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  • Taliban forces 'defeated' in Kunduz

    Date: 2016-10-04 06:24:30 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:3 - ID:5706273

    KABUL, Oct 4 (MENA) - The governor of Afghanistan's Kunduz province said Taliban forces which staged an assault on the provincial capital have been defeated, the BBC reported. Asadullah Amarkhil said fighting in Kunduz city had stopped, and there ....

  • More than 6,000 migrants rescued in sea off Libya

    Date: 2016-10-03 22:27:50 GMT - Italy - World - SN:76 - ID:5705937

    ROME, Oct 3 (MENA) - The Italian coast guard said Monday 6,055 migrants were rescued in one day in the Mediterranean off Libya. Nine bodies were recovered, ABC News reported. The coast guard said it coordinated a total of 39 rescues Monday in the ....

  • Abducted ICRC staff member in Yemen released

    Date: 2016-10-03 22:27:23 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:75 - ID:5705941

    GENEVA, Oct 3 (MENA) – Nourane Houas, an ICRC staff member who was abducted late last year in Sanaa, has been released and is currently in Muscat, ICRC official website said on Monday. The ICRC would like to thank all those who have played a role ....

  • US suspends talks with Russia over Syria

    Date: 2016-10-03 22:25:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:5705737

    WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (MENA) – The US announced Monday it is "suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia" that had come about as part of the short-lived cessation of hostilities in Syria, the CNN reported. "This is not a decision ....

  • Ankara extends state of emergency for three months as of Oct. 19

    Date: 2016-10-03 20:07:24 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:65 - ID:5704837

    ANKARA, Oct 3 (MENA) - Turkey announced on Monday it will extend the state of emergency, which was declared following a failed military coup on the country. Ankara is launching a massive crackdown on the movement , led by US-based cleric Fethullah ....

  • Ban: Situation in Syria one of most catastrophic situations worldwide

    Date: 2016-10-03 14:45:38 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:45 - ID:5702933

    GENEVA, Oct 3 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the situation in Syria is one of the most catastrophic situations worldwide. The most destructive weapons are more used against civil targets in premeditated war crimes, Ban added in ....

  • France slams Israel's approval of building settlement units in WB

    Date: 2016-10-03 14:23:26 GMT - France - World - SN:44 - ID:5703001

    PARIS, Oct 3 (MENA) - French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal expressed his country's condemnation of Israel's approval of building 90 settlement units in the West Bank and industrial zone near Ramallah. In statements on Monday, Nadal ....

  • Chechyna's president offers to train Assad’s troops

    Date: 2016-10-03 13:15:49 GMT - Chechnya - World - SN:37 - ID:5702929

    GROZNY, Oct 3 (MENA) - The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic has invited the forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad to train in the Russian region, according to Russia Today. Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya and a self-described “footsoldier” ....

  • Washington lifts ban on medical equipment exported to Sudan

    Date: 2016-10-03 12:35:24 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:34 - ID:5702405

    KHARTOUM, Oct 3 (MENA) - The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a decision to exempt all the US medical equipment exported to Sudan from ban imposed on it. The decision was made after a campaign implemented in the US Congress by a ....

  • Border guard killed in attack on Indian army camp in Kashmir

    Date: 2016-10-03 09:48:36 GMT - India - World - SN:16 - ID:5701269

    NEW DELHI, Oct 3 (MENA) - At least six militants have attacked an Indian army camp in north Kashmir, killing one border guard and wounding another, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 Indian soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between India ....

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