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  • China pledges financial aid to Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-10-31 15:52:23 GMT - China - World - SN:74 - ID:1238317

    BEIJING, Oct 31 (MENA) - China Friday pledged to provide a non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan ($81.43 million) to Afghanistan this year, authorities said. China will provide a non-reimbursable assistance of 1.5 billion yuan (about ....

  • Spanish gov't urges top court to block Catalonia's plans for alternative independence vote

    Date: 2014-10-31 15:32:39 GMT - Spain - World - SN:71 - ID:1238253

    MADRID, Oct 31 (MENA) - Spain's government is asking the country's Constitutional Court to block plans by the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an informal independence poll Nov. 9, Fox News reported Friday. Catalan authorities ....

  • Huge fire breaks out at French public radio HQ

    Date: 2014-10-31 13:39:46 GMT - France - World - SN:58 - ID:1237789

    PARIS, Oct 31 (MENA) - The headquarters of French public radio network Radio France were being evacuated Friday after a fire broke out at the Paris building, France 24 reported. Photos posted on Twitter showed large plumes of black smoke rising ....

  • Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrives at Russian-Ukrainian border

    Date: 2014-10-31 13:36:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:57 - ID:1237721

    MOSCOW, Oct 31 (MENA) - The humanitarian aid convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministry has arrived at the Russian-Ukrainian border near the city of Donetsk in Russia's Rostov region on Friday, the Itar-Tass reported. The cargo customs clearance ....

  • Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore ousted, army says

    Date: 2014-10-31 13:30:41 GMT - Burkina Faso - World - SN:56 - ID:1237737

    OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 31 (MENA) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman has told demonstrators in the capital, Ouagadougou, the BBC reported Friday. Mr Compaore had earlier said he would step down after a ....

  • Intelligence report says Al Qaeda trying to influence Muslims in Czech

    Date: 2014-10-31 12:17:12 GMT - Czech - World - SN:50 - ID:1237257

    PRAGUE, Oct 31 (MENA) - Al Qaeda radicals are striving to spread their ideology to Muslims in the Czech Republic, the Czech Military Intelligence Service said in its annual report on Friday. According to the report, the bids are occurring largely ....

  • Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN

    Date: 2014-10-31 12:14:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:1237361

    LONDON, Oct 31 (MENA) - The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global ....

  • Park calls for expanding economic ties with Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2014-10-31 11:45:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:44 - ID:1237157

    SEOUL, Oct 31 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday called for expanding economic ties with Saudi Arabia, saying the two countries should seek exchanges in new areas such as health, ICT and renewable energy. Park made the remarks ....

  • Poll: one in seven young Britons has sympathy with Daesh

    Date: 2014-10-31 11:14:34 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:39 - ID:1236833

    LONDON, Oct 31 (MENA) - One in seven young British adults has “warm feelings” towards Daesh, according to a poll published by the Times. Daesh is riding a surge of “anti-politics” sentiment among disaffected under-35s who admire the jihadists’ ....

  • paper: Flow of foreign fighters not affected by US-led airstrikes

    Date: 2014-10-31 10:50:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:31 - ID:1236329

    WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (MENA) - More than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against Daesh and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of departures, according to U.S. ....

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