Int'l News Archive
  • »Iran faces problems paying for food

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 09:31 AM
    Payment problems are disrupting commercial food cargoes to Iran, with hundreds of thousands of tons of grain and sugar stuck in transit, as Western banking sanctions complicate deals and trade financiers scale back exposure.
  • »Egypt charges 200 Islamist militants with bombings, other violence

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 09:22 AM
    Egypt's public prosecutor charged 200 suspected Islamist militants on Saturday with "founding, leading and joining a terrorist organization" and launching bomb and rocket attacks across the country.
  • »East Ukraine votes

    Sun 11 May / May 2014. 09:20 AM
    Pro-Russian separatist leaders pressed a referendum on self-rule across eastern Ukraine on Sunday that has raised fears in Kiev and the West of civil war and dismemberment.
  • »Rebels evacuated from Homs, Syrian uprising cradle

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 11:33 AM
    Hundreds of Syrian rebels on Wednesday abandoned their last stronghold in the heart of Homs city, an epicenter of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, handing him a symbolic victory weeks before his likely re-election.
  • »Agreement elusive as Iran holds 'useful' nuclear talks

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 11:32 AM
    Iran and six world powers held more "useful" talks on Tehran's nuclear program, the European Union announced on Wednesday, as a Western diplomat said they are still struggling to overcome deep disagreements on the future of Iranian atomic capabilities.
  • »KSA finds another 18 MERS cases as disease spreads

    Thu 8 May / May 2014. 11:31 AM
    Saudi Arabia has identified 18 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), it said late on Wednesday, pushing the total number of infections in the country so far to 449.
  • »Yemen says army captures al Qaeda stronghold

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:20 PM
    Yemeni government forces captured al Qaeda's main stronghold in the southern part of the country on Tuesday after insurgents blew up the local government compound there and fled, the Defence Ministry said.
  • »Syria struggling to fill food import needs

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:19 PM
    War-torn Syria is struggling to buy food commodities in the quantities it needs, despite repeatedly issuing tenders for hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sugar, rice and wheat, trade sources say.
  • »No date for rebel pullout from Syria's Homs: governor

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:18 PM
    The timing of an evacuation of rebels from the central Syrian city of Homs under a deal with government forces has not been set and could still take days to arrange, the provincial governor said on Tuesday.
  • »Israel transfers Palestinian funds as threat of sanctions wanes

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:16 PM
    Palestinian public sector workers received their salaries on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, in a sign that Israel had backed down from a threat to impose sanctions as peace talks began to collapse last month.
  • »Court bans Mubarak-era leaders from elections

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:14 PM
    An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned the leaders of autocratic ex-president Hosni Mubarak's party from running in any coming elections but did not list any names, drawing complaints about a lack of clarity that could blunt the move's impact.
  • »Russia expects progress in Iran nuclear talks next week

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:13 PM
    Iran and six world powers could agree parts of a text of an agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme when they meet for a new round of negotiations in Vienna next week, Russia's chief negotiator said in comments published on Tuesday.
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