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  • US warns Saudi execution of Shia cleric Nimr could fuel tensions

    Date: 2016-01-03 08:19:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:4039709

    WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (MENA) - The United States has expressed concern that Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could further exacerbate sectarian rivalry in the Middle East, the BBC reported. The US State Department ....

  • Mexican mayor killed hours into job

    Date: 2016-01-03 07:48:06 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:6 - ID:4039485

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 3 (MENA) - A newly-elected Mexican mayor has been shot dead on her second day in office, the BBC reported. Gisela Mota was killed at her home in the city of Temixco, 85km (52 miles) south of the capital Mexico City, hours after ....

  • 4 killed in bombing in Somali capital

    Date: 2016-01-02 19:46:22 GMT - Somalia - World - SN:98 - ID:4038817

    MOGADISHU, Jan 2 (MENA) - A bomber detonated his explosives at a popular restaurant in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing himself and at least three others. Police said the attacker, dressed in a business suit over an explosive vest, entered ....

  • 12 killed in traffic accident in northern India

    Date: 2016-01-02 19:45:33 GMT - India - World - SN:96 - ID:4038809

    NEW DELHI, Jan 2 (MENA) - Twelve persons were killed and others were seriously injured when a jeep they were travelling in rammed into a bus carrying foreign tourists in Balrampur, local media reported Saturday. The victims were returning from ....

  • Afghan chief executive officer to visit Iran

    Date: 2016-01-02 18:50:52 GMT - Iran - World - SN:89 - ID:4038253

    TEHRAN, Jan 2 (MENA) - Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah is scheduled to visit Iran on Monday, Tehran Times reported on its website. In his two day visit, Abdullah plans to hold talks with the Iranian officials on various ....

  • Iran summons Saudi envoy over Nimr execution

    Date: 2016-01-02 17:42:23 GMT - Iran - World - SN:77 - ID:4038181

    TEHRAN, Jan 2 (MENA) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabian charge d'affaires to Tehran to protest the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, Press TV reported. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and ....

  • 'Anti-IS group' claims BBC website attack

    Date: 2016-01-02 17:11:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:75 - ID:4038169

    LONDON, Jan 2 (MENA) - A group that says it targets online activity linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed it was behind an attack on the BBC's website. All the BBC's websites were unavailable for several hours on New Year's Eve after ....

  • Putin names United States among threats in new Russian security strategy

    Date: 2016-01-02 15:08:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:58 - ID:4037401

    WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (MENA) - A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia's national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated in recent years, CNBC reported on Saturday. The ....

  • Britain updates Israel travel advisory after Tel Aviv shooting

    Date: 2016-01-02 15:05:56 GMT - Israel - World - SN:55 - ID:4037081

    GAZA CITY, Jan 2 (MENA) - The British Foreign Office updated its travel warning for Israel and the Palestinian territories on Friday in light of the day's shooting attack in central Tel Aviv, which left two people dead, Israeli newspaper Jerusalem ....

  • India and Pakistan try again - paper

    Date: 2016-01-02 15:05:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:4037085

    NEW YORK, Jan 2 (MENA) - As they clasped hands while walking down the red carpet at the Lahore airport recently, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India looked more like close friends than the leaders of two countries whose tense ....

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