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  • US reports 31 air strikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq

    Date: 2015-07-19 14:47:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:46 - ID:3008545

    WASHINGTON, July 19 - The United States and its allies carried out 31 air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria and Iraq in the past 24 hours, a US military statement said Saturday. Eight air raids were launched in Syria during the same ....

  • Top US military chief arrives in Baghdad

    Date: 2015-07-19 13:58:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:3008317

    WASHINGTON, July 18 (MENA) - Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Baghdad on Sunday to discuss progress in the ongoing fight against Daesh group, the US Defense Department said in a statement. US Army Gen. Martin E. ....

  • US defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan

    Date: 2015-07-19 13:34:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:3008297

    WASHINGTON, July 19 (MENA) – US Defense Secretary Ash Carter headed for Israel on Sunday within the framework of a Middle East tour taking him also to Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to reassure the three Middle Eastern countries of the recent concluded ....

  • UK will help destroy Daesh, Cameron says

    Date: 2015-07-19 11:43:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:30 - ID:3007829

    LONDON, July 19 (MENA) - Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria, the BBC quoted the British prime minister as saying Sunday. David Cameron said he wanted the UK to do ....

  • UNSC discusses Syrian crisis in late July

    Date: 2015-07-19 09:37:43 GMT - Syria - World - SN:21 - ID:3007057

    DAMASCUS, July 19 (MENA) - United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that the UNSC will convene on July 29 to present proposals and recommendations on the Syrian crisis. According to Al Arabiya news channel, De Mistura said ....

  • Japan, Russia organizing high-level visits

    Date: 2015-07-19 09:08:54 GMT - Japan - World - SN:18 - ID:3007033

    TOKYO, July 19 (MENA) - Tokyo and Moscow are negotiating a visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to Russia in late August, the Nikkei Business Daily reported on July 19. Kishida -- who would reportedly lead a delegation of Japanese ....

  • Zuma leaves hospital after gallstones operation

    Date: 2015-07-19 08:59:13 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:17 - ID:3007005

    PRETORIA, July 19 (MENA) - South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has been discharged from hospital after having a scheduled procedure to remove gallstones, Sky News reported. Doctors are said to be pleased with how the operation went and Mr Zuma ....

  • Greek banks set to reopen as Tsipras’s new cabinet takes over

    Date: 2015-07-18 14:19:27 GMT - Greece - World - SN:57 - ID:3004825

    ATHENS, July 18 (MENA) - Greek banks will reopen on Monday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rebuilds his government to shore up support for a bailout agreed with the country’s creditors. The banks, which have remained closed since June 29, will ....

  • French president leads tributes to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi

    Date: 2015-07-18 14:05:27 GMT - France - World - SN:54 - ID:3004861

    PARIS, July 18 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande led the flood of tributes Saturday to Jules Bianchi, the Formula One driver who has died nine months after a horror crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to France24 channel. ....

  • Swiss party urges banning refugees, asylum seekers from leaving country

    Date: 2015-07-18 13:57:57 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:53 - ID:3004497

    GENEVA, July 18 (MENA) - Swiss People's Party on Saturday announced that it will urge the parliament to ban refugees and asylum seekers from leaving the country. The party expressed dismay over visits by Eritrean and other nationals to their ....

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