Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons
2014-10-29 22:11:28 UTC
Turkey (AFP) - Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group.
Flashing victory signs, the...
Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
2014-10-27 02:50:16 UTC
Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest.
As votes are counted, President Petro Poroshenko's bloc looks set to win the most, with PM Arseny Yats...
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil
2014-10-27 01:42:16 UTC
An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote.
In her victory speech, Ms Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now".
She faced protests last year...
Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead.
Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...
Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
In a new video, IS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.
At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...
Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...
KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move.
The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa.
Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...
American killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia
2014-10-15 05:45:48 UTC
An American defence contractor was shot dead and another injured in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the State Department said.
The two US citizens were employees of Vinnell Arabia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the Virginia-based defence...
Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...
Kurdish fighters in Kobani call for heavy weapons
2014-10-11 17:21:20 UTC
A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey did not open its border to let through arms - something Ankara has so far appeared reluctant to do.
ISIS 'Islamic State' is getting s...
Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.”
Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...
Islamic State militants control 40 percent of Kobane
2014-10-11 08:05:38 UTC
“ISIS now controls 40 per cent of Kobane,” after entering eastern districts on Monday and attacking from the west and the south, said the Britain-based Observatory, which has a wide network of sources inside Syria.
Fierce fighting had raged for...
Australian Major General says ISIS will be defeated in Iraq
2014-10-10 16:58:49 UTC
Australian Major General Craig Orme says the Coalition is supremely better and maintaining connection to Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerger ground forces than ISIS is at supplying its own fighters.
“These are problems all military forces face. They’ve ...
Turkey: Syrian town about to fall to jihadists
2014-10-07 17:24:25 UTC
MURSITPINAR, Turkey ( AP ) — The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airs...
Hong Kong Protesters Stage Massive, Defiant Ralley
2014-10-04 16:22:45 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters were defiant in the face of attacks by opponents and warnings by the Hong Kong government to clear the streets, staging a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district they've occupied f...
Cameron: We must do everything we can to defeat ISIS
2014-10-04 16:08:15 UTC
CAIRO (AP) - The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islam...
British hostage beheaded by terror group ISIS
2014-10-04 05:56:52 UTC
CAIRO (AP) -- An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.
The video mi...
Hong Kong Protesters Shelve Talks With Government
2014-10-03 18:40:24 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on electoral reforms Friday after mobs of people tried to drive them from streets they had occupied in one of the city's main shopping areas.
How ISIS protects against Air strikes
2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
By Orion Pegman
Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation.
Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy rally on China’s National Day
2014-10-02 04:35:08 UTC
By Leonie Terfort
DIAAL NEWS - Tens of thousands of protesters remained in downtown Hong Kong, even after major confrontations with police, who used tear gas and pepper spray on Sunday resulting in widespread condemnation and thousands of a...
Turkish government has its own plan for Syria
2014-10-01 06:52:47 UTC
By Orion Pegman
DIAAL NEWS - Syrian refugees are still escaping from ISIS to Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like to set up a protection zone for them in northern Syria and solve several problems at once --push the ISIS b...
Edward Snowden Awarded 'Alternative Nobel'
2014-09-27 15:58:29 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
DIAAL NEWS - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger have jointly received the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award, dubbed “the alternative nobel prize”.
Sveriges Television SVT an...
UN pledge action to curb climate change
2014-09-24 15:57:07 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
DIAAL NEWS - Last sunday people protested against global warming. 675,000 protesters in 161 countries, according to the organizers.
There were upper east side strollers, wild costumes, drums, celebrities, well weathered p...