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21:17, 01 October 2014 Wednesday
Greek Cyprus school denies Muslims right to Eid holiday
15:03, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Greek Cyprus school denies Muslims right to Eid holiday

Turkish Cypriot students attending an English school in the Greek Cypriot-controlled south Cyprus are told they cannot have time off for Eid as it is a 'Chrstian school'.


TIKA can t be blamed for the recent arrests made
13:47, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

TIKA can’t be blamed for the recent arrests made in Kosovo

At least nine imams were among 15 people arrested in Kosovo in September in the second major operation in weeks to try to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians joining ISIL fighters in Iraq and Syria.


17:21, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Bosnia-Herzegovina to take control of own airspace

Transport minister Damir Hadzic described the move as a 'historic event'.

Bosnia war criminal Karadzic calls prosecutors liars
13:20, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Bosnia war criminal Karadzic calls prosecutors liars

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic rejected the charges in closing remarks at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.


12:06, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Turkey to discuss energy with Russia

Concerns Kiev could stop gas flow to Turkey and construction of nuclear plant on agenda for Taner Yildiz.


Syrian Kurds ask Turkey for arms to fight ISIL
11:05, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Syrian Kurds ask Turkey for arms to fight ISIL

The Syrian Kurdish People’s Defence Units (PYD), a strong affiliate of the Kurdish separatist PKK terrorist organization, asked for weapons from Turley to fight the ISIL.


British jets launch their first attacks on ISIL
12:12, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

British jets launch their first attacks on ISIL

British Tornado fighter jets began its Iraq mission from the British Royal Air Force's Akrotiri base in Cyprus.

Kurds seize Iraq-Syria border post from ISIL rebels
09:27, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Kurds seize Iraq-Syria border post from ISIL rebels

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing in a battle that began before dawn, an Iraqi Kurdish political source said.


Austria condemns rising attacks on Muslims
16:46, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Austria condemns rising attacks on Muslims

A letter condemning attacks on Muslims is published on internet.

Turkey to establish new Islamic university in Istanbul
16:39, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Turkey to establish new Islamic university in Istanbul

Turkey's Department of Religious Affairs head Mehmet Gormez said Turkey is planning to establish the university as a supprtive choice not an alternative to Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

Muslim woman thrown off moving train in Australia
16:22, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Muslim woman thrown off moving train in Australia

The victim had her head bashed into the wall of the train a number times by an unknown woman who was shouting abuse before being pushed off the train.

Russian police arrest 30 Muslims in Moscow
14:00, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Russian police arrest 30 Muslims in Moscow

Russian police said that they arrested 30 people involved in the incident on the grounds that they attacked the police.


TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on OCT 01
12:03, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on OCT. 01

Turkish government's motion for military action against ISIL is extensively covered by Turkish dailies on Wednesday.


First Ebola case diagnosed in US
10:14, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a patient at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.


Kenya jails Iranians for using fake Israeli passports
16:05, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Kenya jails Iranians for using fake Israeli passports

Kenyan anti-terrorism police arrested the two on suspicion of plotting an attack in Kenya as they prepared to board a flight at Nairobi aiport on Sept. 18 bound for Belgium.

Benghazi group boycotts Libya dialogue
12:40, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Benghazi group boycotts Libya dialogue

In a statement, the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council said that dialogue came upon a "suspicion invitation" and argued that it was not based on "solid foundations."

Tunisia approves 27 candidates for presidential race
11:50, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Tunisia approves 27 candidates for presidential race

"We accepted officially 27 candidates in presidential elections from a total of 70 candidates who filled their papers," Chafik Sarsar, head of the country's election commission said.

Egypt offers military training to Libya
11:20, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Egypt offers military training to Libya

The offer was the latest sign of intervention by competing Arab powers in Libya while Western governments are preoccupied with Iraq and Syria.

10:19, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

S. Africa postpones opposition leader's‏ corruption trial

Julius Malema was once a close ally of Zuma and an ANC youth leader.

10:10, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Djibouti frees 25 detained Yemen fishermen

There has been no comment from the Djiboutian authorities on the report.

