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  • Canada arrests man for kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia

    Date: 2015-06-12 19:54:38 GMT - Canada - World - SN:94 - ID:2784729

    OTTAWA, June 12 (MENA) – A man was arrested in Ottawa for the 2008 kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia, National Post reported on Friday. The RCMP say Ali Omar Ader was the “main negotiator” in the kidnapping. He now faces Canadian Criminal ....

  • Belgium to slap would-be Daesh recruits with travel bans

    Date: 2015-06-12 19:45:48 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:91 - ID:2784725

    BRUSSELS, June 12 (MENA) – The government of Belgium has proposed a law that would allow it to ban people suspected of intending to join jihadist groups in the Middle East from leaving the country, Russia Today reported on Friday. Some 300 ....

  • Iran backs Taliban with cash, arms - paper

    Date: 2015-06-12 18:19:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:84 - ID:2784433

    WASHINGTON, June 12 (MENA) - Afghan and Western officials say Tehran has quietly increased its supply of weapons, ammunition and funding to the Taliban, and is now recruiting and training their fighters, posing a new threat to Afghanistan's fragile ....

  • Iran's Rouhani calls for more cooperation with Russia

    Date: 2015-06-12 17:54:44 GMT - Iran - World - SN:83 - ID:2784429

    TEHRAN, June 12 (MENA) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the expansion of ties between Tehran and Moscow, stressing the need for the promotion of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in various fields, Press TV reported. Rouhani ....

  • China rebukes Japan's meddling in South China Sea issue

    Date: 2015-06-12 14:23:17 GMT - China - World - SN:67 - ID:2783549

    BEIJING, June 12 (MENA) - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has urged Japan not to weigh into territorial disputes in the South China Sea, labeling Japan a "non-party" in the matter. Hong Lei made the comments at a media briefing on Friday ....

  • Former IMF director acquitted of 'aggravated pimping'

    Date: 2015-06-12 13:50:54 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:2783321

    PARIS, June 12 (MENA) - A French court has acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US. Strauss-Kahn stood alongside 13 co-defendants, most of whom were also acquitted of ....

  • Germany prepares for Greek bankruptcy- German paper

    Date: 2015-06-12 13:18:14 GMT - Germany - World - SN:60 - ID:2783025

    BERLIN, June 12 (MENA) - The German government is weighing what to do if the Greek state goes bankrupt, the daily Bild reported on Friday. Citing several individuals familiar with the matter, the paper said German authorities were holding ....

  • S. Korea repeats demand for N. Korea to set free four detainees

    Date: 2015-06-12 13:09:59 GMT - south korea - World - SN:59 - ID:2783001

    SEOUL, June 12 (MENA) - The South Korean Unification Ministry said Friday that North Korea has refused to accept the South Korean government's letter of demand to set free four South Koreans detained in the North, including a New York University ....

  • China welcomes Myanmar ceasefire

    Date: 2015-06-12 12:37:40 GMT - China - World - SN:57 - ID:2782773

    BEIJING, June 12 (MENA) - China on Friday welcomed the ceasefire in northeast Myanmar, China.org.cn reported. "We hope the conflicting sides can show restraint and stop the war as soon as possible," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei, ....

  • Moscow urges Kiev to investigate attack on Russian consulate in Kharkiv

    Date: 2015-06-12 11:53:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:50 - ID:2782529

    MOSCOW, June 12 (MENA) - Moscow urged Kiev authorities to thoroughly investigate Thursday's attack on the Russian consulate in Ukraine's second-largest city of Kharkiv, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, according to Sputnik ....

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