Category: International

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Mr Spock, dies at 83

BBC News: US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. His son, Adam,...

Cyber Attacks Poses Greater Threat Than Terrorism

US Intelligence agencies have put cyber attacks at the top of their list of threats to the United States — posing a greater risk than terrorism. The Office of the...

Police-Force Fires Teargas, Rubber Bullets at Protesters in Missouri

A heavily armed, militarised police team fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of a small Missouri town last night, amid a...

UN Declares Emergency Crisis in Iraq

The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq, as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants in the north....

Obama Hails Nomination of New Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate

President Barack Obama has said the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s prime minister-designate is a ‘promising step forward’. He’s...

US Federal Reserve Disappointed by Global Economic Recovery

The US Federal Reserve says the global economic recovery has been disappointing and could signal lower growth in the long-run. According to the Fed, with few exceptions,...

Russia Warned Not to ‘aid’ Ukraine

The UK and US governments have warned Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine. US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha...

Israel Resumes Air Strikes in Gaza

Israel resumed air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets following the end of a three-day truce on Friday morning. Five people were killed in Gaza,...

US Expands Air Strikes Against ISIS Miliants

The US has launched two additional air strikes against militants from the Islamic State, IS, group in northern Iraq. US drones and Navy fighter jets attacked targets...

Russia Impose Full Embargo on EU, US Food Imports

Russia says it’s imposing a full embargo on food imports from the EU, US and some other Western countries, in response to sanctions over Ukraine. Prime Minister...