Kenya president ordered to appear before ICC judges
10:08, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Kenya president ordered to appear before ICC judges

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta faces charges of having committed crimes against humanity amid the ethnic violence that erupted in Kenya following disputed poll results in December 2007.


Windows 10 to hit market in late 2015
10:16, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Windows 10 to hit market in late 2015

The business side of the new operating system was debuted Tuesday. In the spring, Microsoft will reveal consumer capabilities.


Afghan president reopens Kabul Bank scandal inquiry
15:43, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Afghan president reopens Kabul Bank scandal inquiry

New Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani re-opened an inquiry into the theft of almost $1 billion from Kabul Bank with a decree.

13:26, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Nine missing after Chinese ship sinks off Japan

China’s Consulate-General in Osaka confirmed the sinking of the vessel about 390 kilometers off Japan's Shimane Prefecture.

Britain seeks 'urgent meeting' with China on Hong Kong
12:37, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Britain seeks 'urgent meeting' with China on Hong Kong

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said, "It is not in China's interests to have increasingly large numbers of disenchanted people, citizens, in Hong Kong, who feel that they have been robbed of their right to exercise their democratic right."

Twin suicide attacks in Kabul kills nine
12:04, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Twin suicide attacks in Kabul kills nine

"At least nine police officers were killed and 19 civilians were injured when a suicide car bomber targeted an army bus early Wednesday morning in the capital Kabul,” the Ministry of Defense spokesman Zahir Azimi said.

Myanmar Sri Lanka Buddhists in anti-Muslim pact
11:43, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhists in anti-Muslim pact

Ashin Wirathu, who once called himself "the Burmese bin Laden" said the agreement with Sri Lanka's Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or "Buddhist Power Force", was the first step in a broad alliance against conversions by Muslims in the region.

Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to 46
11:29, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to 46

Military personnel reportedly discovered around 10 more victims in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest on Wednesday.

Indonesia parliament likely to curb Widodo's reforms
11:16, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Indonesia parliament likely to curb Widodo's reforms

Incoming Indonesia president Joko Widodo can only count on a minority coalition in the new parliament.

Cambodian Thai soldier injured in shooting on border
10:13, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Cambodian, Thai soldier injured in shooting on border

The incident was the first violence at the disputed border territory since Thailand’s military junta overthrew the government of Yingluck Shinawatra in a May coup.

Hong Kong protesters mark uneasy National Day
09:24, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Hong Kong protesters mark uneasy National Day

Underlining nervousness among some activists that provocation on National Day could spark violence, protest leaders urged crowds not to disturb the flag-raising ceremony on the Victoria Harbour waterfront on Wednesday morning.


Spaniard rescued from Peruvian cave after 12 days
11:41, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Spaniard rescued from Peruvian cave after 12 days

Cecilio Lopez-Tercero was stuck in the cave, named Intimachay, for 12 days in Peru's northern Amazonas region.


US moves to deal with child migrant issue
11:36, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

US moves to deal with child migrant issue

Over the summer, President Barack Obama struggled to contain a border crisis where tens of thousands of children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras showed up illegally, often without parents or relatives, at the Texas border.

US considers alternative to Russian rocket engines
11:31, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

US considers alternative to Russian rocket engines

Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, the service's top military acquisition official, said U.S. weapons makers were excited about the chance to work on a new program.

US president Obama shared lift with armed convict
09:36, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

US president Obama shared lift with armed convict

The incident happened three days before a man with a knife jumped the White House fence in Washington and ran into the executive mansion.


Israel announces fresh Jerusalem land grab
18:02, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Israel announces fresh Jerusalem land grab

The Israeli authorities announced a decision early last month to confiscate 4,000 dunams of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

PLO to convene on plan to end Israeli occupation
12:48, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

PLO to convene on plan to end Israeli occupation

"The meeting would bring together members from the PLO's executive committee, the central committee of Fatah and secretaries of Palestinian factions," senior PLO member Wassel Abu Youssef said.

Israel stages fresh Gaza incursion despite ceasefire
10:28, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Israel stages fresh Gaza incursion despite ceasefire

Ten bulldozers pushed some 100 meters into southern Khan Younis, according to eyewitnesses.

