International News Headlines

Slovakia to provide further financial help in fighting Ebola

Bratislava , Oct 26

Slovakia planned to provide some 90,000 euros ($114,000) to countries affected by Ebola to help with the construction of field hospitals, foreign ministry said Saturday.

Hispanic leaders give Democrats ultimatum on deportation

Washington , Oct 26

Hispanic leaders from a dozen US states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, if Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants.

Russia to develop advanced aircraft carrier by 2030

Moscow , Oct 26

Russia has worked out a long-term military development programme that envisages construction of an advanced aircraft carrier for the Navy, a high-ranking military official said Saturday.

Three Turkish soldiers killed in raid by Kurdish rebels

Ankara , Oct 25

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a raid staged by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey Saturday, the Turkish armed forces said in a statement.

'Iran's n-rights part of possible comprehensive deal'

Tehran , Oct 25

Iran will not give up an iota of its nuclear rights in the run-up to a possible comprehensive deal with other powers, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday, media reported.

US launches 22 air strikes against IS positions in Iraq

Washington , Oct 26

The US military has carried out 22 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq and one in Syria over the past two days, the US Central Command said Saturday.

German national IS fighter killed in Syria

Damascus , Oct 26

A German national Islamic State (IS) fighter was killed Saturday during clashes with the Syrian troops in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, media reported.

Mauritania closes border with Mali after Ebola death

Nouakchott , Oct 26

Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed in the border area this week, a health official said Saturday.

Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO

Geneva , Oct 25

The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus.

Sania-Cara enter WTA Finals summit clash

Singapore , Oct 25

Indo-Zimbabwean women's doubles tennis combine Sania Mirza and Cara Black came back from three match points down to defeat Czech-Slovenian pair of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 to enter the summit clash of the WTA Finals here Saturday.