Int'l News 2 Weeks Ago
  • »Iran Drug Law Change Could Spare Thousands on Death Row

    Wed 10 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — housands of Iranians who have been sentenced to death for drug crimes could be spared following a softening in the country's law.
    Capital punishment has been abolished for some drug offences, and the head of the judiciary has said...
  • »Palestinians Injured in Clashes with Occupation Troops in Jericho

    Wed 10 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — A number of Palestinian youths were injured Wednesday morning in clashes with Israeli occupation forces in Jericho city in the West Bank.
    A statement by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that violent clashes erupted...
  • »Occupation Soldiers, Extremists Storm Aqsa Compound

    Wed 10 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — A total of 138 Israeli soldiers and extremists stormed Al-Aqsa compound in occupied Jerusalem Wednesday morning, according to the Director General of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Khatib.
    Khatib told...
  • »Occupation Forces Detain 17 Palestinians in West Bank Raids

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces early Monday detained at least 17 Palestinians during raids launched across the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian source said.
    The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement that Israeli soldiers...
  • »Palestinians, Occupation Forces Clash in Ramallah: 3 Injured

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Three Palestinians were injured early Monday, one critically, after violent confrontations erupted with Israeli soldiers, who stormed al-Mazra'a al-Ghrabiyya village close to the West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian source...
  • »Tanker, Ship Collision near Shanghai Leaves 32 Missing

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off China's east coast, near Shanghai.
    The Sanchi tanker, carrying 136,000 tonnes of Iranian oil worth $60m (£44m), caught fire after the crash and...
  • »Russia Thwarts Drone Attack on Hmeimim Airbase

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Russian forces have foiled a drone attack on an airbase in Syria just days after reports that rebel shelling had damaged several planes, activists say.
    The attempt to bomb the Hmeimim base near the north-western city of Latakia on...
  • »Egyptian Ex-PM ‘Shafiq’ Withdraws from Election

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has withdrawn from the running for the country's presidency, saying he is the wrong person for the job.
    Mr Shafiq announced his candidacy in November in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where...
Int'l News 3 Weeks Ago
  • »Trump Threatens to Cut Aid, “Jerusalem Not for Sale” Says Palestinian Authority

    Wed 3 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON/AMMAN —AlGhad— US President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority, which amounts to more than USD300 million annually.
    On Twitter he said "We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of Dollars...
  • »“My Nuclear Button is ‘Much Bigger’ Than Kim’s”, Trump

    Wed 3 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — United States President Donald Trump is boasting that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
    Trump's tweet Tuesday came in response to Kim's declaration earlier this week that he has a...
  • »Palestinian Youth Killed by Occupation Forces, 22 Arrested in West Bank

    Wed 3 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH —AlGhad— A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli occupation troops in Deir Nizam, north of Ramallah, earlier today, Wednesday, and 22 others were arrested in various other parts of the West Bank, according to official...
  • »Likud Top Body Votes to Annex Parts of West Bank

    Sun 31 December / Dec 2017. 12:00 AM
    NAZARETH/CAPITALS — The Likud Central Committee, the party’s top decision-making body, unanimously passed a resolution Sunday urging the faction’s leaders to formally annex parts of the West Bank and allow unlimited construction in...
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