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  • Afghanistan faces a group which has a ‘clear enmity’ with the Afghan people: Sediqqi

    Date: 2019-08-08 07:55:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:8056945

    KABUL, Aug 8 (MENA) - Afghan Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said the country is facing a group which has a "clear enmity" with the people of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported Thursday. Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, ....

  • Floods kill 16, displace thousands in India's western Maharashtra state

    Date: 2019-08-08 06:27:25 GMT - India - World - SN:6 - ID:8056860

    NEW DELHI, Aug 8 (MENA) - At least 16 people have died in India's western state of Maharashtra as heavy rains and overflowing rivers swamped five districts, forcing authorities to move more than 140,000 people to safer places, Channel News Asia ....

  • Taiwan rattled by magnitude-6.0 earthquake off northeastern coast

    Date: 2019-08-08 06:20:16 GMT - China - World - SN:5 - ID:8056847

    BEIJING, Aug 8 (MENA) - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan’s northeastern coast on Thursday, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 2,000 buildings, South China Morning Post reported. The quake, near the northeastern county of ....

  • Pakistan downgrades diplomatic ties with India over Kashmir row

    Date: 2019-08-07 18:30:07 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:70 - ID:8056585

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 7 (MENA) - The Pakistani National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday resolved to downgrade Pakistan's diplomatic relations with New Delhi and suspend all bilateral trade in light of India's recent actions in occupied Kashmir, local ....

  • Trump administration freezes foreign aid funds pending review

    Date: 2019-08-07 13:13:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:8055877

    WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (MENA) - The Trump administration has put a temporary hold on the majority of congressionally approved foreign aid funds, pending a review by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development, CNN ....

  • China to refocus on Russian market due to trade escalation with US, says minister

    Date: 2019-08-07 12:40:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:8055996

    MOSCOW, Aug 7 (MENA) - China may switch to the Russian market due to the worsening trade dispute with the US, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin said on Wednesday. "Unlike American partners, China considers Russia a reliable ....

  • Massive blast wrecks head offices of Danish Tax Agency

    Date: 2019-08-07 07:59:58 GMT - Denmark - World - SN:14 - ID:8055480

    COPENHAGEN, Aug 7 (MENA) - The headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency has been rocked by a major explosion which blew off its front door and shattered windows across its facade, according to Euronews network. Two people were inside the building ....

  • Pentagon chief urges Japan to mull joining Strait of Hormuz coalition

    Date: 2019-08-07 06:31:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:8 - ID:8055394

    TOKYO, Aug 7 (MENA) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has urged Japan to consider taking part in a coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz as Washington struggles to garner support for its efforts to counter Iranian activities in the ....

  • US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns

    Date: 2019-08-06 18:52:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:101 - ID:8055075

    MOSCOW, Aug 6 (MENA) - US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman on Tuesday turned in his resignation letter to President Trump, The Hill reported. “American citizenship is a privilege and I believe the most basic responsibility in return is service ....

  • US envoy to Afghanistan: We achieved excellent progress in talks with Taliban

    Date: 2019-08-06 16:21:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:84 - ID:8054852

    KABUL, Aug 6 (MENA) - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said he has made “excellent progress” in his talks with the Taliban in Doha over the last few days. Khalilzad made the announcement in a tweet on ....

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