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  • Russian Defense Ministry says fleeing Syria militants are disguised as Aleppo civilians

    Date: 2016-02-11 12:02:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:4294193

    MOSCOW, Feb 11 (MENA) - Terrorists in Syria are trying to flee to Turkey ‘blending into’ civilians of Aleppo as they know Russian warplanes don’t attack peaceful population, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. "Mass ....

  • UK jury finds 3 men guilty of helping friend join Daesh

    Date: 2016-02-11 11:41:45 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:48 - ID:4293801

    LONDON, Feb 11 (MENA) - Three young British men who helped a teenage friend travel to Syria to join the Daesh group has sentenced to several years in prison, the Daily mail reported. A jury found 20-year-old Kristen Brekke, 21-year-old Adeel ....

  • Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59

    Date: 2016-02-11 10:25:07 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:31 - ID:4292477

    TAIPEI, Feb 11 (MENA) – Taiwan's Ministry of Interior said the death toll from a weekend earthquake has risen to 59, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, FOX News reported on ....

  • Russia won't change strategy in Syria in accordance with Pentagon’s recommendations

    Date: 2016-02-11 10:24:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:30 - ID:4293153

    MOSCOW, Feb 11 (MENA) - Russian Defense Ministry does not intend to change the strategy of its military operation in Syria in accordance with Pentagon’s recommendations, the ministry’s official spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters on ....

  • NATO ministers approve new force for eastern Europe

    Date: 2016-02-10 21:43:47 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:118 - ID:4290777

    BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (MENA) - NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved a new multinational force to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced in statements quoted by ABC ....

  • Former Daesh Yazidi sex slaves take up arms for revenge- paper

    Date: 2016-02-10 21:29:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:117 - ID:4290981

    LONDON, Feb 10 (MENA) - An armed brigade made up entirely of former Yazidi sex slaves has joined ranks with the Kurdish Peshmerga to take back Mosul from Daesh and "bring our women home," The Independent reported Wednesday. In a region with a ....

  • Khomeini grandson loses appeal over poll candidacy ban

    Date: 2016-02-10 20:51:38 GMT - Iran - World - SN:114 - ID:4290985

    TEHRAN, Feb 10 (MENA) - A grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has lost his appeal against a ban from standing for election to a key clerical body in Iran this month, the BBC news reported. Hassan Khomeini, 43, had put his name forward as a ....

  • EU parliament chief rules out military action in Libya

    Date: 2016-02-10 20:27:43 GMT - Tunisia - World - SN:112 - ID:4290589

    TUNIS, Feb 10 (MENA) - European Parliament President Martin Schulz downplayed the possibility of launching a military action in Libya at present. Diplomatic efforts shall go to the utmost, Schulz was quoted by the state Tunisian news agency as ....

  • Moscow warns Russian bomber downing by Turkey won't remain unanswered

    Date: 2016-02-10 17:30:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:100 - ID:4290233

    MOSCOW, Feb 10 (MENA) - The statements of the Turkish ambassador to the UN on Moscow’s refusal to conduct dialogue with Ankara speak of the desire to decline all responsibility for the downed Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber, Russian Foreign Ministry ....

  • Pakistan's says country faces terrorists funded by hostile intelligence agencies

    Date: 2016-02-10 17:05:59 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:97 - ID:4289569

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (MENA) - Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif presided over a Corps Commanders meeting at the Army General Headquarters, Geo TV reported. According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations ....

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