|Tuesday, September 16, 2014

World News

New Scotland independence poll shows “No” side ahead

LONDON, Sept 12: A new poll showed Scotland set to narrowly reject independence in a historic referendum in one week’s time, according to results by pollster YouGov on Thursday (Sep 11). The survey showed the pro-union “No” campaign ahead by four points on 52 percent support, compared to 48 percent who were in favour of independence, excluding respondents who ...Full Article

West hits Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

KIEV, Sept 12: The West hit Russia with new sanctions over its role in the Ukraine conflict on Thursday (Sep 11) after Kiev admitted losing more ground to the ...Full Article

US warplanes to fly from Iraqi base: Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Sept 12: US combat aircraft will soon start flying out of a base in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of a “more aggressive” air campaign ...Full Article

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 12: Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed on Thursday (Sep 11) in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight against Islamic State ...Full Article

Ukraine says Russia withdrawing, EU delays sanctions

KIEV, Sept 11: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday (Sep 10) that Russia had withdrawn the bulk of its forces from his country and he pledged greater autonomy ...Full Article

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept 11: He spent eight years bending the ear of George W. Bush. On Wednesday (Sep 10), former vice president Dick Cheney sought to advise another US leader, ...Full Article

Kerry vows global coalition will defeat IS militants

BAGHDAD, Sept 11: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday (Sep 10) in Baghdad that a global coalition will defeat jihadists in Iraq and Syria, hours before ...Full Article

Obama vows Syria air strikes to destroy Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept 11: President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Sep 10) vowed to strike the Islamic State in Syria and to expand operations in Iraq, seizing command of an international ...Full Article

Air India offers free passage for tourists trapped in flood-hit Srinagar

NEW DELHI, Sept 10: India’s national carrier Air India has announced free passage for tourists trapped in flood-hit Srinagar, capital of India’s state of Jammu and Kashmir. The floods ...Full Article

British PM Cameron makes last-minute appeal to Scotland

LONDON, Sept 10: British Prime Minister David Cameron made a last minute appeal to Scottish voters on Wednesday (Sep 10) to reject independence in a referendum next week as ...Full Article