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  • Turkey closes Khabur border crossing

    Date: 2015-12-16 13:03:52 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:61 - ID:3939229

    ANKARA, Dec 16 (MENA) – Turkish authorities have blocked Khabur border crossing adjacent to the Iraqi borders and located in ┼×─▒rnak town, southeastern Turkey. This comes after the Iraqi security forces have launched a wide-scale military ....

  • Afghan authorities seize 2,000 kgs of explosives in Kabul

    Date: 2015-12-16 12:27:03 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:53 - ID:3938637

    KABUL, Dec 16 (MENA) - Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has seized 2,000 kilograms of explosive materials in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to khaama Press. A statement released on Wednesday states that the explosive materials discovered ....

  • Medical helicopter crashes in 'rugged' Arizona, killing two

    Date: 2015-12-16 12:09:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:48 - ID:3938657

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (MENA) - Two crew members were killed when a medical helicopter crashed in "rugged terrain" east of Phoenix, Arizona, late Tuesday. A third crew member on board survived the crash, the aircraft operator said. There were no ....

  • Philippine military says 18 dead in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

    Date: 2015-12-16 11:12:48 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:34 - ID:3938177

    MANILA, Dec 16 (MENA) - Heavy fighting between government forces and Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines has left at least 15 rebels and three soldiers dead, officials said. Maj. Filemon Tan, a regional military spokesman, said the ....

  • Pakistan schools close on anniversary of deadly school siege

    Date: 2015-12-16 11:11:36 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:33 - ID:3938133

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (MENA) - Pakistan has closed schools across the country for a day on the anniversary of last year's Taliban attack that killed over 150 people, 144 of them schoolchildren, according to ABC News. Government spokesman Mushtaq ....

  • Germany flies first mission to support US-led coalition

    Date: 2015-12-16 11:04:38 GMT - Germany - World - SN:29 - ID:3938077

    BERLIN, Dec 16 (MENA) – The German military says it's flown its first mission in support of the coalition effort against the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, according to the Independent. The Bundeswehr said Wednesday that a German tanker ....

  • Pentagon warns Daesh offshoot growing in Afghanistan, 'operationally active'

    Date: 2015-12-16 07:22:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:3936305

    WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (MENA) - The Pentagon delivered a warning Tuesday about the growth of the Daesh offshoot in Afghanistan, saying the branch has become “more operationally active” there by carving out territory and openly fighting the Taliban, Fox ....

  • France uses first cruise missiles against Daesh: government

    Date: 2015-12-15 20:02:17 GMT - France - World - SN:106 - ID:3934833

    PARIS, Dec 15 (MENA) - The French air force used its first cruise missiles against Daesh targets in Iraq on Tuesday, Al Arabiya cited the French Defence Ministry as saying Saturday. "Launched from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, the raid was ....

  • Activists: Nigeria military killed hundreds of Shiites

    Date: 2015-12-15 18:39:05 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:100 - ID:3934217

    ABUJA, Dec 15 (MENA) - Police opened fire Tuesday on unarmed Shiite Muslim protesters in the northern city of Kaduna, leaving three dead, the spokesman for Shiites in Nigeria said, as activists accused soldiers of having killed hundreds of Shiites ....

  • UK police allow Daesh fanatics to leave Britain for losing grip on jihadists

    Date: 2015-12-15 17:06:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:95 - ID:3934333

    LONDON, Dec 15 (MENA) - UK police are secretly ushering homegrown Daesh fanatics out of the country deciding it is safer to get them out of Britain than keep tabs on them, the Daily Express reported on Tuesday. Security services are so scared of ....

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