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Syria at UN, compares militant onslaught to 9/11 attacks

Syria said it will obey the United Nations decision on chemical weapon.

Gunmen kill 3 Egyptian policemen, militants post video

Violence in the Sinai has worsened since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi as Egyptian president.

Switzerland urges voters to reject cap on executive pay

A referendum is to be held on November 24.

Egypt police close offices of Muslim Brotherhood newspaper

The Muslim Brotherhood confirmed the closure. Egyptian police have closed the offices of the Freedom and Justice newspaper, published by the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group said on Wednesday. The party, the largest in Egypt, was the party of the ouster Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, who was […]

China says banned exports to North Korea not meant as punishment

China says it is only enforcing a UN resolution.

Kenya confirms three soldiers dead from Shopping Mall attack

Kenyan government has confirmed that 62 people died from the attack.

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood

Deposed President Morsi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Iran, Russia agree to build new nuclear plant -TV

Iran has taken over control of the Bushehr power plant.

Kenya mall attack death toll climbs to 59

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. The standoff with security forces is ongoing.

Chinese court sentences top politician, Bo Xilai, to life imprisonment for corruption

The politician is also to forfeit all his asset.

Cote d’Ivoire grants presidential pardon to 3,000 prisoners

The beneficiaries do not include political prisoners.

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U.S. in Violation of International Human Rights Agreement – Report

The report says U.S. farm workers are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation on the job due to the instability of their working conditions.

Washington Navy Yard shooter identified, kills 12

The police have released the names of seven of the victims. The shooter that caused the death of 12 people in a Washington Navy Yard has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis. Mr. Alexis has been identified as a former Navy reservist with a “pattern of misconduct,” the CNN reports. At least eight people were […]

United Nations confirm chemical weapon use in Syria

The UN said there was a large scale use of poison gas, sarin.

Malawi: Anti-Corruption Official Shot

A senior Malawi government official has been shot and severely wounded in an attack the presidency says was aimed at silencing his efforts to combat corruption, local newspapers report. The Nyasa Times reported on Monday that police had “important leads” they were pursuing after the budget director in the Ministry of Finance, Paul Mphwiyo, was […]

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Gunmen kill at least four in American naval base

Twelve people have been confirmed injured from the attack.

Saudi Arabia says it has enough oil to meet “any” demand

Saudi Arabia has the world’s largest crude reserves.

Kuwait to transfer $2 billion aid to Egypt

Egypt will also receive oil products and a $1 billion grant from Kuwait.

Indian court convicts Delhi gang rape suspects

The convict’s gang raped a 23-year-old lady to death.

Jonathan congratulates Abbot on victory in Australian elections

The opposition party won the Australian elections.

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Two million Syrian children out of school –UNICEF

The figure represented about 40 per cent of pupils from grades one to nine.

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Breaking: Obama to address public on Syria, Tuesday

The U.S. president said this on Friday in Russia.

Putin, Obama hold ‘constructive’ meeting on Syria

The U.S. plans to attack Syria soon.

NASA joins Instagram

NASA plans to post historic moon images on Instagram.

Moscow not blocking UN Security Council on Syria – Putin’s spokesman

The official said Russia was not accusing Putin of ‘fabricating evidence’ on Syria.