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  • Six militants killed in attack on Russian national guard outpost in Chechnya

    Date: 2017-03-24 07:23:45 GMT - Chechnya - World - SN:10 - ID:6734444

    GROZNY, March 24 (MENA) - All six militants who attacked a Russian National Guard outpost early Friday in the Chechen Republic have been killed, Sputnik news agency quoted the National Anti-terrorism Committee as saying. The active phase of the ....

  • Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

    Date: 2017-03-24 06:09:20 GMT - Canada - World - SN:3 - ID:6734404

    OTTAWA, March 24 (MENA) - Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons, with strong encouragement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, passed a motion Thursday paving the way for future measures to combat Islamophobia, The Inquirer ....

  • Germany bans mosque group after imam calls for killings

    Date: 2017-03-24 06:06:39 GMT - Germany - World - SN:2 - ID:6734403

    BERLIN, March 24 (MENA) - German officials said they've banned an Islamic cultural association that ran a mosque in the central German town of Kassel due to extremist comments, The Sun Herald reported. Hesse state Interior Minister Peter Beuth ....

  • Senate confirms Trump pick Friedman as Ambassador to Israel

    Date: 2017-03-23 21:49:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:6734323

    WASHINGTON, March 23 (MENA) - The US Senate confirmed on Thursday David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel, Bloomberg News reported. Friedman was a bankruptcy lawyer whose history of support for Israeli settlements and opposition to a two-state ....

  • Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

    Date: 2017-03-23 21:30:24 GMT - Somalia - World - SN:94 - ID:6734292

    MOGADISHU, March 23 (MENA) - An organization that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia, Fox News reported. The SITE Intelligence Group said in a statement ....

  • British woman denies plotting against Rwanda's Kagame

    Date: 2017-03-23 21:23:11 GMT - Rwanda - World - SN:93 - ID:6734291

    KIGALI, March 23 (MENA) - A pregnant woman from the United Kingdom has appeared in court in Rwanda on charges of spreading state secrets to undermine President Paul Kagame, the BBC reported. Violette Uwamahoro, a Rwandan-British youth worker, ....

  • Argentina's Fernandez to face trial in state fraud case

    Date: 2017-03-23 20:00:20 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:89 - ID:6734237

    BUENOS AIRES, March 23 (MENA) - A judge in Argentina has ordered former President Cristina Fernandez to face trial in a case where she is accused of defrauding the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market, the ABC News ....

  • France slams killing of Egyptian personnel in Sinai

    Date: 2017-03-23 16:17:48 GMT - France - World - SN:70 - ID:6733832

    PARIS, March 23 (MENA) - France condemned the terrorist attack that hit central Sinai leaving ten Armed Forces personnel dead. In a statement issued on Thursday, the French Foreign Ministry offered condolences to the families of the victims, ....

  • Turkey summons Russian envoy after soldier shot from Kurdish-held Syria

    Date: 2017-03-23 14:40:20 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:58 - ID:6733533

    ANKARA, March 23 (MENA) - Turkey summoned the Russian charge d'affaires to convey its unease after a Turkish soldier was killed by sniper fire from a part of Kurdish-held Syria where Russian forces are active, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman ....

  • London attack: Theresa May tells MPs 'we'll never waver'

    Date: 2017-03-23 12:25:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:46 - ID:6733370

    LONDON, March 23 (MENA) - Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs: "We will never waver in the face of terrorism." Paying tribute to Pc Keith Palmer, who died after being stabbed, she said: "He was every inch a hero and his actions will never be ....

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