Int'l News Archive
  • »Gulf Crisis: Restrictions on Qatar to Continue

    Wed 5 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Restrictions on Qatar will continue after it rejected the ultimatum made by its Middle East neighbours, Saudi Arabia has said.
    The foreign ministers of four Arab countries, meeting in Cairo, said they regretted Qatar's "negative"...
  • »New Round of Syria Peace Talks Begins in Astana, Kazakhstan

    Tue 4 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — A fifth bout of UN-sponsored Syrian peace talks kicked off Tuesday in the Kazakh capital Astana after the arrival of all delegations.
    Kazakhstan's foreign ministry confirmed that nine delegates from the armed Syrian opposition had...
  • »Italy-Austria Tension over Border Troops at Brenner Pass

    Tue 4 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    Italy has summoned Austria's ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to deploy border troops to block any illegal migrant influx (people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum).
  • »N Korea Hails Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Success

    Tue 4 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    North Korea says it has successfully tested its first "intercontinental ballistic missile" (ICBM).
    A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world.
    But the US...
  • »Suicide Attack Kills Dozens in Damascus after Police Chase

    Sun 2 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    DAMASCUS — A suicide bomber has launched an attack in the Syrian capital, with reports saying at least 19 people were killed.
    Syrian police had been chasing three suspected car bombers that were trying to enter the capital, state TV said....
  • »Trump Lashes Out at States for Withholding Voter Data amid Claim of 3m Fraudulent Votes

    Sat 1 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    President Donald Trump has criticised the growing number of US states refusing to pass on voters' details to his commission on electoral fraud.
    "What are they trying to hide?", Mr Trump tweeted.
    At least 20 states have said that they will not or...
  • »World Leaders Pay Tribute to Former Germany Chancellor Kohl

    Sat 1 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    World leaders have paid tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who oversaw German reunification.
    Mr Kohl, who died last month, was a major driving force behind closer European integration.
    Speaking next to his coffin, which was draped in...
  • »Iraq Declares End of ISIS Caliphate after Capture of Mosul Mosque

    Thu 29 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq — After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of the ISIS de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate...
  • »Israeli Forces Arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank

    Thu 29 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces on Thursday, arrested 16 Palestinians from various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement that Israeli soldiers raided the cities of...
  • »Clashes Erupt as Jewish Settlers Storm "Joseph Tomb" in Nablus

    Thu 29 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Dozens of extremist settlers on Thursday stormed "Joseph Tomb" east of the West Bank city of Nablus, under heavy protection of the Israeli forces, a Palestinian source said.
    The Palestinian official in charge of the settlement file...
  • »Israeli Forces Ban Palestinians from Praying at Aqsa Mosque

    Thu 29 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces lead by police chief Yuram Levi, on Thursday banned Palestinian worshipers from entering al-Aqsa mosque, a Palestinian official said.
    The Director of the Islamic Waqf (Religious Endowment) and Al-Aqsa...
  • »Qatar Rejects List of Demands by Arab States

    Sat 24 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    Qatar's foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.
    Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and...
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