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  • Jordan King, US military official discuss counter-terrorism efforts

    Date: 2015-12-02 15:50:05 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:91 - ID:3850946

    AMMAN, Dec 2 (MENA)-- Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday discussed with Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Gen. Joseph Votel military cooperation and efforts to counter terrorism, Petra news agency reported. The meeting was attended by ....

  • Russia accuses Erdogan of trading oil with Daesh

    Date: 2015-12-02 15:39:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:3850706

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 (MENA) - Russia's Defense Ministry has accused the family of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being directly involved in the trade of petroleum with Daesh terrorist group, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Deputy Defense ....

  • Germany announces €350 mln for Afghanistan’s reconstruction in 2016

    Date: 2015-12-02 15:14:50 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:85 - ID:3850258

    BRUSSELS, Dec 2 (MENA) - Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that his country remains committed to supporting Afghanistan, according to Khaama Press. After attending meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ....

  • US-led coalition targets Daesh with 17 strikes

    Date: 2015-12-02 14:43:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:3850210

    WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (MENA) - The United States and its allies launched 17 airstrikes against Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria Tuesday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement released Wednesday. The Combined Joint Task Force said ....

  • Jordan king says all fighting Daesh

    Date: 2015-12-02 13:15:15 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:60 - ID:3848794

    AMMAN/LONDON, Dec 2 (MENA) - Events taking place in the Middle East today will shape the security and stability of Europe and the world for decades to come, Jordanian King Abdullah II said in an editorial published in The Telegraph. "This is why ....

  • WFP delivers food to Haditha, Al Baghdadi in Iraq

    Date: 2015-12-02 12:59:31 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:55 - ID:3848906

    CAIRO, Dec 2 (MENA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed urgently needed food assistance provided by the Government of Iraq to nearly 70,000 people in the besieged cities of Haditha and Al Baghdadi in the central ....

  • David Cameron: Syrian air strikes are needed ‘to keep Britain safe'

    Date: 2015-12-02 12:56:01 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:54 - ID:3848822

    LONDON, Dec 2 (MENA) – UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that air strikes against the so-called Islamic State are needed to ‘keep the British people safe’ from the threat of terrorist attack. Opening a 10-hour Commons debate ahead of a ....

  • Less than half of voters back airstrikes on Syria

    Date: 2015-12-02 11:09:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:38 - ID:3847406

    LONDON, Dec 2 (MENA) - Fewer than half of British voters now support airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State in Syria after five million people turned against military action in the past week, a poll for The Times has found. With MPs ....

  • Nato to ask Montenegro to join alliance

    Date: 2015-12-02 10:23:49 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:31 - ID:3847434

    BRUSSELS, Dec 2 (MENA) - Nato will take its latest major step towards enlargement – and further increase tension with Russia – when foreign ministers are expected to issue a formal invitation to Montenegro to join the alliance, Russia Today ....

  • Menem sentenced to jail for embezzlement

    Date: 2015-12-02 09:27:08 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:23 - ID:3846857

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 2 (MENA) - A federal court in Argentina has sentenced former President Carlos Menem to four-and-a-half years in jail for embezzlement, the BBC reported Wednesday. Mr Menem, 85, enjoys immunity as a senator and is unlikely to be ....

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