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  • Unknown gunmen kidnap undersecretary of Iraqi justice Ministry

    Date: 2015-09-08 15:26:34 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:69 - ID:3312229

    BAGHDAD, Sept 8 (MENA) – Unknown gunmen kidnapped undersecretary of Iraqi Justice Ministry Abdel Karim Fares Tuesday. The reasons behind the abduction are not yet clear. A security source said that Fares was kidnapped along with three other ....

  • Russia purchased ten Israeli drones - report

    Date: 2015-09-08 14:41:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:3311381

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia has purchased 10 Israeli intelligence-gathering drones within 2015, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. According to a report published in the Vedomosti, the Russian Defense Ministry purchased Israel Aerospace ....

  • Operations by US mission to Somalia kick off

    Date: 2015-09-08 14:14:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:3311669

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - The US Department of State has announced the commencement of operations by the United States Mission to Somalia. The new mission reflects a continuation of US efforts to normalize the US-Somalia bilateral relationship ....

  • Russia to send military aid to Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-09-08 12:53:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:3310721

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia plans to send military assistance to Afghanistan which could include helicopters, to fight Taliban and Daesh, Interfax news agency quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy as saying on Tuesday. Zamir Kabulov, ....

  • Pilots extend Lufthansa strike into Wednesday

    Date: 2015-09-08 11:27:11 GMT - Germany - World - SN:34 - ID:3309985

    BERLIN, Sept 8 (MENA) - Pilots at German airline Lufthansa said on Monday they will strike for two days this week, continuing a long-running dispute with management over early retirement provisions, media reports said. After announcing walkouts ....

  • 10 police officers killed in bomb attack in Turkey

    Date: 2015-09-08 11:20:48 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:32 - ID:3309977

    ANKARA, Sept 8 (MENA) - Ten police officers have been killed in a bomb attack on a minibus in Turkey, Express quoted a government official as saying. The attack in the eastern province of Igdir is the latest among a string of violent outbreaks ....

  • French president lauds Egypt's concern with equality between Muslims, Christians

    Date: 2015-09-08 11:18:51 GMT - France - World - SN:29 - ID:3309649

    PARIS, Sept 8 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande called for protecting victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East region, highlighting Egypt's concern with equality between Muslims and Christians and the efforts exerted to ....

  • Europe responds to Egypt's call for changing tack towards refugees - spokesman

    Date: 2015-09-08 09:25:37 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:20 - ID:3308193

    CAIRO, Sept 8 (MENA) - Europe has responded positively to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry's call several days ago on the international community to prod signatory states of international agreements on refugees and human rights to adhere to such ....

  • NK leader meets with visiting ranking Cuban official

    Date: 2015-09-08 08:39:02 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:16 - ID:3308425

    PYONGYANG, Sept 8 (MENA) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met with a visiting ranking Cuban official in a show of the two countries' friendly relations, the North's media said Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. Kim has met with a ....

  • Mexico charges four officials in 'El Chapo' jailbreak

    Date: 2015-09-08 07:45:30 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:12 - ID:3307945

    MEXICO CITY, Sept 8 (MENA) - Four public officials were charged with aiding Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escape from a maximum security prison on July 11, according to a statement made by Mexico's federal judicial council on ....

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