Int'l News Archive
  • »Tensions rise as Tripoli airport changes hands

    Sun 24 August / Aug 2014. 09:01 AM
    Libya's newly-elected parliament has condemned as terrorists the militia alliance which says it has captured Tripoli's international airport.
  • »Militants 'kill reporter on video'

    Wed 20 August / Aug 2014. 01:12 PM
    The Islamic State (IS) has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in 2012.
  • »Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam: officials

    Tue 19 August / Aug 2014. 08:43 AM
    Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. officials said on Monday.
  • »Police fire tear gas, stun grenades at protesters in US

    Tue 19 August / Aug 2014. 08:39 AM
    Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.
  • »Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

    Tue 19 August / Aug 2014. 08:37 AM
    The Gaza ceasefire has been extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials have told the BBC.
  • »Kurd forces 'advance' on Mosul dam

    Sun 17 August / Aug 2014. 02:08 PM
    Kurdish sources say their forces "are advancing" in an offensive to retake Mosul dam from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.
  • »Iraq's Maliki quits as PM to end deadlock

    Fri 15 August / Aug 2014. 01:50 AM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has stepped aside, ending political deadlock in Baghdad as the government struggles against insurgents.
  • »France to deliver arms to Iraqi Kurds

    Wed 13 August / Aug 2014. 04:23 PM
    France will supply arms to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours", French President Francois Hollande has announced.
  • »Ukraine blocks aid trucks

    Wed 13 August / Aug 2014. 02:44 PM
    Ukraine denounced the dispatch of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine as an act of Russian cynicism on Wednesday and said it would not be allowed in.
  • »Obama lauds Iraq's 'promising step'

    Tue 12 August / Aug 2014. 12:13 PM
    US President Barack Obama has said the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq's prime minister-designate is a "promising step forward".
  • »Iraq president calls for new PM

    Mon 11 August / Aug 2014. 04:03 PM
    Iraq appears to be in the grip of fresh political turmoil, as a court denies naming PM Nouri Maliki's bloc as the largest in parliament.
  • »Iraq 'needs unity' in militant fight

    Sun 10 August / Aug 2014. 02:58 PM
    Iraq needs a "broad unity government" if it is to combat Islamist militants who have seized swathes of territory and are threatening minorities, says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
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