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  • 15 Daesh militants killed in clash with security forces in Nangarhar

    Date: 2016-01-05 11:30:56 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:40 - ID:4054269

    KABUL, Jan 5 (MENA) - Security forces have killed 15 Daesh militants in a clash in eastern Nangarhar province, Khaama Press reported. A statement released by the police headquarters of Nangarhar states that the gun battle erupted around 04:30 pm ....

  • UN Security Council to discuss weapons delivery from Turkey to Syria at Russia’s request

    Date: 2016-01-05 11:26:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:4054309

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 5 (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council will discuss delivery of weapons from Turkey to Syria on Tuesday at Russia’s request, Uruguay’s Permanent Representative to UN Elbio Rosselli, who is presiding over the UN Security ....

  • Malaysia condemns mob attacks on Saudi missions in Iran Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/01/120562/msia-condemns-mob-attacks-saudi-missions-iran

    Date: 2016-01-05 10:59:08 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:35 - ID:4053793

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (MENA) - Malaysia has expressed its concern over the developments in the Middle East, revolving around mob attacks on Saudi Arabian diplomatic missions, Bernama reported. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said Malaysia strongly ....

  • Pentagon shutters African drone base, moves aircraft to other hotspots

    Date: 2016-01-05 10:13:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:30 - ID:4053533

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - The Pentagon has closed a drone base in Africa and moved the unmanned aircraft to other locations as it strains to cope with a surge in demand for drones from military commanders fighting Daesh and other militant groups, ....

  • Iran, emerging from sanctions, faces more isolation after embassy attack

    Date: 2016-01-05 10:12:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:28 - ID:4053257

    TEHRAN, Jan 5 (MENA) - When a Saudi state executioner beheaded the prominent Shiite dissident Sheikh Nimr al Nimr on Saturday, the Shiite theocracy in Iran took it as a deliberate provocation by its regional rival and dusted off its favored ....

  • Japan urges Middle East states to defuse tensions through dialogue

    Date: 2016-01-05 09:31:18 GMT - Japan - World - SN:23 - ID:4053245

    TOKYO, Jan 5 (MENA) - Japan urged Middle East nations on Tuesday to de-escalate tensions in the region through dialogue in the wake of the severing of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Kyodo reported. Referring to Japan's high ....

  • Obama’s new gun regulations to require more background checks on purchases

    Date: 2016-01-05 09:12:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:18 - ID:4052889

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - Setting up a clash with Congress and gun rights groups in his final year in office, President Obama announced that he was issuing regulations to require more background checks on gun purchases while proposing to hire ....

  • Siege ends near India consulate in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-01-05 07:43:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:4052393

    KABUL, Jan 5 (MENA) - Afghan officials say security forces have killed all four heavily armed assailants who have been holed up since Sunday night in a building near India's consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Munir Ahmad Farhad, a ....

  • UNSC condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran

    Date: 2016-01-05 07:43:23 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:9 - ID:4052213

    NEW YORK, Jan 5 (MENA) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday strongly condemned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad by angry protesters, according to Alarabiya. Expressing “deep concern” over the attacks, the ....

  • UN Saudi amb. urges UNSC to condemn attack on Saudi embassy in Iran

    Date: 2016-01-05 07:09:56 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:7 - ID:4052217

    NEW YORK, Jan 5 (MENA) – UN Saudi Ambassador Abdallah Al Mouallimi called for the UN Security Council (UNSC) to condemn attacks on the Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran. Also, he described the Iranian assault on the Saudi diplomatic premises as ....

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