Int'l News Archive
  • »Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

    Wed 25 February / Feb 2015. 05:27 PM
    The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.
  • »Islamic State in Syria snatches 90 people

    Tue 24 February / Feb 2015. 07:44 PM
    Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday.
  • »14-year-old Palestinian jailed for stone-throwing maintains innocence

    Mon 23 February / Feb 2015. 09:40 PM
    Malak al-Khatib was jailed for 44 days for stone-throwing and carrying a knife but insists she only admitted the crimes due to intimidation
  • »France stops six Syria-bound 'jihadists'

    Mon 23 February / Feb 2015. 06:48 PM
    French authorities have for the first time confiscated the passports of six nationals who were allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
  • »Turkey enters Syria to evacuate tomb

    Sun 22 February / Feb 2015. 02:26 PM
    Hundreds of Turkish troops in armoured vehicles have entered into northern Syria and evacuated a historic Ottoman tomb and the soldiers guarding it.
  • »Egypt seeks UN mandate on Libya

    Tue 17 February / Feb 2015. 04:25 PM
    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a United Nations resolution allowing international forces to intervene in Libya.
  • »Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya

    Mon 16 February / Feb 2015. 11:20 AM
    Egypt's air force bombed Islamic State targets inside Libya on Monday, a day after the group released a video showed the beheading of 21 Egyptians there, marking an escalation in Cairo's battle against militants.
  • »Police shoot dead man in Copenhagen

    Sun 15 February / Feb 2015. 09:27 AM
    Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man who opened fire on them close to the sites of two earlier attacks in the Danish capital.
  • »Greece, Euro zone: No deal

    Thu 12 February / Feb 2015. 09:27 AM
    Greece's new leftist government and its international creditors failed to agree on a way forward on the country's unpopular bailout and will try again on Monday, with time running out for a financing deal.
  • »Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

    Tue 10 February / Feb 2015. 07:52 PM
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says his government is receiving messages from the US-led coalition battling the jihadist group, Islamic State.
  • »Egypt halts football after 22 Cairo deaths

    Mon 9 February / Feb 2015. 12:57 PM
    The Egyptian authorities have suspended football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a stadium in Cairo left at least 22 people dead.
  • »Iran tells West President Rouhani at risk if talks fail: Iranian officials

    Sun 8 February / Feb 2015. 11:27 AM
    Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old stand-off nears its end-game.
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