World News

  • 29 August 2014

    THE Israeli PM's claim that his country won a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with scepticism from many of his people, according to a poll.

  • 29 August 2014

    THE Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

  • 28 August 2014

    THE Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their increasingly brutal fight against each other, UN investigators have said.

  • 28 August 2014

    UKRAINE has accused Russian forces of launching a new military incursion across its border, a day after the leaders of both countries agreed to work towards ending a separatist war in the east of the country.

  • 28 August 2014

    AN open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding.

  • 28 August 2014

    AIR strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that US officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

  • 28 August 2014

    INTERNATIONAL ­Monetary Fund chief ­Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008, when she was finance minister.

  • 27 August 2014

    RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has urged his Ukrainian counterpart not to escalate an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels and threatened economic retaliation for signing a trade accord with the EU.

  • 27 August 2014

    AT least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic.

  • 27 August 2014

    HEAVY flooding across Bangladesh has forced thousands of people from their homes and caused severe damage to crops, with officials warning the situation could worsen as floodwaters continue to pour into the capital, Dhaka.

  • 27 August 2014

    FRENCH President Francois Hollande has fine-tuned his third government team in two years as he sought to reconcile pro-growth measures with deficit-reduction after ousting rebel ministers opposed to budgetary rigour.

  • 27 August 2014

    ISRAEL has accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.

  • 27 August 2014

    ONE of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has threatened to pull out of a UN-supervised audit of a disputed presidential election, undermining a process meant to defuse a standoff between the contenders.