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  • Five suspects held in Pakistan over terrorism charges

    Date: 2015-10-24 17:23:24 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:77 - ID:3595509

    ISLAM ABAD, Oct 24 (MENA) - The Pakistani police have arrested five persons in Peshawar on suspicion of links to terrorist groups, Radio Sawa reported. The suspects were passing near a Shia religious procession. They were taken to a police station ....

  • One dead, 80 injured in attack on Shia Ashura ritual in Bangladesh

    Date: 2015-10-24 17:22:18 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:75 - ID:3595513

    DHAKA, Oct 24 (MENA) - A bomb attack on Shia Muslims in Bangladesh has killed one person and wounded at least 80 others, the BBC reported. Police said three homemade devices were detonated amid thousands of worshippers gathering for the annual ....

  • Rain, floodwaters soak Texas

    Date: 2015-10-24 16:56:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:3595237

    NEW YORK, Oct 24 (MENA) - Heavy rains that brought a flood threat to North and Central Texas will spread into South Texas on Sunday as a stalled cold front causing the downpours is reinforced by remnants of Hurricane Patricia, CBS News reported ....

  • Lavrov: Russia ready to offer air support to Syrian opposition in anti-Daesh fight

    Date: 2015-10-24 15:41:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:3594657

    MOSCOW, Oct 24 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavorov said on Saturday that Russia is ready to provide air support, in the form of airstrikes, to help Syrian opposition forces, like the Free Syrian Army, who are fighting the Daesh group. ....

  • Ex-Japan PM urges focusing on bright side of ties with China

    Date: 2015-10-24 14:34:32 GMT - China - World - SN:54 - ID:3594309

    BEIJING, Oct 24 (MENA) - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said it is about time for politicians both in Japan and China to focus more on the bright side of the inseparable relations between the two countries, so as not to threaten the ....

  • Japan offers aid to Tajikistan for farm, infrastructure development

    Date: 2015-10-24 14:34:13 GMT - Tajikistan - World - SN:53 - ID:3594313

    TOKYO, Oct 24 (MENA) - Japan offered on Saturday to help Tajikistan with agriculture and infrastructure development, including providing around 900 million yen ($7.4 million) in grant aid to the Central Asian nation. The bilateral cooperation was ....

  • Russia, Iran agree to boost cooperation to ensure safety in the Middle East

    Date: 2015-10-24 14:19:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:3594301

    MOSCOW, Oct 24 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reached an agreement with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to increase cooperation to ensure safety and stability in the Middle East, the Russian news agency Sputnik ....

  • Germany introduces tough asylum policy

    Date: 2015-10-24 10:37:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:28 - ID:3592785

    BERLIN, Oct 24 (MENA) - Germany starts enforcing a new tougher asylum policy on Saturday and could start deporting economic migrants as early as next week, The Daily Telegraph reported. Under the new rules, those whose applications for asylum are ....

  • Austria receives 7,000 refugees from Slovenia in 24 hours

    Date: 2015-10-24 10:32:54 GMT - Austria - World - SN:27 - ID:3592661

    VIENNA, Oct 24 (MENA) - Austria received 7,000 refugees coming from Slovenia over the past 24 hours, according to the BBC Radio. Austrian police said in a statement wired by the broadcaster that police are not capable of preventing thousands of ....

  • UK defense secretary wants Syria air strikes Commons vote soon

    Date: 2015-10-23 22:08:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:76 - ID:3590701

    LONDON, Oct 23 (MENA) - The UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Friday that he wants to return to parliament soon to get permission from MPs to expand the UK's current bombing mission in Iraq and begin air strikes against Daesh targets in ....

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