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  • UK to step up training of Ukrainian armed forces

    Date: 2015-06-24 20:10:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:106 - ID:2859241

    LONDON, June 24 (MENA) - The British Defense Secretary announced the UK will step up its program of training the Ukrainian armed forces, said a statement on Wednesday. This came during a NATO Ministerial meeting held today in Brussels. The ....

  • Obama softens policy on hostage negotiations with terrorist groups

    Date: 2015-06-24 19:54:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:2859329

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that his administration had too often failed the families of American hostages held overseas by groups like the Islamic State, announcing a wide-ranging policy overhaul that ....

  • France, Saudi Arabia sign deals worth 12 bn euros: FM

    Date: 2015-06-24 18:59:26 GMT - France - World - SN:95 - ID:2858337

    PARIS, June 24 (MENA) – France and Saudi Arabia have signed several agreements worth 12 billion euros in five fields, said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. This came during a joint press conference held between Fabius and his Saudi ....

  • Death toll from Karachi, Pakistan, heat wave rises to more than 850

    Date: 2015-06-24 18:40:33 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:92 - ID:2859009

    KARACHI, June 24 (MENA) - The death toll from a heat wave in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, rose to more than 850 on Wednesday, government officials said, as a forecast of rain in parts of the city offered some hope of eventual relief, according ....

  • UK defence secretary meets king of Jordan

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:55:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:87 - ID:2858105

    LONDON, June 24 (MENA) – Jordanian King Abdullah II on Wednesday met with UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. They discussed ideas on tackling Daesh and extremism, important regional issues and increased defense cooperation. "Jordan remains ....

  • Reports confirm Iranian militias sharing Iraqi base with US forces

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:48:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:2858125

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - Reports that American forces and Iranian militias, at least one of which is tied to a terror attack on US troops, are sharing a base in Iraq have baffled and infuriated US officials, the World Tribune newspaper said. ....

  • Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions in landmark ruling

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:33:47 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:78 - ID:2857793

    THE HAGUE, June 24 (MENA) - A court in the Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25% within five years, in a landmark ruling expected to cause ripples around the world. To cheers and hoots from climate ....

  • Nasa's curiosity rover snaps image of pyramid found on Mars

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:30:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:2857797

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - A mysterious 'pyramid' has been discovered on the surface of Mars that proves the existence of alien life claim a group of UFO hunters, according to Huffington Post. The pyramid-shaped object was found by the ....

  • Turkish parl prepares for electing new speaker

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:30:39 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:74 - ID:2857805

    ANKARA, June 24 (MENA) - The two parties which received the most votes in the June 7 parliamentary election among the four political parties that made their way to the national assembly have been mulling how to get their candidate elected as ....

  • Turkish FM confirms reconciliation talks with Israel in Italy

    Date: 2015-06-24 15:27:43 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:71 - ID:2857837

    ANKARA, June 24 (MENA) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu confirmed Wednesday that Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu and his Israeli counterpart Dore Gold met in Rome to seek reconciliation in the Turkish-Israeli ....

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