Int'l News Saturday
  • »At Least 30 Dead in Mogadishu Blasts, Somalia

    Sat 14 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say.
    Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel.
    Police say two...
  • »Kurdish Peshmerga 'Given Deadline' in Kirkuk

    Sat 14 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Kurdish Peshmerga fighters say Iraq's central government has ordered them to surrender key military positions in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours.
    They were given a deadline of 02:00 on Sunday (23:00 GMT on Saturday) to...
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  • »Palestinian Factions Hamas and Fatah Sign Deal in Cairo

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Hamas and Fatah have signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo, ending a decade-long rift between the two Palestinian factions.
    The deal is believed to cover security, administrative and border crossing arrangements in the Gaza Strip....
  • »Deadlock over UK's Brexit Bill, Says EU's Michel Barnier

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants.
    He said there was "new momentum" in the process but there was still "deadlock" over how...
  • »Taliban Hostage Family 'Freed by Pakistani Troops'

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan's military says.
    They were rescued after a US tip-off during an operation near the Afghan border, the army...
  • »US to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The United States plans to formally withdraw from UNESCO, the UN’s Paris-based cultural, scientific and educational organization, to save money and protest what it views as the organization’s anti-Israel bias.
    The move,...
  • »Deadly Wildfires Sweep through California

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 11 people.
    A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1,500 properties destroyed.
    About...
  • »North Korea 'Hackers Steal US-South Korea War Plans'

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
    Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the...
  • »The Psychology Behind Spending Big

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Tiffanie Wen (BBC)
    If you could afford it, would you ever splurge USD10 thousand on a pair of headphones? What about some other indulgence? Would you?
    Some of the most coveted sets, like Sennheiser's Orpheus or the Onkyo Diamond, can cost tens...
  • »Turkey 'Issues Arrest Warrant for Second US Consulate Worker'

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for a US consulate worker, the second in a week, media reports say.
    The detention of a member of staff, a Turkish national, in Istanbul last week triggered a diplomatic row, prompting both sides...
  • »Occupation Forces Arrest 11 Palestinians in West Bank

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation troops on Monday arrested 11 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Jenin,...
  • »Occupation Forces Shell Positions in Central Gaza

    Mon 9 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    GAZA — Israeli occupation forces last night fired artillery shells at a Palestinian a position east of the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
    Palestinian sources said that the occupation troops shelled a number of shells at a...
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