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  • 72 suspects arrested in Afghan province

    Date: 2015-03-09 17:43:37 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:118 - ID:2125049

    KABUL, March 9 (MENA) - Afghan security forces have arrested 72 suspects from the jurisdiction of Achin District in eastern Nangarhar province during a wide-scale military operations, Khama Press reported. A statement issued by the Ministry of ....

  • Japan, German leaders push Russia to play role in stabilizing Ukraine

    Date: 2015-03-09 15:10:55 GMT - Japan - World - SN:95 - ID:2124161

    TOKYO, March 9 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Monday to push Russia to play a "constructive role" in bringing about a peaceful settlement in Ukraine, according to Kyodo News Agency. "Together ....

  • S. Korea president makes surprise visit to hospitalized US envoy

    Date: 2015-03-09 13:41:43 GMT - south korea - World - SN:80 - ID:2122969

    SEOUL, March 9 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday made a surprise visit to the hospital where the top US envoy has been recovering from wounds he sustained in a knife attack last week, Yonhap News Agency reported. The visit ....

  • Three missing British schoolgirls 'In Al Raqqa'

    Date: 2015-03-09 11:43:34 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:57 - ID:2121589

    LONDON, March 9 (MENA) - Three missing schoolgirls who left Britain to join Islamic State have crossed into Syria and are believed to be staying at a house in al Raqqa, Sky sources say. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, ....

  • British Army 'could be reduced to just 50,000 troops', defence expert warns

    Date: 2015-03-09 11:16:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:53 - ID:2121521

    LONDON, March 9 (MENA) - The British Army could be reduced to just 50,000 troops – the lowest level since the 1770s, when the UK lost the American War of Independence, according to a leading defence expert, The Independent reported. Professor ....

  • The Islamic State appears to fray from within - Paper

    Date: 2015-03-09 11:01:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:51 - ID:2121425

    WASHINGTON, March 9 (MENA) - The Islamic State ­appears to be starting to fray from within, as dissent, defections and setbacks on the battlefield sap the group’s strength and erode its aura of invincibility among those living under its despotic ....

  • Military counterintelligence head warns of radical Islamists in German army

    Date: 2015-03-09 09:50:52 GMT - Germany - World - SN:32 - ID:2120733

    BERLIN, March 9 (MENA) - Germany's military counterintelligence agency, MAD, warned that extremists had potentially used the Bundeswehr to gain skills that they could then take to groups such as the " Islamic State" in Syria and Iraq. More than 20 ....

  • 4 Filipinos among 9 foreigners abducted From Libya oil field

    Date: 2015-03-09 08:56:41 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:18 - ID:2120097

    MANILA, March 9 (MENA) - Four Filipinos are among nine foreigners abducted by still-unidentified armed men from an oil field in central Libya and their abductors have yet to communicate any demand, The New York Times quoted officials as saying ....

  • Airline laws developed in UK to stop citizens from joining Daesh

    Date: 2015-03-08 22:18:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:145 - ID:2118829

    LONDON, March 8 (MENA) - (Reuters) - Uk Minister for Immigration and Security James Brokenshire on Sunday said that his country plans to present new laws on Tuesday aiming to stop airlines carrying passengers who may be travelling to join Daesh in ....

  • Iran, US to continue nuclear talks mid-March

    Date: 2015-03-08 21:19:07 GMT - Iran - World - SN:137 - ID:2118665

    TEHRAN, March 8 (MENA) - An informed source close to the Iranian team of negotiators told an Iranian news agency that senior diplomats from Iran and the US will hold more talks in the presence of Helga Schmid, a deputy to EU Foreign Policy chief ....

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