Palestinian negotiator calls for trying 'war criminals'
10:01, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Palestinian negotiator calls for trying 'war criminals'

"We appeal to the free people of the world to help the Palestinian people regain their rights, halt [Israel's] fascist aggression, and eliminate [Jewish-only] settlements," Azzam al-Ahmad, the top Palestinian negotiator said.


Turkey urged to lift barriers for US investment
10:47, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Turkey urged to lift barriers for US investment

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker called on Turkey to 'lift barriers' for American investment in the country.


NATO vows to defend Turkey if attacked
17:24, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

NATO vows to defend Turkey if attacked

The advanceof ISIL insurgents to within sight of the Turkish army on the Syrian border has piled pressure on Ankara to play a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition.

Turkish president Erdogan calls for new constitution
17:17, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Turkish president Erdogan calls for new constitution

"Immediately subsequent to the 2015 elections, all parties in the parliament should free themselves from prejudice and come together to write a new constitution based on reconciliation," Erdogan said.

Erdogan says Turkey will fight ISIL wants Assad out
15:51, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Erdogan says Turkey will fight ISIL, wants Assad out

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "We will fight effectively against both ISIL and all other terrorist organizations within the region; this will always be our priority."

Turkey to set up council for Kurdish 'solution process'
09:49, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Turkey to set up council for Kurdish 'solution process'

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said a special 'solution process council' will guide government's efforts to solve the Kurdish issue.

Turkey files motion to parliament to fight ISIL
09:41, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Turkey files motion to parliament to fight ISIL

The newly-submitted motion, seeking parliamentary mandate for military action, cites the rising threats on southern borders as a motive.


15:46, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Egypt official: No plans to scrap Turkey transport deal

Egypt-Turkey relations have nosedived since Egypt's military ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi in July of last year.

Coalition jets strike ISIL near Turkish border
13:49, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Coalition jets strike ISIL near Turkish border

Kurdish sources on the battlefront reported seeing dead ISIL fighters at the strike sites southeast of Kobani.

Egypt jails 111 opponents for protest violence charges
10:06, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Egypt jails 111 opponents for protest, violence charges

Egyptian authorities have cracked down on dissent since last year's ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the military, arresting thousands of Morsi's supporters on violence-related charges.


Ten killed in shelling on east Ukraine school
15:15, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Ten killed in shelling on east Ukraine school

Nine other people were wounded, seven of whom were taken to hospital for treatment.

No internet curb in Russia despite cyber attacks
15:11, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

No internet curb in Russia despite cyber attacks

Putin said Russia security services had detected a constant growth in cyber attacks, particularly in the last six months, the period in which the crisis in Ukraine has worsened.

UK drops terror charges against Moazzam Begg
14:23, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

UK drops terror charges against Moazzam Begg

Moazzem Begg, 46, who became a high-profile human rights campaigner after being released without charge from the U.S. military prison in Cuba in 2005, had been held for seven months in custody.

Norway's Stoltenberg to take over NATO leadership
13:42, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Norway's Stoltenberg to take over NATO leadership

Former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg will become the 13th secretary general of NATO.

New Polish PM signals cautious approach on euro accession
13:20, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

New Polish PM signals cautious approach on euro accession

Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said that as well as Poland meeting the technical criteria for euro entry, the euro zone needed to show it was stable.

Catalonia suspends campaign for independence vote
12:32, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Catalonia suspends campaign for independence vote

The Constitutional Court suspended the planned referendum on Monday after the government filed its legal appeal, a move Catalan officials now want to try and overturn.

Deputy of ousted Ukraine leader beaten by mob in Odessa
11:47, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Deputy of ousted Ukraine leader beaten by mob in Odessa

Nestor Shufrich, a deputy of Yanukovich's Regions Party and a critic of Kiev's military campaign against pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, was left bleeding from blows to the face.

Hungary cuts off gas supply to Ukraine Europe worried
10:42, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Hungary cuts off gas supply to Ukraine, Europe worried

Gas disruption by Hungary to Ukraine breaks European solidarity and worries European officials.


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