Archive of August 2014

No word on location of UN peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights: Fiji

UNITED NATIONS: The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on...

Imran vows to fight on despite deadly clashes

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Imran Khan vowed on Sunday to protest "until the last breath" as ongoing clashes between his supporters and police outside the prime...

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

WASHINGTON: Several hundred US citizens may have had contact with Islamic State militants in Syria, the chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee said on...

13 killed in bomb attacks on Iraq forces in Ramadi

RAMADI: Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged vehicles near positions of security forces in the city of Ramadi on Sunday, killing 13 people and wounding 17,...

US senator urges weapons for Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee called on Sunday for supplying Ukraine with weapons to fight what he called a "direct...

Regional powers to hold Lesotho crisis meeting

MASERU: Regional ministers were set to told talks to resolve the political crisis gripping Lesotho on Sunday, as the country's fugitive prime minster remained in...

42 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO

BEIRUT: At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for...

Mogherini must win over doubters as EU foreign policy chief

ROME: Federica Mogherini must show she has the experience and clout to succeed as the European Union's new foreign policy chief, just as her predecessor...

Chigumbura guides Zimbabwe to remarkable win over Aussies

HARARE: Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe recorded a famous three-wicket victory over No. 1-ranked Australia in a one-day triangular series match in...

Iceland cuts aviation alert to orange, no ash from new eruption

STOCKHOLM: Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday, saying a fresh fissure eruption in Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system...