Int'l News Archive
  • »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.
  • »Egyptians slow to vote on extra day to shore up Sisi

    Wed 28 May / May 2014. 11:10 AM
    Egyptians were initially slow to vote on a hastily added third day of a presidential election on Wednesday after lower-than-expected turnout threatened to damage the credibility of the man widely forecast to win, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
  • »U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by 2016

    Wed 28 May / May 2014. 11:07 AM
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016, ending more than a decade of military engagement triggered by the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.
  • »Athlete anxiety no excuse to skip heart test: study

    Sat 24 May / May 2014. 03:23 PM
    After finding that student-athletes felt no more distress about heart screening with electrocardiograms, or ECGs, than they did with physical exams, a new study concludes that anxiety should not be considered a reason to avoid giving the test.
  • »Studies still looking for link between cell phones and brain tumors

    Sat 24 May / May 2014. 03:22 PM
    The heaviest users of cell phones may be at higher than average risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to a recent French study.
  • »Weight could be a factor in treating rheumatoid arthritis

    Sat 24 May / May 2014. 03:21 PM
    People who are overweight when they are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely to be able to control the disease well in its early stages than people of a healthy weight, according to a new study.
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