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  • Russian defense minister to meet Syrian, Iranian counterparts Thursday

    Date: 2016-06-09 13:22:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:5069777

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is set to meet his Syrian and Iranian counterparts, Fahd Jassem Freij and Hossein Dehghan on Thursday, discussing counter-terrorism and regional security, Russian Deputy Defense Minister ....

  • Pentagon: Assault on Daesh-held Manbij in Syria within days

    Date: 2016-06-09 11:30:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:5069101

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - A spokesman for the US Defense Department (Pentagon) said that a US-backed Kurdish and Arab alliance is set to attack Manbij, a Daesh-held city in northern Syria within days. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on ....

  • Russian Defense minister: Russia can’t ignore terrorist threats in Syria, Libya, Iraq

    Date: 2016-06-09 11:28:16 GMT - Turkmenistan - World - SN:47 - ID:5069201

    ASHGABAT, June 9 (MENA) - Moscow cannot ignore terrorist threats coming from Syria, Libya, Iraq and other countries, Tass news agency quoted Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu as saying on Thursday. "While understanding today’s threats we ....

  • Aiden Webb: Body of missing backpacker found in Vietnam

    Date: 2016-06-09 10:51:28 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:44 - ID:5068865

    HANOI, June 9 (MENA) - A British backpacker has been found dead in northern Vietnam, nearly a week after he was last seen, the BBC reported on Thursday. Aiden Webb, 22, from Norwich, set off to climb the Fansipan mountain on his own on ....

  • China celebrates Dragon Boat Festival

    Date: 2016-06-09 10:25:33 GMT - China - World - SN:40 - ID:5068469

    BEIJING, June 9 (MENA) - China celebrated on Thursday Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China. The festival, often known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the ....

  • Malaysia condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

    Date: 2016-06-09 09:52:06 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:36 - ID:5068349

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (MENA) - The Malaysian government strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Istanbul on June 7, Bernama news agency reported. "We express sympathy and condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey and the ....

  • Russian fighter jet crashes outside Moscow, killing pilot

    Date: 2016-06-09 09:27:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:33 - ID:5068117

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed outside Moscow on Thursday killing its pilot, the RIA news agency quoted the Defense Ministry as saying. The plane was returning to its base at the time and was not carrying ....

  • France deploys special forces on ground in northern Syria

    Date: 2016-06-09 09:19:13 GMT - France - World - SN:29 - ID:5067917

    PARIS, June 9 (MENA) - A source at the French Defense Ministry said Thursday that France deployed its special forces on the ground in northern Syria to advise rebels and help them fight Daesh organization. "The offensive at Manbij is clearly ....

  • Honda recalls 784,000 vehicles in Japan over Takata air bags

    Date: 2016-06-09 07:26:22 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:5067493

    TOKYO, June 9 (MENA) - Japanese automaker Honda is recalling 784,000 vehicles in Japan for faulty Takata Corp. air bag inflators for front passenger seats, ABC news reported. The recall, announced by Honda Motor Co. Thursday, is the latest of ....

  • France gets ready for Euro 2016 championship with unprecedented security measures

    Date: 2016-06-09 07:20:15 GMT - France - World - SN:17 - ID:5067273

    PARIS, June 9 (MENA) - Amid unprecedented security measures, wide protests over the controversial labor law and the declaration of a state of natural disasters in about 800 French towns, the Euro 2016 football championship is to kick off on Friday, ....

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