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  • Son of Iran's former president begins 10-year prison term

    Date: 2015-08-09 22:33:02 GMT - Iran - World - SN:96 - ID:3130669

    TEHRAN, Aug 9 (MENA) - A son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison sentence Sunday after his conviction on corruption and security charges, ABC News reported. Before entering Tehran's Evin prison, Mahdi ....

  • Russia calls on US to cooperate with Assad in fighting Daesh

    Date: 2015-08-09 22:17:39 GMT - Russia - World - SN:94 - ID:3130665

    MOSCOW, Aug 9 (MENA) - The US and its allies should cooperate with Syrian President Bashar Assad in fighting Daesh, “a common enemy” of the international community, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview on Sunday. “Our ....

  • Kurds in France, Germany protest against Turkish military actions

    Date: 2015-08-09 22:07:47 GMT - Germany - World - SN:93 - ID:3130661

    BERLIN, Aug 9 (MENA) - Several hundred people took to the streets of Paris to denounce what they deem to be anti-Kurdish policies by the Turkish government, Euro News reported. They called on Ankara to embrace the fragile 2013 Kurdish-Turkish ....

  • Spanish ships accused of 'violating' Gibraltar's territory

    Date: 2015-08-09 22:05:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:91 - ID:3130645

    LONDON, Aug 9 (MENA) - Spanish vessels and helicopters were in "clear violation of the international law" after entering UK waters in Gibraltar, BBC quoted the UK Foreign Office as saying. Spanish police chasing criminals have made several ....

  • At least 11 Syrian refugees die in minibus wreck in northwest Turkey

    Date: 2015-08-09 10:38:38 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:28 - ID:3126469

    ANKARA, Aug 9 (MENA) - The death toll from a minibus accident in the Havran district of Turkey’s northwestern province of Balıkesir, when a minibus crashed into a wall Saturday morning, rose to 11, while 29 others were injured, BGN news ....

  • Chinese FM starts visit to 3 African nations

    Date: 2015-08-09 08:14:36 GMT - China - World - SN:14 - ID:3125837

    BEIJING, Aug 9 (MENA) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi starts a visit to the three African countries worst hit by Ebola - Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Wang is the first foreign minister of a world major power to visit the West African region ....

  • 29 US scientists praise Iran nuclear deal in letter to Obama

    Date: 2015-08-09 08:13:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:3125821

    NEW YORK, Aug 9 (MENA) - Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it ....

  • Obama: Netanyahu's 'interference' in US affairs 'unprecedented'

    Date: 2015-08-09 08:12:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:3125825

    WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's "interference" in US affairs is 'unprecedented,' US President Barack Obama asserted during an interview which will air in full Sunday night. Speaking to CNN interviewer ....

  • Car bomb kills 22 members of armed groups in Afghanistan's Kunduz

    Date: 2015-08-09 08:10:15 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:3125597

    KABUL, Aug 9 (MENA) - A bombing in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province has killed 22 members of illegal armed groups, including four leaders, Sky News reported quoting the Afghani police. Abdul Wadood Wahidi, spokesman for the provincial ....

  • Daesh exploiting Taliban split after leader's death by recruiting their rival's ex-jihadis - paper

    Date: 2015-08-08 19:31:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:74 - ID:3124761

    LONDON, Aug 8 (MENA) - Daesh militants are thought to be benefiting from a steady influx of young, disaffected ex-Taliban recruits joining their ranks, Daily Express of Britain reported Saturday. The rag-tag militia group has become an ....

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