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  • 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 ....

  • No Chinese casualties in recent rioting, looting in Venezuela

    Date: 2016-06-17 18:21:36 GMT - China - World - SN:56 - ID:5115345

    BEIJING, June 17 (MENA) – There have been no reports of casualties of Chinese citizens in the recent looting in Venezuela, China Daily quoted the Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying on Friday. The Chinese embassy in Venezuela has asked the ....

  • China refutes intrusion into Japan's territorial waters

    Date: 2016-06-17 17:28:23 GMT - China - World - SN:55 - ID:5115109

    BEIJING, June 17 (MENA) – China on Friday refuted the accusation that a Chinese vessel had intruded into Japan's territorial waters, saying the navigation was completely in line with international law, Xinhua reported. "The Chinese Navy vessel ....

  • Doctors Without Borders rejects EU funds over 'dangerous policies'

    Date: 2016-06-17 16:27:38 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:53 - ID:5114985

    BAGHDAD, June 17 (MENA) – Medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders says it will no longer accept funds from the European Union because of its "dangerous migration policies," CNN reported on Friday It comes after the EU and ....

  • China censures US following CIA release of torture program documents

    Date: 2016-06-17 14:53:51 GMT - China - World - SN:46 - ID:5114565

    BEIJING, June (MENA) – The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States to adhere to international human rights conventions after the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released documents on its former Detention and Interrogation ....

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