World News

  • 19 September 2014

    REMEMBER the so-called "coalition of the willing?" The Bush administration was fond of using the term when referring to countries who supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

  • 19 September 2014

    LIBYA'S elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

  • 19 September 2014

    POLICE have stepped up patrols in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos, where looters stripped stores of goods and tens of thousands of people faced a fourth day without water or power in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

  • 19 September 2014

    UKRAINIAN President Petro Poroshenko has started a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

  • 18 September 2014

    THE Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed as a "step in the right direction" a decision by the Ukrainian parliament to grant special status to two eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists are fighting to split from Kiev.

  • 18 September 2014

    CAMBODIA has deployed armed troops in its capital as garment workers held rallies to revive a campaign for higher wages that had helped to stoke a year-long political crisis.

  • 18 September 2014

    LIBERIAN President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called a US decision to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa a "significant moment" in the battle against the worst Ebola outbreak on record and she said she hoped it would spur other nations into action.

  • 18 September 2014

    THOUSANDS of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.

  • 18 September 2014

    A HOTEL tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort.

  • 18 September 2014

    SOUTH Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, has said the door is open for talks with the North during the forthcoming UN General Assembly.

  • 17 September 2014

    UKRAINE'S parliament has ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the EU and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

  • 17 September 2014

    TWELVE soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and the attempted murder of their commanding officer.