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  • Overnight bus crashes in Japan

    Date: 2016-01-15 14:55:24 GMT - Japan - World - SN:64 - ID:4120597

    TOKYO, Jan 15 (MENA) - Fourteen people died and 26 were injured when a packed bus crashed in Japan in the early hours on Friday, the Japan Times reported. It was the worst toll from a bus accident in decades. The bus was carrying 41 people bound ....

  • Taliban-Daesh clashes leave eight militants dead in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-01-15 13:10:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:56 - ID:4119997

    KABUL, Jan 15 (MENA) - Eight militants have been killed in newest clashes of militants loyal to the terrorist group of Daesh and Taliban in Afghan's eastern Nangarhar province. Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesperson for the police ....

  • Three people arrested over Jakarta attacks

    Date: 2016-01-15 11:58:15 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:45 - ID:4118805

    JAKARTA, Jan 15 (MENA) - Three people were arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly terror attacks in Jakarta, a police detective told The Wall Street Journal. The arrests occurred during a dawn raid Friday on a house in a Jakarta suburb, ....

  • Haunt underway to arrest perpetrators of Jakarta attacks -- police chief

    Date: 2016-01-15 10:11:48 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:21 - ID:4118713

    JAKARTA, Jan 15 (MENA)- Police in Indonesia have identified four out of five of the Jakarta attackers, the BBC reported on Friday. Two of the attackers were previously convicted militants. Police named one - Afif Sunakim, seen carrying a gun ....

  • US lists Daesh’s Khorasan branch as foreign terror group

    Date: 2016-01-15 06:35:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:4117785

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (MENA) - The US listed a Daesh-affiliated group as a foreign terror organization, imposing another round of sanctions on the group. According to the Wall Street Journal, Daesh-Khorasan announced its formation on Jan 10, 2015. ....

  • Russia unveils agreement with Syria on deployment of combat air group

    Date: 2016-01-14 22:41:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:140 - ID:4117513

    MOSCOW, Jan 14 (MENA) - Russia has unveiled the text of the agreement with Syria on the deployment of the Russian air group in the Arab country, the Sputnik reported. The Russian government on Thursday posted on its legal information portal the ....

  • Russia has no plans to cut oil exports despite falling crude prices

    Date: 2016-01-14 21:29:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:132 - ID:4117365

    MOSCOW, Jan 14 (MENA) - Russia has no plans to reduce its oil exports in 2016 despite falling global oil prices, the Sputnik cited Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying Thursday. Since August 2014, crude oil prices worldwide have declined ....

  • EU council extends suspension of anti-Iran sanctions for 2 weeks

    Date: 2016-01-14 20:47:50 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:129 - ID:4117297

    BRUSSELS, Jan 14 (MENA) - The Council of the European Union published on Thursday its formal decision to extend the suspension of its sanctions against Iran until January 28, the Sputnik reported. A certain number of EU sanctions against Iran ....

  • WFP: ShareTheMeal App hits first target in Syria

    Date: 2016-01-14 19:24:41 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:120 - ID:4116613

    GENEVA, Jan 14 (MENA) - Two months after its global launch, the United Nations World Food Programme’s ShareTheMeal app has fulfilled its goal of ensuring 20,000 Syrian refugee children in Jordan will have vital nutrition at school for one ....

  • UNRWA appeals for over US$ 800 million for Syria, Palestine

    Date: 2016-01-14 18:41:51 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:114 - ID:4116473

    GENEVA, Jan 14 (MENA) - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) launched its US$ 817 million emergency appeals for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territories on Thursday. The majority of the estimated 450,000 Palestinian refugees ....

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