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  • Australian PM orders parliamentary burka ban rethink

    Date: 2014-10-03 11:20:51 GMT - Australia - World - SN:39 - ID:1061637

    CANBERRA, Oct 3 (MENA) - Australian PM Tony Abbott has urged the Speaker of parliament to reverse plans to ban women who cover their faces from sitting in the main public galleries, The BBC News reported Friday. "Common sense should prevail" when ....

  • UN accuses Daesh of 'gross rights abuses'

    Date: 2014-10-03 09:26:23 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:30 - ID:1060893

    BAGHDAD, Oct 3 (MENA) – A "staggering array" of human rights abuses has been committed by Daesh militants and associated armed groups over a nine-week period in Iraq, the BBC News cited the UN as saying. In a report, produced jointly by the UN ....

  • Cameron pays surprise visit to Afghanistan's new president

    Date: 2014-10-03 08:54:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:26 - ID:1060857

    LONDON, Oct 3 (MENA) - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan's newly sworn-in president and the country's new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping ....

  • Japan ready to continue dialogue with Russia

    Date: 2014-10-03 08:28:27 GMT - Japan - World - SN:22 - ID:1060661

    TOKYO, Oct 3 (MENA) - The Japanese government is ready for talks with Russia, though Japan takes action in coordination with the other G7 countries over the situation in Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, adding that Japan sought to ....

  • Cameron greets Muslims on Eidul Adha

    Date: 2014-10-03 07:43:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:19 - ID:1060605

    LONDON, Oct 3 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron greeted all Muslims in Britain and all over the world on the occasion of Eidul Adha. He said he would like on this occasion to remind everyone of the people who are less lucky and those ....

  • George W. Bush on ISIS: America has learned its ‘lesson’ on Iraq

    Date: 2014-10-03 06:39:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:1060297

    WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (MENA) - Former President George W. Bush is pointing to the resurgence of violence in Iraq as validating his belief that American troops should have stayed in that war-torn country instead of withdrawing in 2011. “They’re not ....

  • UN chief denounces escalating tension in east Ukraine

    Date: 2014-10-03 06:17:08 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:9 - ID:1060285

    NEW YORK, Oct 3 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was saddened and disturbed to learn of the death of an international humanitarian aid worker as a result of a shell landing near the International Committee of the Red Cross Headquarters in ....

  • OSCE expresses concern over death of Swiss Red Cross worker in Donetsk shelling

    Date: 2014-10-02 21:09:04 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:111 - ID:1059809

    MOSCOW, Oct 2 (MENA) - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) expressed concern over the death of a Swiss Red Cross worker Laurent Etienne Du Pasquier on Thursday's shelling of Donetsk, spokesperson for the OSCE Special ....

  • Putin: Russia needs true industrial breakthrough in coming years

    Date: 2014-10-02 21:05:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:1059805

    MOSCOW, Oct 2 (MENA) – Russia needs to make a "true industrial breakthrough" in the coming years and create powerful national companies in the manufacturing industry, RIA Novosti cited Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying Thursday. "Our task ....

  • US-led coalition official in ME for talks

    Date: 2014-10-02 21:01:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:1059705

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (MENA) - Special envoy for the US-led coalition to counter ISIL John Allen arrived in Iraq on Thursday to meet with Iraqi officials and regional leaders on U.S. support for and cooperation with Iraq in the fight against ISIL, a ....

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