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  • 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan, tremors felt in Kabul

    Date: 2016-02-21 11:43:19 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:41 - ID:4358425

    KABUL, Feb 21 (MENA) - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, USGS reported. The tremors were felt in the country’s capital, Kabul, Russia Today quoted local media as saying. The quake happened 43km south of the village of ....

  • UN chief urges inclusive societies free of discrimination

    Date: 2016-02-21 11:40:41 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:38 - ID:4358101

    CAIRO, Feb 21 (MENA) - The United Nations top official called on member states to build inclusive societies free of discrimination, in which all people can live with dignity and opportunities to improve their lives, as he observed the World Day of ....

  • US drone crashes in southern Afghanistan; no injuries

    Date: 2016-02-21 07:56:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:4356337

    KABUL, Feb 21 (MENA) - The US Air Force says that one of its drones has crashed at a base in southern Afghanistan but there were no casualties and no hostile fire is suspected, ABC News reported. In a statement, Capt. Bryan L. Bouchard says the ....

  • Hammond: Britain must push for more EU reform

    Date: 2016-02-20 21:25:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:108 - ID:4355849

    LONDON, Feb 20 (MENA) - Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the UK must push for further reform of the EU, but do so from within the union, ITV News reported . The top diplomat, who will be backing the "remain" campaign, said David ....

  • 6 killed in protests for caste benefits in northern India

    Date: 2016-02-20 20:44:45 GMT - India - World - SN:106 - ID:4355701

    NEW DELHI, Feb 20 (MENA) - Hundreds of army and paramilitary soldiers on Saturday tried to quell protests by angry mobs demanding government benefits in a northern Indian state, with at least six people killed in clashes between security forces and ....

  • Indonesian police arrest 41 suspected militants

    Date: 2016-02-20 19:39:03 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:102 - ID:4355461

    JAKARTA, Feb 20 (MENA) - Indonesian police said Saturday that they have arrested dozens of suspected Islamic militants in two separate raids on the main island of Java, as authorities get set to tighten anti-terrorism laws following last month's ....

  • Malaysian police to block Daesh members from returning

    Date: 2016-02-20 15:29:04 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:71 - ID:4353853

    KUALA LAMPUR, Feb 20 (MENA) - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Saturday the police will work closely with the Interpol to ensure the 132 Malaysian Daesh militants now in Syria and Iraq do not return, Bernama reported. He ....

  • Government declares removing Daesh from its stronghold in Nangarhar

    Date: 2016-02-20 15:28:46 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:70 - ID:4353505

    KABUL, Feb 20 (MENA) - Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday that all villages of Achin District have been cleared of the terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, Khaama Press reported. Achin was considered as a stronghold of ....

  • N. Korea vows to bolster nuclear program

    Date: 2016-02-20 14:59:58 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:66 - ID:4353485

    PYONGYANG, Feb 20 (MENA) - North Korea pledged Saturday to further strengthen its nuclear program in response to the US's tougher sanctions on Pyongyang over its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. North Korea claimed that the US ....

  • Lavrov: Unprecedented global information campaign can be witnessed against Russia

    Date: 2016-02-20 13:54:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:49 - ID:4352509

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - An unprecedented global information campaign can be witnessed against Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "We have been lately working in a complicated situation, including an unprecedented information campaign ....

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