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  • Taliban torch 5 civilian homes in Maidan Wardak’s Charkh District

    Date: 2015-08-25 18:01:35 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:102 - ID:3224901

    KABUL, Aug 25 (MENA) - Taliban militants have torched five civilian homes in Charkh District of Maidan Wardak province, Khaama Press reported. Reports suggest that attack was carried out by dozens of Taliban insurgents Ala Sang area ....

  • Germany suspends 'Dublin rules' for Syrians

    Date: 2015-08-25 17:33:09 GMT - Germany - World - SN:98 - ID:3224697

    BERLIN, Aug 25 (MENA) - Berlin has confirmed that it will stop returning Syrian asylum seekers to their first port of entry in the EU. Move has been hailed as "European solidarity" that will relieve pressure on Hungary and Greece, Deutsche Welle ....

  • Putin inaugurates MAKS-2015

    Date: 2015-08-25 13:44:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:3222653

    MOSCOW, Aug 25 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday inaugurated the international aviation exhibit MAKS-2015, which lasts until August 30 in the city of Zhukovsky. The exhibit includes historical aircraft, such as the supersonic ....

  • Pregnant Afghan woman brutally beaten by Taliban: Report

    Date: 2015-08-25 12:19:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:44 - ID:3221741

    KABUL, Aug 25 (MENA) - A pregnant Afghan woman lost her child after she was brutally beaten by the Taliban militants, her crime being the wife of a translator who worked with the British forces, Afghanistan's Khaama Press reported on Tuesday. The ....

  • UN rights arm denounces executions in Iraq's Kurdish region

    Date: 2015-08-25 11:37:04 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:40 - ID:3221713

    GENEVA, Aug 25 (MENA) - U.N. human rights officials are denouncing the execution of a man and his two wives in Iraq's Kurdish region over the kidnapping and murder of two girls, saying they fear the self-ruled region may slide back toward use of the ....

  • Turkish president mandates PM Davutoğlu to form interim government

    Date: 2015-08-25 11:05:57 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:34 - ID:3221333

    ANKARA, Aug 25 (MENA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday appointed Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to form an interim government that will lead the country into a new election, likely to take place on Nov. 1, according to Todays ....

  • Singapore dissolves parl't, polls on September 11

    Date: 2015-08-25 08:44:10 GMT - Singapore - World - SN:17 - ID:3220265

    SINGAORE, Aug 25 (MENA) - Singapore's parliament has been dissolved ahead of elections that will take place next month, according to CNBC news. President Tony Tan Keng Yam, on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, on Tuesday dissolved ....

  • UK voices concern over Beirut violence, backs Salam

    Date: 2015-08-25 08:35:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:15 - ID:3220249

    LONDON, Aug 25 (MENA) - British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said Monday that he was “deeply concerned” by the scenes of “violence and destruction” during the weekend demonstrations in Beirut that left scores of people injured, ....

  • Attempt foiled to assassinate Afghani vice president

    Date: 2015-08-24 20:43:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:127 - ID:3218913

    KABUL, Aug 24 (MENA) – A plot to assassinate Afghani First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum was thwarted by security forces and special security guards of the Vice President, Khaama Press reported on Monday. The suicide bombers were ....

  • Jundullah terror group’s chief killed in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-08-24 20:10:12 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:124 - ID:3218829

    KABUL, Aug 24 (MENA) – A prominent terrorist who was leading the Jundullah terrorist group in Afghanistan was killed in an airstrike in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported on Monday. The Afghan Intelligence – National ....

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