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AFRO-ARAB SUMMIT: SAMBO ARRIVES KUWAIT

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Vice President Namadi Sambo on Monday arrived Kuwait for the third Africa-Arab summit.

RUSSIA: RUSSIA DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM POLAND

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Russia has demanded an apology from Poland on Tuesday after far-right rioters threw firecrackers at the Russian embassy in Warsaw, reviving tension between countries that have long been at odds.

 

IRAN: NEGOTIATIONS STALL AS TEMPERS FLARE

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's pinning of blame on Iran for the lack of a deal on its nuclear program last week, saying splits between western powers prevented a breakthrough.

 

DISASTER: TYPHOON HAIYAN IN THE PHILLIPINES; THE AFTERMATH

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The UN has launched an appeal for $301m to help relief efforts in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines.

 

GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA: Strengthening Democracy through the Legislature

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The first African Legislative Summit, organized by the National Assembly in Abuja gave rise to the expression of valid points in favour of the maximum utilisation the Legislature to help build a stronger and more resilient democracy.

IRAN: Britain revives ties with Iran, two years after embassy attack

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 Britain said on Monday it had revived diplomatic relations with Iran and appointed a non-resident charge d'affaires, two years after an angry mob ransacked the British embassy in Tehran. The announcement reflects a thaw in Iran's relations with the West and comes after Iran and six world powers, including Britain, came close to a preliminary agreement about Tehran's nuclear program at the weekend. Britain's Foreign Office said Ajay Sharma, currently the head of the ministry's Iran department, would take up the post immediately and hoped to visit Tehran this month.

SYRIA: Opposition accepts peace talks, says Assad must go

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The Syrian National Coalition also demanded the release of women and children from Syrian jails and an easing of military sieges of rebel-held areas as a precondition for going to Geneva.

CANADA: MAYOR OF TORONTO APOLOGISES FOR THREATENING TO COMMIT MURDER

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Embattled Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford has apologised for a video of him making threats to commit "first-degree murder" against an unknown person.

U.S.A: OBAMA APOLOGISES OVER HEALTH LAW ISSUES

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U.S President Barack Obama has apologised to Americans whose health insurance plans have been cancelled as a result of his signature health law.

 

PAKISTAN: Taliban plan wave of revenge attacks in Pakistan

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 The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader.

 

PHILLIPINES: Super typhoon Haiyan slams into Philippines, at least three dead

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The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.

Exclusive: Snowden persuaded other NSA workers to give up passwords

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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said.

 

CONGO: Congo rebel commander held in Uganda, says Ugandan source

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 The military commander of Congo's defeated M23 rebel movement, Sultani Makenga, has surrendered and is being held in Uganda at an undisclosed location, a senior Ugandan military officer said on Thursday.

 

IRAN:World powers start two-day nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva

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 World powers began two days of talks with Iran in Geneva on Thursday in the hope of hammering out a breakthrough deal to start resolving a decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear intentions. Both sides say an agreement is far from certain but Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said ahead of the talks that a deal was possible "if everyone tries their best".

 

RUSSIA: NATO war games worry Moscow

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NATO says the exercise, involving 6,000 soldiers from the alliance as well as non-members Sweden, Finland and Ukraine, is based on a fictional scenario in which troops from the imaginary state of Bothnia invade Estonia in a crisis sparked by competition for energy resources and economic collapse.

RUSSIA: Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station

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Japan's Koichi Wakata pumped the air with his fist as the Soyuz rocket, painted with snowflake patterns, took off on a crisp morning, an onboard camera showed. The crew sat beneath a stuffed polar bear wrapped in a blue scarf, a Sochi mascot.

 

EGYPT: Egyptian court upholds Muslim Brotherhood ban

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A court in September had outlawed the Brotherhood after the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against his rule.

 

SYRIA: Bomb kills eight in central Damascus square

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group, reported seven dead and at least 20 wounded in the attack. It cited conflicting reports from activists as to whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or a mortar shell.

 

US: DEMOCRATS WIN

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Bill de Blasio will succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg to become the first Democrat leading New York city in two decades. This follows the Democrats’ victory in elections in New York city and the state of Virginia; the first major round of polls since President Obama's re-election in 2012.

 

ISRAEL: LIEBERMAN CLEARED

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Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been cleared of corruption charges by a court in Jerusalem. Lieberman will now return to the cabinet. The charges were related to his alleged involvement in the promotion of Israel's former ambassador to Belarus.