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  • 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 ....

  • Police: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-10-23 07:34:39 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:12 - ID:1181581

    ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (MENA) - Four gunmen attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, ABC News quoted Pakistani police as saying. The Shiites from the minority Hazara community were ....

  • Canada will not be intimidated by Ottawa shooting, PM

    Date: 2014-10-23 07:15:14 GMT - Canada - World - SN:10 - ID:1181569

    OTTAWA, Oct 23 (MENA) - The prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, vowed a tough and uncompromising response to a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead and a nation in shock, the BBC reported. As ....

  • Concourse at Miami International closed after fake bomb threat

    Date: 2014-10-22 22:18:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:178 - ID:1180981

    WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (MENA) - Authorities shut down Concourse J at Miami International Airport after a passenger made a false bomb threat, according to Fox News. Police told the station that a passenger, Manuel Alberto Alvarado, was checking in ....

  • Donors urged to fulfill promises to reconstruct Gaza strip

    Date: 2014-10-22 22:12:43 GMT - palestine - World - SN:177 - ID:1180493

    RAMALLAH, Oct 22 (MENA) – Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has voiced hope that donors, who partook in a Cairo-hosted conference on Gaza reconstruction, would fulfill their promises to reconstruct the besieged enclave. During a meeting ....

  • Obama on Canada shooting: 'We're All Shaken by It'

    Date: 2014-10-22 22:09:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:176 - ID:1180941

    WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more ....

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