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  • 14 civilians held hostage by gunmen released in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-10-31 17:22:25 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:77 - ID:3639245

    KABUL, Oct 31 (MENA) – The fourteen civilians who were kidnapped by a group of unidentified gunmen from Khak-e-Afghan District of southern Zabul province, Afghanistan have been released, the Afghan News Agency Khaama reported Saturday. The 14 ....

  • Merkel offers condolences to Putin over plane crash victims

    Date: 2015-10-31 16:39:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:3639233

    MOSCOW, Oct 31 (MENA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel condoled with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the victims of the Russian plane that crashed earlier Saturday in central Sinai, said a Kremlin statement . The plane, carrying 217 people ....

  • Shaker Aamer: Britain under pressure to track activities of released Guantanamo prisoner

    Date: 2015-10-31 13:29:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:55 - ID:3637749

    LONDON, Oct 31 (MENA) - Britain is under renewed pressure from the United States to track the activities of the final British resident to be released from Guantanamo Bay, as costs to the UK taxpayer spiral to at least £20 million. High-level ....

  • Moscow warns against using incorrect information about situation with Russian plane

    Date: 2015-10-31 13:05:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:3638021

    MOSCOW, Oct 31 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry has warned against using incorrect information about the situation with the Russian passenger jet, official spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. "As soon as we can provide verified information, we ....

  • Talking about reasons of crashing Russian plane possible after launching int'l probe - minister

    Date: 2015-10-31 12:52:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:3637777

    MOSCOW, Oct 31 (MENA) - Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that talking about the reasons behind the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt will be possible after launching an international investigation where Russia will play a key ....

  • Bucharest nightclub fire leaves Romania stunned

    Date: 2015-10-31 06:57:20 GMT - Romania - World - SN:6 - ID:3635141

    BUCHAREST, Oct 31 (MENA) - Twenty-seven people - mostly teenagers and young people - have been killed after fire broke out at a nightclub in Bucharest, officials said. The blaze took hold at the Colectiv club on Friday night, causing a stampede ....

  • Putin tasks Russia's security council to form modern anti-treats system

    Date: 2015-10-30 21:46:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:3634777

    MOSCOW, Oct 30 (MENA) - Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev on Friday said that President Vladimir Putin tasked the council to pay close attention to analyzing the security threats and challenges. Russia Today quoted ....

  • UN Envoy for Syria in Vienna for talks on crisis

    Date: 2015-10-30 17:15:39 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:66 - ID:3633925

    GENEVA, Oct 30 (MENA) - Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria, on Friday headed to Vienna to take part in the international talks on settlement of the Syrian crisis, UN spokeswoman said. Officials from the United States, Russia, ....

  • Obama to send special operations forces to help fight Daesh in Syria

    Date: 2015-10-30 16:44:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:62 - ID:3633837

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (MENA) – The US will send a small number of US special operations forces into Syria as part of a shift in its strategy against Daesh, officials said Friday. A senior administration official confirmed that President Barack Obama ....

  • Corbyn backs calls for Scottish Labour to vote against Trident renewal

    Date: 2015-10-30 15:39:53 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:56 - ID:3633529

    LONDON, Oct 30 (MENA) - Jeremy Corbyn has backed calls for the Scottish Labour party to vote against the renewal of Trident this weekend despite warnings it could widen an already deep rift within the party. The Labour leader told the Guardian ....

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