International News Headlines

Obama to host Jordan's King at White House

Washington , Nov 26

US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday.

Ukrainian president hails NATO, US support in conflicts

Kiev , Nov 26

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Wednesday appreciated support and help of NATO and the US in dealing with the conflicts with independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua reported.

Way out of debt crisis far from easy: Angela Merkel

Berlin , Nov 26

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday said the way out of the European debt crisis is long and far from easy.

Palestinian president said committed to two-state solution: Zuma

Pretoria , Nov 26

South African President Jacob Zuma Wednesday said visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated the commitment to a two-state solution for peace with Israel, Xinhua reported.

IS moving prisoners from Iraq to Syria

Baghdad , Nov 26

Islamic State (IS) militants have begun transporting dozens of their Iraqi prisoners from Iraq to Syria, fearing that an attack by Iraqi troops on its northern stronghold of Mosul may be imminent, an Iraqi official said Wednesday even as the Sunni radical group lost 43 of its members in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam.

Japan, Jordan sign $20 mn agreement for water projects

Amman , Nov 26

Jordan and Japan Wednesday signed a 20-million dollar grant agreement to support water projects in the Kingdom, state media here reported.

6.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta , Nov 26

An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

Two killed as coach overturns in China

Beijing , Nov 26

Two people were confirmed dead after a coach, overturned on an expressway in China's Gansu province Wednesday night, rescuers said.

116 pro-democracy protesters arrested in Hong Kong

Hong Kong , Nov 26

At least 116 pro-democracy protesters, including several of the movement's leaders, were arrested Wednesday after police cleared one of the three main downtown demonstration sites in Hong Kong.

Five killed in Yemen Shia-Sunni clash

Sanaa , Nov 26

At least four gunmen belonging to the Sunni Al Ahmar tribe and one member of the Shia Houthi militia were killed Wednesday in clashes that broke out in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, according to a police source.