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  • Kofi Annan begins visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State

    Date: 2016-12-02 16:31:47 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:63 - ID:6072493

    NAYPYIDAW, Dec 2 (MENA)- Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday began a fact-finding visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, where the army has been accused of large-scale violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority, ....

  • Trump team looks at new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran

    Date: 2016-12-02 15:52:05 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:60 - ID:6072173

    LONDON, Dec 2 (MENA) - The Trump transition team is examining proposals for US sanctions on Iran separate from its nuclear program in a move likely to draw a furious reaction from Tehran, the Financial Times has reported. Transition officials ....

  • Trump picks James Mattis for secretary of defense

    Date: 2016-12-02 15:14:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:55 - ID:6071617

    WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (MENA) - US President-elect Donald Trump announced during a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio Thursday night that he plans to nominate retired Marine Corps general James Mattis as his defense secretary, the Foreign Policy magazine reported ....

  • Russia to introduce Syria operation experience into military higher schools’ curriculum

    Date: 2016-12-02 12:56:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:6070821

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 (MENA) - The experience of Russia’s anti-terror operation in Syria will be promptly introduced into the curriculum of Russian military higher schools, TASS quoted Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying at a conference call on ....

  • Europol warns of more terrorist attacks in Europe

    Date: 2016-12-02 10:55:34 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:38 - ID:6069973

    The Hague, Dec 2 (MENA) - Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, warned on Friday of future terror attacks by groups or lone actors in Europe. In a new report, the agency said intelligence services expect several dozen people ....

  • Russia unveils foreign cyber attack on banks

    Date: 2016-12-02 09:47:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:6069585

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 (MENA) - Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) unveiled on Friday a large-scale Western plot by spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia's banking system. In a press release on Friday, FSB said the servers to be used in the alleged ....

  • Japan defense budget for FY 2017 likely to hit record 5.1 tril. yen

    Date: 2016-12-02 09:16:16 GMT - Japan - World - SN:25 - ID:6069577

    TOKYO, Dec 2 (MENA) - Japan's defense budget in the fiscal year of 2017 could hit a record high of around 5.1 trillion yen ($44.64 billion), a government source said on Thursday. He added that the government is also considering boosting defense ....

  • US Congress passes Iran sanctions extension bill

    Date: 2016-12-02 08:25:09 GMT - Iran - World - SN:12 - ID:6069133

    TEHRAN, Dec 2 (MENA) - The US Senate on Thursday approved a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran, a bipartisan measure that would have expired at year's end but now goes to President Barack Obama's desk. The Iran Sanctions Act passed by ....

  • Japan strengthens unilateral sanctions on N. Korea

    Date: 2016-12-02 08:17:13 GMT - Japan - World - SN:10 - ID:6069129

    TOKYO, Dec 2 (MENA) - Japan will impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's fifth nuclear test in September, Kyodo quoted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying Friday. The announcement comes after the U.N. Security ....

  • Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense

    Date: 2016-12-02 07:02:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:6068741

    WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (MENA) - President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, The Washington Post reported. “We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of ....

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