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  • Iran's Rafsanjani dies at 83

    Date: 2017-01-08 17:34:54 GMT - Iran - World - SN:52 - ID:6295425

    TEHRAN, Jan 8 (MENA) - Head of Iran's Expediency Council and two-time president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died at a Tehran hospital on Sunday, the Iranian news agency Fars reported. Hashemi Rafsanjani was rushed to the Tajreesh Martyres Hospital ....

  • US to Send 300 Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand Province

    Date: 2017-01-08 15:31:38 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:43 - ID:6294613

    KABUL, Jan 8 (MENA) - The United States will send some 300 Marines to Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces, who have been struggling to drive Taliban insurgents out of the opium-rich ....

  • US military aid is fueling big ambitions for Syria’s leftist Kurdish militia

    Date: 2017-01-08 13:04:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:25 - ID:6293229

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) - In a former high school classroom in northeastern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, about 250 Arab recruits for the U.S.-backed war against Daesh were being prepped by Kurdish instructors to receive military training from American ....

  • Several countries take part in sea drills in the Gulf late in Jan.

    Date: 2017-01-08 08:50:51 GMT - Bahrain - World - SN:9 - ID:6291601

    MANAMA, Jan 8 (MENA) - Maritime forces from several world countries will conduct manoeuvres in Arab Gulf water from January 31 through February 2 to test their capabilities, a Bahraini newspaper said. Gulf News said in Sunday's edition that many ....

  • Six die in Mexico protests over 20% petrol price hike

    Date: 2017-01-07 19:59:09 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:57 - ID:6290641

    Mexico City, Jan 7 (MENA) - At least six people have died and 1,500 have been arrested during days of protests in Mexico against a rise in the price of petrol, the BBC reported. One of those killed was a serving police officer who had tried to ....

  • Pakistani forces kill six alleged banned outfit activists

    Date: 2017-01-07 18:16:06 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:53 - ID:6290421

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (MENA) - At least six suspected militants affiliated with banned outfits were gunned down by the personnel of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in the wee hours of Saturday in Sheikhupura, according to In a targeted ....

  • Chemical terrorist attack 'huge concern' says London fire chief

    Date: 2017-01-07 10:51:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:24 - ID:6288293

    LONDON, Jan 7 (MENA) - Britain's most senior fire chief has warned that the potential for a terrorist chemical attack in the country is a "huge concern". Dany Cotton, recently appointed first female commissioner of London Fire Brigade, said she ....

  • Pakistan appoints Raheel Sharif chief of Islamic military alliance

    Date: 2017-01-07 09:34:56 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:16 - ID:6287849

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (MENA) - Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif confirmed that former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif will be the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism. Asif admitted that an ....

  • UN secretary general agrees to mediate between Pakistan, India

    Date: 2017-01-07 09:06:08 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:6287613

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (MENA) - The new United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has agreed to play the role of an “honest broker” to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan, Geo News quoted Pakistan's permanent representative to the ....

  • Florida shooter treated for mental health issues -- FBI

    Date: 2017-01-07 07:42:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:6287385

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (MENA) - At least five people have been killed in an attack at Fort Lauderdale airport by a gunman who had reportedly previously told the FBI he was being forced to fight for Daesh, British newspaper the Telegraph reported on ....

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