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UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership



PARIS: The United Nations’ cultural agency decided on Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations.


Arab League awaits Syrian response over unrest

Source:By Regan Doherty/

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, whose country presides over the committee, also said Assad must launch serious reforms if Syria was to avoid slipping further into violence.


NATO officially ends Libya mission

Source: Al Jazeera And Agencies/Oct 31/2011

NATO has formally announced the end of its military campaign in Libya, seven months after launching an air and sea operation under a UN Security Council mandate to protect civilians there.


Iran demands apology from US over Saudi ambassador 'assassination plot'

Source: Saeed Kamali Dehghan/ 31/2011

Iran has raised the stakes in its row with the US over the alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington by demanding an official apology from the Obama administration over the claim that Tehran was responsible.


A crowded world's population hits 7 billion

Source:By Pawan Kumar, Nita Bhalla/

Wrapped in a white blanket, Nargis Yadav lies in the arms of her mother in a small rural clinic in north India -- one of half a million babies born around the world on Monday that will push the global population to the milestone of seven billion.


Red Crescent airlifts 17 pilgrims hurt in accidents


Source:By DIANA AL-JASSEM | ARAB NEWS/Oct30/2011

JEDDAH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) airlifted 17 pilgrims who were injured in three separate road accidents on Friday, the first day of Dul Hijjah.


Five killed by Yemen pro-government forces

Source:By Reuters/

SANAA: Four people, including three children, were killed overnight when troops loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shelled a petrol filling station in a region north of the capital, tribal sources said on Sunday.


Israel launches fresh air strike in Gaza

Source:Al Jazeera and Agencies/Oct 30/2011

srael has launched a fresh air strike on Gaza east of Rafah in which two people have been reportedly killed and another civilian injured, raising the Palestinian death toll to 11


Turkey ends search for survivors, toll nears 600

Source: By Simon Cameron-Moore,Lousie Ireland/Oct30/2011

In Ercis, the town hit hardest by the 7.2 magnitude quake that devastated Van province on October 23, some shops reopened on Sunday, electricity was switched back on in parts of town and one bank's ATM started working.


Syria's Assad warns of 'earthquake' if west intervenes

Source:By Reuters/

Western powers risk causing an "earthquake" across the Middle East if they intervene in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad said, after protesters called for foreign protection from a crackdown in which 3,000 people have been killed.


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