Int'l News Yesterday
  • »Syria's Assad Hopes for 'Reconciliation' Deals from Astana Talks

    Thu 19 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS —Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed peace talks in Kazakhstan would lead to local "reconciliation" deals with rebels, a sign of his confidence in a process launched by his Russian allies after the opposition's defeat in...
Int'l News Wednesday
  • »CIA Releases Declassified Documents Online, Include UFO Sightings

    Wed 18 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — About 13 million pages of declassified documents from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been released online.
    The records include UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate programme, which has long been of...
Int'l News Tuesday
  • »Nigerian Jet 'Kills at Least 50 Civilians' in Accidental Attack

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    A Nigerian air force jet has accidentally killed and injured many civilians in Rann, in the north-east of the country, the military has said.
    International aid agency MSF says at least 50 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in the...
  • »Russia's Putin Calls Leaked Trump Memos 'Utter Nonsense'

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Russian President Vladimir Putin has described allegations his country holds compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump as "utter nonsense".
    Mr Putin questioned what reason Russian intelligence would have had to spy...
  • »Brexit: UK to Leave Single Market, Says Theresa May

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    LONDON — Theresa May has said the UK "cannot possibly" remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean "not leaving the EU at all".
    But the prime minister promised to push for the "freest possible trade" with European...
  • »Turkish Police Arrest Istanbul's New Year Night Club Attacker

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — A gunman suspected of killing 39 people in a New Year's attack on a nightclub in Istanbul has been caught by police, according to Turkish news media.
    State-run Anadolu news agency said the alleged attacker, whom it and other media...
Int'l News Monday
  • »Daesh Stage Fierce Attack on Syrian Army Enclave

    Mon 16 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — ISIS, aka Daesh, has launched its fiercest assault in a year against a besieged Syrian government enclave in the city of Deir al-Zor, trying to cut it off from a nearby military air base in a battle that has killed dozens.
    A Syrian...
  • »Palestinian Youth, 18, Shot Dead by Occupation Soldiers

    Mon 16 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN/BETHLEHEM —AlGhad— The Palestinian Ministry of Health, Monday evening, announced the death of a Palestinian youth, 18, by occupation fire, during clashes that broke out between residents and Israeli military, in a village east of...
  • »Donald Trump Praises UK Brexit Decision

    Mon 16 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has promised a trade deal between Britain and the United States will be a priority when he takes office on Friday.
    He was speaking to the former Justice Secretary and prominent Brexit campaigner Michael Gove for The...
Int'l News Sunday
  • »France Holds World Summit on Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

    Sun 15 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    A major international conference to try to kick-start peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian parties is under way in the French capital, Paris.
    Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the...
  • »Bahrain Executes 3 Shiite Men over 2014 Police Killings

    Sun 15 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Bahrain has executed three Shia men who were convicted of killing three police officers in a bomb attack in March 2014, the authorities say.
    They were killed by a firing squad on Sunday, state news agency BNA reports.
    Human rights...
Int'l News Saturday
  • »UN Welcomes Deal to Repair Damascus Water Spring

    Sat 14 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK — The United Nations has welcomed a deal agreed by the Syrian government and rebels to repair a damaged water spring in Wadi Barada that had left 5.5 million in the Damascus area without supplies.
    Reports said Syrian government teams...
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