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  • Najib: KL-Singapore high-speed rail deal to be inked next week

    Date: 2016-12-07 16:19:26 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:66 - ID:6104045

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (MENA) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has described the progress of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project as "well and good", Bernama reported Wednesday. Najib said that Singapore had requested for a ....

  • Indonesia quake death toll jumps to 97

    Date: 2016-12-07 09:35:16 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:30 - ID:6100009

    JAKARTA, Dec 7 (MENA) - The army chief in Indonesia's Aceh province says the death toll in Wednesday's earthquake has jumped to 97 from 54 as rescuers pull more bodies from the rubble, ABC News reported. Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman says in a live ....

  • Obama expects terror threat to continue in ME

    Date: 2016-12-07 07:50:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:6098989

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama said the terrorist threat was never restricted to South Asia, or to Afghanistan, or Pakistan. Even as al Qaeda has been decimated in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the threat from terrorists ....

  • Inherent flaws in Trump’s plan to destroy Deash: writer

    Date: 2016-12-06 22:50:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:6098545

    NEW YORK, Dec 6 (MENA) - American political writer Aaron David Miller on Tuesday said US President-elect Donald Trump may find out his efforts to destroy Daesh would contradict his “new foreign policy” in the Middle East. In The Wall Street ....

  • More than 82,000 Iraqis displaced by Mosul fighting: IOM

    Date: 2016-12-06 22:34:15 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:84 - ID:6098537

    BAGHDAD, Dec 6 (MENA) - More than 82,000 people in Iraq have been displaced by ongoing Mosul military operations since 17 October, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday. This figure represents an increase of ....

  • How the War Ends in Syria: report

    Date: 2016-12-06 21:31:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:6098421

    NEW YORK, Dec 6 (MENA) - The civil war in Syria is over and it is time to stop the fighting, Peter W. Galbraith, a former United States ambassador to Croatia, said in an article published by the New York Times on Tuesday. Aided by Russia, Iran, ....

  • Libyan political agreement made no progress: UN envoy

    Date: 2016-12-06 21:01:55 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:80 - ID:6097973

    NEW YORK, Dec 6 (MENA) – UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler said on Tuesday that a political agreement reached in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in December 2015 made no progress. "Cooperation within and between many Libyan institutions remains ....

  • Merkel re-elected to CDU party chairwoman

    Date: 2016-12-06 20:28:54 GMT - Germany - World - SN:78 - ID:6098113

    BERLIN, Dec 6 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel won re-election as chairwoman of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday with 89.5 percent of votes cast by just under 1,000 party delegates, giving her a boost as she seeks a fourth term in ....

  • Belgian authorities detain 8 over recruitment for Syria

    Date: 2016-12-06 19:46:30 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:76 - ID:6097969

    BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (MENA) - Belgian authorities have detained eight people during anti-terror raids centering on the recruitment of people to fight in Syria and financial support for Daesh group, Fox News reported. The prosecutor's office said ....

  • Lavrov says attack on Russian hospital in Aleppo was planned

    Date: 2016-12-06 11:54:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:6094413

    MOSCOW, Dec 6 (MENA) - The attack on the Russian Defense Ministry’s mobile hospital in Aleppo was planned, TASS News Agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Tuesday. "We are confident that this attack was planned," the ....

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