Int'l News Archive
  • »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.
  • »Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt, supporters stunned

    Mon 23 June / Jun 2014. 02:39 PM
    Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organisation" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media freedom.
  • »Israel strikes kill ten members of Syrian army: monitoring group

    Mon 23 June / Jun 2014. 02:39 PM
    Israeli air strikes on Syrian military positions killed at least 10 members of Syria's army, a monitoring group said on Monday, a day after Israel said an attack from inside Syria killed an Israeli boy in the Golan Heights.
  • »Syrian rebel groups sending children into war: HRW

    Mon 23 June / Jun 2014. 02:37 PM
    Militant Islamist groups in Syria are recruiting children as young as 15 and sending them into battle after promising them a free education, a Human Rights Watch report said on Monday.
  • »Iraq militants take Syria-border post

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 04:59 PM
    Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said on Saturday, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago with the aim of creating an Islamic Caliphate stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.
  • »Israel kills Palestinian child in hunt for missing teens

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 04:53 PM
    Israeli soldiers killed a 14-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank Friday as they pressed a crackdown on the Islamist movement Hamas in the search for three missing teenagers.
  • »Iraq battles to hold refinery

    Thu 19 June / Jun 2014. 01:46 PM
    Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery on Thursday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a U.S. response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the threat to Baghdad.
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