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  • Dominican leader assumes 2nd term

    Date: 2016-08-16 21:23:38 GMT - Dominican - World - SN:83 - ID:5440065

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Aug 16 (MENA) - The president of the Dominican Republic has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country that boasts the strongest economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, Fox News reported. ....

  • Russian use of Iranian base 'unfortunate, not surprising’ - US State Department

    Date: 2016-08-16 20:43:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:5440061

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (MENA) - The United States considers Russia’s use of the Hamadan airbase in Iran for launching strikes in Syria unfortunate but not unexpected, US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in a press briefing on ....

  • Detained Daesh militant in Afghanistan admits he was trained in Pakistan

    Date: 2016-08-16 17:03:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:72 - ID:5439097

    KABUL, Aug 16 (MENA) - A member of Daesh terrorist group has admitted he received terrorist activities training in Pakistan, according to Khama Press. The loyalist of the terror group was arrested by the Afghan intelligence, National Directorate ....

  • Malaysia, Palestine to further strengthen bilateral ties

    Date: 2016-08-16 15:15:32 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:64 - ID:5438329

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 (MENA) - Malaysia and Palestine reaffirm to further strengthen the warm and close bilateral relations between both countries, Bernama reported on Tuesday. Malaysian Foreign Ministry, in a statement, released today in conjunction ....

  • Denmark offers to ship chemical weapons out of Libya

    Date: 2016-08-16 13:44:35 GMT - Libya - World - SN:59 - ID:5437861

    TRIPOLI, Aug 16 (MENA) - The Danish government said it was willing to offer a container vessel, a support ship and 200 staff to an international operation to rid Libya of its chemical weapons arsenal, the Daily Mail reported. A maritime operation ....

  • Putin: Russia sincerely seeks to restore relations with Turkey

    Date: 2016-08-16 12:10:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:46 - ID:5437177

    SOCHI, Aug 16 (MENA) - Moscow is sincerely set to restore and develop bilateral relations with Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by Tass Russian News Agency as saying on Tuesday. "We are sincerely seeking to restore full-format ....

  • Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target Daesh in Syria

    Date: 2016-08-16 12:07:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:5437193

    MOSCOW, Aug 16 (MENA) - Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Daesh fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia's Defence Ministry said, widening Moscow's bombing campaign in a major development in the country's civil ....

  • Turkey requests return of 8 officers who fled to Greece

    Date: 2016-08-16 12:03:16 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:41 - ID:5436833

    ANKARA, Aug 16 (MENA) - Turkey has made a formal request to Greece for the extradition of eight Turkish officers who fled to the neighboring country after last month's attempted coup. A Justice Ministry file had been delivered to Greece ....

  • 3 killed in explosion involving submersible repair

    Date: 2016-08-16 11:16:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:32 - ID:5436001

    SEOUL, Aug 16 (MENA) - An explosion involving a submersible undergoing repair at a southern port city left three killed and one injured, South Korea's military said Tuesday, according to Yonhap News. "At around 8:30 a.m. this morning, there was ....

  • French swimmer disqualified in 10km open-water event

    Date: 2016-08-16 09:49:48 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:23 - ID:5435593

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16 (MENA) - French swimmer Aurelie Muller has been stripped of her Olympic silver medal after being found guilty of ‘dunking’ opponent Rachele Bruni on the finish line, according to Metro. After a chaotic race officials were ....

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