|Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World News

Turkish parliament authorises military action in Iraq, Syria

ANKARA, Oct 3: Turkey’s parliament on Thursday (Oct 2) gave the government the green light to deploy Turkish armed forces to combat Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq. The mandate allows the use of the armed forces in the neighbouring countries as well as for foreign forces to transit Turkish territory in operations against Islamic State (IS) militants. In ...Full Article

Beijing warns of chaos in Hong Kong, backs Chief Executive CY Leung

BEIJING, Oct 2: Beijing has pledged its support for Hong Kong’s embattled leader CY Leung and warned that ongoing pro-democracy protests could push the city into “chaos”, state media ...Full Article

US Secret Service director resigns over security breaches

WASHINGTON, Oct 2: The US Secret Service director resigned on Wednesday (Oct 1), paying the price for a string of security lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including ...Full Article

Netanyahu warns Iran must not be ‘threshold nuclear power’

WASHINGTON, Oct 2: A skeptical Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday (Oct 1) directly warned US President Barack Obama not to accept any Iran deal that would allow ...Full Article

US probes potential second case of Ebola

WASHINGTON, Oct 2: Texas health authorities on Wednesday (Oct 1) were investigating a potential second US case of Ebola, in a person who was in close contact with a ...Full Article

Britain’s Cameron unveils plan to win 2015 election

BIRMINGHAM, Oct 2: Prime Minister David Cameron detailed his plan for winning the 2015 general election on Wednesday (Oct 1) with a raft of measures designed to help struggling ...Full Article

First case of Ebola diagnosed in US

WASHINGTON, Oct 1: The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus in a man who became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, US ...Full Article

US, British strikes seek to reverse IS militant advances

MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 1: US warplanes launched multiple strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday (Sep 30), seeking to turn up the heat, as Britain ...Full Article

New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis

ACCRA, Oct 1: The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed on Tuesday (Sep 30) to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be ...Full Article

Obama makes pitch for affections of Modi government

WASHINGTON, Oct 1: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the “energy” and “determination” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flexing the symbolism of his office to court the affections ...Full Article