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  • ISAF service member killed in Afghanistan stabbing

    Date: 2014-08-21 12:18:56 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:884450

    KABUL, Aug 21 (MENA) - A coalition service member died Wednesday after being stabbed in the neck -- allegedly by a Taliban member -- near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief said. The name and ....

  • Ebola affected communities in West Africa at risk of severe food shortages

    Date: 2014-08-21 12:03:40 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:66 - ID:884532

    NEW York, Aug 21 (MENA) - Up to 1.3 million people require food assistance in areas worst affected by the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The agency says populations in areas that have been ....

  • Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even i expected

    Date: 2014-08-21 11:49:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:884471

    WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (MENA) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd of supporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama is doing a “good deal worse than even I expected.” Romney, who lost to Obama by 126 electoral votes ....

  • '75%' of Ebola victims are women - newspaper

    Date: 2014-08-21 11:44:45 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:60 - ID:884592

    LONDON, Aug 21 (MENA) - About 75 per cent of people contracting Ebola are women because they are often the primary care-givers, nurses and traders, health officials have said, according to The Independent. The disease, which has claimed the ....

  • Germany says prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds

    Date: 2014-08-21 11:32:54 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:58 - ID:884270

    LONDON, Aug 21 (MENA) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government cleared the way for Germany to supply Iraqis with weapons to fight Islamic State militants, dropping a post-World War II taboo on arms shipments to conflict areas, The Financial Times ....

  • Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds dies

    Date: 2014-08-21 06:57:48 GMT - Ireland - World - SN:17 - ID:883959

    DUBLIN, Aug 21 (MENA) - Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds has died at the age of 81, the BBC reported Thursday. He played a key role in advancing the Northern Ireland peace process, including the 1994 IRA ceasefire. The Fianna ....

  • Obama to host U.N. Security Council

    Date: 2014-08-21 05:09:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:5 - ID:883883

    WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (MENA) - President Barack Obama will host a United Nations Security Council Summit next month during the U.N. General Assembly, an administration official confirmed, CNN reported. The administration official noted it will be ....

  • US offers $30 million in search for Haqqani leaders

    Date: 2014-08-21 04:43:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:1 - ID:883865

    WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (MENA) - The United States offered a total $30 million on Wednesday in return for information on key leaders of the feared Haqqani militant network, blamed for numerous bloody attacks in Afghanistan. "The Department has ....

  • Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

    Date: 2014-08-20 21:20:46 GMT - Guatemala - World - SN:183 - ID:883751

    GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 20 (MENA) - The head of the Guatemalan military's Joint Chiefs of Staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico, the ABC News reported. Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed ....

  • Military considering sending additional troops to Iraq, officials say

    Date: 2014-08-20 20:36:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:174 - ID:883719

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (MENA) – The US military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional US troops to Baghdad, US officials said. The US military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional ....

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