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  • French FM meets Chadian counterpart

    Date: 2017-02-03 09:58:15 GMT - France - World - SN:19 - ID:6455381

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault phoned his Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki, who was elected as the new AU Commission chairperson. During the phone conversation, the two sides discussed the latest developments in ....

  • Sources: The Trump administration is readying new sanctions after Iran test-fired a missile

    Date: 2017-02-03 09:44:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:6455061

    WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (MENA) - The Trump administration is preparing to levy new sanctions on Iran, US officials said Thursday, in the first punitive action since the White House put Iran "on notice" after it test-fired a ballistic missile, The Times ....

  • Mattis: None other than N. Korea needs to worry about THAAD

    Date: 2017-02-03 09:06:02 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:6454833

    SEOUL, Feb 3 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that none other than North Korea needs to worry about the planned deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday. Mattis, who ....

  • Trump defense chief arrives in Japan to underscore bilateral alliance

    Date: 2017-02-03 08:53:01 GMT - Japan - World - SN:12 - ID:6454981

    TOKYO, Feb 3 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Tokyo on Friday for talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials aimed at underlining the firm bilateral alliance in the face of the threat posed by North ....

  • New Astana meeting on Syria to focus on separating opposition from Jabhat al-Nusra

    Date: 2017-02-02 22:01:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:6454241

    MOSCOW, Feb 2 (MENA) - At the upcoming Astana meeting, the Joint Operational Group will focus on issues related to the separation of the moderate Syrian opposition from Jabhat al-Nusra, a source in the Russian defense ministry told TASS on ....

  • Russia sanctions: White House says easing of restriction ‘a regular course of action’

    Date: 2017-02-02 22:00:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:6454225

    WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (MENA) - The White House pushed back at reports that sanctions against Russia were being rolled back, describing the easing of the restriction on transactions with the country’s intelligence services as a “regular course of ....

  • Iran denies missile test violated UN resolution

    Date: 2017-02-02 21:40:03 GMT - Iran - World - SN:104 - ID:6454149

    TEHRAN, Feb 2 (MENA) - Iran's defense minister has confirmed that it tested a missile over the weekend, but denied it had violated a UN Security Council resolution, BBC reported. Hossein Dehghan said the test was "in line with our plans" and ....

  • Trudeau to attend funeral for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

    Date: 2017-02-02 21:03:34 GMT - Canada - World - SN:102 - ID:6454089

    OTTAWA, Feb 2 (MENA) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday will attend the funeral of two Algerians and a Tunisian man killed with three others in a mosque shooting, as he seeks to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime, ....

  • Radiation level at Fukushima reactor highest since 2011 disaster

    Date: 2017-02-02 18:27:28 GMT - Japan - World - SN:91 - ID:6453525

    TOKYO, Feb 2 (MENA) - The radiation level inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex stood at 530 sieverts per hour at a maximum, the highest since the 2011 disaster, the plant operator said ....

  • Trump vows to protect religious liberty

    Date: 2017-02-02 17:31:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:6453125

    WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (MENA) - President Trump vowed Thursday to “defend and protect” religious liberty on multiple fronts – describing his recent immigration executive order as part of that goal – during his first appearance as president at the ....

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