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  • UK: British soldier joined Kurds fighting Daesh, investigation launched

    Date: 2015-02-19 19:20:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:156 - ID:2003249

    LONDON, Feb 19 (MENA) - The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed Thursday that it is investigating reports that a 19-year-old soldier, who is not being named, has joined the Kurdish Peshmerga. A serving British soldier has travelled to the Middle ....

  • White House denies US scheduled to meet with Taliban on peace deal

    Date: 2015-02-19 18:41:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:145 - ID:2003081

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) - The White House denied reports from senior Pakistani army officials that US officials planned to meet with the Taliban on Thursday, a spokeswoman said. "The United States currently has no meetings with the Taliban ....

  • Extremism undermines intl peace – UN chief

    Date: 2015-02-19 18:09:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:2002801

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) – The world is facing the biggest threat in the 21st century with the rise of new terrorist organizations such as Daesh and Boko Haram, which undermine international peace and security, United Nations Secretary General Ban ....

  • Turkish president holds closed meeting with Kurdish PM

    Date: 2015-02-19 17:54:31 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:136 - ID:2002773

    ANKARA, Feb 19 (MENA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting Thursday with Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The talks, held behind closed doors, were attended ....

  • EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    Date: 2015-02-19 16:29:26 GMT - Latvia - World - SN:120 - ID:2001821

    RIGA, Feb 19 (MENA) - A top EU official says the 28-member bloc will provide armored cars and satellite imagery to monitor a cease-fire in Ukraine but is undecided whether to commit troops to a proposed UN-mandated peacekeeping mission, ABC News ....

  • Pakistan 'ready to support' Iraq in fighting terror

    Date: 2015-02-19 14:54:08 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:107 - ID:2000413

    BAGHDAD, Feb 19 (MENA) - Pakistan is ready to support Iraq in fighting the terrorist Daesh group, parliament speaker Nayer Hussein Bukhari said. Bukhari made his comments during his talks with Iraqi President Fuad Masoum. Bukhari said Pakistan ....

  • WFP scales up food assistance in Ukraine to people displaced, trapped by fighting

    Date: 2015-02-19 13:00:29 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:81 - ID:2000317

    GENEVA, Feb 19 (MENA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to feed close to 190,000 vulnerable people displaced by the conflict and civilians trapped near the frontlines. WFP has ....

  • Obama 'dances around reality' as Daesh plays the tune

    Date: 2015-02-19 12:55:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:1999749

    NEW YORK, Feb 19 (MENA) - The New York Post said after months of taking flak for his lack of a coherent strategy to combat Daesh, US President Barack Obama came up with an answer. Unfortunately, it’s “let’s pretend.” In a speech to a conference ....

  • Foreign government gifts to Clinton Foundation on the rise

    Date: 2015-02-19 12:36:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:74 - ID:2000033

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) - The Clinton Foundation has dropped its self-imposed ban on collecting funds from foreign governments and is winning contributions at an accelerating rate, raising ethical questions as Hillary Clinton ramps up her expected ....

  • Daesh 'in danger of losing its main supply route'

    Date: 2015-02-19 12:34:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:2000057

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) - The Washington Post said Daesh is in danger of losing a highway that serves as a lifeline for its militants in northern Iraq. It said the road runs from the group’s Iraq stronghold in Mosul to its enclaves in ....

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