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  • Haftar, Shoigu discuss fighting terrorism

    Date: 2017-01-11 20:46:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:6315249

    MOSCOW, Jan 11 (MENA) – Libyan National Army Commander Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar held on Wednesday a video conference with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to discuss urgent issues of the fight against international terrorist groups in ....

  • Yemen war claims lives of 1,400 children, says UN

    Date: 2017-01-11 14:14:15 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:43 - ID:6313653

    NEW YORK, Jan 11 (MENA) - Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children's fund said. "Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen," ....

  • Gov't panel to release interim report on emperor abdication Jan. 23

    Date: 2017-01-11 12:35:32 GMT - Japan - World - SN:32 - ID:6312513

    BEIJING, Jan 11 (MENA) - A panel tasked with examining the potential abdication of Japan's aging Emperor Akihito, who has indicated his desire to step down, will release an interim report of its findings on Jan. 23, Kyodo quoted the six-member group ....

  • Turkey arrests 60 businessmen for alleged Gulen ties

    Date: 2017-01-11 11:26:30 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:24 - ID:6311801

    ANKARA, Jan 11 (MENA) - Turkey's state-run news agency says that 60 businessmen have been arrested for suspected ties to the movement allegedly responsible for the failed coup in July, ABC News reported. Anadolu says that 110 businessmen were ....

  • North Korea has 50 kg of weapons-grade plutonium: Seoul's defense white paper

    Date: 2017-01-11 09:24:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:6310529

    SEOUL, Jan 11 (MENA) - South Korea said Wednesday the North has made "considerable" progress in nuclear capabilities recently, citing the increased amount of its fissile material and improved warhead miniaturization technology, according to ....

  • Taliban say they didn't plant bomb wounding UAE diplomats in Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-01-11 06:34:37 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:6 - ID:6310085

    KABUL, Jan 11 (MENA) - The Taliban issued a statement Wednesday saying they did not plant a bomb that went off in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and wounded the UAE ambassador to the country and a number of diplomats. The group instead blamed an ....

  • Death toll from Afghan bombings rises to 38

    Date: 2017-01-10 16:29:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:65 - ID:6307529

    KABUL, Jan 10 (MENA) - An Afghan official says the death toll from twin bombings in Kabul has climbed to 38, with civilians and military personnel among those killed, ABC news reported. Mohibullah Zeer, an official in the Public Health Ministry, ....

  • Russia ready for talks on normalizing ties with US even under sanctions: Kremlin

    Date: 2017-01-10 14:46:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:6307361

    MOSCOW, Jan 10 (MENA) - Moscow is ready for dialogue with Washington on normalizing bilateral relations even if sanctions are not lifted, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russian news agency TASS as saying on Tuesday. Peskov answered a ....

  • Death of Russian consul in Athens due to natural causes

    Date: 2017-01-10 14:23:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:50 - ID:6307089

    MOSCOW, Jan 10 (MENA) - The head of the consular department of the Russian Embassy to Greece, Andrei Malanin, has died of natural causes, the Russian news agency TASS quoted an embassy source as saying. "The embassy can confirm the death of the ....

  • Belarusian president to visit Sudan on Monday

    Date: 2017-01-10 12:57:16 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:36 - ID:6306049

    KHARTOUM, Jan 10 (MENA) - President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will visit Sudan on Monday. Sudanese Minister of Oil Mohamed Zayed told MENA on Tuesday that the visiting president is accompanied by a high-level economic delegation with a ....

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