Int'l News Yesterday
  • »South Sudan Declares Famine in Unity State

    Mon 20 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years.
    The government and the United Nations report that some 100 thousand people are facing starvation, with a million...
Int'l News Sunday
  • »Occupation Forces Arrest 14 Palestinians in West Bank

    Sun 19 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces on Sunday, arrested 14 Palestinians from various West Bank cities.
    The Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement that the occupation forces raided the cities of Hebron, Bethlehem, Qalqilia, Nablus...
  • »Extremist Settlers Storm Aqsa Mosque Campus

    Sun 19 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Groups of extremist Jewish settlers, early Sunday, stormed Jerusalem’s flashpoint Aqsa Mosque compound, according to a Palestinian sources.
    General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Khatib, said...
  • »Palestinian Student Critically Wounded by Occupation Troops

    Sun 19 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces on Sunday shot and critically wounded a Palestinian student when they fired rubber bullets outside a school near the West Bank city of Nablus, according to a Palestinian source.
    Ghassan Daghlas, a...
  • »Iraq Troops Make Headway against ISIS in Mosul

    Sun 19 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    Iraqi government forces have seized several villages as they move towards an assault on the last area held by ISIS, aka Daesh, in Mosul.
    Hundreds of military vehicles, backed by air power, rolled across the desert towards IS positions early on...
Int'l News Saturday
  • »NY 1990s Bomb Plot Mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman Dies in Prison

    Sat 18 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    The mastermind of numerous bomb plots in New York in the early 1990s has died in prison in the US, his family says.
    Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind cleric who preached at mosques in New York, was sentenced to life in 1996 for planning the...
  • »Daesh Militants Withdrawing from Raqqa Stronghold: Pentagon

    Sat 18 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — Employees of the Daesh terrorist group, aka ISIS, are fleeing their stronghold of Raqqa in north eastern Syria as a US-led coalition intensified a campaign to retake the city, according to the Pentagon.
    "Many of their bosses and...
Int'l News Last Week
  • »Israeli forces arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank

    Thu 16 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces on early Thursday, arrested 16 Palestinians from various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian sources.
    The Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement that the occupation forces raided the...
  • »Baghdad Car Bomb Kills at Least 48

    Thu 16 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    At least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in the third blast in the Iraqi capital in three days, security and medical sources say.
    A car packed with explosives blew up near car dealerships in the Shia area of Bayaa in the south of the city....
  • »AOIC Premiums Up 7% to JOD110m, Profits Down by nearly 50%

    Thu 16 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The GIG|Arab Orient Insurance Board of Directors held their 1st meeting for the year 2017, chaired by Mr Naser Lozi and attended by members of the board and CEO Mustafa Milhem, announcing that  premiums in 2016 have...
  • »Russia Tells White House It Will Not Return Crimea to Ukraine

    Wed 15 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    MOSCOW — Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned.
    Moscow says...
  • »Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy to Retire

    Wed 15 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — The director of the Secret Service, Joseph P. Clancy, is retiring after a cumulative total of 29 years at the agency, the Secret Service announced late Tuesday.
    Clancy will step down and retire next month, giving President Trump...
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