Int'l News Archive
  • »Baghdad car bombs kill 60

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 03:54 PM
    A wave of car bombs exploded across Baghdad on Saturday, killing more than 60 people, and militants stormed a university campus in western Iraq, security and medical sources said.
  • »Afghanistan tightens election security after Abdullah attack

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 03:53 PM
    Security is being ramped up so the two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election run-off next week can continue campaigning after an attack on one of them killed 12 people, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Sunday.
  • »Suicide bombing on Kurdish party HQ in Iraq kills 18

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 03:53 PM
    A suicide bomber blew himself up at the headquarters of a Kurdish political party in Iraq's ethnically mixed province of Diyala on Sunday, killing at least 18 people, local officials and medics said.
  • »Two Kurdish protesters killed in Turkey's southeast

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 03:52 PM
    Two people were killed on Saturday night in Turkey's southeast Diyarbakir province during clashes between the security forces and Kurdish protesters, security sources said.
  • »Israeli, Palestinian presidents in unprecedented Vatican prayers

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 03:51 PM
    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
  • »Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 03:50 PM
    Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt on Sunday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by a crackdown on dissent since he ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi last year.
  • »Americans split on prisoner swap for U.S. soldier

    Sat 7 June / Jun 2014. 12:40 PM
    Americans are deeply divided over whether the Obama administration did the right thing by swapping five Taliban leaders to win the freedom of Afghanistan prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, according to Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Friday.
  • »Assad’s election results are actually pretty bad for an autocrat

    Wed 4 June / Jun 2014. 11:01 PM
    This post has been updated. Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's broad margin of victory in his country's most recent "election" — 88.7 percent, according to reports — is the sort of thing that would make most American...
  • »Assad declared landslide victor in civil war election

    Wed 4 June / Jun 2014. 10:55 PM
    President Bashar al-Assad secured re-election by a landslide, Syria's parliamentary speaker said on Wednesday, in a vote dismissed as a sham by his opponents and held amid a raging civil war which grew out of protests against his rule.
  • »US, China square off at Asia security forum

    Sat 31 May / May 2014. 05:43 PM
    The United States and China squared off at an Asian security forum on Saturday, with the U.S. defense secretary accusing Beijing of destabilizing the region and a top Chinese general retorting that his comments were "threat and intimidation".
  • »In Damascus, reminders of lurking war on the dinner table

    Sat 31 May / May 2014. 05:37 PM
    As Syria approaches a surreal presidential election in the midst of civil war, the capital has avoided the worst of the conflict but reminders are increasingly coming out the water taps and appearing on the dinner table, to the dismay of Damascenes.
  • »Vote or else, Egyptian media warns public

    Wed 28 May / May 2014. 11:12 AM
    Egyptian media castigated the public for a low turnout in a presidential election which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win, with one commentator saying those who failed to vote should be shot.
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