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  • Russian raids from Iran airbase 'over for now': Tehran

    Date: 2016-08-22 14:20:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:62 - ID:5470921

    TEHRAN, Aug 22 (MENA) - Iran said Monday that Russian raids on jihadists in Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, after accusing Moscow of "showing off" when it revealed the bombing runs. The Russian ambassador to Tehran, Levan ....

  • We will fight terrorist groups till end - Turkish FM

    Date: 2016-08-22 13:46:08 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:54 - ID:5470017

    ANKARA, Aug 22 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey played an "active role" in the fight against Daesh. He added the country would continue to support operations against Daesh. Speaking at a press conference with his Lithuanian ....

  • At least 20 people behind Thai bombings -- police

    Date: 2016-08-22 13:13:31 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:49 - ID:5470349

    BANGKOK, Aug 22 (MENA) - Thai police on Monday said at least 20 people were involved in carrying out a wave of deadly bombings in the country's south earlier this month, CBC News reported. National Police Chief Jakthip Chaijinda said that police ....

  • NATO Europe commander arrives in Ankara

    Date: 2016-08-22 12:09:06 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:43 - ID:5469613

    ANKARA, Aug 22 (MENA) - Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and US European Command (EURCOM) chief US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti arrived here Monday to meet Chief of the Turkish General Staff Hulusi Akar. Scaparrotti had announced in July he ....

  • OIC secretary general visits Kabul

    Date: 2016-08-22 11:34:59 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:38 - ID:5469405

    JEDDAH, Aug 22 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the capital Kabul. According to an OIC Statement, Madani also met with Chief Executive Officer of ....

  • Turkey appoints new ambassador to Russia

    Date: 2016-08-22 11:27:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:37 - ID:5469425

    ANKARA, Aug 22 (MENA) - Turkish authorities have appointed a new ambassador to Russia, Sputnik News Agency quoted a diplomatic source in Ankara as saying on Monday. "Yes, he has been appointed, the candidacy has been approved," the source said. ....

  • Taliban captures Khwajah Ghar district

    Date: 2016-08-22 11:14:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:34 - ID:5469201

    KABUL, Aug 22 (MENA) - Khwaja Ghar district of Afghanistan’s Takhar province has fallen to the Taliban, following heavy clashes between the insurgent group and the security forces, according to Khama Press. The fall of Khwajah Ghar district came ....

  • Clashes renew between Kurds, Syrian regime forces - SOHR

    Date: 2016-08-22 11:11:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:33 - ID:5469029

    LONDON, Aug 22 (MENA) - Clashes renewed for the sixth running day between the Kurds and the Syrian regime forces, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday. The clashes took place in south and central Hasaka city in northeast Syria, ....

  • Malaysian singer Namewee held for 'insulting Islam'

    Date: 2016-08-22 10:24:27 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:22 - ID:5468785

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 (MENA) - Police have arrested a popular but controversial Malaysian singer, after complaints that his most recent music video "insulted Islam". Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was detained on Sunday. He is known for ....

  • Estonian parliamentarian to MENA: Security threats to Estonia are quite different from France, Germany

    Date: 2016-08-22 09:54:50 GMT - Estonia - World - SN:18 - ID:5467805

    TALLIN, Aug 22 (MENA) - Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Estonian Parliament Sven Mikser said security threats to Estonia are quite different from those to France and Germany, citing his country's small population of just 1.4 ....

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