Int'l News Archive
  • »Saudi King Signs Lucrative Deals on Landmark Russia Visit

    Wed 4 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITALS — Russia and Saudi Arabia have clinched a number of lucrative deals as King Salman paid the first official visit to Russia by a Saudi monarch.
    Reports say the deals range from an arms deal worth $3bn (£2.3bn) to a $1bn energy...
  • »Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Literature Prize: 'Magnificent Honour'

    Wed 4 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITALS — British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.
    The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of...
  • »Anti-police Strikes Swarm Catalan Cities over Police Violence during Referendum

    Mon 2 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITAL — Crowds are thronging central Barcelona and blocking roads across Catalonia in a protest strike over police violence during the independence referendum.
    There is little public transport, after Catalan trade unions called the strike...
  • »Iraqi Parliament to Address Federal Court on “Fate of Kurdish MPs”

    Mon 2 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    BAGHDAD —AlGhad— Parliamentary sources have confirmed to AlGhad today, Tuesday, that the Iraqi Parliament is going to address the Federal Court on the fate of Iraqi Kurds who participated in the referendum, having not explicitly declared...
  • »Consolidated Palestinian Gov’t Hold 1st Meeting in Gaza

    Mon 2 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    GAZA — The Palestinian National Consensus Government held its first meeting in Gaza on Tuesday, a day after arriving in the besieged Gaza Strip following the success of reconciliation efforts.
    Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah told...
  • »Air Strike Kills 7 Hezbollah Fighters in Syria

    Sun 1 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    BEIRUT — An air strike carried out by an unidentified warplane killed seven Hezbollah fighters in eastern Syria, three sources familiar with the incident told Reuters on Monday.
    The identity of the warplane was not confirmed, but the sources...
  • »Damascus Police Station Bombing Kills 15 People

    Sun 1 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    BEIRUT — Two suicide bombers attacked a police station in Damascus on Monday, killing a number of civilians and policemen, the interior minister said, in the first such attack in the Syrian capital since July.
    Four militants carried out the...
  • »Catalan Referendum Votes for 'Right to Statehood'

    Sun 1 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITALS — Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence.
    He said the door was open to a unilateral declaration of independence after...
  • »At Least 50 Dead in Las Vegas Shooting, Gunman Shoots Himself

    Sun 1 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITALS — More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.
    A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards...
  • »Clashes in Spain as Catalan Voters Defy Madrid

    Sat 30 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITALS — Catalonia's independence referendum has begun in chaotic fashion, with clashes occurring as police attempt to prevent the vote from taking place.
    The Spanish government has pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the...
  • »Clashes in Bethlehem, Injuries Reported, Occupation Arrests 16 across West Bank

    Sat 30 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    RAMALLAH — At least 16 Palestinians were arrested across the West Bank and others injured during clashes in Doha, a town west of Bethlehem, when Israeli occupation forces stormed the town and houses, opening fire at protesting civilians.
    The...
  • »UN Agrees to Send War Crime Experts to Yemen

    Fri 29 September / Sep 2017. 11:00 PM
    CAPITALS — The UN has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen to examine alleged violations committed by all parties to country's civil war.
    The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to set up a group of "eminent" experts.
    It...
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