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Last updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:26:12 PM

17 soldiers killed in Egypt blast
Cairo, Oct 24 (IANS) At least 17 soldiers were killed and 25 injured in a car bomb explosion that targeted a security checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai province, said a security source, suggesting the toll is likely to increase.

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:46:09 PM

IS abducts three journalists in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Friday kidnapped three Iraqi reporters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a human rights official told Efe news agency.

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:44:03 PM

2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicks off
Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS/WAM) The 8th edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) began at the Emirates Palace here.

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:38:03 PM

Five soldiers killed in Egypt blast
Cairo, Oct 24 (IANS) At least five soldiers were killed and 16 injured Friday in a blast in Sheikh Zuweid city in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security source said.

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:56:19 PM

Iraqi army bombs IS positions to help Yazidis
Mosul (Iraq), Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Iraqi military helicopters Friday bombed positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group around Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where about 3,000 Yazidis have taken refuge.

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:46:19 PM

Tunisian forces kill six after stand-off with militants
Tunis, Oct 24 (IANS) Tunisian security forces Friday killed six people, including five women, in a raid on a house in a suburb west of the capital Tunis after a stand-off with Islamist militants that led to the death of a national guard officer Thursday, a security source said.

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:06:16 PM

Mali confirms first Ebola case
Bamako, Oct 24 (IANS) The first case of Ebola virus was reported in western Mali town of Kayes, the country's health ministry has said.

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:00:07 PM

'Algeria, Egypt face common security challenges'
Algiers, Oct 24 (IANS) Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said Algeria and Egypt are facing common security challenges resulting from the critical situation prevailing in the Arab world.

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

29 killed in Libyan violence
Benghazi, Oct 24 (IANS) As many as 29 people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after units of the Libyan army, reinforced by armed supporters of retired Major General Khalifa Hafter, carried out raids targeting homes of Islamic militia leaders in the city, medical sources said.

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:40:10 AM

Ebola not to upset Africa's overall growth: IMF
Harare, Oct 23 (IANS) The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed 4,500 lives, will have minimum impact on continent's overall growth, a top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said Thursday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:10:04 PM

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