Int'l News Thursday
  • »N. Korea: Trump Signs New Order to Widen Sanctions

    Thu 21 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.
    The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with...
Int'l News Wednesday
  • »Occupation Forces Detain 13 Palestinians

    Wed 20 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces early Wednesday arrested 13 Palestinians after carrying out house-to-house searches in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement...
  • »Death Toll in Powerful Mexico Earthquake Surges to 224

    Wed 20 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday has surged to 224 people, including 117 in the capital, Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong has said.
    The dead include at least 21 children crushed beneath a...
  • »Police Make 2 More Arrested in Connection with London Subway Attack

    Wed 20 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    LONDON — Two further suspects have been arrested in Wales in connection with the attempted bombing on a London Tube train.
    A 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested under the Terrorism Act after a dawn raid on a home in Newport....
  • »Sources to Petra: 6 Daesh Terrorists Killed in Western Iraq

    Wed 20 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The US-led international coalition warplanes on Wednesday killed 6 terrorists in the western part of Iraq, according to security source.
    The source told Petra's correspondent that the war jets targeted the Daesh terrorists in the...
Int'l News Tuesday
  • »Hurricane Maria Regains Strength after Battering Dominica

    Tue 19 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The latest major Atlantic hurricane of the season, Maria, has powered back to category five strength after pounding the Caribbean island of Dominica.
    It weakened to a four after wreaking "widespread damage" on the island but is now...
  • »Trump: US Would Destroy N. Korea if Forced to Defend Itself

    Tue 19 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.
    In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: "Rocket man is on...
  • »Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Car-Wash Facility in Jerusalem

    Tue 19 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli bulldozers belonging to occupied Jerusalem municipality, accompanied by large forces of police, early on Tuesday demolished a Palestinian-owned car-wash facility in the Beit Hanina neighbourhood in Jerusalem, under the...
Int'l News Sunday
  • »Parsons Green: UK Terror Threat Lowered to Severe after Tube Bomb

    Sun 17 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The UK terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical, its highest level, following Friday's attack on a London Tube train.
    A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the attack....
  • »Syria: Russia Denies Hitting SDF Force in Deir al-Zour

    Sun 17 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Russia's defence ministry has denied allegations its planes struck US-backed fighters in Syria on Saturday.
    The ministry said its air force only targeted Islamic State militants.
    It was responding to claims by the SDF, an alliance...
  • »Rohingya Crisis: 'Last chance' for Aung San Suu Kyi

    Sun 17 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said.
    Antonio Guterres told the BBC unless...
Int'l News Saturday
  • »US Urges Iraq's Kurdistan to Call off Independence Referendum

    Sat 16 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — The White House said on Friday that the plan for an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region this month distracts from efforts to defeat Daesh terrorist group and urged Kurdish leaders to call off the vote....
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