Int'l News Archive
  • »General vows more attacks, families evacuate Benfgazi

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:57 PM
    The self-declared Libyan National Army led by a renegade general told civilians on Saturday to leave parts of Benghazi before it launched a fresh attack on Islamist militants, a day after dozens were killed in the worst clashes in the city for months.
  • »Vietnam stops protests, China evacuates

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:55 PM
    Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert anti-China protests on Sunday, while Beijing evacuated thousands of citizens after a flare-up over disputed sovereignty in the South China Sea sparked rare and deadly rioting in Vietnam last week.
  • »Failing Ukraine state plays in to Russia's hands

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:54 PM
    In late February, just two days after pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich fled Kiev, Ukraine's parliament repealed a law enshrining the rights of Russian-speakers to use their first language.
  • »Israel hints back-channel talks launched with Palestinians

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:46 PM
    A senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government hinted on Saturday that Israel was involved in back-channel contacts with Palestinian and Arab officials despite the collapse of U.S.-brokered peace negotiations last month.
  • »Cairo bomb wounds at least three at pro-Sisi rally: sources

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:45 PM
    A bomb wounded at least three people at a Cairo election rally for presidential frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, security sources said, underscoring Egypt's instability nearly a year after he toppled Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi.
  • »France says Syria used chlorine in 14 recent attacks

    Wed 14 May / May 2014. 08:05 AM
    Syria may have used chemical weapons involving chlorine in 14 attacks in recent months, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday, expressing concerns that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is hiding toxic weapons.
  • »Six powers, Iran enter crunch phase of nuclear diplomacy

    Wed 14 May / May 2014. 08:04 AM
    Six world powers and Iran launch the decisive phase of diplomacy over Tehran's nuclear work during three-day talks starting in Vienna on Wednesday, with the aim of resolving their decade-old dispute by July 20 despite skepticism a deal is possible.
  • »Frustrated Syria mediator Brahimi to step down

    Wed 14 May / May 2014. 08:02 AM
    Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will step down on May 31, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, blaming an international deadlock over how to end the country's three-year civil war for hampering a bid to broker peace.
  • »In Modi's India, a case of rule and divide

    Wed 14 May / May 2014. 08:00 AM
    Ali Husain is a prosperous young Indian Muslim businessman. He recently bought a Mercedes and lives in a suburban-style gated community that itself sits inside a ghetto.
  • »New NSA chief vows more transparency for embattled agency

    Tue 13 May / May 2014. 09:54 AM
    The new head of the National Security Agency vowed on Monday to lead the embattled spy agency with greater transparency as it balances individual rights against the rising risk of a destructive cyber attack against the United States.
  • »Air strike kills five al Qaeda militants in Yemen

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:58 PM
    An air strike killed five al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Monday, state media said, as the army sent reinforcements to two regions in what appeared to be a further expansion of an offensive against the Islamist group.
  • »Boko Haram rebels say ready to exchange kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners

    Mon 12 May / May 2014. 12:57 PM
    Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants, said on Monday he would release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen by Agence France-Presse.
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