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  • Taliban attack northern Afghan city: Official

    Date: 2015-09-28 07:34:19 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:25 - ID:3425745

    KABUL, Sept 28 (MENA) - Taliban fighters launched a brazen attack on the capital of the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz on Monday, triggering firefights with police and soldiers in an apparent bid to capture the city, Channel News Asia ....

  • Obama discusses poverty, climate change, and refugees at UN Sustainable Development Summit

    Date: 2015-09-28 07:12:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:3425709

    NEW YORK, Sept 27 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama urged world leaders to act in addressing poverty, climate change and the Middle Eastern refugee crisis, among other issues, during a speech at the United Nations on Sunday. Noting that "some ....

  • Maldives president escapes unhurt from speedboat blast

    Date: 2015-09-28 06:49:46 GMT - Maldives - World - SN:21 - ID:3425577

    MALE, Sept 28 (MENA) - Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom escaped unhurt Monday from a blast on his speedboat as he returned home after preforming hajj in Saudi Arabia, according to ABC News. Minister Mohamed Shareef said the blast occurred ....

  • Putin: 'We support the legitimate government of Syria'

    Date: 2015-09-28 06:02:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:3425381

    WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Syrian President Bashar al Assad needed to remain as head of the Syrian government . In an interview with Charlie Rose on "60 Minutes" on CBS, Putin said that Assad needed to ....

  • Practices of US-led coalition violate international law - Lavrov

    Date: 2015-09-27 18:28:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:3424089

    MOSCOW, Sept 27 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday said practices of the US-led international coalition without an approval of the UN Security Council violate the international law. The US believes that it does not need UN ....

  • Putin calls for joining efforts in fight against terrorism

    Date: 2015-09-27 15:33:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:3422821

    MOSCOW, Sept 27 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called the terrorism as a"common evil", which can be tackled only through the joint efforts of the global community. In an interview with the CBS television program 60 Minutes, ....

  • 18 Pakistanis killed in Mina stampede

    Date: 2015-09-27 14:58:56 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:55 - ID:3423085

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (MENA) - Some 18 Pakistani nationals were killed in last week's stampede during Hajj in Saudi Arabia, Pakistani officials were quoted as saying on Sunday. Pakistan's Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement listed names of ....

  • Paper: Thousands enter Syria to join Daesh despite global efforts

    Date: 2015-09-27 14:26:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:52 - ID:3422761

    NEW YORK, Sept 27 (MENA) - Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the so-called Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, ....

  • Obama seeks clarity on Syria strategy as Russia enters the battle space

    Date: 2015-09-27 14:18:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:3423005

    WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (MENA) - Administration decisions on a series of proposed adjustments to its strategy against the Islamic State have been put on hold pending more information about Russia’s intentions in Syria and President Obama’s desire for ....

  • 43 Daesh militants killed in Iraq

    Date: 2015-09-27 13:41:31 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:47 - ID:3422777

    BAGHDAD, Sept 27 (MENA) - Up to 43 Daesh militants were killed on Sunday in air strikes by the international coalition and Iraqi forces. Of all, 22 Daesh fighters were killed after the international coalition carried out 27 sorties in different ....

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