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  • Airstrikes Kill 43 Militants in Northwestern Pakistan, military Says

    Date: 2015-08-20 20:17:31 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:104 - ID:3195453

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (MENA) - Pakistan's military said Thursday that airstrikes in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border have killed 43 militants, The Hindu reported. The military said in a statement that the militants were killed on ....

  • UN chief appoints Afghani Tanin as his special envoy to Kosovo

    Date: 2015-08-20 12:21:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:51 - ID:3192701

    KABUL, Aug 20 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Afghanistan’s Zahir Tanin as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Khaama Press reported on ....

  • Slovakia will take in 200 Syrian refugees, but they have to be Christian

    Date: 2015-08-20 09:56:16 GMT - Slovakia - World - SN:31 - ID:3191049

    BRATISLAVA, Aug 20 (MENA) – Slovakia says it will only accept Christians when it takes in Syrian refugees under a EU relocation scheme, the BBC reported on Thursday. The country is due to receive 200 people from camps in Turkey, Italy and Greece ....

  • 7 more Australians stopped from joining Middle East terrorist groups: Abbott

    Date: 2015-08-20 07:00:39 GMT - Australia - World - SN:17 - ID:3190045

    SYDNEY, Aug 20 (MENA) – Seven young Australians have been stopped on their way to join terrorists in the Middle East, ABC quoted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as saying on Thursday. "We have stopped at the airport seven young Australians ....

  • Libyan parties urged to form national accord government

    Date: 2015-08-19 16:49:43 GMT - Libya - World - SN:72 - ID:3188253

    TRIPOLI, Aug 19 (MENA) - British Ambassador to Libya Peter Millett urged the Libyan parties to form a national unity government in order to put a comprehensive plan to fight Daesh terrorist group in Libya. In statements Wednesday, the British ....

  • UNICEF: 1,000 children killed, injured in Yemen since March

    Date: 2015-08-19 13:52:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:48 - ID:3186185

    LONDON, Aug 19 (MENA) - Nearly 400 children have been killed and around 600 others injured since violence escalated four months ago in Yemen, The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report issued on Wednesday. Disrupted health ....

  • Russia opens trade office in UAE

    Date: 2015-08-19 13:36:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:3186321

    MOSCOW, Aug 19 (MENA) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree to establish a permanent Russian trade mission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reported the Russian news agency Sputnik on Wednesday. According to the decree, the ....

  • British Sebastian Coe elected IAAF president

    Date: 2015-08-19 11:30:38 GMT - China - World - SN:27 - ID:3185029

    BEIJING, Aug 19 (MENA) – Former Olympic 1500m champion Lord Coe is the new president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the body that governs world athletics, according to the BBC. The 58-year-old Briton beat rival ....

  • Bangkok bomb-hit Erawan shrine reopens

    Date: 2015-08-19 08:06:19 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:13 - ID:3183609

    BANGKOK, Aug 19 (MENA) - The shrine in Bangkok which was hit by a deadly explosion on Monday reopened to the public on Wednesday, the BBC reported. At least 20 people died and scores were injured in the attack on the Erawan Shrine, a Hindu site ....

  • Afghanistan summons Pak ambassador after 8 policemen martyred in heavy shelling

    Date: 2015-08-18 21:52:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:125 - ID:3182889

    KABUL, Aug 18 (MENA) - The Pakistani ambassador in Kabul was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) following indiscriminate shelling by the Pakistani forces which left eight members of the Afghan Border Police Forces ....

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