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  • Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Baghlan raids, 21 killed, 20 wounded

    Date: 2016-06-18 11:40:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:32 - ID:5117485

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during an operation led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said the ....

  • Putin: Russia could lift counter-sanctions from West if it knew it wouldn't be cheated

    Date: 2016-06-18 10:50:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:23 - ID:5117049

    ST. PETERSBURG, June 18 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would be prepared to lift its counter-sanctions from the West, if it were certain it would not be cheated, the TASS reported Saturday. "We would be prepared ....

  • PAF drone crashes at Mianwali

    Date: 2016-06-18 10:43:50 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:22 - ID:5117073

    ISLAMABAD, June 18 (MENA) - A Pakistan Air Force drone crashed near Headpaka area on Saturday, Geo News reported. The drone had taken off from an airbase six kilometer away from the crash area, a source said. This is not the first time an air ....

  • UN's Ban praises Greek efforts to assist refugees

    Date: 2016-06-18 10:40:21 GMT - Greece - World - SN:20 - ID:5117121

    ATHENS, June 18 (MENA) - The United Nations secretary-general has congratulated Greece for its assistance to more than a million refugees and other migrants who have flowed through the country toward Europe's prosperous heartland. Ban Ki-moon is ....

  • 9 hostages released from Taliban prison in Helmand province

    Date: 2016-06-18 10:10:16 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:17 - ID:5116937

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - At least nine hostages were released from a prison run by the Taliban militants in the restive Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, according to Khaama Press. The Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said the prisoners ....

  • Man to face court charged with murdering MP Jo Cox

    Date: 2016-06-18 09:47:08 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:15 - ID:5116745

    LONDON, June 18 (MENA) - A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox, the Daily Mail reported. Mrs Cox, 41, was attacked in the street outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, at ....

  • Belgian authorities arrest 12 in major anti-terror raid

    Date: 2016-06-18 08:34:09 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:11 - ID:5116461

    BRUSSELS, June 18 (MENA) - Belgian authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they said required "immediate intervention,” ABC News reported. The federal prosecutor's office said ....

  • Torkham border reopens after Pak-Afghan border row defused

    Date: 2016-06-18 08:23:08 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:10 - ID:5116465

    ISLAMABAD, June 18 (MENA) - Pakistan-Afghanistan border has been opened for travelers on Saturday after six days of tensions and curfew owing to clash over construction of a gate, according to Pakistan's Dawn News. The border was opened on ....

  • Japan to face further pressure to resolve its wartime 'sex slavery' issue: diplomat

    Date: 2016-06-17 21:19:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:65 - ID:5115709

    TOKYO, June 17 (MENA) - Korean Ambassador to Japan warned that Tokyo is expected to face further pressure to resolve its wartime sex slavery-related issues if Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is elected as the US's next president, ....

  • $122 million needed to fight Zika over 18 months - WHO

    Date: 2016-06-17 19:35:40 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:60 - ID:5115549

    NEW YORK, June 17 (MENA) - The World Health Organization said Friday that $122 million (108 million euros) is needed to fund an 18-month anti-Zika battle plan that will focus on women of child-bearing age, France 24 reported. The mosquito-borne ....

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