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  • US spokesman: Obama administration behind decision to send armed vehicles to SDF

    Date: 2017-01-31 19:59:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:97 - ID:6440153

    WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (MENA) - The decision to send armed vehicles to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was taken by the administration of former US president Barack Obama, not by current President Donald Trump, a US military spokesman stressed on ....

  • UN peace talks on Syria delayed until Feb. 20

    Date: 2017-01-31 17:55:30 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:92 - ID:6439729

    NEW York, Jan. 31 (MENA) - UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that peace talks on Syria scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, were postponed until February 20, Al Arabiya news channel reported. The ....

  • FT: Iran missile firing puts Trump strategy to test

    Date: 2017-01-31 15:43:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:6439013

    LONDON, Jan 31 (MENA) - The UN Security Council is to meet on Tuesday to discuss an Iranian missile launch in an early test of how the Trump administration plans to deal with the Islamic republic, UK' Financial Times said on Tuesday. President ....

  • US State Dept. officials should quit if they disagree with Trump, White House warns

    Date: 2017-01-31 13:07:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:6437449

    WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (MENA) - The White House warned State Department officials that they should leave their jobs if they did not agree with President Trump’s agenda, an extraordinary effort to stamp out a wave of internal dissent against Mr. Trump’s ....

  • Pakistan: No peace in ME without just settlement to Palestinian problem

    Date: 2017-01-31 13:00:40 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:54 - ID:6436861

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (MENA) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the international community to play a role in solving the Palestinian problem, said GEO News channel. Speaking at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on ....

  • UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in conflict

    Date: 2017-01-31 12:54:27 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:51 - ID:6437213

    GENEVA, Jan 31 (MENA) - Forty-eight million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from UNICEF’s 2017 appeal, which was launched on Tuesday. From Syria to Yemen and Iraq, from ....

  • Netanyahu defends controversial tweet about US-Mexico wall

    Date: 2017-01-31 12:52:46 GMT - Israel - World - SN:50 - ID:6437209

    GAZA CITY, Jan 31 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to clarify a controversial post on Twitter in which he supported construction of a border wall between the US and Mexico. The post quickly drew criticism from the ....

  • 20 Daesh fighters killed by own bomb in Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-01-31 10:54:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:35 - ID:6435697

    KABUL, Jan 31 (MENA) - At least 20 loyalists of Daesh terrorist group were killed in a premature bomb explosion in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported Tuesday. Local official said that the incident took place in ....

  • Protesters rally against US travel ban near Tokyo embassy

    Date: 2017-01-31 08:34:54 GMT - Japan - World - SN:12 - ID:6434861

    TOKYO, Jan 31 (MENA) - Around 40 people protested near the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on Tuesday against President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees around the ....

  • Trump travel ban: Thousands join protests across UK

    Date: 2017-01-31 08:33:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:11 - ID:6434981

    LONDON, Jan 31 (MENA) - Thousands of people have joined protests in London and in cities around the UK against a controversial travel ban on seven mainly Muslim countries imposed by US President Donald Trump, the BBC reported. The ban bars ....

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