Monthly Archives: July 2014


Taliban making military gains in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain…


Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this…


EU, US seek Putin Achilles’ heel on Ukraine

Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir…


38 killed as forces battle militias in Libya

Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital’s international airport…


Netanyahu: Israel can lose on public relations but not security

Every Palestinian civilian’s death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister…


Nibali completes Tour de France win

Vincenzo Nibali won the 101st edition of the Tour de France as he finished the final stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris safely in the peloton. The Italian is the…

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Dutch cancel visit to MH17 crash site

Dutch experts have cancelled plans to head to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, international officials say. Fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops…


Hamas ceasefire stalls as conflict continues

A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives. Hamas fired more rockets into Israel, accusing it of…


Malaysia considers airline rebranding

A government-led review of Malaysia Airlines – the carrier reeling from the disappearance of one aircraft and the alleged shooting down of another – is examining the case for renaming the company,…


Australian, Dutch forces prevented from taking control of MH17 crash site

Australian and Dutch officials are still negotiating the deployment of a multinational force of policemen and soldiers to the site of the Malaysian Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, reports….