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  • UNAMI: 6,878 civilians killed, 12,388 wounded in Iraq in 2016

    Date: 2017-01-02 22:21:27 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:74 - ID:6262621

    BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (MENA) – A total of 386 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 1,066 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2016, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on its official ....

  • Australian FM: We won't relocate embassy to Jerusalem

    Date: 2017-01-02 22:01:40 GMT - Australia - World - SN:73 - ID:6262461

    SYDNEY, Jan 2 (MENA) – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that Australia "does not have any plans to move the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Monday. Bishop's comments came in ....

  • Brazil prison riots leave 60 dead

    Date: 2017-01-02 21:17:25 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:71 - ID:6262453

    BRASILIA, Jan 2 (MENA) - A fight between rival gangs in a Brazilian prison has left about 60 people dead and officials hunting an unknown number of inmates that escaped during the bloody confrontation. Local officials say the riot at the prison ....

  • BP opts out of Iran deals ahead of Trump hard line on Tehran

    Date: 2017-01-02 18:40:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:58 - ID:6261485

    LONDON, Jan 2 (MENA) - BP has opted out of the first wave of agreements to develop oil and gas reserves in Iran after the lifting of international sanctions — setting it apart from its two biggest European rivals Royal Dutch Shell and Total. Iran ....

  • Turkish media: 8 persons detained in connection with Istanbul attack

    Date: 2017-01-02 13:44:05 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:36 - ID:6259161

    ANKARA, Jan 2 (MENA) - Turkish media outlets said on Monday eight persons were detained against the backdrop of the attack on a nightclub in Istanbul city on New Year's Eve. Daesh group claimed responsibility for the attack, Sky News channel. ....

  • UN condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day

    Date: 2017-01-02 12:32:01 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:33 - ID:6258933

    GENEVA, Jan 2 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the despicable terrorist attack overnight on New Year celebrations at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, in which dozens of people were killed and injured. “He hopes ....

  • Two explosions reported outside Mogadishu airport

    Date: 2017-01-02 10:18:22 GMT - Somalia - World - SN:15 - ID:6258049

    MOGADISHU, Jan 2 (MENA) - Two powerful blasts were reported outside Mogadishu airport on Monday, ABC news reported. Reports about casualties and damage have not been immediately available. (MENA) S R E ....

  • With Trump, Russia goes from Thursday’s foe of US to Friday’s friend

    Date: 2017-01-01 22:47:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:6255581

    NEW YORK, January 1 (MENA) - US and Russia by Thursday were the enemy No. 1 for the other, and turned to be a friend on Friday, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Sunday. The diatribe against the Obama ....

  • China condemns nightclub attack in Turkey

    Date: 2017-01-01 19:57:25 GMT - China - World - SN:60 - ID:6254745

    BEIJING, Jan 1 (MENA) -- China condemned the terrorist attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, Xinhua quoted Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying as saying on Sunday. "China firmly opposes all forms of terrorism ....

  • Plane set to carry home expelled Russian diplomats departs from US

    Date: 2017-01-01 19:00:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:57 - ID:6254881

    MOSCOW, Jan 1 (MENA) - The special plane, which was sent by Moscow to carry back home Russian diplomats expelled from the United States, left Washington on Sunday, Sputnik news agency said, quoting the Russian Embassy's press service. On ....

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