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  • U.S. weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal: Carter

    Date: 2015-02-22 05:36:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:2015753

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (MENA) - The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that "progress sticks" after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, VOA news ....

  • Another Japanese national temporarily held by Kurds in northern Iraq

    Date: 2015-02-21 20:21:55 GMT - Japan - World - SN:144 - ID:2015345

    TOKYO, Feb 21 (MENA) - Japan's Foreign Ministry said Saturday another Japanese national has been temporarily detained as a suspicious person by authorities in the Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq earlier this month, Kyodo News ....

  • U.S. defense chief: Mosul assault should be launched at right time to succeed

    Date: 2015-02-21 20:18:18 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:143 - ID:2015333

    KABUL, Feb 21 (MENA) - New U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Saturday that success is more important than timing in any attempt to retake Iraq's second city, Mosul, from Daesh militants, CNN reported. Carter spoke on his way to ....

  • Soldier, 5 militants killed in Pakistan clashes

    Date: 2015-02-21 20:06:22 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:142 - ID:2015157

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (MENA) - A Pakistani soldier and five militants were killed in clashes in North Waziristan region, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. The Pakistani army said that clashed erupted during a cordon-and-search operation in ....

  • Jihadists in Libya pose direct threat to Europe - French PM

    Date: 2015-02-21 20:05:08 GMT - France - World - SN:141 - ID:2015129

    PARIS, Feb 21 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Saturday said jihadists in Libya are posing a direct threat to Europe. "I would like to cite the question of Libya and the direct threat to our security of the creation, under our eyes ....

  • Daesh seized US-made arms in Anbar: CNN

    Date: 2015-02-21 20:04:06 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:140 - ID:2015097

    BAGHDAD, Feb 21 (MENA) - Daesh militants had recently seized American armored vehicles and dozens of American-made weapons in Iraq, CNN reported on Saturday It cited a video released by Daesh showing US-made weapons that were seized after its ....

  • Ukraine closes 23 checkpoints on Russian border

    Date: 2015-02-21 19:18:35 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:135 - ID:2015025

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) – The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service has closed 23 border crossing points with Russia, TASS news agency reported on Saturday. Ukrainian ministers ordered the closure on Wednesday. The checkpoints are in the regions ....

  • Kiev and self-proclaimed republics in Ukraine exchange war prisoners

    Date: 2015-02-21 19:17:32 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:134 - ID:2014945

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - At least 35 war prisoners from each side of the conflict in Ukraine were freed Saturday on neutral territory near the city of Lugansk, Russia Today reported Thirty-five people were freed by the self-proclaimed Donetsk ....

  • China summons Idian ambassador over Modi's visit to disputed border region

    Date: 2015-02-21 17:38:55 GMT - China - World - SN:110 - ID:2014481

    BEIJING, Feb 21 (MENA) - Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin on Saturday called in the Indian Ambassador to China to lodge stern representation on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to a disputed border region, China's state-run news agency ....

  • Britain expresses concern over human rights violations in Syria

    Date: 2015-02-21 17:37:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:108 - ID:2014393

    LONDON, Feb 21 (MENA) - The British government expressed concern Saturday over violations of human rights in Syria. In a statement of British Foreign Ministry, British Minister of State for Middle East Affairs Tobias Elwood condemned these ....

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