Category: International News

Obama says US will bomb ISIL in Syria

Obama says US will bomb ISIL in Syria

President Barack Obama says the United States is prepared to expand its bombing campaign against ISIL terrorists and launch airstrikes in Syria. “I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq,” Obama said during a speech delivered from the White House on Wednesday. “America will lead a broad coalition [&hellip

EU fails to decide on Russia sanctions

EU fails to decide on Russia sanctions

The European Union has once again failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, diplomatic sources say. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said on Wednesday while Germany called for the sanctions to go ahead, several other EU member states were reluctant, because [&hellip

Nigeria army hits Boko Haram positions

Nigeria army hits Boko Haram positions

The Nigerian army has launched a massive attack against Boko Haram Takfiri militants to retake the northeastern town of Michika that fell to militants over the weekend, witnesses say. “We have been hearing thunderous explosions from bombs dropped by military jets on Michika,” a resident of the town of Chibok, which is located 20 kilometers [&hellip

John Kerry makes surprise visit to Baghdad

John Kerry makes surprise visit to Baghdad

​A day before a larger meeting with Arab leaders, John Kerry has made an unanticipated stopover in the Iraqi capital. The US wants to pressure new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to form a more inclusive government. US Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Wednesday, the second stop in a [&hellip

CO2 levels reach record high: UN

CO2 levels reach record high: UN

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013. The UN weather agency said in an annual report on Tuesday that the volume carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas emitted by human activities, increased to 396 parts per million last year, which is the biggest [&hellip

Israel ‘committed genocide’ in Gaza

Israel ‘committed genocide’ in Gaza

An official European Parliament delegation that visited the besieged Gaza Strip after the recent Israeli onslaught on the blockaded area says Israel has committed “genocide” against the defenseless Palestinians, Press TV reports. The delegation, which includes 13 members of the European Parliament, has called on the EU to break diplomatic ties with Israel and implement [&hellip

Egyptians slam economic situation

Egyptians slam economic situation

Egyptians from all walks of life have held demonstrations across Egypt to protest against the incumbent military-backed government’s economic policies and its crackdown on dissent, Press TV reports. On Tuesday, protesters took to the streets in many Egyptian cities to express their resentment of the fast deteriorating living conditions for millions of people, and the [&hellip

Ban calls on Afghan rivals to form gov’t

Ban calls on Afghan rivals to form gov’t

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates to end their dispute and reach an agreement on a unity government. In a statement released on Tuesday, the UN chief urged Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to conclude an agreement on a government of national unity in accordance with commitments made [&hellip

Apple lifts curtain off iPhone 6, watch

Apple lifts curtain off iPhone 6, watch

Apple Inc has debuted iPhone 6 as well as Apple Watch, both recasting itself as the smart technology world’s standard-setting mogul and sending the competition a loud and clear message. On Tuesday, the Cupertino, California-based company’s chief executive Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone, which sports a larger screen, better performance, and an elegant design [&hellip

EU mulls implementation of its Russia sanctions

EU mulls implementation of its Russia sanctions

European Union ambassadors are set to discuss the implementation of new sanctions against Russia. Already announced, the sanctions were delayed in case the peace negotiations in eastern Ukraine bear fruit. Ambassadors from the 28 EU members convene in Brussels later on Wednesday to discuss the possible levying of a new package of sanctions against Russia. [&hellip