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  • At least 12 killed in joint US-Afghan raid in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-04-17 15:35:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:82 - ID:4737401

    KABUL, April 17 (MENA) - Twelve people, including three children, were killed when Afghan and U.S. forces conducted a raid on the house of a suspected Al Qaeda member in east Afghanistan, according to a confidential report and people familiar with ....

  • 161 children killed in Afghanistan since start of 2016 -- UN

    Date: 2016-04-17 13:53:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:64 - ID:4736393

    KABUL, April 17 (MENA) - At least 161 children have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2016 in increased fighting between pro-government forces and the Taliban, the UN said. It’s a 29-percent of increase compared to the first ....

  • Doha oil freeze talks said delayed amid changes to draft accord -- Bloomberg

    Date: 2016-04-17 10:55:32 GMT - Qatar - World - SN:28 - ID:4734637

    CAIRO, April 17 (MENA) - Talks in Doha between some of the world’s biggest oil producers have been delayed until later Sunday amid changes to a draft accord on freezing output, Bloomberg quoted two officials as saying. The meeting was pushed back ....

  • Toyota says quakes to force production stoppages

    Date: 2016-04-17 10:51:33 GMT - Japan - World - SN:26 - ID:4734773

    TOKYO, April 17 (MENA) - Toyota Motor Corp. says it will shut down the assembly of vehicles in Japan over the course of this week because of parts shortages stemming from the two strong earthquakes that hit the southern part of the country. The ....

  • Erdogan, Rouhani hold talks in Ankara

    Date: 2016-04-17 09:58:55 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:17 - ID:4734037

    ANKARA, April 17 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks Saturday with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Ankara. The two sides stressed the importance of fighting terrorism as a common threat to all ....

  • 600 civilians killed in Afghanistan, 1,343 wounded in first quarter of 2016 -- UNAMA

    Date: 2016-04-17 09:00:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:15 - ID:4733469

    KABUL, April 17 (MENA) - At least 600 civilians were killed and 1,343 others wounded in Afghanistan in the first quarter of 2016, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said. The deaths represent a 13 percent decrease and injuries ....

  • Ecuador president cuts short visit to Italy

    Date: 2016-04-17 08:53:44 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:14 - ID:4733653

    QUITO, April 17 (MENA) - President Rafael Correa of Ecuador declared a national emergency and cut short a trip to the Vatican to coordinate rescue efforts following a powerful earthquake that killed at least 77 people, injured hundreds more, ravaged ....

  • Busy movements at N. Korea's nuke site indicate imminent detonation -- Seoul

    Date: 2016-04-17 08:36:29 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:4733465

    SEOUL, April 17 (MENA) - South Korea has recently detected a sharp increase in vehicle and human activities at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site and concluded the country is likely to carry out an additional nuclear test before early May, ....

  • Peru issues tsunami alert after Ecuador quake

    Date: 2016-04-17 08:33:43 GMT - Peru - World - SN:11 - ID:4733461

    LIMA, April 17 (MENA) - Peru issued a tsunami alert for the north of the country following Ecuador's strong earthquake. At least 28 people died in Ecuador when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country`s northwest Pacific coast late on ....

  • 77 killed, hundreds injured in Ecuador earthquake

    Date: 2016-04-17 08:08:52 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:10 - ID:4733393

    QUITO, April 17 (MENA) – A major earthquake hit Ecuador's central coast, killing at least 77 people as it buckled homes and knocked out power in a city hundreds of miles away, the CNN quoted authorities as saying on Sunday. The magnitude-7.8 ....

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