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  • German FM says no visa talks until Turkey meets criteria

    Date: 2016-08-09 12:06:56 GMT - Germany - World - SN:35 - ID:5398821

    BERLIN, Aug 9 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday that visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in the EU isn't currently on the agenda, Deutsche Welle reported. Lifting travel restrictions for Turks in the EU ....

  • S. Korea strongly condemns suicide bombing in Pakistan

    Date: 2016-08-09 12:04:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:34 - ID:5398345

    SEOUL, Aug 9 (MENA) - South Korea on Tuesday strongly condemned a recent suicide bombing in Pakistan that left over 70 people dead, vowing to maintain its global cooperation in eradicating terrorism, Yonhap news agency reported. On Monday, a man ....

  • Japan emperor worries age may make it tough to perform his duties

    Date: 2016-08-09 11:42:58 GMT - Japan - World - SN:25 - ID:5398329

    TOKYO, Aug 9 (MENA) – Japan’s Emperor Akihito, 82, in a rare video address to the public on Monday, said he worried that age may make it difficult for him to fully carry out his duties, remarks seen as suggesting the elderly monarch wants to ....

  • Flying while Muslim is not a crime - paper

    Date: 2016-08-09 11:25:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:24 - ID:5397813

    WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (MENA) - The Washington Post lashed out at the attitude of passengers towards Muslim passengers who traveled by airplanes, saying flying while Muslim is not a crime. Muslim passengers are escorted off US-based airlines with ....

  • India: Drug smugglers trafficking new product: Jihadists

    Date: 2016-08-09 11:13:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:19 - ID:5397801

    WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (MENA) - Indian forces patrolling the country’s frontier with Pakistan closed in on a group of armed smugglers. A firefight erupted. When the shooting stopped, two men were dead. Three others were apprehended and their cargo, 33 ....

  • Turkish authorities arrest 16,000 people after failed coup attempt - minister

    Date: 2016-08-09 11:09:14 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:16 - ID:5397821

    ANKARA, Aug 9 (MENA) - Turkish authorities have arrested 16,000 people suspected of involvement in the failed coup attempt, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said Tuesday. Another 6,000 detainees are still being processed, and over 7,600 are ....

  • Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

    Date: 2016-08-09 11:06:48 GMT - Japan - World - SN:15 - ID:5397497

    TOKYO, Aug 9 (MENA) - Japan's foreign minister has warned that ties with China are "significantly deteriorating", after Chinese vessels repeatedly entered disputed waters in the East China Sea. Fumio Kishida said he had called China's ambassador ....

  • Japan emperor wanted to express view on his role last year: sources

    Date: 2016-08-09 09:59:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:12 - ID:5397365

    TOKYO, Aug 9 (MENA) - Japan's Emperor Akihito had a desire to express his thoughts about fulfilling his role at a news conference marking his 82nd birthday last December, Imperial Household Agency sources said Tuesday. Although the emperor conveyed ....

  • Curriculum of Islamic studies should be reviewed to address extremist ideology in Malaysia - official

    Date: 2016-08-09 08:12:36 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:9 - ID:5397033

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (MENA) - The curriculum of Islamic studies in schools and religious institutions should be reviewed to tackle extremist, radical or liberal ideology. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Dr Ashraf Wajdi ....

  • Taurus missiles to start operation with S. Korean Air Force this year

    Date: 2016-08-09 08:11:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:7 - ID:5397029

    SEOUL, Aug 9 (MENA) - South Korea plans to deploy dozens of "jamming proof" air-to-ground guided missiles that can be carried on its F-15K fighters in a bid to bolster its strike capabilities amid mounting military threats from North Korea, military ....

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