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  • Obama to shut Guantanamo before he leaves office, says White House chief of staff

    Date: 2016-01-11 05:48:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:4088813

    WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (MENA) - White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has vowed that President Obama will close the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility before his presidency ends in 11 months. “He feels an obligation to his successor to close that, ....

  • Poland summons German ambassador over politicians' comments

    Date: 2016-01-10 21:56:08 GMT - Germany - World - SN:116 - ID:4088445

    BERLIN, Jan 10 (MENA) - Germany's ambassador to Warsaw is set to meet with Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski on Monday, as a row between the two countries concerning the new Polish government's policies continued to deepen, the Deutsche Welle‎ ....

  • 16 intercontinental drills: Russian missile forces to double test launches in 2016

    Date: 2016-01-10 17:17:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:4087265

    MOSCOW, Jan 10 (MENA) - Russia’s missile corps plans to conduct 16 intercontinental ballistic missile launches this year, a two-fold increase from 2015, Russia Today reported. Over 100 command, tactical and special exercises will be held to ....

  • Russian army airborne units receive new air defense systems

    Date: 2016-01-10 17:07:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:94 - ID:4086957

    MOSCOW, Jan 10 (MENA) - Four of Russia's airborne troop units have been supplied with the latest Verba man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) between 2014 and 2015, Sputnik quoted Head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Airborne Forces ....

  • French president pays visit to Paris main mosque

    Date: 2016-01-10 15:49:24 GMT - France - World - SN:83 - ID:4086193

    PARIS, Jan 10 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande made an unannounced visit to the main mosque in Paris on Sunday on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo newspaper in the French capital. "The president had a ....

  • 20 Daesh militants killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-01-10 14:45:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:4085821

    KABUL, Jan 10 (MENA) - US military spokesman Col. Michael Lawhorn said US forces had carried out a "counterterrorism strike" in Afghanistan, killing 20 Daesh militants but did not specify a location nor estimate casualties. "It is United States ....

  • Chinese, Saudi leaders hold talks over phone on ties, international issues

    Date: 2016-01-10 12:35:38 GMT - China - World - SN:49 - ID:4084297

    BEIJING, Jan 10 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud held talks over phone on Friday, discussing major issues of common concern, including the China-Saudi Arabia relations and the situation in ....

  • Saudi defense minister arrives in Islamabad

    Date: 2016-01-10 11:23:55 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:40 - ID:4084365

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 (MENA) - Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defense of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman al Saud arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a day-long official visit, Geo News reported. Minister of Defense Khwaja Muhammad ....

  • UN high commissioner denies plans for moving commission HQ outside Geneva

    Date: 2016-01-10 10:44:28 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:34 - ID:4084021

    GENEVA, Jan 10 (MENA) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi denied reports on plans for moving the commission's HQ from Geneva either to the Hungarian capital Budapest or the Danish city of Copenhagen. In statements to ....

  • 47 militants killed as Afghan forces intensify counter-terror operations

    Date: 2016-01-10 10:32:22 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:32 - ID:4083897

    KABUL, Jan 10 (MENA) - At least 47 anti-government armed militants have been killed in the latest wave of counter-terrorism operations across Afghanistan, Khaama Press quoted the Ministry of Interior (MoI) as saying Sunday. The counter-terrorism ....

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