Tuesday, 16th September 2014
International
  • White House to hold summit on violent extremism
    11th September 2014
    The White House will hold a summit on preventing violent extremism, the US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said, warning that terrorists must "be engaged." The US continues "to face real terrorist enemies and real ...
  • Ebola death toll rises to at least 2,296: WHO
    10th September 2014
    The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has risen to at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases in five West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The figures show almost 200 new deaths ...
  • Australia rejects UN criticism of "human rights violations"
    9th September 2014
    Australia Tuesday rejected United Nations criticism that its treatment of asylum-seekers was "leading to a chain of human rights violations" with Canberra saying abuses in Syria and Iraq were worse. New UN High Commissioner ...
  • Rebels deny they had weapons to shoot down MH17
    9th September 2014
    Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they did not have the capability to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after Dutch investigators said it was hit by numerous "high-energy objects". "I can say only ...
  • Philippine, US troops to hold naval exercises
    9th September 2014
    Thousands of troops from the Philippines and the United States will stage naval exercises in western and northern Philippines later this month, a military official said Tuesday. Philippine Navy Public Affairs Officer ...
  • US launches airstrikes on militant positions in Iraq
    7th September 2014
    The U.S. Air Force launched airstrikes on the Islamic State positions near Iraqs second largest dam on Sunday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. At the request of the Iraqi government, U.S. forces conducted co-ordinated ...
  • EU considers travel ban on Russian defense minister
    5th September 2014
    The European Union (EU) may impose a travel ban on Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as part of a new package of sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, sources said Thursday. The 28-nation bloc is set to decide by Friday ...
  • Obama sends 350 more troops to Baghdad
    3rd September 2014
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to more than 1,000 forces. The move comes after a ...
  • Yudhoyono-Fukuda expect RI-Japan`s stronger relationship
    1st September 2014
    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda met here Monday and expected the two countries relations to get stronger in the future. "President Yudhoyono expects that the ...
  • EU ready to impose new sanctions on Russia within one week
    31st August 2014
    The European Unions leaders decided early Sunday to give Russia one week to de-escalate Ukraine crisis, or they will impose tougher sanctions on Russia otherwise, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy told a news ...