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  • 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 ....

  • Park says S. Korea's door remains open for dialogue with N. Korea

    Date: 2014-10-13 06:55:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:1112241

    SEOUL, Oct 13 (MENA) - President Park Geun-hye said Monday that South Korea's door will remain open for dialogue with North Korea, though she warned of a stern response to Pyongyang's provocations, Yonhap news agency reported. The comments ....

  • 4 people killed, injured in suicide bombing in Kabul

    Date: 2014-10-13 06:25:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:1112105

    KABUL, Oct 13 (MENA) - An Afghan official said Monday a suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy in Kabul has killed one civilian and wounded three others. Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Ayub Salangi said the suicide car bomber targeted the ....

  • US, Turkish defense ministers discuss Daesh threat

    Date: 2014-10-12 22:39:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:188 - ID:1111713

    WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (MENA) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel contacted Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz to tackle the regional threat posed by the so called Islamic State (Known as Daesh) along with the security situation in Iraq and ....

  • Putin to attend Brisbane G20 summit - Australian Minister

    Date: 2014-10-12 21:25:52 GMT - Australia - World - SN:178 - ID:1111533

    CANBERRA, Oct 12 (MENA) - Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed Russian president Vladimir Putin will attend next month's G20 summit in Brisbane, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Sunday. Hockey said Russia's finance ....

  • Pakistani airstrikes kill 10 militants

    Date: 2014-10-12 20:36:59 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:170 - ID:1111413

    ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (MENA) - Ten militants were killed in Pakistani airstrikes Sunday in a volatile area close to the Afghan border, the CNN reported. The militants died as jets targeted their hideouts in the Khyber tribal district, Pakistan's ....

  • US reports new Ebola case

    Date: 2014-10-12 20:09:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:166 - ID:1111253

    WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (MENA) - An American medical worker has contracted Ebola from a Liberian man who died of the virus over the weekend, reported local media. Initial medical checks for the staffer of a Dallas hospital tested positive.(MENA) AH/RG ....

  • Ukranian president accepts resigtion of defense minister

    Date: 2014-10-12 18:38:46 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:151 - ID:1110553

    KIEV, Oct 12 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accepted the resignation of the country's Defense Minister Valeriy Heletei, the presidential website said Sunday. "President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has accepted the letter of ....

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