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  • Senior Taliban leader Mullah Hassan Rahmani dies

    Date: 2016-02-09 11:28:44 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:40 - ID:4279757

    KABUL, Feb 9 (MENA) - A senior member of the Taliban leadership council Mullah Mohammad Hassan Rahmani has passed away, the Afghan Khaama news agency reported Tuesday, quoting a Taliban statement. According to the statement, Rahmani died of ....

  • German police: Eight dead, 100 injured in Bavarian train crash

    Date: 2016-02-09 10:43:55 GMT - Germany - World - SN:32 - ID:4278897

    BERLIN, Feb 9 (MENA) - At least eight people have died and scores have been injured – 50 seriously – after two commuter trains collided in southern Germany, police have said, according to the Guardian. The crash happened near the Bavarian town of ....

  • U.S. defence intelligence chief predicts increased Daesh attacks

    Date: 2016-02-09 10:08:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:27 - ID:4278253

    WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (MENA) - Daesh is likely to step up “the pace and lethality” of its attacks in the months ahead as it seeks to fan the flames of international conflict, the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said on Monday, according ....

  • Seoul, Washington, Tokyo to cooperate for strong sanctions on N. Korea

    Date: 2016-02-09 09:24:07 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:4277941

    SEOUL, Feb 9 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her U.S. and Japanese counterparts agreed Tuesday to cooperate to ensure that the U.N. Security Council can adopt a resolution for strong sanctions on North Korea for its latest nuclear ....

  • N. Korea's satellite achieves orbit: South Korean Defense Ministry

    Date: 2016-02-09 09:06:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:4277937

    SEOUL, Feb 9 (MENA) - South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday the satellite North Korea launched into space earlier this week has achieved orbit, but whether it is operating normally has not been verified, Yonhap News Agency reported. On ....

  • Obama: Refugee crisis became international not just European

    Date: 2016-02-09 08:58:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:4278273

    WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama said the refugee crisis is international not just European, Radio Sawa reported on Tuesday. During a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Obama said "We spent a lot of time ....

  • 5.7 South Island quake felt throughout New Zealand

    Date: 2016-02-09 07:55:51 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:9 - ID:4277957

    WELLINGTON, Feb 9 (MENA) - A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked central New Zealand. The 1.38pm quake was 35km south-east of St Arnaud, Nelson, at a depth of 65km, The New Zealand Herald reported. Geonet duty seismologist Anna Kaiser ....

  • Hong Kong police clash with protesters in Lunar New Year riots

    Date: 2016-02-09 07:29:05 GMT - China - World - SN:7 - ID:4277721

    HONG KONG, Feb 9 (MENA) - Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebrations descended into chaos as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed in a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies, leaving dozens ....

  • MENA agenda for Tuesday, February 9

    Date: 2016-02-09 06:32:32 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:4277677

    CAIRO, Senior advisor to the US state secretary David Thorne starts a visit to Egypt for talks with senior officials on bilateral relations. CAIRO, The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics and the Union of Arab Statisticians hold ....

  • Italy focuses on forming new government in Libya: FM

    Date: 2016-02-08 22:46:37 GMT - Libya - World - SN:117 - ID:4276981

    TRIPOLI, Feb 8 (MENA) - Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said his country pays great attention to forming a new government in Libya. In press statements on Monday, Gentiloni said Italy did not undermine the threats of the terrorist Daesh ....

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