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  • China says Navy drills in Sea of Japan "are routine"

    Date: 2016-08-19 18:53:18 GMT - China - World - SN:70 - ID:5456065

    BEIJING, Aug 19 (MENA) - China's navy has carried out drills in the Sea of Japan, the Chinese military's official newspaper said Friday, describing the exercises as routine and in accordance with international law. The Chinese navy has ....

  • Putin links foiled Crimea attacks to Kiev's inability to fulfill Minsk deal

    Date: 2016-08-19 18:33:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:5455885

    MOSCOW, Aug 19 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the attempted terror attack in Crimea was carried out by Kiev out of its unwillingness to fulfill Minsk agreements, Sputnik reported. Last week, Russia's Federal Security ....

  • UNSC regrets election delay in Somalia

    Date: 2016-08-19 18:26:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:65 - ID:5455941

    NEW YORK, Aug 19 (MENA) - The UN Security Council says it regrets a delay in presidential and parliamentary elections in Somalia and is calling on all parties to implement the new calendar without delay, the ABC News reported. The council stressed ....

  • China concerned about Australia's rejection of Chinese bids

    Date: 2016-08-19 17:36:05 GMT - China - World - SN:58 - ID:5455737

    BEIJING, Aug 19 (MENA) - China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Friday voiced its concerns over the Australian government's latest rejection of an investment application from two Chinese companies, Xinhua reported. On Friday, the Australian ....

  • Afghan forces kill 20 militants in northern Kunduz province

    Date: 2016-08-19 17:19:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:56 - ID:5455637

    KABUL, Aug 19 (MENA) - Afghan security forces have killed 20 Taliban militants in Khan Abad district of Kunduz province with Kunduz city as its capital 250 km norht of Kabul over the past two days and efforts are underway to reopen the road linking ....

  • Singapore arrests 2 men who tried to join Daesh: MHA

    Date: 2016-08-19 16:17:39 GMT - Singapore - World - SN:52 - ID:5455505

    SINGAPORE, Aug 19 (MENA) - Two Singaporeans, who intended to travel to Syria to fight for terror group Daesh, have been detained under the Internal Security Act, the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday as quoted by Skynews. Rosli ....

  • Senior FM officials of S. Korea, China, Japan to meet in Tokyo

    Date: 2016-08-19 15:00:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:44 - ID:5455185

    SEOUL, Aug 19 (MENA) - Senior foreign ministry officials of South Korea, China and Japan will hold a meeting in Tokyo over the weekend to prepare for a foreign ministers' gathering, Yonhap reported on Friday. Kim Hyoung-zhin, deputy foreign ....

  • US acknowledges cash payment to Iran was ‘leverage’ in prisoner release

    Date: 2016-08-19 09:34:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:5452893

    WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (MENA) - The US administration said for the first time on Thursday that its $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was used as “leverage” to gain the release of American prisoners, fueling criticism that the exchange ....

  • Statistics: Trade volume between China, Arab states in 2015 hit $202 bn

    Date: 2016-08-19 08:52:43 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:5452701

    BEIJING, Aug 19 (MENA) – The trade volume between China and Arab states in 2015 reached USD 202.6 billion, registering an annual decrease by 19.3% in light of a sharp fall in crude oil prices, according to statistics released by the Chinese Trade ....

  • Twitter suspends 235,000 accounts in six months for promoting terrorism

    Date: 2016-08-18 22:35:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:116 - ID:5452029

    NEW YORK, Aug 18 (MENA) - Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts in the last six months for violation of its policies regarding the promotion of terrorism and violent threat, the company said Thursday, adding to 125,000 suspensions in the six months ....

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