Wednesday, 18th January 2017
International
  • Israel cuts $6 mln in U.N. funding over settlements resolution
    8th January 2017
    Israel said on Friday it would cut $6 million in funding to the United Nations in 2017 in protest against a U.N. Security Council resolution that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building on land Palestinians want for an ...
  • Fuel truck blast kills dozens in North Syrian border town
    8th January 2017
    A fuel truck exploded in the busy centre of a rebel-held town near Syrias border with Turkey on Saturday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens more, several sources said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...
  • Florida shooting highlights limits of U.S. airport security
    7th January 2017
    The deadly shooting at a Florida airport on Friday is likely to rekindle an ongoing debate over whether screening systems should be even more exacting. But experts say preventing attacks like the one on Friday, when a ...
  • Malaysia says search for missing MH370 to end in two weeks
    7th January 2017
    Malaysia said on Friday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will end in two weeks after the search is completed of a 120,000 square kilometre (9,650 sq mile) area where experts thought it went down. ...
  • Gunman opens fire at Ft. Lauderdale Airport, killing 5
    7th January 2017
    A gunman wearing a "Star Wars" T-shirt opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses ...
  • Syria talks to kick off in Kazakhstan`s Astana on Jan. 23: UN Envoy
    7th January 2017
    Russian and Turkish-backed Syria talks to take place in the Kazakh capital of Astana are expected to start on Jan. 23, the UN Special Envoy for Syria told Xinhua Friday (Jan. 6), adding that negotiations could cement a fragile ...
  • Russia begins to withdraw armed forces in Syria
    7th January 2017
    Russia began a phaseout of its military presence in Syria on Friday, with the withdrawal of its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov from the Mediterranean, said Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian ...
  • hong kong confirms second bird flu death this winter - (d)
    7th January 2017
    A 62-year-old man travelling from mainland China died in Hong Kong from bird flu on Friday (Jan. 6), the second such death this winter, the Hospital Authority said. The man, who visited the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in ...
  • Indonesia, Pakistan should cooperate in fighting terrorism: Diplomat
    7th January 2017
    Indonesia and Pakistan, as two of the worlds most populous Muslim-majority countries, should join forces in countering global and regional terrorism threats, former Pakistani Ambassador to the US Major-General (Retired) Mahmud ...
  • EU`s top diplomat in Brussels resigns
    4th January 2017
    Britains ambassador to the European Union (EU), Sir Ivan Rogers, has quit his job in Brussels, according to a report in the Financial Times (FT) on Tuesday (Jan. 3). Rogers was appointed to the role of permanent ...