International News Headlines

Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis

Beirut , Aug 23

Lebanon's social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the "country is on the verge of drowning" and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian displaced.

170 illegal immigrants missing off Libyan coast

Tripoli , Aug 23

A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli Friday, a coast guard official said.

EU deplores Russia's humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

Brussels , Aug 23

The European Union (EU) Friday deplored as illegal Russia's decision to send humanitarian consignment into Ukrainian territory without escort of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or consent of the Ukrainian government.

NATO chief condemns Russian aid convoy entry into Ukraine

Kiev , Aug 22

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday condemned the entry of a Russian humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without Kiev's consent and without involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Irish man tests negative for Ebola virus

Dublin , Aug 22

Laboratory test samples of an Irish man, who died after recently returning from Africa, have proved negative for Ebola virus, health authorities in Ireland said Friday.

EU to fund agricultural products affected by Russia's ban

Brussels , Aug 23

Experts of the European Union (EU) said Friday that the EU would provide additional funding for agricultural products affected by Russia's food import ban.

US targets key financiers of Al Qaeda, Al Nusra Front

Washington , Aug 23

The US Friday imposed sanctions on two alleged key financiers of al-Nusra Front and Al Qaeda, authorities said.

UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine crisis

United Nations , Aug 23

The UN Security Council is to hold emergency consultations amid media reports of a major escalation in the Ukraine conflict.

64 killed in Iraq mosque attack

Baghdad , Aug 23

At least 64 people were killed Friday when suspected Shia militiamen attacked a Sunni mosque in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a media report said.

Looking forward to working with Modi government: Singapore PM

Singapore , Aug 22

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Friday said his country hopes to work with India in areas of infrastructure and education, and expressed his desire to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi who "came in with a thumping mandate", a media report said.