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  • New US administration committed to NATO

    Date: 2017-01-24 16:30:26 GMT - Kuwait - World - SN:71 - ID:6398297

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24 (MENA) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the new US administration was "fully committed" to the alliance despite strong criticism from President Donald Trump. "I am absolutely certain that President Trump ....

  • Pakistan test-fires ballistic missile

    Date: 2017-01-24 15:44:18 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:70 - ID:6397645

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (MENA) - Pakistan says it has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,200 kilometers (1,400 miles) that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, ABC News reported Tuesday. The military said ....

  • Germany arrests 2 brothers suspected of extremism

    Date: 2017-01-24 14:30:24 GMT - Germany - World - SN:63 - ID:6397317

    BERLIN, Jan 24 (MENA) - German authorities have arrested two Daesh and al-Nusra Front extremist groups, American newspaper Business Insider reported. Federal prosecutors said the two men, who were only identified as 25-year-old Rachid B. and ....

  • EU concerned of UK possible bilateral trade talks

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:57:09 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:124 - ID:6391881

    BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (MENA) - Brussels warned London on Monday it must must refrain from any formal negotiations for bilateral trade deals with third countries until after its divorce from the EU. The UK is allowed only to discuss trade agreements with ....

  • Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP trade deal

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:52:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:123 - ID:6391957

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (MENA) - Making good on a campaign promise, US President Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Fox News reported. He also signed two ....

  • Record German funding to WFP delivers lifeline to Syrians

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:47:33 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:122 - ID:6391893

    CAIRO, Jan 23 (MENA) - Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million. Of this amount, the largest single contribution ever to a WFP operation – €570 million – went to ....

  • Romanians protest against government plans to weaken graft laws

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:35:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:121 - ID:6391885

    LONDON, Jan 23 (MENA) – Thousands of Romanians have protested against draft government decrees that would pardon hundreds of criminals and decriminalise corruption offences, The Financial Times reported on Monday. Critics say the ordinances could ....

  • Trump presidency is already altering Israeli-Palestinian politics - Commentary

    Date: 2017-01-23 21:42:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:117 - ID:6391925

    NEW YORK, Jan 23 (MENA) – Just two days old, the presidency of Donald J. Trump is already reshaping the politics between Israelis and Palestinians, on issues from the location of the American Embassy to possible annexation of a major settlement bloc ....

  • De Mistura hopes political solution achieved in Syria

    Date: 2017-01-23 18:28:56 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:105 - ID:6391285

    ASTANA, Jan 23 (MENA) - UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Monday “our intention is also to convene as soon as possible formal –and if possible- direct intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva on a political solution as outlined in the ....

  • Syria talks in Kazakhstan will test Russia-Turkey cooperation - WSJ

    Date: 2017-01-23 10:23:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:24 - ID:6386889

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (MENA) - Russia and Turkey, which for years have backed opposing sides in Syria’s civil war, say they will work to map the outlines of a peace agreement during negotiations this week, the first major test of whether the powers’ ....

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