Thursday, 27th November 2014
International
  • Israel reopens Al-Aqsa mosque ahead of Muslim prayers
    31st October 2014
    Israel reopened Jerusalems flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday ahead of the weekly Muslim prayers, after a rare closure following clashes sparked by the killing of a Palestinian by police. The streets of east Jerusalem ...
  • US urges restraint after Israel vows to reopen Al-Aqsa mosque
    31st October 2014
    The United States urged all sides in Jerusalem to exercise restraint amid spiralling tensions in the holy city, and said it was working with Israelis, Palestinian and Jordanians to try to restore calm. Secretary of State ...
  • Japan slams Israeli settlement activities in East Jerusalem
    31st October 2014
    Japan on Thursday expressed regret over Israels latest decision to build 1,060 new housing units in East Jerusalem, saying the announcement has a negative impact on the current security situation in Jerusalem especially when the ...
  • China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles
    31st October 2014
    China called on Japan on Thursday to stop scrambling its jets against Chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was source of flying safety concerns. Tension has been high between Asias ...
  • UN Watchdog Slams Israel Abuses, Demands Gaza War Probe
    30th October 2014
    A UN human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza. With tensions soaring in East Jerusalem, and ...
  • Zambian President Sata dies in London
    29th October 2014
    Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets said on Wednesday.The reports on the private Muzi television station and ...
  • Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes off S. Philippines
    28th October 2014
    An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Norte at 4:34 p.m. local time (0834 GMT)on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ( ...
  • US Navy ship visits North Sumatra
    24th October 2014
    The USS RODNEY M. DAVIS, a U.S. Navy frigate with a crew of 200 sailors is visiting Medan, North Sumatra, from October 23-27, 2014, the U.S. Embassy here said on its official website on Friday.The U.S. Secretary of The Navy, ...
  • Saudi jails 13 for plan to attack US forces
    22nd October 2014
    A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan and a Qatari, to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an Al-Qaeda attack against US forces. The defendants were convicted of "forming a terrorist ...
  • Putin calls killed Total CEO `true friend` of Russia
    21st October 2014
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane accident at a Moscow airport, as a "true friend of our country." In a telegram sent to French President Francois ...