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  • Attacks, strikes, floods decimate Paris tourism

    Date: 2016-08-23 21:46:54 GMT - France - World - SN:115 - ID:5479977

    PARIS, Aug 23 (MENA) - Tourism in the Paris region suffered a severe setback in 2016 following a wave of terrorist attacks, strikes and severe flooding that cost the French capital around 750 million euros in lost revenue, France 24 quoted officials ....

  • CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

    Date: 2016-08-23 20:18:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:5479729

    WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (MENA) - Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials. The intrusions, ....

  • Obama tours Louisiana amid criticism that he's late

    Date: 2016-08-23 19:39:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:5479333

    WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama toured on Tuesday flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana, surveying wreckage that has also become a political football, CNN reported. "We are heartbroken by the loss of life," Obama said after ....

  • Turkish army shells Daesh positions in Syria

    Date: 2016-08-23 13:42:41 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:67 - ID:5476941

    ANKARA, Aug 23 (MENA) - Turkey shelled Daesh positions in Syria on Tuesday in response to two mortar shells from Syria on south-east Turkey. Turkish army fired 40 shells at four Daesh targets in Syria after the mortal shells fired from ....

  • No country has permanent military base in Iran - Larijani

    Date: 2016-08-23 13:11:05 GMT - Iran - World - SN:57 - ID:5476737

    TEHRAN, Aug 23 (MENA) - Iran had not put any military bases at the disposal of Russia or any other country, affirmed Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, according to IRNA News Agency. Russia’s use of an air base in Hamadan was temporary in ....

  • Iran FM leaves Cuba, heads for Nicaragua

    Date: 2016-08-23 12:58:56 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:54 - ID:5476569

    HAVANA, Aug 23 (MENA) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left here Tuesday for Nicaragua as part of his current tour of Latin America that will also take him to Ecuador, Chili, Bolivia and Venezuela. During his visit to Cuba, Zarif ....

  • Al Qaeda's leader calls on supporters to reject Daesh, support Taliban

    Date: 2016-08-23 11:30:46 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:34 - ID:5475325

    KABUL, Aug 23 (MENA) – Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on the world’s Muslims to reject Daesh and throw their weight behind the Afghan Taliban, in a new video released on Sunday, according to Newsweek. The leader of one of the world’s ....

  • British Foreign Secretary meets New Zealand counterpart FM

    Date: 2016-08-23 10:57:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:5475429

    LONDON, Aug 23 (MENA) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met on Tuesday with his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully, according to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. During the get-together, the two ministers discussed current ....

  • N. Korea lays land mines near border to prevent defection by soldiers: sources

    Date: 2016-08-23 09:47:30 GMT - south korea - World - SN:25 - ID:5474853

    SEOUL, Aug 23 (MENA) - North Korea was seen laying anti-personnel mines along its side of the inter-Korean border, presumably to block potential defection by its own soldiers, a government source said was quoted by Yonhap News Agency as saying ....

  • Trump demands special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's State Department tenure

    Date: 2016-08-23 09:35:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:5474525

    WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (MENA) - Donald Trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, as questions emerge over whether foreign donations to the non-profit Clinton Foundation influenced her ....

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