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  • Tehran, Baghdad willing to consolidate ties

    Date: 2014-10-23 16:05:48 GMT - Iran - World - SN:89 - ID:1184297

    TEHRAN, Oct 23 (MENA) - Iranian and Iraqi officials in a joint statement on Thursday stressed their keenness on further promoting of ties and cooperation between the two Muslim states, according to FARS News Agency. Iranian First Vice-President ....

  • Turkey allows Kurdish peshmerga across its territory to fight in Kobani

    Date: 2014-10-23 14:21:01 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:79 - ID:1184529

    ANKARA, Oct 23 (MENA) - The Turkish intelligence is supervising the entry of Kurdish peshmerga forces from northern Iraq across its territory to defend Kurds in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani. The announcement marked an abrupt shift ....

  • British elections are 'seriously open to fraud', warns thinktank

    Date: 2014-10-23 14:06:28 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:75 - ID:1183785

    LONDON, Oct 23 (MENA) - The way elections are run in the UK is “dangerously inefficient and seriously open to fraud”, a major report has found. The study by think-tank Policy Exchange predicts that there could be as many as 13 million errors on ....

  • Six officials 'disappear' in latest Pyongyang purges

    Date: 2014-10-23 14:05:48 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:74 - ID:1183761

    LONDON, Oct 23 (MENA) - As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout of blood-letting in Pyongyang, The Telegraph reported. South Korean media reported that six officials - including the ....

  • Fabius to meet Algerian min. Friday

    Date: 2014-10-23 14:03:13 GMT - France - World - SN:71 - ID:1184293

    PARIS, Oct 23 (MENA) - French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius is due to meet with Algerian Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel on Friday. The meeting is to discuss the situation in ....

  • Syrians to be trained to defend territory, not take ground from jihadists, officials say

    Date: 2014-10-23 12:47:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:1184001

    WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (MENA) - The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the US military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior US and allied ....

  • Cyprus president in Brussels hospital

    Date: 2014-10-23 12:11:40 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:51 - ID:1183769

    NICOSIA, Oct 23 (MENA) - A Cypriot official says the president of Cyprus has been admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension, Fox News reported. Cyprus government spokesman Nicos ....

  • Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash

    Date: 2014-10-23 12:01:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:1183789

    MOSCOW, Oct 23 (MENA) - Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members, ABC ....

  • North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns

    Date: 2014-10-23 11:03:40 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:44 - ID:1183373

    PYONGYANG, Oct 23 (MENA) - North Korea will bar entry to foreigners on tourist trips from Friday, because of worries over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Euronews reported quoting operators of tours to the isolated country. At least 4,877 ....

  • N. Korea redoubles anti-Ebola efforts

    Date: 2014-10-23 08:13:57 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:18 - ID:1181741

    PYONGYANG, Oct 23 (MENA) - North Korea's health authorities are stepping up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the nation, according to Yonhap. The North is toughening quarantine measures at ports, airports and border areas, the Korean ....

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