Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
International
  • Hamas accepts 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza
    1st August 2014
    Hamas has agreed to observe a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict to take effect Friday morning, if Israel does the same, a spokesman for the group told AFP. "Hamas and all the (Palestinian) resistance movements have ...
  • Israel mobilises 16,000 more reservists: Spokesperson
    31st July 2014
    Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86,000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokeswoman said Thursday. "The army has issued 16,000 additional mobilisation orders to ...
  • Qatar condemns random bombardment of Gaza
    31st July 2014
    Qatar condemned the "indiscriminate bombing pursued by Israel in its aggression on the Gaza Strip" which "affected hospitals, schools of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) and houses of safe ...
  • Chemical accident in Dusseldorf subway station
    30th July 2014
    Unknown chemicals were released in a subway station in the western German city of Dusseldorf on Wednesday, German local media reported. The underground station Heinrich-Heine-Allee has been evacuated and closed. ...
  • Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash
    30th July 2014
    A clash in Xinjiang, home to Chinas mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a "terror attack" on a police station and township. ...
  • S. Korean `Choco Pie` balloons launched into North
    30th July 2014
    South Korean activists on Wednesday launched balloons across the border with North Korea carrying thousands of Choco Pies -- a favoured chocolate snack that has become the target of a reported crackdown. Around 200 ...
  • US calls on Iran to free American reporter
    29th July 2014
    The United States on Monday called on Iran to release a Washington Post reporter, his wife and two freelancers arrested in Tehran last week. Tehrans chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of ...
  • Philippine population reaches 100 million on Sunday
    27th July 2014
    Population of the Philippines reached 100 million as of Sunday, according to the countrys population officials. The figure was based on population projections by the Philippine Statistics Authority, which says three babies ...
  • Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told
    26th July 2014
    After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights. Waiting ...
  • Rouhani: Gaza events teach us to be united
    26th July 2014
    President Hassan Rouhani told a group of Iranian artists who visited him Friday evening that Gaza events teach us to be united. The president appreciated glorious participation of people on Quds Day rallies. He ...