Int'l News Archive
  • »Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria

    Thu 11 September / Sep 2014. 11:30 AM
    US President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.
  • »US Kerry seeks allies against Islamic State

    Wed 10 September / Sep 2014. 01:23 PM
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has landed in Baghdad in Iraq at the start of a Middle East tour to build support for action against Islamic State (IS).
  • »Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones

    Wed 10 September / Sep 2014. 09:10 AM
    Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.
  • »Erdogan battles 'Assassins' in power struggle

    Tue 9 September / Sep 2014. 03:58 PM
    Likening foes in the judiciary to medieval "Assassins" betraying Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan made one thing clear as he assumed the presidency last month: his battle to purge their influence over the courts is far from over.
  • »US: New government is 'milestone' for Iraq

    Tue 9 September / Sep 2014. 10:04 AM
    The US has hailed the announcement of a new government in Iraq ahead of a drive to organise an international coalition against Islamic State (IS).
  • »Syrian air strikes on Islamic State positions kill 60 civilians: activists

    Mon 8 September / Sep 2014. 03:03 PM
    Syrian government warplanes killed at least 60 civilians including a dozen children in two days of air strikes on Islamic State-held territory at the weekend, activists said on Monday.
  • »US carries out five air strikes in Iraq

    Mon 8 September / Sep 2014. 08:27 AM
    U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.
  • »Shelling rattles Ukraine ceasefire

    Sun 7 September / Sep 2014. 08:31 AM
    Explosions have been heard in the south-eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, despite a ceasefire agreed by the government and pro-Russian rebels.
  • »Islamic State guides Egyptian militants

    Sat 6 September / Sep 2014. 01:12 PM
    Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation.
  • »Ukraine agrees 'permanent truce' with rebels in east

    Wed 3 September / Sep 2014. 12:18 PM
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he has agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone on a "permanent ceasefire" with rebels.
  • »End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

    Tue 2 September / Sep 2014. 05:53 PM
    A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.
  • »Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'

    Mon 1 September / Sep 2014. 11:56 AM
    Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli in northern Iraq, where thousands have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.
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