Int'l News Archive
  • »Iraqis vote as violence grips a divided country

    Wed 30 April / Apr 2014. 06:33 PM
    Iraqis voted on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew in 2011, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term amid rising violence.
  • »Ukraine's restive east slipping from government's grasp

    Wed 30 April / Apr 2014. 06:31 PM
    Pro-Moscow separatists seized government offices in more Ukrainian towns on Wednesday, in a further sign that authorities in Kiev are losing control of the country's eastern industrial heartland bordering Russia.
  • »Air strike on Aleppo school kills 18: Syrian activists

    Wed 30 April / Apr 2014. 06:31 PM
    An air strike on a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo by President Bashar al-Assad's forces killed at least 18 people on Wednesday, mainly children, a day after attacks on government-controlled cities killed more than 100 people, activists said.
  • »Senior U.S. lawmaker blocks aid for Egyptian military

    Wed 30 April / Apr 2014. 06:29 PM
    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said on Tuesday he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 people to death.
  • »Israel, Palestinian accuse each other of sabotaging peace

    Wed 30 April / Apr 2014. 06:28 PM
    Israeli and Palestinian envoys on Tuesday took advantage of a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East to publicly blame each other for the latest breakdown in the fragile peace negotiations as the deadline for a deal expired.
  • »U.N. says needs Syrian government consent for cross-border aid deliveries

    Wed 30 April / Apr 2014. 06:25 PM
    The United Nations on Tuesday rejected calls for it to deliver humanitarian aid across borders into Syria without the approval of the government in Damascus, saying such operations would be possible only under a stronger U.N. Security Council resolution.
  • »U.S. sanctions Russians over Ukraine

    Mon 28 April / Apr 2014. 05:14 PM
    WASHINGTON/KOSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine - The United States froze assets and imposed visa bans on seven powerful Russians close to President Vladimir Putin on Monday and also sanctioned 17 companies in reprisal for Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
  • »Syria's Assad seeks re-election in poll

    Mon 28 April / Apr 2014. 05:10 PM
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Monday he will seek re-election in June, defying calls from his opponents to step aside and allow a political solution to the devastating civil war stemming from protests against his rule.
  • »Death sentence for Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters

    Mon 28 April / Apr 2014. 05:10 PM
    An Egyptian court sentenced the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters to death on Monday, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.
  • »UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond ban

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:50 PM
    The U.N. Security Council is set to partially ease a decade-long arms embargo on Ivory Coast and lift a ban on diamond exports, diplomats said on Friday, despite claims by U.N. experts the measure failed to stop illicit trafficking of rough diamonds.
  • »As Iraq violence grows, U.S. sends more intelligence officers

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:48 PM
    The United States is quietly expanding the number of intelligence officers in Iraq and holding urgent meetings in Washington and Baghdad to find ways to counter growing violence by Islamic militants, U.S. government sources said.
  • »Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 04:46 PM
    Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks.
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