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  • Gunmen kill 6 Kandahar airport workers -- Official

    Date: 2016-12-17 08:17:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:6163781

    KABUL, Dec 17 (MENA) - An Afghan official says that at least six people, including five female government workers, have been shot and killed in southern Kandahar province. Samim Khpolwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor in Kandahar, ....

  • Riot squad sent after inmates seize parts of English prison

    Date: 2016-12-16 19:40:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:81 - ID:6162793

    LONDON, Dec 16 (MENA) - Security firm G4S sent a specialist riot squad Friday to a prison in the English city of Birmingham after inmates took control of several wings of the medium-security facility, ABC news reported. G4S is a private company ....

  • S. Korea, Japan militaries directly exchange intelligence on N. Korea for first time

    Date: 2016-12-16 19:38:28 GMT - south korea - World - SN:80 - ID:6162857

    SEOUL, Dec 16 (MENA) - South Korea and Japan on Friday directly exchanged classified information on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs for the first time in line with their intelligence-sharing pact which came into force last month, Yonhap ....

  • Migrant deaths worldwide top 7,100 in 2016: IOM

    Date: 2016-12-16 19:09:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:78 - ID:6162689

    NEW YORK, Dec 16 (MENA) – The International Organization For Migration (IOM) on Friday said that the number of migrants feared to have died this year has soared to nearly 7,200 with most of the fatalities in the Mediterranean. That number is ....

  • China steals US underwater drone in South China Sea

    Date: 2016-12-16 18:43:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:76 - ID:6162837

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (MENA) - A Chinese Navy ship stole an American underwater research drone in a South China Sea area contested by the Chinese and the Philippines, two US defense officials told Fox News Friday morning. The incident occurred ....

  • EU urges Japan to scrap tariffs on more farm products than TPP accord

    Date: 2016-12-16 17:40:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:73 - ID:6162385

    TOKYO, Dec 16 (MENA) - The European Union is demanding that Japan slash tariffs on agricultural products more than agreed in a Pacific Rim free trade deal, Kyodo news agency cited Japanese government sources as saying Friday. Under the ....

  • 12 soldiers killed in attack on Burkina Faso army

    Date: 2016-12-16 17:22:34 GMT - Burkina Faso - World - SN:70 - ID:6162377

    OUAGADOUGOU, Dec 16 (MENA) - Authorities said at least 12 soldiers are dead after dozens of extermists attacked an army barracks in northern Burkina Faso, ABC news reported. The assailants stormed the barracks early Friday in Nassoumbou, a town ....

  • Russian defense budget to be cut by 6% in 2017

    Date: 2016-12-16 16:37:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:6162361

    MOSCOW, Dec 16 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Defense Minister Tatiana Shevtsova said Friday that the Russian defense budget is expected to shrink by six percent or 100 billion rubles (some $1.62 bln) in 2017, Sputnik news reported. Shevtsova clarified ....

  • Germany arrests suspected Turkish spy in Hamburg

    Date: 2016-12-16 16:32:42 GMT - Germany - World - SN:67 - ID:6162345

    BERLIN, Dec 16 (MENA) - German authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Turkish citizen suspected of spying on Kurds in Germany, ABC news reported Friday. Federal prosecutors say the man — identified only as M.S. — was arrested Thursday in Hamburg ....

  • UN condemns Myanmar over plight of Rohingya

    Date: 2016-12-16 16:18:50 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:65 - ID:6162005

    NEW YORK, Dec 16 (MENA) - The UN has strongly criticised the government of Myanmar over its treatment of the minority Rohingya Muslim population, the BBC reported. The UN's Human Rights Office said Friday it was receiving daily reports of rapes, ....

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