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  • Taliban executes woman over espionage charges in Kunar

    Date: 2014-10-13 15:14:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:96 - ID:1116805

    KABUL, Oct 13 (MENA) - Taliban militants have executed a young woman over espionage charges in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the woman was accused of spying to American fores and was shot dead by ....

  • French economist wins Nobel Prize

    Date: 2014-10-13 12:36:03 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:72 - ID:1115389

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 13 (MENA) - French economist Jean Tirole has won the Nobel Prize in economics for his work on market power and regulation, the BBC reported. The prize, officially called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of ....

  • Gaza reconstruction conf. "chance" to support consensus govt - Austrian FM

    Date: 2014-10-13 11:00:36 GMT - Austria - World - SN:57 - ID:1114037

    VIENNA, Oct 13 (MENA) - The Gaza Reconstruction Conference, which was co-hosted by Egypt and Norway yesterday in Cairo, was a good opportunity to support the consensus government and an important step to support peace, said Austrian Foreign Minister ....

  • Daesh militants advance despite airstrikes

    Date: 2014-10-13 10:02:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:46 - ID:1113889

    WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (MENA) - Daesh militants have gained territory in Iraq and Syria despite weeks of bombing by the U.S. and its allies, raising questions about the coalition’s strategy of trying to blunt the jihadists’ advance while local forces ....

  • Suicide Bombers Kill 3 in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-10-13 08:54:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:37 - ID:1113161

    KABUL, Oct 13 (MENA) - A suicide bomber targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Monday, killing one civilian, while another struck an Afghan army patrol in the eastern Nangarhar province, killing two civilians, ABC News said, quoting Afghan ....

  • Hong Kong protests: Scuffles break out at Admiralty camp

    Date: 2014-10-13 08:46:48 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:35 - ID:1113157

    VICTORIA, Oct 13 (MENA) - Scuffles have broken out in Hong Kong as opponents of the pro-democracy movement moved in on the main protest site in the financial district, the BBC reported. Hundreds of men, some wearing surgical masks, rushed the ....

  • Chances UN SC may adopt resolution for establishing Palestinian state slim — Churkin

    Date: 2014-10-13 08:25:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:32 - ID:1112781

    MOSCOW, Oct 13 (MENA) - The chances the UN Security Council will adopt a resolution on the creation of a Palestinian state are few, for it may be vetoed by the United States, ITAR-TASS quoted Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin as saying on ....

  • Typhoon Vongfong forces cancellation of 300 flights in Japan

    Date: 2014-10-13 08:23:04 GMT - Japan - World - SN:30 - ID:1112969

    TOKYO, Oct 13 (MENA) - Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, has made landfall on the country's main islands, after injuring at least 30 in Okinawa, the BBC reported. More than 300 flights were cancelled, while hundreds of ....

  • S. Korea mulls 'appropriate' steps over leaflets

    Date: 2014-10-13 08:04:42 GMT - south korea - World - SN:26 - ID:1112757

    SEOUL, Oct 13 (MENA) - The South Korean government said Monday it is weighing "appropriate" measures to protect its nationals from North Korean threats over the scattering of leaflets critical of the communist regime, Yonhap news agency ....

  • Observer: Formal British recognition would be a powerful, progressive step in the right direction

    Date: 2014-10-13 07:54:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:20 - ID:1112205

    LONDON, Oct 13 (MENA) - The Passage of a backbench motion calling on the British government to recognise the state of Palestine, though symbolic in nature and non-binding, would send a powerful message to a region where unseeing violence often ....

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