World News Archive

  • Thursday 19 June 2014

    ISRAEL has re-arrested 51 Palestinians freed in a 2011 prisoner swap deal in the sixth day of a hunt for three missing teenagers believed abducted in the occupied West Bank.

  • Thursday 19 June 2014

    AFGHAN presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has suspended work with the country's electoral bodies and asked them to stop counting votes because of widespread fraud.

  • Thursday 19 June 2014

    SUNNI rebels have battled their way into the biggest oil refinery in Iraq as the president of neighbouring Iran raised the prospect of intervening in a sectarian war that threatens to sweep across Middle East frontiers.

  • Thursday 19 June 2014

    THE US has condemned religious violence in Sri Lanka and called on the government to fulfil its obligations to protect religious minorities.

  • Thursday 19 June 2014

    UKRAINIAN President Petro Poroshenko has set out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces after a late-night telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

    THE most likely crash site of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet has yet to be searched, a UK satellite company has claimed.

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

    SCIENTISTS and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, The Blue Room, using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

    EGYPT'S new cabinet has been sworn in by newly-elected president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

    SCORES of Iraqis have been killed during a battle for a provincial capital as fighting shut the main oil refinery, starving parts of the country of fuel and power.

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

    A five-year-old child was one of two people killed and at least 19 others were injured when a powerful storm with tornadoes ripped through north-east Nebraska, hospital and emergency officials said.

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014

    SOMALI-LINKED Islamist militants have killed at least 15 people and torched houses in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, a day after an assault on a town left almost 50 dead.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014

    AT least 48 people were killed after dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town, murdering those who were unable to answer questions about Islam or did not know the Somali language, witnesses said.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014

    ISRAELI armed forces swept through half a dozen Palestinian towns and arrested more Hamas officials as they expanded a search for three teenagers into a crackdown on the Islamist group accused of abducting them.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014

    THE US has said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with Iran to support the Iraqi government after the rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014

    A BRAZILIAN police officer has been captured on video apparently firing a live pistol round at anti-World Cup protesters near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014

    THREE people have been sentenced to death by a court in western China for planning a deadly car ramming attack at Beijing's landmark Tiananmen Gate last year which was blamed on Muslim separatists.

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014

    RUSSIA has cut off gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    Islamic militants who have overrun cities and towns in Iraq have posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    A Brazilian police officer has been captured on video apparently firing a live pistol round at anti-World Cup protesters near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    NATO is preparing measures to help Ukraine defend itself in its stand-off with Russia, and must adapt to the fact that Moscow now views it as an adversary, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in an interview published yesterday.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    Israel said yesterday Hamas militants had kidnapped three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank, warning of "serious consequences" as it pressed on with a search and detained dozens of Palestinians.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    The insurgent offensive that has threatened to dismember Iraq spread to the north-west of the country yesterday as Sunni militants launched a dawn attack on a town close to the Syrian border, clashing with police and government forces.

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    Rival camps in Afghanistan's presidential race each proclaimed to be leading the contest, a day after the poll was held and as officials were still tallying the hundreds killed or injured in election-related violence.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    Egyptian security forces have seized supermarket chains owned by two leading figures of the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the government's crackdown against the banned organisation, judicial and security sources revealed to Reuters yesterday.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

    Pakistani fighter jets have pounded suspected Taliban hideouts in the tribal North Waziristan region and killed nearly 80 militants, in response to an audacious attack on the country's busiest airport a week ago.

  • Monday 16 June 2014

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