Int'l News Archive
  • »Sudanese President Bashir wins 94.5 percent of vote in election: election committee

    Mon 27 April / Apr 2015. 01:06 PM
    Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir won 94.5 percent of the vote in the country's election, which was held earlier this month, the election committee announced on Monday.
  • »Syria's former spy chief dies in unclear circumstances: source

    Sun 26 April / Apr 2015. 11:22 AM
    Rustom Ghazali, Syria's last chief of intelligence in Lebanon who was a suspect in the killing of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, has died in Damascus, Lebanese media reported.
  • »Tunisian forced to captain migrant boat 'at gunpoint'

    Sun 26 April / Apr 2015. 10:20 AM
    The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday.
  • »Coalition bombs Yemen despite calling off air campaign

    Thu 23 April / Apr 2015. 10:38 AM
    Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president.
  • »Saudis end air campaign in Yemen, Iran welcomes

    Wed 22 April / Apr 2015. 10:39 AM
    Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Houthi rebels who seized large areas of Yemen and said it would back a political solution to bring peace to its war-ravaged neighbor.
  • »Air strike in Yemen kills 25, wounds hundreds

    Wed 22 April / Apr 2015. 12:00 AM
    An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that killed 25 people and wounded almost 400 on Monday, state news agency Saba said.
  • »After tasting power, former Egyptian president Mursi awaits sentencing

    Tue 21 April / Apr 2015. 10:11 AM
    Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi will stand in a court cage on Tuesday as a judge announces his fate nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president.
  • »EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis

    Mon 20 April / Apr 2015. 12:07 PM
    As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.
  • »Top Iraqi militant leader Douri 'killed'

    Sat 18 April / Apr 2015. 12:53 PM
    Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was right-hand man to Iraq's ex-leader Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say.
  • »Israeli military networks breached by hackers: researchers

    Sat 18 April / Apr 2015. 12:49 PM
    Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems Inc.
  • »Fighting worsens in Ukraine

    Tue 14 April / Apr 2015. 09:09 AM
    Ukraine's military accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of using heavy weapons that were meant to have been withdrawn under a ceasefire deal, after one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and six wounded in rebel-held territories.
  • »German literary giant Gunter Grass dies at 87

    Mon 13 April / Apr 2015. 08:12 PM
    Germany's Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said.
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