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on : Friday, 19 Sep, 2014

Sierra Leone capital at standstill as Ebola lockdown begins

Freetown, Reuters—Sierra Leone began a three-day lockdown on Friday in an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, as President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents to comply with the emergency measures. Streets in the normally bustling seaside capital Freetown were deserted, barring vehicles carrying police officers and health workers. Radio stations played Ebola awareness jingles on repeat and encouraged residents to stay indoors. "Today, the life of everyone is at stake, but...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 19 Sep, 2014

France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq

Paris, Reuters—France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgents who have taken over parts of the country. "This morning at 9:40 am our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists," President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement issued shortly after the raids. The target in northeast Iraq was to...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 19 Sep, 2014

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Edinburgh, AP—Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

British journalist John Cantlie purportedly shown in ISIS video

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Khamenei website infograph slams nuclear negotiation efforts

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The official website of Iranian Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published an infograph illustrating US diplomats making demands and is...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

New York, AP—Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Scots vote in independence referendum to seal the United Kingdom’s fate

Edinburgh, Reuters—Scots began voting in an independence referendum on Thursday that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, after opinion polls showed hundreds of th...

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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Saudi Council of Senior Scholars warn against “heinous” terrorism

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority issued a statement on Wednesday reaffirming that terrorism is a “heinous crime, injustice and aggre...

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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Scots’ support for independence lags on eve of referendum

Edinburgh, Reuters—On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence, but tens of th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Soccer: Queiroz ends contract saga by signing Iran deal

Singapore, Reuters—The long running saga over Carlos Queiroz's future with Iran finally ended on Tuesday with the former Real Madrid and Portugal manager agreeing a four-...

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