embarked on its first ever democratic transfer of power.
  • »Kerry warns US is evaluating role in Mideast peace talks

    Sat 5 April / Apr 2014. 04:08 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Washington was evaluating whether it was worth continuing its role in Middle East peace talks, signaling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out.
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