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  • Muslim Council of Elders under Azhar Imam decided to dispatch peace convoys to Burma

    Date: 2016-02-23 07:41:06 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:8 - ID:4371189

    JAKARTA, Feb 23 (MENA) - Muslim Council of Elders under Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed El Tayyeb decided to dispatch peace convoys to Burma in view of the brutal crimes committed against Muslim minority in Myanmar. The Muslim Council of Elders, ....

  • MENA agenda for Tuesday, February 23

    Date: 2016-02-23 06:28:59 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:4370957

    CAIRO, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meets with French Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal, who is president of the United Nations climate change talks. CAIRO, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with member of ....

  • Obama, Putin discuss Syria's planned ceasefire

    Date: 2016-02-22 22:45:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:4370317

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday to discuss a cessation of hostilities in Syria, the White House said on Monday. A statement by the White House said that the two leaders ....

  • South Korea leader urges preparation for North attacks

    Date: 2016-02-22 21:13:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:95 - ID:4370005

    SEOUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has stressed the importance of protecting the South Korean people from North Korea’s terror attacks, local media reported. In a meeting with her senior secretaries on Monday, Park ....

  • 13 killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan's Parwan

    Date: 2016-02-22 21:05:18 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:4369957

    KABUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - At least 13 people including members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces were killed in a suicide attack in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan, local media reported. According to local security officials, the ....

  • Brazil using drones to fight Zika, Cuba deploys army

    Date: 2016-02-22 20:56:15 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:93 - ID:4370185

    BRASILIA, Egypt, Feb 22 (MENA) - Brazil and Cuba are stepping up their efforts to tackle the Zika scourge, Russia Today reported Monday. While several cities in Brazil will use drones to locate and destroy breeding grounds for the mosquito, Cuba ....

  • 8 suspected terrorists killed in police encounter in Pakistan

    Date: 2016-02-22 20:20:42 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:90 - ID:4369969

    KARACHI, Feb 22 (MENA) – At least eight suspected terrorists were killed while two policemen sustained bullet wounds during an encounter in the city’s Pipri area on Monday, Geo News reported on Monday. Initial reports suggest that the Sindh ....

  • Afhghan army kills 37 in Kunduz operations

    Date: 2016-02-22 19:52:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:88 - ID:4369737

    KABUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - At least 37 militants, including Pakistani and Tajik nationals, were killed during clearing operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported, citing the Ministry of Defense. In a statement on ....

  • Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce to start at weekend

    Date: 2016-02-22 19:33:46 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:87 - ID:4369913

    LONDON, Feb 22 (MENA) - The US and Russia have announced that a planned cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect at midnight on February 27, the BBC reported. Their statement said the truce did not include Daesh and al-Qaeda-linked ....

  • Turkey appoints new National Intelligence Organization

    Date: 2016-02-22 17:15:57 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:71 - ID:4368625

    ANKARA, Feb 22 (MENA) - A local Turkish newspaper on Monday reported that spokesman for the Turkish presidency Abraham Kallen would be appointed head of the country's National Intelligence Organization. Anti-Turkish government Sozcu daily ....

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