Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.
UPDATE 3-Saudi oil minister makes high profile Iraq visit, calls for economic cooperation
BAGHDAD, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih made a high profile visit to Iraq on Saturday, calling for increased economic cooperation and praising existing coordination to boost crude oil prices.
ANO leads Czech election by 20 percentage points, centre-right party in second
PRAGUE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Czech billionaire businessman Andrej Babis's ANO party held a nearly 20-point lead in a parliamentary election on Saturday, giving his party an almost unassailable position in talks to form the next government.
Czech election winner ANO to talk to current partners first on new government
PRAGUE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Czech ANO party should talk to its current coalition partners first on forming a new government but will hold consultations with all parties in parliament, deputy party chief Jaroslav Faltynek said on Saturday.
Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border.
Czech ruling party will not lead talks on new government - CTK agency
PRAGUE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Czech centre-left Social Democrats, who head the outgoing three-party coalition government, will not lead talks on forming a new administration after being trounced in this weekend's election, news agency CTK quoted acting party chief Milan Chovanec as saying.
Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.
Czech ANO party holds big lead in election -partial results
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UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia says oil market improving, agrees with Iraq on compliance with cutbacks
BAGHDAD, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The global oil market is improving and stabilising, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said in Baghdad on Saturday.
Niger army stopped attackers at border, gun battle underway
NIAMEY Oct 21 (Reuters) - Niger army reinforcements stopped the perpetrators of a deadly hit-and-run attack on Saturday as they tried to cross back into Mali at the border, triggering a fierce gun battle, a security source in the area said.
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