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  • Israeli settlements ‘may not be helpful’ for Middle East peace, Trump administration says

    Date: 2017-02-03 11:52:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:34 - ID:6455853

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump's administration said Thursday night that the growth of Israeli settlements "may not be helpful" in achieving a goal of peace in the Middle East. The remark is an abrupt shift that signals a ....

  • North Korea fires head of secret police for corruption

    Date: 2017-02-03 11:28:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:31 - ID:6455885

    SEOUL, Feb 3 (MENA) - North Korea has dismissed its minister of state security, a key aide to the reclusive state’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on Friday, according to ABC News. Kim Won Hong was removed from office as head of the ....

  • Louvre attack: Soldier fires at man who 'shouted Allahu Akbar' as he attempted assault with machete

    Date: 2017-02-03 11:14:05 GMT - France - World - SN:30 - ID:6455733

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - A man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu akhbar" has been shot after attacking a soldier outside the Louvre in Paris, police say. Security forces evacuated an area around the museum in central Paris on Friday morning ....

  • French President in Malta for EU summit

    Date: 2017-02-03 10:09:36 GMT - France - World - SN:21 - ID:6455049

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA)- French President Francois Hollande arrived to Malta on Friday for an informal meeting of the European Union. French presidency said in a statement that Malta summit comes as part of the current attempts to address new ....

  • Paris: French soldier shoots suspected attacker at Louvre museum: reports

    Date: 2017-02-03 10:07:10 GMT - France - World - SN:20 - ID:6455421

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - A French soldier has shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he tried to enter the Louvre Museum in central Paris carrying a suitcase, police sources have said. One source said the man had been trying to get into the ....

  • 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 ....

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