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  • Russia takes swipe at US State Department over using Iran bases for Syria strikes

    Date: 2016-08-17 19:17:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:5445265

    MOSCOW, Aug 17 (MENA) - Russia took a scornful swipe at the United States on Wednesday, defending its use of Iranian air bases to launch air strikes on Syria and suggesting State Department officials should "check their logic and knowledge" over the ....

  • UK Armed Forces Minister welcomes liberation of Syria’s Manbij

    Date: 2016-08-17 18:27:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:5445225

    LONDON, Aug 17 (MENA) – UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mike Penning welcomed on Wednesday the freeing of the strategic town in northern Syria Manbij from Daesh terrorist group. “The loss of the northern Syrian town is the latest ....

  • Russian official, Syrian opposition leader discuss situation in Syria

    Date: 2016-08-17 14:47:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:5443593

    MOSCOW, Aug 17 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met on Wednesday with former President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces Moaz al Khatib and discussed the latest developments in Syria, ....

  • Syria strikes out of Iran do not violate UN resolution 2231: Russia

    Date: 2016-08-17 13:17:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:34 - ID:5442761

    MOSCOW, Aug 17 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday there were no grounds to suggest Russia's decision to fly Syria bombing missions out of Iran violated UN Security Council resolution 2231. Lavrov said Russian ....

  • Malaysia oil tanker 'not hijacked' despite earlier reports

    Date: 2016-08-17 12:06:19 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:30 - ID:5442725

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (MENA) - A Malaysian oil tanker has not been hijacked as earlier reported, but taken to Indonesia by its own crew, officials in both countries say. The MT Vier Harmoni, carrying 900,000 litres of diesel, is being searched in ....

  • Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman kidnapped

    Date: 2016-08-17 10:18:53 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:22 - ID:5442009

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 (MENA) - A son of Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was among a group of suspected criminals abducted in a top tourist resort, euronews reported Wednesday. Investigators say armed men from a rival cartel – ....

  • India Rejects Pakistan's Invite For Talks On Jammu and Kashmir

    Date: 2016-08-17 10:02:02 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:20 - ID:5441809

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (MENA) - India has rejected Pakistan's invitation for foreign secretary-level talks on Jammu and Kashmir, asserting that terror remains the core issue that needs to be discussed, NDTV reported Wednesday. India's envoy in ....

  • Japan protests Chinese vessels near disputed islands

    Date: 2016-08-17 09:59:52 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:5441873

    TOKYO, Aug 17 (MENA) - Japan lodged a fresh diplomatic protest with China on Wednesday, accusing the country of again sending its coast guard ships into waters surrounding contested islands in the East China Sea. The two countries are locked in a ....

  • Pakistan army says 25 terrorists killed, wounded near border with Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-08-17 09:49:44 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:18 - ID:5441793

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (MENA) - The Pakistani army said Wednesday that 14 terrorists were killed and 11 wounded near the border with Afghanistan. Fighter jets on Tuesday targeted hideouts of terrorists in a mountainous region of Khyber Agency right on ....

  • Greece: 59 Rescued From Migrant Dinghy off Greek Island

    Date: 2016-08-17 08:40:55 GMT - Greece - World - SN:12 - ID:5441181

    ATHENS, Aug 17 (MENA) - Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 59 migrants in an inflatable dinghy in rough weather in the Aegean Sea, ABC News reported Wednesday. The migrants were picked up early Wednesday off the eastern island of Kos by two ....

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