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  • Arrest sought for Turkish ex-prosecutors over graft

    Date: 2015-08-11 10:21:26 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:24 - ID:3138657

    ANKARA, Aug 11 (MENA) - An Istanbul court has ordered the arrest of three former prosecutors who were dismissed for misconduct over their alleged involvement in a 2013 anti-graft probe targeting Turkey’s senior government officials, according to ....

  • American would be strongly against a third term for Obama

    Date: 2015-08-11 09:14:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:17 - ID:3138249

    WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (MENA) - US President Obama boasted while visiting Africa last month that he could win a third White House term if he were allowed to run again, but a new poll says that’s just a pipe dream, said the New York Post. According to ....

  • Turkish police arrest 16 suspects of PKK in İzmir

    Date: 2015-08-11 08:50:15 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:16 - ID:3138049

    ANKARA, Aug 11 (MENA) - Turkish police have detained 16 suspects under the scope of an operation carried out against terrorist organization PKK's youth branch Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) in several districts of İzmir city, ....

  • Japan reboots nuclear reactor after 2-yr hiatus despite safety concerns

    Date: 2015-08-11 08:49:48 GMT - Japan - World - SN:15 - ID:3138065

    TOKYO, Aug 11 (MENA) - Japan reactivated a nuclear reactor on Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years, despite strong safety concerns among the public following the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi complex triggered by a powerful ....

  • S. Korea issues full alert for western border area

    Date: 2015-08-11 08:49:11 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:3138057

    SEOUL, Aug 11 (MENA) - The South Korean military issued a full alert for the western border area to better react to potential military provocations by North Korea, a government official said Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. As part of ....

  • PBOC sharply cuts yuan against US dollar after weak data

    Date: 2015-08-11 08:48:48 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:3137613

    BEIJING, Aug 11 (MENA) - The People's Bank of China has decided to cut the yuan almost 2 percent against the US dollar enhancing the market-orientation and benchmark status of central parity. In a statement Tuesday, the bank said the decision ....

  • State of emergency declared in Ferguson amid protests

    Date: 2015-08-11 08:11:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:3137617

    WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (MENA) - A state of emergency is in force in the US city of Ferguson amid protests marking the anniversary of the death of black teenager Michael Brown, according to the BBC. The city is reported to be tense after another black ....

  • Reassessing threat from terrorism in US, abroad -- Commentary

    Date: 2015-08-10 23:03:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:101 - ID:3137225

    NEW YORK, Aug 10 (MENA) – Foreign policy wasn’t the focus of Thursday’s Republican debates, but when the topic was raised discussion understandably tended toward terrorism threats and Daesh, Aaron David Miller said. In a commentary published by ....

  • UK dismisses Rwanda spy chief Karenzi Karake case

    Date: 2015-08-10 22:32:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:99 - ID:3137181

    LONDON, Aug 10 (MENA) – A UK court has rejected a bid to extradite Rwanda's spy chief to Spain to stand trial for his alleged role in massacres after the 1994 genocide, the BBC reported on Monday. Karenzi Karake was on bail in the UK following ....

  • 6 US F-16 jets arrive in Turkey to fight Daesh

    Date: 2015-08-10 22:03:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:3137125

    WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (MENA) – Six US F-16 fighter jets arrived at an air base in southern Turkey on Sunday to join the US-led coalition fight against Daesh militants, ABC News quoted the US military as saying on Monday. The US European Command said ....

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