International News Headlines

Burundi slams international pressure over president's re-election bid

Bujumbura , May 27

Burundi's government has slammed international criticism over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, saying the president's decision should not be "discussed."

Belarusian president postpones visit to Pakistan

Minsk , May 27

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has postponed his two-day official visit to Pakistan due to the death of his mother, his spokeswoman Natalya Eismont said.

Iran executes 22 prisoners

Tehran , May 27

A total of 22 prisoners have been hanged in the northern Iranian city of Karag since the weekend, the Iran Human Rights group reported, condemning the mass executions.

Judge bars former president Jagdeo from leaving Guyana

San Juan , May 27

Facing the possibility of a jail term, Indian ethnic former president Bharrat Jagdeo has been cautioned to not leave Guyana without the court's permission.

14-Year-old "jihadist" sentenced to jail in Austria

Vienna , May 27

An Austrian court sentenced a 14-year-old boy to two years in prison, not only for his wish to participate in the war in Syria, but also because he apparently had plans to commit terrorist attacks in Vienna.

Obama offers federal help for Texas flood recovery

Washington , May 27

US President Barack Obama has pledged federal assistance in the rescue and recovery of Texas' catastrophic flooding.

Nigerian suicide attacks by women, children on rise: Unicef

Geneva , May 27

The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said there has been an increase in the number of women and children being used to conduct suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria.

Obama urges NATO member states to help stabilise Afghanistan

Washington , May 27

US President Barack Obama urged all NATO member countries to play a role in helping stabilise Afghanistan.

US Capitol evacuated after alarm

Washington , May 27

The US Capitol Building and the US Capitol Visitor Center were evacuated after alarm sounded in both buildings, police said.

'No damage' to Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

Damascus , May 27

The 2,000-year-old Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra has not been damaged by Islamic State terrorists who ovverran the ancient city, a top Syrian archaeology official said.