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  • Turkish police raid 44 firms in coup probe

    Date: 2016-08-16 09:41:43 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:22 - ID:5435605

    ANKARA, Aug 16 (MENA) - Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids on 44 companies in Istanbul and have warrants to detain 120 company executives as part of the investigation into last month's attempted military coup, ABC news said. It said ....

  • Japan moving toward ratifying Paris climate accord by year-end

    Date: 2016-08-16 08:28:55 GMT - Japan - World - SN:16 - ID:5435293

    TOKYO, Aug 16 (MENA) - The Japanese government has begun preparations to ratify the landmark Paris climate deal by the end of the year and may submit necessary documents to the Diet in its upcoming session in the fall, Kyodo quoted government ....

  • Venezuelan President's Approval Rating Falls to Nine-month Low

    Date: 2016-08-16 07:38:30 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:12 - ID:5434877

    CARACAS, Aug 16 (MENA) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval rating fell to a nine-month low of 21.2 percent in July amid calls from government critics for a recall referendum next year, according to a local pollster Datanalisis. The ....

  • China launches first-ever quantum communication satellite

    Date: 2016-08-16 07:34:10 GMT - China - World - SN:11 - ID:5434797

    BEIJING, Aug 16 (MENA) - China successfully launched the world's first quantum satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gobi Desert at 1:40 am on Tuesday, Xinhua reported. In a cloud of thick smoke, the satellite, ....

  • Three civilians killed in anti-India protests in Kashmir

    Date: 2016-08-16 07:24:46 GMT - India - World - SN:10 - ID:5435105

    NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (MENA) - At least three people have been killed in troubled Indian-controlled Kashmir, and at least 15 more injured on Tuesday as hundreds clashed with government troops during anti-India protests, ABC News quoted the police as ....

  • Mexico gang abducts 10 people from Puerto Vallarta restaurant

    Date: 2016-08-16 07:19:13 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:9 - ID:5435089

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 16 (MENA) - Heavily armed men in Mexico have abducted at least 10 people who were dining in a restaurant in the popular seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, the BBC reported Tuesday. The hostages were taken away in two big utility ....

  • Man charged with murder in shooting deaths of NYC imam, associate

    Date: 2016-08-16 07:11:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:5434757

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (MENA) - Police arrested and charged a man with murder late Monday night in the brazen daytime shooting deaths of an imam and his friend as they left a New York City mosque over the weekend, according to Fox News. Oscar Morel, ....

  • 15 Guantanamo detainees sent to United Arab Emirates

    Date: 2016-08-16 06:44:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:5434865

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (MENA) - The Pentagon has transferred 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates, the largest transfer of detainees during the Obama administration. The transfer reduces to 61 the number of detainees still held at the ....

  • Trump says to work with Sisi, King Abdullah in counter-terror efforts

    Date: 2016-08-15 23:03:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:5434505

    WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (MENA) - US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if he is elected president he will cooperate with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan in counter-terror efforts as they have ....

  • US-backed force steps up efforts to secure Syria’s Manbij -- report

    Date: 2016-08-15 20:13:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:82 - ID:5433985

    WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (MENA) - US-backed Arab and Kurdish force buttressed defenses in the outlying neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Manbij after driving out Daesh elements fighters and cutting one of its key supply routes, as residents took to the ....

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