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Last updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:40:06 PM

Nine soldiers killed in Libyan clashes
Tripoli, Sep 17 (IANS) Renewed clashes have erupted in Libya's second largest city of Benghazi, killing at least nine soldiers and wounding dozens, security and medical sources said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:16:19 PM

World Bank approves $105 mn to stem Ebola in Africa
Accra, Sep 17 (IANS) The World Bank Group (WBG) has approved a $105-million grant to stem the Ebola virus disease in three West African countries that has claimed over 2,400 lives this year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:02:16 PM

Kenya maintains flight ban to Ebola-hit West African nations
Nairobi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Kenyan government will not lift a travel ban to West African countries affected by an outbreak of Ebola virus disease until the risk reduces to a manageable level, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:44:08 PM

Syrian Air Force plane downed in IS stronghold
Cairo, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) A Syrian Air Force warplane was downed Tuesday in al-Raqqa city in northern Syria, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:40:05 PM

Two IS militants shot dead in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) Two gunmen belonging to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed in separate incidents Tuesday in the centre of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, security sources told Efe news agency.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:06:05 PM

Six policemen killed in Egypt blast
Cairo, Sep 16 (IANS) Six policemen were killed when their armoured vehicle struck an explosive device in Egypt's northern Sinai city of Rafah Tuesday, an official security source said.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:12:14 PM

Lesotho PM asked to reopen parliament
Pretoria, Sep 16 (IANS) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tuesday asked Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to reopen parliament immediately, in a bid to pave the way for early elections and end political tensions in the country.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:50:05 PM

Kenya's Komon eyes Eindhoven Marathon title
Nairobi, Sep 16 (IANS) Kenya's 10km and 15km world record holder Leonard Komon will face a stiff challenge in his inaugural Eindhoven Marathon in the Netherlands, Oct 12.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:44:04 PM

Ghana appoints 2017 African Nations Cup bidding committee
Accra, Sep 16 (IANS) Ghana's Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga appointed an 11-member committee to work towards securing the right to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:34:03 AM

Five extremists killed in raids in Egypt
Cairom, Sep 16 (IANS) At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:56:15 AM

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