BREAKING NEWS

2008-12-28

News

Security high ahead of Bangladesh elections

Security has been stepped up on the streets of Bangladesh ahead of Monday’s parliamentary elections. The vote is highly anticipated, coming after two

Security has been stepped up on the streets of Bangladesh ahead of Monday’s parliamentary elections. The vote is highly anticipated, coming after two

News

Israeli offensive highlights Arab schism

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Arab world to protest against the Israeli offensive and to call for a stronger reaction from

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Arab world to protest against the Israeli offensive and to call for a stronger reaction from

News

Israeli ground offensive imminent?

The deployment of battle tanks and the mobilising of thousands of reservists has further raised the prospects of an Israeli ground offensive on the

The deployment of battle tanks and the mobilising of thousands of reservists has further raised the prospects of an Israeli ground offensive on the

News

Italy stops boatloads of African migrants

Hundreds of illegal African migrants have been intercepted off the Italian coast, sparking new debate about how to tackle the problem. Over the past

Hundreds of illegal African migrants have been intercepted off the Italian coast, sparking new debate about how to tackle the problem. Over the past

News

Almost 300 killed in Gaza, as Israeli airstrikes continue

Israel has kept up its bombing campaign in Gaza for a second day, with the death toll there now close to 300. Some 40 tunnels that run beneath the

Israel has kept up its bombing campaign in Gaza for a second day, with the death toll there now close to 300. Some 40 tunnels that run beneath the

Europe

Czech EU presidency raises doubts on treaty

The Czech Republic assumes the EU Presidency at a time of deep internal division in the bloc between pro-integration Europeans and eurosceptics. Will

The Czech Republic assumes the EU Presidency at a time of deep internal division in the bloc between pro-integration Europeans and eurosceptics. Will

News

Aid allowed into Gaza

Protests have erupted on the West Bank against the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. In Ramallah, hundreds of Palestinians poured onto the streets

Protests have erupted on the West Bank against the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. In Ramallah, hundreds of Palestinians poured onto the streets

News

Gaza's bloodiest day, but Hamas defiant

The Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip began on Saturday, a week after a six-month ceasefire was called off by Gaza’s Hamas leadership. It was one

The Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip began on Saturday, a week after a six-month ceasefire was called off by Gaza’s Hamas leadership. It was one

News

Speculation rife about Israeli ground offensive

One of the big questions now is whether an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza is imminent. Speculation has been rising with reports of a build-up of

One of the big questions now is whether an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza is imminent. Speculation has been rising with reports of a build-up of

News

Abbas pleads for Gaza ceasefire

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the Hamas leadership to avoid further bloodshed in Gaza by accepting a ceasefire. Speaking in

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the Hamas leadership to avoid further bloodshed in Gaza by accepting a ceasefire. Speaking in

News

Gaza death toll rises to 270, as Israeli airstrikes continue

Despite international calls for restraint, Israel today continued its bombardment in the Gaza Strip. The death toll is now reported to have reached

Despite international calls for restraint, Israel today continued its bombardment in the Gaza Strip. The death toll is now reported to have reached

News

Demonstrations spread throughout the Arab world

Palestinians throughout the Arab world have shown their anger at Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. In towns and cities across the Israeli-occupied

Palestinians throughout the Arab world have shown their anger at Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. In towns and cities across the Israeli-occupied

News

Death toll climbs in Gaza as Israeli bombing continues

Despite international calls for restraint, Israel is today keeping up its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The death toll is now reported to have

Despite international calls for restraint, Israel is today keeping up its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The death toll is now reported to have

News

Arab nations condemn Gaza offensive

Individually, Arab countries unanimously condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza, and called for an immediate end to the violence. But the Arab League

Individually, Arab countries unanimously condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza, and called for an immediate end to the violence. But the Arab League

News

Abbas meets Jordan's King over Israeli offensive

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has held emergency talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman. According to a palace statement, both leaders

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has held emergency talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman. According to a palace statement, both leaders