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  • Terrorists targeted foreigners to seek revenge: Counter-terrorism agency

    Date: 2016-01-16 10:22:15 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:33 - ID:4123805

    JAKARTA, Jan 16 (MENA) - The head of the National Counter-Terrorism Agency, Saud Usman, said the terrorists who launched attacks in Jakarta on Thursday had targeted foreigners with revenge as their motive, Antara News Agency reported. "They ....

  • Indonesia blocks radical websites after Jakarta attack

    Date: 2016-01-16 09:09:11 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:26 - ID:4123329

    JAKARTA, Jan 16 (MENA) - Indonesia shut down at least 11 radical websites and several social media accounts on Saturday after a deadly gun and bomb attack claimed by Daesh rocked the capital earlier in the week, the Jakarta Globe reported ....

  • US describes Turkey's arrest to professors as 'disturbing'

    Date: 2016-01-16 08:53:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:4122813

    WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (MENA) - The US Department of State described the reports on the arrests the Turkish authorities made against professors for criticizing the military intervention against Kurds in southeastern the country as "disturbing ....

  • NATO assists ANA repel Taliban attacks in Helmand, 35 killed

    Date: 2016-01-16 08:21:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:4123161

    KABUL, Jan 16 (MENA) - NATO forces have assisted Afghan National Army (ANA) to repulse Taliban attacks in southern Helmand province, according to Khaama Press. A statement released by the Ministry of Defense on Saturday states that militants ....

  • S. Korea, US vow 'tough, extensive' sanctions against nuclear N.K

    Date: 2016-01-16 08:13:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:4122933

    SEOUL, Jan 16 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Saturday to push for "strong and comprehensive" sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the Yonhap cited Seoul's Foreign Ministry as saying. The discussion was ....

  • Obama discusses with National Security Council countering Daesh

    Date: 2016-01-16 07:02:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:4122709

    WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama convened with his National Security Council to discuss the intensification of US campaign to degrade and destroy Daesh, the White House posted on its website. Obama was briefed on recent ....

  • Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro declares emergency

    Date: 2016-01-16 06:37:22 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:5 - ID:4122697

    CARACAS, Jan 16 (MENA) - The Venezuelan government has announced a 60-day economic emergency to deal with the country's worsening crisis, the BBC News reported Saturday. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro will govern by decree for two ....

  • More than 400 on German Islamist watchlist

    Date: 2016-01-15 21:29:58 GMT - Germany - World - SN:98 - ID:4122357

    BERLIN, Jan 15 (MENA) - The head of Germany's federal police force the BKA said on Friday that more than 400 people on now on the government's watch list as the number of jihadist fighters returning to Germany is on the upswing, Deutsche Welle‎ ....

  • French FM to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE

    Date: 2016-01-15 21:00:22 GMT - France - World - SN:96 - ID:4122329

    PARIS, Jan 15 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will start a two-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on January 18-19. In Abu Dhabi, he will take part in the World Future Energy Summit, an international event ....

  • Russian government won't revise sanctions against Turkey - PM's spokeswoman

    Date: 2016-01-15 19:35:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:91 - ID:4121905

    MOSCOW, Jan 15 (MENA) – Natalia Timakova, a spokeswoman for the Russian prime minister, said on Friday that Russia’s government will not revise sanctions against Turkey, TASS news agency reported. The spokeswoman made the remarks commenting on ....

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