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Call to blockade Burkina Faso parliament

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:20 AM

GRNlive west Africa correspondent Tydiene Sy is in contact with government and opposition Ouagadougou

AFP via Yahoo News: The Burkina Faso opposition has called for a blockade of parliament Thursday when the legislature mulls constitutional changes to allow long-serving President Blaise Compaore to extend his rule. The call came as the European Union said the planned constitutional c...

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ISIS parades, executes 30 Sunni tribal fighters in western Iraq

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

GRNlive correspondent Hermione Gee has just returned from Zumar and Guardian correspondent Martin Chulov is in Baghdad

The Daily Star: ISIS militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance acro...

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Secularists win Tunisia election

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Tunis

Euronews: Tunisia’s electoral commission has formerly announced that secular party Nidda Tounes has won Sunday’s general election. The vote was one of the last steps in the North African country’s transition to democracy after the 2011 uprising against long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-mem...

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Pena Nieto Pledges to Find Students as Families Demand Results

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:10 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Mexico City

Bloomberg: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged to redouble efforts to find 43 college students who were allegedly kidnapped by local police last month as their parents criticized the failure of the government’s efforts. After meeting with the parents from the southern state of Guerrero last night...

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NATO accuses Russian bombers of flying close to its airspace

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:10 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kiev

Euronews: NATO said on Wednesday it has been tracking an “unusual burst of activity” by   Russian bombers over the Baltic and Black Sea. It said its jets had intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft in about 24 hours since Tuesday. However the organisation admitted the Russian warplanes had not crossed ...

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Russia Says Ukraine Gas Deal Conditional on EU Guarantees

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:05 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Moscow, Kiev and Brussels

Bloomberg Businessweek: Russia said negotiations with Ukraine on gas supplies will resume today only after financial guarantees for future payments for the fuel are secured. Overnight talks brokered by the European Union failed to bring an interim deal to ensure deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine befo...

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Israeli Forces Kill Man Suspected of Involvement in Activist's Shooting

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 5:05 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Jerusalem

The New York Times: Israeli counterterrorism forces on Thursday morning shot and killed a Palestinian man in East Jerusalem who was suspected of involvement in Wednesday’s assassination attempt against Yehuda Glick, a prominent Israeli-American activist who has agitated for more Jewish access to a hotly co...

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Barrel bombs hit Syrian refugee camp, say residents

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 30, 2014 at 4:50 AM

GRNlive correspondents are across the region

Reuters via The Guardian: The Assad regime in Syria has been accused of dropping barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northern province of Idlib, killing dozens of people. The US said it was “horrified” by the reports of the bombing while adding it could not confirm details. “The attack on the Abedi...

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Islamic State: Kurdish Peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey en route to Kobane

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 29, 2014 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

Reuters/AFP via ABC News: Iraqi Peshmerga fighters arrived in Turkey early on Wednesday ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian border town of Kobane, where their fellow Kurds are locked in battle with Islamic State (IS) militants. The troops landed at Sanliurfa airport in south-eastern Turkey amid tight secur...

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Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

Posted by Henry Peirse on October 29, 2014 at 4:55 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kiev

AFP via BRecorder.com: Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections, due ...

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