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  • US begins training Syrian fighters in Jordan to tackle "Daesh"

    Date: 2015-05-08 06:45:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:2542193

    WASHINGTON, May 8 (MENA) - The US military began training a small group of Syrian rebels this week at a base in Jordan, the start of what US defense officials said was an important step toward creating a force to eventually challenge Daesh ....

  • Al-Qaida says 1 of its top commanders killed in Yemen

    Date: 2015-05-07 22:44:31 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:129 - ID:2542013

    SANAA, May 7 (MENA) - Al-Qaida in Yemen has announced the death of one of its top commanders in a U.S. airstrike, ABC News reported on Thursday. Nasr al-Ansi's death was announced by al-Qaida operative Khaled Batarfi in a video posted on the ....

  • German FM: Progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact

    Date: 2015-05-07 22:05:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:125 - ID:2541937

    MOSCOW, May 7 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Russia and NATO are making progress in restoring military contacts that were suspended as the Ukraine crisis intensified, ABC news reported Thursday. "I'm glad that, ....

  • UK election 2015: NI polling stations close as counting set to begin

    Date: 2015-05-07 21:30:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:123 - ID:2541869

    LONDON, May 7 (MENA) - The polling stations close and counting is set to get under way for the 18 Northern Ireland parliamentary constituencies in the UK general election. A total of 138 candidates stood across Northern Ireland and 1.2m people ....

  • EU halts €1bn funding for Romania projects ‘over corruption allegations’

    Date: 2015-05-07 20:38:17 GMT - Romania - World - SN:118 - ID:2541657

    BUCHAREST, May 7 (MENA) - The EU has suspended €1 billion in funding for Romanian projects because of allegations of corruption and irregularities, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Thursday. The allegations referred to human resources ....

  • Moscow to hold largest military parade since end of Soviet Union

    Date: 2015-05-07 20:13:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:116 - ID:2541637

    MOSCOW, May 7 (MENA) - The upcoming Victory Day parade on Red Square on May 9 is set not only to be the biggest in modern times in terms of troops and military hardware involved, but will also feature the largest number of brand new war machines on ....

  • Syria is using chemical weapons again, rescue workers say

    Date: 2015-05-07 13:16:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:58 - ID:2538377

    NEW YORK, May 7 (MENA) - Two years after President Bashar al-Assad agreed to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, there is mounting evidence that his government is flouting international law to drop jerry-built chlorine bombs on ....

  • Nepal quake death toll crosses 7,500

    Date: 2015-05-07 07:42:07 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:17 - ID:2535721

    KATHMANDU, May 7 (MENA) – The death toll from the April 25 deadly earthquake in Nepal has crossed 7,500 after the country saw a fresh tremor of magnitude 4.0 on Tuesday, Indian Daily News reported on Thursday. The death toll has risen to 7,557 ....

  • Chinese President starts visit to Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus

    Date: 2015-05-07 07:05:26 GMT - China - World - SN:14 - ID:2535517

    BEIJING, May 7 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Thursday for a visit to Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. Xi's visit to Kazakhstan is at the invitation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. At the invitation of Russian ....

  • British citizens begin casting their votes

    Date: 2015-05-07 06:26:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:10 - ID:2535413

    LONDON, May 7 (MENA) - Millions of people have begun casting their votes in the United Kingdom general election on Thursday. Polls opened at 07:00 BST at around 50,000 polling stations across the UK, which will remain open until 22:00. A total ....

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