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  • Russian official: 424 terrorist sites hit in Syria over past 48 hours

    Date: 2015-12-30 15:31:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:72 - ID:4022049

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russian planes made over 120 sorties in two days and attacked more than 420 terrorist targets in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday, according to Tass. Konashenkov ....

  • Rangers detain four alleged terrorists in Karachi

    Date: 2015-12-30 13:08:14 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:59 - ID:4021533

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 30 (MENA) - Pakistan Rangers Sindh force on Wednesday conducted intelligence based raids in the city's Rizvia and PECHS areas detaining four alleged terrorists affiliated with banned organizations, according to Geo.TV. According to ....

  • Turkish police confirm arrested suicide bombers are Daesh members

    Date: 2015-12-30 11:28:02 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:49 - ID:4020605

    ANKARA, Dec 30 (MENA) – Turkish security officials confirmed that the two suicide bombers arrested earlier Wednesday in Ankara were members of the terrorist group Daesh, Haberturk newspaper reported. Police in Ankara have arrested the two ....

  • Turkish Airlines cancels 142 Istanbul flights as snow storms loom

    Date: 2015-12-30 10:32:38 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:39 - ID:4020145

    ANKARA, Dec 30 (MENA) - The Turkish Airlines canceled 142 flights to and from Istanbul and warned of further disruption in coming days as the city braced on Wednesday for heavy snow. Many of the canceled flights were domestic, but routes to ....

  • S. Korea to hike security budget for diplomatic missions in 2016

    Date: 2015-12-30 10:26:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:35 - ID:4020057

    SEOUL, Dec 30 (MENA) - South Korea will sharply increase the budget allocated to beefing up security at its diplomatic missions in 2016, in the face of mounting threats to its diplomats and facilities, the government said Wednesday. According to ....

  • S. Korea mourns death of key aide to N. Korean leader

    Date: 2015-12-30 09:55:38 GMT - south korea - World - SN:29 - ID:4019373

    SEOUL, Dec 30 (MENA) - South Korea expressed grief on Wednesday at the death of a key aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has reportedly died in a car accident, according to the Korean news agency Yonhap. Kim Yang-gon, the 73-year-old ....

  • US spy net on Israel snares Congress

    Date: 2015-12-30 09:22:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:4019377

    WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret US surveillance programs. But behind the scenes, the White ....

  • S. Korean soldier found dead inside DMZ in gun-related incident

    Date: 2015-12-30 08:13:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:4018945

    SEOUL, Dec 30 (MENA) - A South Korean soldier was found dead on the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone early Wednesday morning in a gun-related incident, the military said. Army Private Jeong was found with gunshot wounds in the central east ....

  • Former New York gov. drops out of presidential race

    Date: 2015-12-30 08:13:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:4018537

    WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (MENA) - Former New York state Gov. George Pataki announced Tuesday night that he is dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. After advising voters in certain states with early primaries or caucuses to tune ....

  • North Korea’s top official on South Korea relations dies in car accident

    Date: 2015-12-30 06:54:45 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:4 - ID:4018481

    PYONGYANG, Dec 30 (MENA) - Kim Yang Gon, the secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the director of the United Front Department that oversees Pyongyang’s reunification policy, died in a traffic accident on Tuesday at ....

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