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  • Talks underway for the delivery of Mi-17s to Afghanistan -- Russian amb.

    Date: 2016-04-25 15:34:04 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:76 - ID:4789877

    KABUL, April 25 (MENA) - Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Alexander Mantytskiy said negotiations are underway for the delivery of Mi-17 helicopters to Afghanistan. He said Moscow has agreed to deliver helicopters to the Afghan army following the ....

  • Iran jails French-Iranian woman over spying charges

    Date: 2016-04-25 14:24:59 GMT - Iran - World - SN:73 - ID:4789741

    TEHRAN, April 25 (MENA) - A French-Iranian citizen who left Iran in 2009 after facing espionage charges has been sentenced to six years in jail following her return to the country to visit her critically ill mother. Nazak Afshar, 58, a former ....

  • US-led coalition carries out 14 airstrikes against Daesh in Syria, Iraq

    Date: 2016-04-25 14:17:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:68 - ID:4789641

    Washington, April 25 (MENA) - The US-led coalition against the Daesh launched 14 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, targeting the terrorists’ units and infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a statement. Coalition ....

  • Kremlin declines comment on US plan to send troops to Syria

    Date: 2016-04-25 13:43:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:63 - ID:4789497

    MOSCOW, April 25 (MENA) - The Russian military are in Syria on legal grounds, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday when asked about the Kremlin’s reaction to the US decision to send 250 additional troops to Syria. "I can ....

  • WHO warns of risk of marked increase in Zika cases

    Date: 2016-04-25 13:23:45 GMT - France - World - SN:62 - ID:4789105

    PARIS, April 25 (MENA) - The UN's health agency warned Monday of the potential for a "marked increase" in Zika infections, and the spread of the virus to new parts of the world, even as the outbreak declines in Brazil. Largely contained to Latin ....

  • Kremlin declines comment on US plan to send troops to Syria

    Date: 2016-04-25 12:55:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:4789097

    MOSCOW, April 25 (MENA) - The Russian military are in Syria on legal grounds, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday when asked about the Kremlin’s reaction to the US decision to send 250 additional troops to Syria, TASS ....

  • Obama to send 250 more special forces troops to Syria

    Date: 2016-04-25 12:01:52 GMT - Germany - World - SN:50 - ID:4788681

    BERLIN, April 25 (MENA) - President Barack Obama says he is to send up to 250 more special forces troops to Syria to support local militias in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS). The new deployment will bring to 300 the number of US ....

  • Fire at Bulgaria’s Arsenal munitions factory kills 2

    Date: 2016-04-25 10:28:48 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:43 - ID:4787993

    SOFIA, April 25 (MENA) - Two people died and a number were injured in a fire on the morning of Monday at Bulgaria’s Arsenal military weapons factory in the town of Kazanluk. The two people, identified in media reports as an engineer and a worker, ....

  • British Justice Secretary warns of EU’s migration 'free-for-all'

    Date: 2016-04-25 10:03:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:40 - ID:4787769

    LONDON, April 25 (MENA) - Britain will be subject to a migration "free-for-all" as the next wave of EU expansion hands millions more people the right to move here, UK Justice Secretary Michael Gove warned on Monday. In an article for The Times, ....

  • Earthquake struck off southern coast of Mexico

    Date: 2016-04-25 09:32:00 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:35 - ID:4787537

    MEXICO CITY, April 25 (MENA) - A 5.6 magnitude quake has struck 81 km off the coast of the southern state of Chiapas in Mexico near the border with Guatemala, The Independent reported Monday. Last week, Mexican authorities attempted to downplay ....

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