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  • Putin congratulates Assad on retaking Palmyra from Daesh

    Date: 2016-03-27 17:58:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:88 - ID:4598285

    MOSCOW, March 27 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar Assad on retaking the ancient city of Palmyra from Daesh terrorists. Putin stressed the importance of preserving the UNESCO World Heritage ....

  • Suicide bomber kills 56 in packed Pakistan Park

    Date: 2016-03-27 17:57:36 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:87 - ID:4598445

    ISLAMABAD, March 27 (MENA) - A suicide bomber has killed at least 56 people and wounded 150 others outside a park in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, Sky News reported. The explosion took place in the parking area of Gulshan Iqbal Park, just a ....

  • Brussels prosecutors say police carried out 13 new raids on Sunday

    Date: 2016-03-27 15:33:03 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:75 - ID:4597645

    BRUSSELS, March 27 (MENA) - Belgian police have carried out 13 new raids across Brussels as part of a major crackdown in the wake of the terror attacks last week, prosecutors said, according to the Independent. The raids took place in various ....

  • Russian warplanes carry out 40 sorties in Palmyra

    Date: 2016-03-27 15:03:58 GMT - Syria - World - SN:73 - ID:4597405

    DAMASCUS, March 27 (MENA) - Russian military jets have carried out 40 sorties in Palmyra, destroying 117 terrorist targets and eliminating some 80 militants over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to Sputnik ....

  • Belgian police clash with 'fascists' at memorial

    Date: 2016-03-27 14:43:08 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:70 - ID:4597505

    BRUSSELS, March 27 (MENA) - Belgian police have fired water cannon to disperse self-declared fascists who stormed a central square in Brussels, according to the BBC. People had gathered at the Place de la Bourse to pay tribute at a makeshift ....

  • Syrian forces retake Palmyra from Daesh

    Date: 2016-03-27 11:56:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:45 - ID:4595689

    LONDON, March 27 (MENA) - The Syrian government forces have recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Daesh terrorist group, said Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Ramy Abdul Rahman. In exclusive statements to MENA ....

  • 11 ISIS loyalists including a foreigner killed in Nangarhar airstrike

    Date: 2016-03-27 10:56:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:30 - ID:4595245

    KABUL, March 27 (MENA) - At least eleven militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. According to the local ....

  • Blair calls for fundamental change to defeat terrorism

    Date: 2016-03-27 10:51:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:4594905

    LONDON, March 27 (MENA) - The former British prime minister called for a "fundamental change of strategy" to defeat the "global" extremist threat. Writing in the Sunday Times, Tony Blair said the fight needs to be not only against the violence ....

  • Fire at prison kills 5 inmates in western Indonesia

    Date: 2016-03-27 07:45:12 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:10 - ID:4594017

    JAKARTA, March 27 (MENA) - A fire started by rioting prisoners at a penitentiary in western Indonesia has killed five inmates, ABC quoted the police as saying on Sunday. The fire at Malabero prison in Bengkulu on Sumatra Island began Friday night ....

  • Chile confirms 1st sexually transmitted Zika infection

    Date: 2016-03-27 07:44:58 GMT - Chile - World - SN:9 - ID:4593913

    SANTIAGO, March 27 (MENA) - The Chilean government confirmed Saturday the nation's first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus, Fox News Latino reported. The Health Ministry said in a statement that the female patient is the 46-year-old partner ....

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