Friday, January 30, 2015

World News Briefs -- January 30, 2015 (Evening Edition)

New York Times: ISIS Kills Kurdish Commander in Surprise Attack on Kirkuk.


Heavy fighting near Kirkuk, twin blasts hit Baghdad market.

Senior Kurdish military commander killed in Iraq fighting Islamic militants.

Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq.

Kurdish PM says U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State faces long war.

Syria battle between al Qaeda and Western-backed group spreads.

Next round of Syria talks in Moscow in a month: delegate.

Hezbollah warns of more attacks on Israel after deadly airstrike. Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it. Nasrallah: Hezbollah to respond to Israeli attacks.

Islamic State hostages: Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive.

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi flogging postponed second time.


Kim Jong-Un set for global debut.

Pakistanis fleeing military offensive find new dangers in restive eastern Afghanistan.

Pakistan Shia mosque blast in Shikarpur kills dozens. Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56.

Philippines mourns 44 slain officers.

Three U.S. contractors killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan.

U.S. would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea.

China expels top police official from Communist Party.

Australia wants clear U.N. rules on extended searches after MH370.


Rebels in DR Congo vow to disarm after army threatens offensive.

Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32. Egypt's Sisi pulls out of AU summit after Sinai attacks.

Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram.

Boko Haram crisis: African Union backs regional force of 7,500 troops.

Boko Haram: Nigeria regains border town after Chadian military assault. Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town.

Election violence feared in Nigerian President's stronghold.

South Sudan’s Machar nixes peace deal amid sanctions threat.

Libya peace talks gain in urgency after Isis attack on Tripoli hotel.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 90, becomes African Union chairman.

South Africa apartheid assassin de Kock given parole.


Channels of military communication between NATO, Russia to remain open.

NATO set to create new joint units in eastern Europe.

Ukraine battle rages for key town of Debaltseve. Multiple deaths after shelling of humanitarian aid center, bus stop in Donetsk. Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting with rebels: Kiev military.

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east. Donetsk self-defense forces ready for truce talks with Kiev.

Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut.

Russia might bailout Greece – finance minister.

Eurogroup chief warns Greece against 'ignoring' bailout deals. Greece's Varoufakis: 'No debt talks with EU-IMF troika'.

New Greek nationalist defence minister resurrects old tensions with Turkey.

Former MI5 chief says new terror measures jeopardise free speech.

Eurozone deflation gathers pace in January.


Venezuela authorizes use of deadly force at demos.

US rejects Cuba demand to hand back Guantanamo Bay base.

US judge: No asylum for Afghan soldier who fled training.

Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president.

US seeks to break up drug ring.

Mexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil price drop.

Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital.

Argentina's Fernandez dents credibility by playing victim.

Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases.

Plane crashes near Aruba after pursuit by military jets.

Canada to criminalize public terror threats. Canada security bill provides new powers to combat terror.

Canada lottery 'winner' missed jackpot by seven seconds.

Toronto named best city in world.


Islamic State chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq: U.S..

Latest IS hostage drama highlights change in group's propaganda technique.

U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support.

US reportedly reaches out to Yemen's Houthi rebels to promote anti-Al Qaeda campaign.

CIA interrogated suspects on Diego Garcia, says Colin Powell aide.

Jihadists secretly join exodus to Europe amid Syrian humanitarian crisis.


Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014.

Google agrees privacy policy changes with data watchdog. Google profits up but revenue misses expectations.

China passes US to become world's top foreign investment destination.

Russia continues to see gold as good bet amid currency turbulence.

1 comment:

James said...

Another lovely thought about the governmental change in Greece, they'll probably play hell with NATO.