Int'l News Archive
  • »US arms could create Syria 'warlords': rebel commander

    Mon 9 June / Jun 2014. 06:55 PM
    U.S. arms supplies to Syrian rebels may create Somali-style warlords and are undermining Washington's allies in the rebels' exile military command, the former Syrian army general who leads it said.
  • »Poor long for help as Egypt's president sworn in

    Mon 9 June / Jun 2014. 01:37 PM
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A few hundred meters from the fluttering flags, patriotic songs and dancing crowds outside the constitutional court where Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt's president on Sunday, the mood was decidedly downbeat.
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  • »Netanyahu's Palestine strategy rapped by Israeli coalition partners

    Mon 9 June / Jun 2014. 01:34 PM
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the now-moribund Palestinian peace negotiations drew criticism from both sides of his own coalition on Sunday, and one partner said relations with the United States had plunged to an all-time low.
  • »Inauguration highlights Egyptian leader's shaky global standing

    Mon 9 June / Jun 2014. 01:32 PM
    The list of foreign officials attending Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration on Sunday spoke volumes about his shaky international standing a year after toppling the country's first freely-elected leader.
  • »Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

    Mon 9 June / Jun 2014. 01:27 PM
    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets.
  • »Politics biggest risk to euro zone endurance

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 05:08 PM
    With the euro zone bond market back to irrational exuberance and economic growth returning slowly if unevenly, politics rather than economics now poses the biggest threat to the long-term endurance of Europe's single currency.
  • »Baghdad car bombs kill 60

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:54 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. 04:53 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. 04:53 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. 04:52 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. 04:51 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. 04:50 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.
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