Int'l News Archive
  • »Instability in Gaza risks return to war, says UN

    Tue 4 November / Nov 2014. 07:55 PM
    There is still not an effective or united Palestinian government in place in Gaza and unless stability is achieved rapidly, another conflict will engulf the territory, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday.
  • »Islamic State 'kills 322' from single Sunni tribe

    Mon 3 November / Nov 2014. 10:34 AM
    Mass killings by Islamic State militants have seen 322 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe killed in western Anbar province, Iraq's government says.
  • »Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani

    Sun 2 November / Nov 2014. 10:20 AM
    Syrian Kurds welcomed the arrival in Kobani of Iraqi Kurdish fighters with their heavy weapons, hoping they might tip the balance in the battle to defend the town against Islamic State, as U.S.-led air strikes continued to bomb the ultra-hardline group in Iraq and Syria.
  • »Tunisia's secularists win elections

    Fri 31 October / Oct 2014. 12:00 AM
    Tunisia's secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country's parliament following Sunday's elections, official results show.
  • »Kurdish peshmerga head for Syria to fight Islamic State

    Wed 29 October / Oct 2014. 06:28 PM
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.
  • »After Sinai, Egypt postpones talks on Gaza's future

    Sun 26 October / Oct 2014. 07:08 PM
    Egypt announced on Sunday it was postponing talks in Cairo on cementing the Gaza war ceasefire after closing its border with the Palestinian enclave in response to deadly attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
  • »Canada PM vows crackdown after attacks

    Thu 23 October / Oct 2014. 11:57 AM
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city.
  • »US probes 'stray Syria air drop' in IS video

    Wed 22 October / Oct 2014. 09:16 AM
    The US defence department has said it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters.
  • »Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

    Mon 20 October / Oct 2014. 02:42 PM
    The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday.
  • »Islamic State shells hit Turkey

    Sun 19 October / Oct 2014. 08:43 AM
    U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey.
  • »Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

    Wed 15 October / Oct 2014. 10:25 AM
    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.
  • »Shia militias 'killing Sunnis in reprisal attacks'

    Tue 14 October / Oct 2014. 11:20 AM
    Shia militias in Iraq have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months, a report by campaign group Amnesty International has said.
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