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  • Blaze at Lahore residential building claims 5 lives

    Date: 2016-01-14 09:48:13 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:35 - ID:4111901

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 14, (MENA) - At least five people were killed and two others are still missing after fire engulfed a house in Lahore's Lohari Gate locality. The fire, which erupted at a three-storey building, was taken under control after five ....

  • Four suspected attackers arrested after Jakarta blasts

    Date: 2016-01-14 09:46:41 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:33 - ID:4111981

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) - Indonesian police on Thursday arrested four suspected militants believed to have been involved in the gun and bomb assault in the center of the capital, which killed at least six, Sky news reported. Jakarta police ....

  • S. Korea, UNSC members to discuss sanctions on N. Korea

    Date: 2016-01-14 09:45:37 GMT - south korea - World - SN:31 - ID:4111989

    SEOUL, Jan 14 (MENA) – South Korea will hold talks with members of the UN Security Council next week to draw a strong resolution against North Korea over its recent nuclear test, Yonhap quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying on Thursday. The ....

  • Dutch man seriously wounded in Jakarta attack

    Date: 2016-01-14 09:23:11 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:29 - ID:4111813

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 14 (MENA) – The Netherlands' foreign minister said that a Dutch man has been seriously wounded in the Jakarta attack, ABC News reported on Thursday. Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said the attack shows that "terrorism can hit ....

  • France targets Daesh site near Iraq's Mosul

    Date: 2016-01-14 09:13:53 GMT - France - World - SN:25 - ID:4111637

    PARIS, Jan 14 (MENA) – France's defense chief says French warplanes targeted a communications center of Daesh group near the Iraqi city of Mosul as part of a string of airstrikes this week, ABC News reported on Thursday. Defense Minister ....

  • Al Jazeera to shut down American news channel

    Date: 2016-01-14 08:49:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:4111389

    WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (MENA) - When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013, its then-leader boasted he didn’t have to worry too much about profits, Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. After all, the cable news channel was backed ....

  • Indonesian president orders hunting down Jakarta attacks perpetrators

    Date: 2016-01-14 08:36:58 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:22 - ID:4111397

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) - Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who is cutting short his working visit in the West Java town of Cirebon, said he ordered security forces to hunt down the perpetrators and their network behind the attacks in ....

  • Moroccan Dutch woman elected President of Netherlands’ Parliament

    Date: 2016-01-14 07:46:30 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:16 - ID:4111101

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 14 (MENA) - Moroccan-Dutch Khadija Arib of the Labour Party (PvdA) was elected on Wednesday as the new chairwoman of the House of Representatives, according to Morocco World News. After four rounds of voting, she came out as the ....

  • Australia declines US request to increase military commitment in Middle East

    Date: 2016-01-14 07:34:40 GMT - Australia - World - SN:14 - ID:4111145

    CANBERRA, Jan 14 (MENA) - Australia has formally declined a request from the United States to increase its military commitment in the Middle East, ABC news reported on Thursday. US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter asked all countries involved in ....

  • Indonesian president: Situation under control, urges people to remain calm

    Date: 2016-01-14 07:12:48 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:13 - ID:4111013

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said in a statement on national TV the situation is under control and is calling on people to remain calm, ABC News reported on Thursday. Jokowi says: "The state, nation and people ....

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