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  • UNSC to hold urgent meeting on North Korea testing Hydrogen bomb

    Date: 2016-01-06 07:02:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4059377

    NEW YORK, Jan 6 (MENA) - The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday as North Korea announced it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, Sky News reported quoting a source in the UN headquarters as saying. Pyong Yang ....

  • N. Korea announces successful test of hydrogen bomb

    Date: 2016-01-06 06:07:07 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:2 - ID:4059065

    PYONG YANG, Jan 6 (MENA) - North Korea announced Wednesday it has succeeded in conducting a hydrogen bomb test, hours after an earthquake was detected close to the North's nuclear test site in its northeastern region, Yonhap news agency ....

  • Obama announces new gun control measures

    Date: 2016-01-05 21:51:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:132 - ID:4058029

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has unveiled new restrictions on gun purchases at the White House, saying the "constant excuses for inaction" have to stop, the BBC News reported. The White House has outlined his plans for ....

  • Britain, China say committed to reach political solution in Syria

    Date: 2016-01-05 21:04:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:128 - ID:4057997

    LONDON, Jan 5 (MENA) - The UK and China have issued a joint commitment to promote a political settlement in Syria, following high-level talks in Beijing today, said a joint statement on Tuesday. The UK and China have issued a joint commitment to ....

  • Blast near foreign consulates in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-01-05 18:54:18 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:118 - ID:4057993

    KABUL, Jan 5 (MENA) - An explosion was reported on Tuesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad close to foreign consulate buildings including those of India, Pakistan and Iran, GEO News reported. Spokesman for the provincial governor ....

  • Daesh thirst for oil highlighted by attacks in Libya

    Date: 2016-01-05 17:03:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:4057413

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - Daesh's main branch in Libya launched attacks Monday near a key oil export terminal on the Mediterranean, the latest in a growing offensive that national security sources say underscores the terrorist group’s desire to ....

  • Kuwaiti CP receives former US amb. to Kuwait

    Date: 2016-01-05 14:29:59 GMT - Kuwait - World - SN:82 - ID:4055921

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5 (MENA) – Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah received Tuesday former US ambassador to Kuwait Edward Gnehm. The Kuwaiti crown prince lauded Gnehm’s efforts for boosting Kuwaiti-US ties. The meeting ....

  • Grave dangers face Muslim world in light of Saudi-Iran standoff: Sartaj

    Date: 2016-01-05 11:38:57 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:43 - ID:4054265

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 5 (MENA) - Pakistan is concerned over recent tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran that spiralled after the execution of Shia scholar Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, the Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said in a policy ....

  • Obama administration keeps its distance from Saudi Arabia-Iran fight Resize Text

    Date: 2016-01-05 11:33:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:4054313

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - The Obama administration’s cautious approach to the latest eruption in tensions between two major Middle Eastern powers reflects a reluctance to take sides in a dispute where it believes both are at fault, and a sense that ....

  • Bus crash along icy Kırşehir-Ankara highway kills 7, injures 22

    Date: 2016-01-05 11:32:25 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:41 - ID:4054253

    ANKARA, Jan 5 (MENA) - Seven people were killed and 22 others injured when a bus rolled over due to ice on the road near the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir on Monday, according to Today's Zaman. The accident took place at around 11 a.m. ....

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