Home » International News (page 3079)

International News

Taliban militants say they shot down US drone

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A U.S. drone crashed on Saturday in North Waziristan, not far from the Afghan border, Pakistan intelligence officials said, while Taliban militants said they had shot it down. Taliban militants led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur said they had collected wreckage of the destroyed drone and would provide its pictures to the media on Sunday. “The drone ...

Read More »

Gaza’s Hamas PM voices support for Syria protests

CAIRO – The Hamas prime minister of Gaza on Friday expressed support for Syrian protesters seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, the first time a senior Hamas leader has publicly rebuked the group’s longtime patron. Ismail Haniyeh said after Friday prayers at Egypt’s Al-Azhar Mosque that Hamas commends “the brave Syrian people that are moving toward democracy and reform.”…

Read More »

U.S. general calms troops after Afghanistan deaths

By Amir Shah and Patrick Quinn Associated Press Comments Afghan protesters shout anti-U.S slogans during a demonstration against Quran desecration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 24. (Xinhua Kabul/Xinhua/Zuma Press) Kabul, Afghanistan- The top U.S. commander told his troops that now is not the time to seek revenge for the death of two Americans who were gunned down by an Afghan ...

Read More »

Chavez flies to Cuba for urgent tumour removal

President Hugo Chavez bid an emotional farewell laced with references to Jesus Christ and independence hero Simon Bolivar as he departed Venezuela on Friday for Cuba for urgent surgery to remove a tumour he says is probably malignant. Clasping the hand of his youngest daughter, Chavez addressed allies of his socialist political movement and troops standing at attention at the ...

Read More »

Illegal immigration factoring into presidential race in Arizona

Reporting from Tempe, Ariz.— As the Republican candidates argued onstage over one another’s conservative merit badges, Francisco Heredia balanced a laptop on his legs, waiting patiently to tweet. At any moment, he thought, they’ll try to show who is toughest on illegal immigrants. But when Wednesday night’s debate got to illegal immigration, some Latino activists found the rhetoric muted. “I ...

Read More »

Beijing indifferent to departure of Kevin Rudd as foreign minister

KEVIN Rudd's resignation as Foreign Minister has not had the Chinese wailing in the streets with sadness or disappointment. In fact commentary on China’s popular Twitter like micro-blogging networks has been largely negative towards the man who was the first foreign leader to speak Chinese. Mr Rudd’s resignation lead news bulletins on state run CCTV in the hours after his ...

Read More »

Tibet Cut Off From The Rest Of The World: Press Freedom Watchdog

By: Reporters Without Borders, Paris, France. Paris: – Reporters Without Borders is alarmed at the blackout imposed by Chinese authorities on the provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai, as well as the autonomous region of Tibet, preventing all media coverage of protest movements there. To this we must add disinformation activities such as the recent hacking of the French-language weekly Courrier ...

Read More »