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CAIRO, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit...

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UN worker leaves French hospital after Ebola recovery
PARIS, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement, Reuters reported.

The U.N. worker, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed, had been flown to France from Sierra Leone and was in isolation at the Begin military hospital in the eastern Paris suburb of Saint-Mand.
The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
--SPA
15:49 LOCAL TIME 12:49 GMT


Acting Health Minister opens medical symposium seasonal influenza
Riyadh, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- Acting Minister of Health Engineer Adel Faqih opened here today the medical symposium on seasonal influenza attended by more than 250 doctors and specialists from the public and private sectors.
Addressing the symposium, Engineer Faqih pointed out that the symposium is part of the Ministry's immunization activities, including the vaccination seasonal flu program launched by the Ministry throughout the Kingdom's regions aiming to provide seasonal flu vaccination to half a million people from the workers in the health sector.
--SPA
15:45 LOCAL TIME 12:45 GMT


Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah prepares cultural projects for Souk Okaz 8, winners announcement tomorrow
Taif, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- Winners of Souk Okaz in its eighth season will be announced tomorrow.

Souk Okaz in its eighth season will begin on 23, this month.

Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region Ziad Bin Ghdaif said that Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Makkah region, will lay the foundation stone of the two tents which were provided by the Ministry of Higher Education. The event will take place at the opening of Souk Okaz.

--SPA
14:45 LOCAL TIME 11:45 GMT


Deputy Foreign Minister receives Qatar's Ambassador
Riyadh, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, received at his office in the ministry here today the Ambassador of the sisterly State of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Thamer Al Thani, who presented to him a copy of his credentials in preparation for their submission to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as his country's ambassador to the Kingdom.
The meeting was attended by Director of Arabian Peninsula Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Abdulrahman Saad Al-Hadlaq, and the Ministry's Undersecretary for Protocol Affairs Azzam bin Abdul Karim Al-Qain.
--SPA
14:41 LOCAL TIME 11:41 GMT


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to patronize International Symposium on Printing Holy Quran in Madinah
Madinah, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Quran in Madinah will organize the "International Symposium on Printing and Publishing the Holy Quran between Reality and Hope'' here on Safar 3-5,1436 AH.
On this occasion, the Complex's General Secretariat has issued a documentary film about the march of the complex since its inception in 1405 AH including its successes and achievements in the service of the Holy Quran.
For their part, a number of chiefs of courts in the Kingdom's regions emphasized the importance of the large role being played by King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Quran in Madinah in the service of the Holy Quran and Prophet's Sunnah.
--SPA
14:28 LOCAL TIME 11:28 GMT


Palestinian home torched, owner blames Israeli settlers
West Bank, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- A Palestinian home was torched in the West Bank on Sunday in an attack that its owner blamed on Jewish settlers, Reuters reported.

No one was hurt in the fire that gutted the home in the village of Khirbet Abu Falah, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, local residents said.
--SPA
14:17 LOCAL TIME 11:17 GMT


Eastern Region Command to carry out shooting exercises
Riyadh, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- The Command of the Eastern Region has announced the implementation of shooting exercises with live ammunition in Oraiara Center on Safar 15-17, 1436 AH.
It called on citizens not to approach the site of the exercises, nor to be disturbed as they are routine exercises.
--SPA
14:08 LOCAL TIME 11:08 GMT


Saudi national campaign continues support for Syrians
Amman, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- Saudi national campaign to support our brothers in Syria continues to provide necessary medicines and medical services in Saudi specialized clinics within Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

Medical Director of the Saudi Specialized Clinics Dr. Muhammad Ismail Zoubi said that 2000-2500 cases are treated weekly.

--SPA
14:01 LOCAL TIME 11:01 GMT


Almost 800 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in three days
Rome, Safar 01, 1436, November 23, 2014, SPA -- A total of 787 migrants were rescued from the central
Mediterranean from Thursday to Saturday, according to the latest
counts by Italian authorities, dpa reported.

The Italian Coast Guard said it intercepted 520 people from five
different vessels Thursday and Friday in waters where Libya has
search-and-rescue responsibilities and later picked up another 78
people who had been rescued by a merchant ship.

The migrants - who, according to the ANSA news agency, came from
Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Burundi, Senegal and Sudan - arrived in the
Sicilian port of Porto Empedocle late Saturday. Six pregnant women
and two children were among them.

Another merchant ship rescued 93 migrants from a dinghy about 110
kilometres north of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. They were taken to
Augusta, another port located in Eastern Sicily.

Separately, the Italian Navy said it intervened Saturday to rescue 98
migrants from a dinghy, including nine children.
--SPA
13:59 LOCAL TIME 10:59 GMT


Putin says Russia is not isolated - TASS
MOSCOW, Nov 23 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was not and would not be isolated on the international scene and dismissed the risk of "catastrophic consequences" for the Russian economy of Western sanctions combined with a oil price fall and rouble slide, Reuters reported.

"We understand the fatality of an 'Iron Curtain' for us," Putin was quoted as saying the TASS news agency in an interview published on Sunday. "We will not go down this path in any case and no one will build a wall around us. That is impossible!"
--SPA
13:56 LOCAL TIME 10:56 GMT


 
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CAIRO, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the country, according to AP. The snub comes amid tension between the mission and the government...
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Kabul, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- A bomb that went off at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan exploded in the audience, dpa cited a provincial governor's spokesman as saying. Officials feared the death toll of 45 could rise because 70 people...
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WASHINGTON, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- President Barack Obama shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration with a challenge to House of Representatives Republicans: if you don't like it, do something, Reuters reported. Obama was asked in an interview broadcast...
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Istanbul/Rome, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- About 300 migrants aboard a stalled boat were rescued Sunday off northern Cyprus, bringing the number of immigrants rescued from the Mediterranean over four days to more than 1,000, according to dpa. The latest migrants...
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Cairo, Safar 1, 1436, Nov 23, 2014, SPA -- Congo's Deputy Foreign Minister Tunda Wa Kasende arrived here today on a visit to Egypt. During the visit, Kasende will hold talks with Egyptian officials on...
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