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  • US strategy seeks to avoid ground war with Daesh

    Date: 2015-12-08 12:46:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:3885810

    NEW YORK, Dec 8 (MENA) - As the debate on how best to contain Daesh continues to rage in Western capitals, the militants themselves have made one point patently clear: They want the United States and its allies to be dragged into a ground war, ....

  • Russia says early to convene meeting on Syria in New York next week

    Date: 2015-12-08 12:35:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:3885630

    MOSCOW, Dec 8 (MENA) - Moscow believes it is premature to convene a ministerial meeting on Syria in New York on December 18, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said on Tuesday, according to TASS. "We have not ....

  • Six refugees drown after boat capsizes in Aegean

    Date: 2015-12-08 12:05:05 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:45 - ID:3885082

    ISTANBUL, Dec 8 (MENA) - At least six refugees drowned early Tuesday when their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea while attempting to reach a Greek island, according to Turkish media. The Turkish coastguards rescued eight asylum seekers who were ....

  • Two arrested in Spain over Daesh links

    Date: 2015-12-08 12:01:05 GMT - Spain - World - SN:41 - ID:3885370

    MADRID, Dec 8 (MENA) - A man and a woman have been arrested as part of a Spanish National Police counter-terrorism operation underway in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. Both suspects are accused of recruiting and training people for Daesh via ....

  • Chinese Foreign Ministry hails success of Focac summit

    Date: 2015-12-08 08:58:12 GMT - China - World - SN:18 - ID:3882706

    BEIJING, Dec 8 (MENA) – Chinese Foreign Ministry commended on Tuesday the great success achieved by the summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (Focac) held in South Africa with the participation of African leaders and senior ....

  • Japan launches counterterrorism unit ahead of G-7 summit

    Date: 2015-12-08 08:56:20 GMT - Japan - World - SN:17 - ID:3882894

    TOKYO, Dec 8 (MENA) - Japan launched a government unit Tuesday to collect information on international terrorism as the nation seeks to strengthen security prior to hosting the Group of Seven summit next year, Kyodo reported. The launch of the ....

  • Two separate train accidents kill 14 in India

    Date: 2015-12-08 08:56:05 GMT - India - World - SN:16 - ID:3882910

    NEW DELHI, Dec 8 (MENA) - Two train accidents in eastern and northern India have claimed at least 14 lives, police and railroad officials said Tuesday. A speeding train rammed into an SUV at an unmanned railroad crossing in eastern India killing ....

  • S. Korea, UAE to expand ties in health, culture

    Date: 2015-12-08 07:54:29 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:3882646

    SEOUL, Dec 8 (MENA) - South Korea and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to expand their ties in various areas, including new growth industries such as health and halal foods, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday. South Korean Vice ....

  • Former Australian government minister named ambassador to US

    Date: 2015-12-08 06:57:16 GMT - Australia - World - SN:5 - ID:3882534

    CANBERRA, Dec 8 (MENA) - A former senior government colleague of Australia's recently ousted prime minister was named on Tuesday as the next Australian ambassador to the United States, ABC news reported. Joe Hockey was treasurer during Prime ....

  • US airstrikes kill Daesh head in Libya

    Date: 2015-12-07 21:32:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:98 - ID:3881586

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) – The Pentagon confirmed Monday that US airstrikes last month killed the head of Daesh in Libya, FOX News reported. Abu Nabil was targeted in a Nov 13 airstrike carried out by F-15 aircraft in the city of Derna, Pentagon ....

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