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  • Taliban commander among 18 killed in Kunduz city

    Date: 2016-12-26 12:28:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:27 - ID:6220417

    KABUL, Dec 26 (MENA) - A local commander of the Taliban group was among at least 18 killed during the operations in the strategic Kunduz city, Khaama Press reported on Monday. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Taliban commander Ghulam Safi ....

  • George Michael dies at 53

    Date: 2016-12-26 06:44:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:6 - ID:6218177

    LONDON, Dec 26 (MENA) - Singer George Michael has died at his home at the age of 53, the BBC reported Monday. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and had huge success as a solo performer, "passed away peacefully" on Christmas ....

  • China to establish diplomatic ties with Sao Tome

    Date: 2016-12-26 06:32:19 GMT - China - World - SN:5 - ID:6218149

    BEIJING, Dec 26 (MENA) - China is set to sign an agreement on Monday establishing diplomatic ties with former Taiwan ally Sao Tome and Principe, ABC news reported. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterpart from Sao Tome, Urbino ....

  • Russian transport minister says search operation suspended until Monday morning

    Date: 2016-12-25 22:46:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:6217177

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) - Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Sunday that the search for victims of a Russian plane that crashed into the Black Sea earlier today would resume Monday. "The operation on raising wreckage and bodies of the ....

  • Addis Ababa keen on optimal use of Nile water without harming basin countries: Ethiopia FM

    Date: 2016-12-25 21:12:01 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:67 - ID:6217717

    KHARTOUM, Dec 25 (MENA) - Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu on Sunday said his country is keen on the optimal use of the Nile water without prejudice to the rights of the basin countries. In a press conference held at the headquarters ....

  • Russian Defense Ministry confirms 10 bodies recovered at Tu-154 plane crash site

    Date: 2016-12-25 15:46:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:6216077

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) - The bodies of 10 victims of Russia's Tu-154 aircraft crash near the resort city of Sochi have been recovered, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed Sunday, according to Sputnik News. Earlier in the day, a source in the ....

  • Washington Post: Europe may face grim future with terrorism

    Date: 2016-12-25 14:06:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:6215077

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - New Daesh efforts to sow terror in Europe are pushing counterterrorism authorities to their limits, forcing citizens and their leaders to resign themselves to a new era where attacks may be a fact of life, not an ....

  • Pakistan minister threatens to deal nuke strike against Israel

    Date: 2016-12-25 12:03:29 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:28 - ID:6215053

    NEW YORK, Dec 25 (MENA) - The defense minister of Pakistan has threatened that his country would deal a nuclear strike to Israel. The defense minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, wrote a saber-rattling Twitter post directed at Israel on Friday ....

  • Putin orders Russian PM to create commission on probe into Tu-154 crash

    Date: 2016-12-25 11:04:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:6214529

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to set up a commission to investigate the Tu-154 aircraft crash in the Black Sea, Sputnik News quoted the Kremlin’s press service as saying ....

  • Russian plane crashes into Black sea 7 minutes after takeoff

    Date: 2016-12-25 10:41:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:6213861

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) - The Russian aircraft TU-154, which had disappeared from radar shortly after take-off in Sochi Sunday, has crashed in the Krasnodar Region seven minutes after takeoff, a source in local security services told Sputnik news ....

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