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  • Three dead in first US drone strike in Pakistan since leaders met

    Date: 2013-10-31 10:16:32 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:38 - ID:363678

    ISLAMABAD, Oct 30 (MENA) – Missiles fired by a US drone killed three people in Pakistan early on Thursday, Pakistani intelligence officials said, the first such attack since Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to ....

  • No one believes US assurances that "tapping" is over - Russian MP

    Date: 2013-10-31 09:36:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:36 - ID:363516

    MOSCOW, Oct 30 (MENA) - Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the Russian Duma's foreign affairs committee, has said he does not believe Washington's assurances that it stopped monitoring phone calls of foreign political figures, Voice of Russia ....

  • Indonesian workers stage nationwide strike over pay

    Date: 2013-10-31 09:35:05 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:35 - ID:363500

    JAKARTA, Oct 31 (MENA) - Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike on Thursday to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in the Southeast Asian economy as people push for a greater share of the profits from stellar growth, the ....

  • US spy agency denies that it eavesdropped on Vatican

    Date: 2013-10-31 09:32:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:33 - ID:363475

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 31 (MENA) - The National Security Agency, responsible for U.S. electronic eavesdropping, said on Wednesday that it does not target the Vatican and called an Italian media report that it had done so "not true", Los Angeles newspaper ....

  • 3 killed in fresh wave of violence in north India

    Date: 2013-10-31 09:22:24 GMT - India - World - SN:28 - ID:363518

    NEW DELHI, Oct 31 (MENA) – Indian officials said that Clashes between two north Indian villages have killed three people, ABC news reported Thursday. Three Muslim men were beaten to death Wednesday night in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar ....

  • Afghan envoys to meet former Taliban deputy in Pakistan – paper

    Date: 2013-10-30 22:41:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:181 - ID:363257

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (MENA) - Afghan peace envoys will travel to Pakistan to meet the Afghan Taliban's former deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Mullah Baradar was released in September from ....

  • US administration asks Congress to keep Washington’s aid to Egypt flowing

    Date: 2013-10-30 22:19:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:179 - ID:363256

    WAHINGTON, Oct 30 (MENA) - The US administration asked Congress on Tuesday to find a legislative work-around that would keep Washington’s aid to Egypt flowing, calling the assistance crucial to US interests in the region, the Washington Post ....

  • Obama only 2nd most powerful behind Putin - Forbes

    Date: 2013-10-30 21:45:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:178 - ID:363235

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (MENA) – US President Obama has fallen to second place in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's most powerful people — trailing Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, The US Today reported Wednesday. Forbes began its ....

  • Five more held in deadly Westgate mall attack in Kenya - Senior official says

    Date: 2013-10-30 21:13:31 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:176 - ID:363225

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (MENA) - Five more people are being held in connection with the terrorist attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a senior Kenyan government official said Wednesday. The five are in addition to as many as 11 people taken ....

  • Turkish military 'trying to provoke an incident with Israelis in Mediterranean- paper

    Date: 2013-10-30 21:09:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:175 - ID:363218

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (MENA) - Turkey has been challenging Israel's military throughout the Mediterranean, the World Tribune reported Wednesday. Military sources said Turkey has used its Navy and Air Force to disrupt Israeli operations around the ....

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