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  • US airlifted $400 m to Iran as four detained Americans were released

    Date: 2016-08-03 08:38:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:5365393

    WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (MENA) - The US government airlifted the equivalent of 400 million dollars to Iran this past January, which occurred as four detained Americans were released by Tehran, the Wall Street Journal reported. State Department spokesman ....

  • Three more Democratic National Committee officials resign in wake of email leak

    Date: 2016-08-03 08:38:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:20 - ID:5365377

    WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (MENA) - Three more top Democratic National Committee officials plan to leave the organization, including the chief executive and the finance head, as fallout from an email-hacking scandal further shook the party’s leadership ....

  • N. Korea fires off 2 Rodong missiles, one explodes shortly after launch: military

    Date: 2016-08-03 07:34:37 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:5364897

    SEOUL, Aug 3 (MENA) - North Korea on Wednesday fired off what are believed to be two mid-range Rodong ballistic missiles, but one of them exploded right after launch, the South Korean military said. The missiles were launched from near the ....

  • Iran says it has executed a number of Kurdish militants

    Date: 2016-08-02 22:57:28 GMT - Iran - World - SN:102 - ID:5364053

    TEHRAN, Aug 2 (MENA) - The official news agency for Iran's judiciary says authorities have executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists convicted of armed robbery, killing civilians and planning bomb attacks. The Tuesday report says the group ....

  • Japan to name woman as defense minister

    Date: 2016-08-02 22:50:52 GMT - Japan - World - SN:100 - ID:5363577

    TOKYO, Aug 2 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to replace Defense Minister Gen Nakatani with the governing Liberal Democratic Party's policy council chairwoman Tomomi Inada, Kyodo News cited sources close to the matter as saying ....

  • Worldwide migrant deaths top 4,000; Mediterranean deaths pass 3,100 - IOM

    Date: 2016-08-02 22:37:27 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:99 - ID:5363573

    GENEVA, Aug 2 (MENA) - A fresh report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said its Missing Migrants Project has totaled 4,027 migrant or refugee deaths thus far in 2016. At this point last year, Missing Migrants ....

  • Austrian chancellor rejects Turkish ‘intimidation’

    Date: 2016-08-02 19:39:18 GMT - Austria - World - SN:87 - ID:5363885

    VIENNA, Aug 2 (MENA) - Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said he will not bow to “intimidation” from Turkey after receiving online death threats as tensions rise between the EU and Ankara. “We should not allow ourselves to be intimidated in any ....

  • Russia calls for air strikes at Daesh positions in accordance with law - ministry

    Date: 2016-08-02 18:15:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:82 - ID:5362981

    MOWCOW, Aug 2 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called for delivering air strikes at positions of Daesh in strict accordance with international law, TASS reported. "Russia has always stressed the importance of decisive actions ....

  • Dutch woman who fled Daesh arrested

    Date: 2016-08-02 16:21:34 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:70 - ID:5362617

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 2 (MENA) - A young woman who returned to the Netherlands with her two children after fleeing Syria has been arrested on suspicion of links to Daesh, said SkyNews on Tuesday. She was identified by Dutch media as 20-year-old Laura ....

  • Donald Trump suggests election will be rigged - paper

    Date: 2016-08-02 13:35:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:53 - ID:5359445

    WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (MENA) - Donald Trump has claimed that there is a possibility of the US presidential election being “rigged”, The Guardian reported. At a campaign town hall in Columbus, Ohio, Trump said he feared that the election would be ....

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