International News Headlines

EU to intensify efforts against Ebola

Brussels , Oct 21

The European Union (EU) has decided to intensify efforts to protect its citizens, health workers against the ongoing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Solovakia, Germany discuss Russian gas, Ukraine

Bratislava , Oct 21

Slovakia and Germany discussed the gas supplies from Russia and situation in Ukraine, as German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the country Monday.

Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees

Beirut , Oct 21

Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported.

Lufthansa pilots' strike causes 1,500 flight cancellations

Berlin , Oct 21

German airline Lufthansa cancelled over 1,500 flights Monday after its pilots union announced to extend the 35-hour strike to include long-haul fleets.

China, US training Afghan diplomats

Washington , Oct 21

A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session here Monday as part of a joint programme co-organised by the US and China.

Germany, France agree to boost investment

Berlin , Oct 21

Germany and France have agreed to strengthen investment for the euro zone economy.

UN relief chief urges world to act on Syrians' suffering

United Nations , Oct 21

The UN under-secretary- general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos has urged the world to "remember the suffering of the Syrian people and act", UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here.

Norwegian doctor recovers from Ebola infection, discharged

Oslo , Oct 21

A Norwegian doctor, who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has been discharged from hospital after recovery from the deadly disease, doctors at Oslo's Ulleval hospital said.

EU strengthens sanctions against Syria

Brussels , Oct 21

The European Union (EU) Monday announced it was strengthening sanctions against Syria.

India starts push at UN for International Yoga Day

United Nations , Oct 21

India's UN Mission has started action to have June 21 declared the International Day of Yoga, following the proposal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the General Assembly (UNGA) last month.