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  • US-led coalition launches 37 air raids on Daesh hotbeds in Syria, Iraq

    Date: 2015-12-28 16:51:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:58 - ID:4010529

    WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (MENA) – The US-led international coalition launched 37 air raids on Daesh hotbeds in Syria and Iraq, Russia Today TV said. In Syria, 16 air raids targeted al-Hasaka, al-Reqqa and Marea targeting seven tactical units and a ....

  • 2 Israelis arrested for flying drone over Vatican City

    Date: 2015-12-28 15:51:41 GMT - Israel - World - SN:52 - ID:4009845

    GAZA CITY, Dec 28 (MENA) - Two Israeli tourists were taken into custody for flying a drone over Vatican City, Italian and Israeli media reported. According to a report by ABC Radio, Rome police patrolling near the Vatican spotted the drone flying ....

  • Russian foreign ministry: NATO buildup near Russia borders violates 1997 accord

    Date: 2015-12-28 14:04:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:4009001

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - Russia expects the US to abandon plans on deploying and stationing military equipment on NATO’s eastern flank, Russia’s Foreign Ministry official spokesperson Maria Zakharova, quoted by Tass, said on Monday. Lt. Gen. Ben ....

  • Putin signs new decree imposing more sanctions on Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-28 12:58:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:34 - ID:4008357

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - Russia’s new economic measures against Turkey, signed by President Vladimir Putin earlier on Monday, include companies controlled by Turkish civilians and not just organizations under Turkish jurisdiction, according to the ....

  • 1 killed, 4 wounded in Kabul airport attack

    Date: 2015-12-28 06:34:25 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:4005557

    KABUL, Dec 28 (MENA) - At least one person was killed and four others were wounded in a car bombing near Kabul International Airport, ABC news reported quoting Afghan authorities. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, saying ....

  • 200 extra troops deployed to aid rescue efforts over UK floods

    Date: 2015-12-27 20:34:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:112 - ID:4005013

    LONDON, Dec 27 (MENA) - The UK Government has sent a further 200 troops to help the rescue efforts in flood-stricken northern England, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. Some 300 military personnel have already been mobilised to help communities in ....

  • 1 dead, 3 Injured in fire at Berlin hotel

    Date: 2015-12-27 20:04:29 GMT - Germany - World - SN:110 - ID:4004721

    BERLIN, Dec 27 (MENA) - German authorities said Sunday one person has died in a fire at a hotel in Berlin and three others were taken to the hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, ABC News reported. The city fire service said that ....

  • Daesh, local militia beheading each other's fighters in eastern province - Afghan official

    Date: 2015-12-27 15:00:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:74 - ID:4002321

    KABUL, Dec 27 (MENA) - An Afghan official said Monday fighters for Daesh and a militia controlled by a prominent lawmaker have beheaded a total of eight men in tit-for-tat revenge killings in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, Fox News ....

  • US storms: Death toll climbs to 24 as new tornado hits Texas

    Date: 2015-12-27 14:52:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:4002929

    WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (MENA) - At least 24 people are now known to have died after nearly a week of tornadoes, heavy rains and flooding in several US south-central states. Six people died in Texas after a new tornado touched down near Dallas late on ....

  • Taliban deny talks with Russia on Daesh in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-12-27 14:08:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:62 - ID:4002677

    KABUL, Dec 27 (MENA) - The Taliban have denied they held talks with Russia about countering the spread of Daesh in Afghanistan, and dismissed the influence of the jihadist group in the country. The insurgents were responding to a statement ....

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