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  • Afghan opposition leader to run for president

    Date: 2013-10-01 14:42:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:79 - ID:316895

    Afghanistan/Opposition/Elections Afghan opposition leader to run for president KABUL, Oct 1 (MENA) - A prominent Afghan opposition leader says he will run for president in next year's presidential election, ABC News reported on Tuesday. The vote ....

  • France arrests Paris woman for 'al Qaeda links'

    Date: 2013-10-01 12:52:56 GMT - France - World - SN:51 - ID:316704

    France/Arrest France arrests Paris woman for 'al Qaeda links' PARIS, Oct 1 (MENA) - Officers with France’s DCRI domestic intelligence agency on Tuesday arrested a Paris woman suspected of links to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, ....

  • Federal government begins first shutdown in 17 years

    Date: 2013-10-01 12:00:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:45 - ID:316684

    US/Government Federal government begins first shutdown in 17 years WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (MENA) - The US government has begun a partial shutdown after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget, the BBC reported. The ....

  • Mexico Police rescue 73 migrants held near border

    Date: 2013-10-01 11:32:44 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:31 - ID:316344

    Mexico/Kidnap Mexico police rescue 73 migrants held near border MEXICO CITY, Oct 1 (MENA) - Mexican federal and state police have rescued 73 kidnapped migrants being held in a house on the border with US State of Texas, ABC News reported ....

  • US generals forced to retire over Taliban attack

    Date: 2013-10-01 11:32:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:30 - ID:316414

    US/Military US generals forced to retire over Taliban attack WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (MENA) - The head of the US Marine Corps has ordered two generals to retire because they failed to defend Camp Bastion in Afghanistan from a Taliban attack, ....

  • Agreement on Russian military base submitted to Tajik parliament

    Date: 2013-10-01 11:13:15 GMT - Tajikistan - World - SN:28 - ID:316530

    Tajikistan/Russia Agreement on Russian military base submitted to Tajik parliament DUSHANBE, Oct 1 (MENA) - Tajikistan’s president has sent to parliament the agreement on prolonging the lease for the 7000-strong Russian military base till ....

  • Park pledges strong defense to render N. Korean nukes useless

    Date: 2013-10-01 10:04:23 GMT - south korea - World - SN:23 - ID:316455

    Koreas/US/Military Park pledges strong defense to render N. Korean nukes useless SEOUL, Oct 1 (MENA) - President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday South Korea will build strong defense capabilities to deter threats from North Korea and render ....

  • 23 killed in Thailand's floods as more storms loom

    Date: 2013-10-01 09:58:11 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:21 - ID:316423

    Thailand/Floods 23 killed in Thailand's floods as more storms loom BANGKOK, Oct 1 (MENA) - Thai authorities said floods have killed more than 20 people and affected areas across the country in the past two weeks, while concern is growing ....

  • Venezuelan president expels US diplomats

    Date: 2013-10-01 09:05:39 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:13 - ID:316294

    Venezuela/US/Diplomats Venezuelan president expels US diplomats CARACAS, Oct 1 (MENA) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the expulsion of three US diplomats, accusing them of plotting with the opposition to sabotage the ....

  • Obama says government shutdown height of irresponsibility

    Date: 2013-10-01 00:19:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:207 - ID:316217

    US/Obama Obama says government shutdown height of irresponsibility WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama says shutting down the government is the height of irresponsibility and throws a wrench into the gears of a recovering ....

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