Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

World News

Ukraine: Red Cross will lead humanitarian aid mission into rebel-held territory

Ukrainian forces on Monday zeroed in on rebel strongholds as the government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the rebellious east involving Russia, the United States and the European Union. READ

U.S. has begun directly providing arms to embattled Kurdish forces in Iraq

The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday, but the aid has so far been limited to automatic rifles and ammunition. READ

Amnesty Int’l says too many Afghan civilian deaths linked to NATO go unpunished

A new report by Amnesty International says the deaths of thousands of Afghan civilians, killed in airstrikes and night raids by NATO forces, have gone uninvestigated and unpunished. READ

E. Africa learned hard lessons from Ebola, a disease alien to W. Africa

When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago — the third outbreak in a dozen years — the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quarantined people. The quick reactions by authorities and ordinary people helped snuff out that outbreak with only 17 deaths. READ

Israel-Hamas truce collapses in new violence

A three-day-old truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. READ

U.S. launches airstrikes in Iraq against militants as crisis worsens for displaced civilians

The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. READ

Remains of 24-year-old Canadian on doomed Malaysia flight identified

A Dutch-led forensic team says it has identified the remains of 23 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, including a 24-year-old medical student from Ontario. READ

Moscow ban on food imports is short-sighted, belligerent: industry minister

The federal industry minister says Moscow’s decision to close its borders to western agricultural imports is a short-sighted move that will hurt Russia most. READ

Monkeys see, monkeys take ’selfies,’ sparking Wikipedia copyright dispute

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? READ

Egypt sentences three men for sexual assaults in Tahrir square

An Egyptian court sentenced two men to life and another to 20 years in prison on Thursday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in the city’s iconic Tahrir square, judicial officials said. READ

Africans face long wait for unproven Ebola drug

Africans seeking a drug to help contain the Ebola virus will have to wait months before a potentially life-saving experimental treatment used on two infected Americans is produced in even small amounts, officials said. READ

Russia bans food imports from Canada

Canada is standing firm against Russia in the face of retaliatory sanctions on Canadian food products, saying it will not be “intimidated” by the latest move by Vladimir Putin, despite the potential impact on pork producers. READ

Canada sending non-lethal military supplies to Ukraine

Canada is sending non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the country protect its eastern border against Russian aggression, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday. READ

Afghan official says U.S. general’s killer hid in bathroom, used NATO assault rifle in attack

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday. READ

Obama, African leaders open talks on security and governance on final day of US-Africa summit

President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders opened talks Wednesday on two key issues that threaten to disrupt economic progress on the continent: security and government corruption. READ

Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 932 in four countries

A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world’s most virulent diseases, authorities said Wednesday as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries. READ

Canadian couple detained in China 'very frustrated and confused,’ son says

The son of a Canadian couple detained in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets says his parents are physically fine, but “very frustrated and confused.” READ

Canada slaps fresh sanctions, travel bans on Russian, Ukrainian people, groups

Canada has slapped fresh economic sanctions and travel bans on some Russian and Ukrainian groups and individuals. READ

Volunteers join soldiers to dig out residents and roads in quake-hit southwestern China

About 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes Tuesday after an earthquake in southwest China that killed 410 people. Groups of volunteers, meanwhile, used their bare hands. READ

Nigerian health official says 7 more showing Ebola symptoms after contact with man who died

A total of eight people in Nigeria who were in direct contact with a man who flew to Lagos and died of Ebola now have symptoms of the dreaded and deadly disease and have been placed into quarantine, a Nigerian health official said Tuesday. READ

follow us on twitter

Featured partners