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  • Taliban seize government buildings, hospital in northern Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-09-28 15:33:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:75 - ID:3428937

    KABUL, Sept 28 (MENA) - The Taliban reported taking several key buildings in a siege of the provincial capital Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan after launching a major offensive operation on Monday, RT reported. The channel quoted Taliban ....

  • Turkish consulate in Libya attacked

    Date: 2015-09-28 13:08:51 GMT - Libya - World - SN:65 - ID:3427713

    TRIPOLI, Sept 28 (MENA) - Unidentified gunmen attacked Monday the Turkish Consulate in the Libyan city of Misrata with a grenade. There are no casualties reported, according to a security source. The consulate was closed, while the bodies ....

  • Greek coast guard rescues hundreds of migrants off eastern Aegean islands

    Date: 2015-09-28 12:11:42 GMT - Greece - World - SN:61 - ID:3428009

    ATHENS, Sept 28 (MENA) - Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 922 people over the past three days as they attempted to reach eastern Aegean islands clandestinely from the nearby Turkish coast, according to Fox News. The coast guard said the ....

  • UN Rights chief alarmed about arrests, killings in Burundi

    Date: 2015-09-28 11:45:35 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:57 - ID:3427905

    GENEVA, Sept 28 (MENA) - The UN human rights chief is expressing concerns about arrests, detentions and "unexplained killings" in Burundi. Zeid Raad al Hussein says dead bodies are found nearly every day on the streets in some neighborhoods of ....

  • 10 fishermen dead in South African trawler tragedy

    Date: 2015-09-28 11:41:38 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:56 - ID:3427805

    PRETORIA, Sept 28 (MENA) - A South African rescue service says 10 fishermen died and three are missing after the crew of a fishing trawler abandoned their vessel in rough seas off the South African coast, according to ABC News. The National Sea ....

  • David Cameron to meet Iranian president over Syria conflict

    Date: 2015-09-28 11:19:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:54 - ID:3427657

    LONDON/NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of a bid to revive the Syrian peace process, the BBC reported. The pair will meet on Tuesday in New ....

  • International contact group on Syria may hold talks in October

    Date: 2015-09-28 10:32:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:3427177

    MOSCOW, Sept 28 (MENA) - An international contact group on the Syrian crisis with Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Turkey, and Egypt may meet in October, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Monday. “Four ....

  • No Iran-US talks over Syria: Zarif

    Date: 2015-09-28 10:29:06 GMT - Iran - World - SN:46 - ID:3427165

    TEHRAN, Sept 28 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Sunday there has been no negotiations taking place between Iran and the US over the issue of Syria. "We only talked on implementation of the nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan ....

  • Hollande to visit Lebanon in October

    Date: 2015-09-28 09:00:34 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:34 - ID:3426397

    BEIRUT, Sept 28 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande announced that he will head for Lebanon in October to tackle the challenges that are confronting the country, particularly the one-and-a-half-year-long presidential deadlock, according to ....

  • Russia surprises US with accord on battling Daesh -- Newspaper

    Date: 2015-09-28 08:42:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:32 - ID:3426285

    NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - For the second time this month, Russia moved to expand its political and military influence in the Syria conflict and left the United States scrambling, this time by reaching an understanding, announced on Sunday, with ....

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