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  • Obama announces Cuba visit

    Date: 2016-02-18 15:33:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:4342837

    WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama will visit Havana, Cuba, March 21-22, according to a Medium post by deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. The President announced the news via Twitter on Thursday, CNN reported. "14 ....

  • Italian president calls for meeting of Supreme Defense Council

    Date: 2016-02-18 15:28:02 GMT - Italy - World - SN:88 - ID:4342689

    ROME, Feb 18 (MENA) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella called a meeting of the Supreme Defense Council to be held next Thursday. The first item on the agenda is the international situation, especially Libya, the conflicts in Iraq and Syria and ....

  • Germany, Turkey at odds on migrants

    Date: 2016-02-18 14:18:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:77 - ID:4342249

    LONDON, Feb 18 (MENA) - Berlin and Ankara are at loggerheads over Europe’s refugee crisis, with Germany refusing to take in refugees directly from Turkey unless it does more to curb the number of migrants arriving in Greece. Angela Merkel, German ....

  • 5 Red Cross officials kidnapped in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-02-18 14:03:16 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:73 - ID:4342245

    KABUL, Feb 18 (MENA) - Five employees of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, according to local media sources. Officials at the ICRC in Afghanistan said on Thursday ....

  • Erdogan slams US over Syria's Kurdish PYD, YPG

    Date: 2016-02-18 13:55:50 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:68 - ID:4341909

    ANKARA, Feb 18 (MENA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Washington on Thursday over its stance regarding Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People's Protection Units (YPG), according to Turkey's Cihan News ....

  • Russian diplomat sees chances for progress in Syrian settlement

    Date: 2016-02-18 13:50:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:4341901

    MOSCOW, Feb 18 (MENA) - Russia is convinced that there are chances for progress in the Syrian settlement and joint efforts are needed to implement this in practice, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. The high-ranking Russian diplomat ....

  • US must act in Libya before Islamic State grabs more territory - paper

    Date: 2016-02-18 12:56:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:51 - ID:4341237

    WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (MENA) – In early 2014, the Barack Obama administration stood by as Daesh began to expand from eastern Syria to Iraq. It watched as the terrorists seized control of city after city, including Mosul, fortified by thousands of ....

  • Turkish premier says Kurdish militant carried out Ankara attack

    Date: 2016-02-18 11:21:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:33 - ID:4340153

    ANKARA, Feb 18 (MENA) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday that a Kurdish militant from Syria carried out the car bombing that hit a military convoy in Ankara a day earlier, vowing to expand Turkey’s war on terror and warning ....

  • Kerry meets Hollywood studio chiefs over Daesh

    Date: 2016-02-18 06:24:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:4338149

    WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the heads of major studios on Tuesday to talk about how to counter the Daesh. The meeting was held at Universal Studios, and lasted about 90 minutes. The meeting was ....

  • Death toll from Ankara explosion rises to 28

    Date: 2016-02-17 20:49:28 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:137 - ID:4337445

    ANKARA, Feb 17 (MENA) – The death toll from Wednesday's explosion that took place in Ankara jumped to 28, while at least 61 others were injured. The booby-trapped car stopped and exploded between five buses with military personnel on board, ....

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