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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:28:03 AM

Seven soldiers killed in Egypt blast
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) Seven soldiers were killed and four others injured Sunday in an explosion targeting their vehicle in Arish city in North Sinai, Egypt, security sources said.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:34:03 PM

Ebola: Global fight to be coordinated with West African national plans
Accra, Oct 19 (IANS/WAM) The UN and the governments of the countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa have agreed to ensure that the UN system adopts a coordinated approach to global support being mobilised for national-level crisis response plans.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:42:10 PM

Western states condemn violence in Libya
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) The US, France, Britain, Italy and Germany have condemned ongoing violence in Libya and demanded an immediate stop of all hostilities.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:34:05 PM

Egypt inks deal with firms to dredge New Suez Canal
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) Egypt has signed two contracts with a consortium of six international firms for the dredging work of the New Suez Canal alongside the original one, head of the canal authority Mohab Memish said Saturday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:38:08 AM

Two Egyptian soldiers killed in border tunnel collapse
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) At least two soldiers were killed Saturday when a smuggling tunnel connecting Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip collapsed, a security source said.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:16:12 AM

Two Egyptian soldiers killed in tunnel collapse
Cairo, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two soldiers were killed Saturday when a smuggling tunnel connecting Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip collapsed, a security source said.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:38:05 PM

Ebola patient jumps off ambulance in Guinea, dies
Conakry, Oct 18 (IANS) A patient suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus died after jumping off an ambulance taking him to a treatment center in Guinea's Kankan region, health sources said Saturday.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:48:03 PM

Ebola fears loom over Ghana hosting AFCON
Accra (Ghana), Oct 18 (IANS) The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) cautioned the government Saturday against hosting the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), despite a request by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for fear of the dreaded Ebola virus entering the country.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:12:17 PM

Libya clashes toll rises to 52
Benghazi, Oct 18 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed during clashes between Major General Khalifa Haftar's forces and Islamic militias in Libya's Benghazi city, taking toll to 52.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:42:17 AM

Egyptian army arrests leading Sinai militant
Cairo, Oct 18 (Xinhua) Egyptian military arrested Friday a leading member of Al Qaeda-inspired Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group in a raid on southern Arish city of North Sinai province, a security source said.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:04:03 AM

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