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  • Syrian army to launch ground operation under cover by Russian warplanes

    Date: 2015-10-02 22:00:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:3457405

    MOSCOW, Oct 2 (MENA) - Syrian military squads are on the move to launch a major ground operation in the Syrian cities of Hama, Homs and Salamiyah. According to Komsomolskaya Pravda website, the Russian jets would provide air cover during the ....

  • Indonesian plane carrying 10 loses contact: officials

    Date: 2015-10-02 14:05:38 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:48 - ID:3455605

    JAKARTA , Oct 2 (MENA) - An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 10 people lost contact with air traffic control during a flight in Sulawesi island of Indonesia on Friday, Asia One reported. The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency ....

  • Taliban claim shooting down four-engine US aircraft in Afghanistan’s

    Date: 2015-10-02 12:18:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:41 - ID:3454957

    KABUL, Oct 2 (MENA) - Taliban claim bringing down a US four-engine aircraft in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama News Agency reported. Mujahid, the group’s spokesman wrote in a twitter post this morning that the four-engine ....

  • Arrivals by sea in Greece nearing 400,000 -- UNHCR

    Date: 2015-10-02 11:21:10 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:35 - ID:3454457

    GENEVA, Oct 2 (MENA) - Although windy autumn weather affected sea crossings from Turkey over the past few days, refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece continue to climb and are expected to reach the 400,000 mark shortly, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian ....

  • Japan to restart 2nd nuclear reactor under post-Fukushima rules

    Date: 2015-10-02 11:15:13 GMT - Japan - World - SN:31 - ID:3454065

    TOKYO, Oct 2 (MENA) - Japan will restart a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan as early as Oct. 14, making it the second to return to operation after the government introduced stricter safety regulations following the 2011 triple reactor meltdowns ....

  • Taliban says it shot down US military plane at Afghanistan's at Jalalabad airport, killing 11

    Date: 2015-10-02 07:26:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:3452793

    KABUL, Oct 2 (MENA) - The Taliban claim to have shot down a US military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, killing 11 people, the ABC reported. The C-130 crashed close to midnight local time at Jalalabad airport. "The crew and passengers ....

  • Eleven dead as US plane crashes at Afghanistan airport

    Date: 2015-10-02 07:24:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:3452809

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (MENA) - An American C-130 transport plane has crashed at Jalalabad airport in Afghanistan, killing six crew members and five civilian contractors, a US military spokesman has said. The Taliban claimed it shot down the Hercules ....

  • Syria conflict: Russia launches fresh strikes

    Date: 2015-10-01 20:23:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:90 - ID:3452249

    MOSCOW, Oct 1 (MENA) - Russia says it has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day, targeting militants from Daesh, BBC reported Thursday. The defense ministry said its jets had destroyed a Daesh ammunition depot and control ....

  • Iranian FM meets Latin American, European, Asian counterparts in New York

    Date: 2015-10-01 16:37:58 GMT - Iran - World - SN:77 - ID:3451189

    TEHRAN, Oct 1 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with European, Asian and Latin American foreign ministers on the sidelines of the 70th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held in New York. Zarif held ....

  • S. Korea, Iran to expand cooperation

    Date: 2015-10-01 11:23:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:43 - ID:3448577

    SEOUL, Oct 1 (MENA) - Iran's top diplomat has requested more investment by South Korean firms in his country as the lifting of UN-led sanctions nears, according to the Foreign Ministry in South Korea. Meeting with his South Korean counterpart Yun ....

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