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  • Pentagon argues value of Yemen raid using old evidence

    Date: 2017-02-04 11:40:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:6459917

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) - A US military effort Friday to demonstrate the intelligence value of a weekend commando raid in Yemen ended in a snafu, when video clips the military released from a computer seized during the operation turned out to be ....

  • Following up on tough talk, Trump administration adds sanctions on Iran

    Date: 2017-02-04 09:25:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:6459705

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 4 (MENA) - Two days after warning that it was putting Iran “on notice,” the Trump administration imposed relatively mild economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic as punishment for last Sunday’s ballistic missile test and its ....

  • US has no plans to increase Mideast forces - Mattis

    Date: 2017-02-04 09:06:24 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:6459701

    TOKYO, Feb 4 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the US cannot afford to ignore destabilizing moves by Iran, but has no plans to respond by increasing American military forces in the Middle East, according to Sky News. Mattis spoke at ....

  • Japan, US defense chiefs show unity over S. China Sea situation

    Date: 2017-02-04 08:51:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:10 - ID:6459613

    TOKYO, Feb 4 (MENA) - The Japanese and U.S. defense chiefs on Saturday took a united stand against security challenges in the region, agreeing to beef up their bilateral alliance and step up involvement in the situation in the South China Sea where ....

  • US judge temporarily blocks Trump's travel ban nationwide

    Date: 2017-02-04 07:00:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:6459197

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) - A US Federal judge imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that had challenged the executive order that has ....

  • More than 1,300 migrants rescued at sea in one day - Italy coast guard

    Date: 2017-02-03 22:21:26 GMT - Italy - World - SN:107 - ID:6458809

    ROME, Feb 3 (MENA) – More than 1,300 migrants were rescued in 13 separate missions in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, bringing the total helped over the last three days to more than 2,600, the Daily Mail quoted the coast guard as saying. The ....

  • White House says Iran-related sanctions made before Trump took office

    Date: 2017-02-03 21:51:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:6458753

    WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (MENA) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Friday that the Iran-related sanctions the United States imposed on Friday were "in the pipeline" before US President Donald Trump took office, but were activated in light of ....

  • Mexico sees 22% rise in murders in 2016

    Date: 2017-02-03 21:25:31 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:103 - ID:6458697

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 3 (MENA) - Homicides in Mexico rose by 22 percent in 2016, the government reported Friday, the highest rate of increase since the height of the drug war, ABC news reported. Official statistics released by the Interior Department ....

  • Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

    Date: 2017-02-03 21:17:35 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:6458729

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was an Egyptian national aged 29, the BBC reported. French Prosecutor Francois Molins said he is thought to ....

  • Courting Dalai Lama would hurt US interest: Chinese official

    Date: 2017-02-03 20:46:33 GMT - China - World - SN:100 - ID:6458645

    BEIJING, Feb 3 (MENA) – The US should stop using Dalai Lama to create trouble for China, which brings no benefit to the US but damages Sino-US relations, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs said Friday, following reports that the ....

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