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  • Burundian mufti invited to attend 26th conf. of supreme council of Islamic affairs

    Date: 2016-05-11 15:19:54 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:92 - ID:4888921

    CAIRO, May 11 (MENA) - Awqaf Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa invited the Burundian mufti to take part in the 26th general conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, which is scheduled ....

  • Putin highly praises Russian weapons used in Syria

    Date: 2016-05-11 15:09:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:4888305

    MOSCOW, May 11 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has highly praised the work of Russia’s newest Sukhoi Su-30SM, Su-34, Su-35 aircraft that have been used in an operation in Syria, according to TASS. "The work of the newest aircraft ....

  • Quake hits Tibet, at least 6 hurt

    Date: 2016-05-11 11:05:26 GMT - China - World - SN:49 - ID:4885937

    BEIJING, May 11 (MENA) - A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck the mountainous region of Tibet on Wednesday, blocking roads and leaving at least six people injured by falling debris. The quake struck at 9:15 a.m. (0115 GMT), 70 kilometers (44 miles) ....

  • Sanders win primary elections in West Virginia

    Date: 2016-05-11 10:30:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:4885065

    WASHINGTON, May 11 (MENA) - Bernie Sanders won over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary elections of West Virginia on Tuesday night, NBC reported. The win comes one week after Sanders prevailed in Indiana's Democratic primary and two weeks ....

  • Pakistani PM leaves for two-day visit to Tajikistan

    Date: 2016-05-11 09:31:32 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:34 - ID:4885233

    ISLAMABAD, May 11 (MENA) - Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left here for a two-day visit to Tajikistan, Pakistani channel Geo News reported on its website. He will attend the launch ceremony of CASA 1000 power project. The ....

  • EU coordinator: Number of jihadists down

    Date: 2016-05-11 09:22:20 GMT - France - World - SN:32 - ID:4885229

    PARIS, May 11 (MENA) - EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said the number of jihadists has receded. In an interview with France Info on Wednesday, he lauded Turkey for becoming more cautious than before. He noted that ....

  • Suspected terrorist recruiter detained in Moscow

    Date: 2016-05-11 08:17:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:4884797

    MOSCOW, May 11 (MENA) - An alleged recruiter for radical Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami has been detained in Moscow, The Times of Moscow reported Wednesday. The Russian national was involved in recruiting new members into the ....

  • Five terror suspects caught trying to flee Australia to Syria by boat

    Date: 2016-05-11 08:08:09 GMT - Australia - World - SN:23 - ID:4884745

    CANBERRA, May 11 (MENA) - Five men on a terror watch list have been arrested on suspicion of trying to leave Australia by boat to join extremist groups in Syria, CNN reported quoting the Australian police as saying. The men are suspected of ....

  • China condemns US warship patrol in S. China Sea

    Date: 2016-05-11 07:30:54 GMT - China - World - SN:18 - ID:4884473

    BEIJING, May 11 (MENA) - China expressed "resolute opposition" on Tuesday to a U.S. warship patrol in the South China Sea near Yongshu Jiao in the Nansha Islands. The US warship, USS William P. Lawrence, illegally entered Chinese waters near the ....

  • New Jersey man handed max prison term for helping ISIS

    Date: 2016-05-11 07:23:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:4884345

    WASHINGTON, May 11 (MENA) - A new Jersey man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, CBS news reported on Wednesday. Alaa Saadeh was charged last year along ....

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