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  • Afghan army begins anti-Taliban drive, kills 76 militants

    Date: 2015-02-17 11:17:32 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:49 - ID:1983545

    KABUL, Feb 17 (MENA) - The Afghan army has launched an offensive in the southern Taliban heartland to try to weaken the insurgents before the start of the new "fighting season", Sky News Arabia reported. Police and troops began targeting ....

  • Japan increases foreign anti-terror aid

    Date: 2015-02-17 10:54:07 GMT - Japan - World - SN:38 - ID:1982405

    TOKYO, Feb 17 (MENA) - Japan is to contribute $15.5m (£10m) to efforts to curb terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has announced as quoted by the BBC Monday. The move follows the killing of two Japanese ....

  • Federal offices closed in Washington region due to snow storm

    Date: 2015-02-17 10:28:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:35 - ID:1982397

    WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (MENA) - Federal offices in the Washington area will be closed on Tuesday because of severe winter weather, according to an announcement from the Office of Personnel Management. Emergency personnel and employees who are ....

  • Japan to extend $15.5 million in antiterrorism aid for Middeast

    Date: 2015-02-17 10:26:31 GMT - Japan - World - SN:34 - ID:1983057

    TOKYO, Feb. 17 (MENA) - Japan unveiled a set of measures Tuesday to help tackle terrorism including financial aid of $15.5 million, or 1.83 billion yen, to build counterterrorism capacity in Africa and the Middle East where Islamic State and other ....

  • Major quakes hit northeastern Japan, minor tsunami observed

    Date: 2015-02-17 08:43:53 GMT - Japan - World - SN:14 - ID:1981593

    TOKYO, Feb 17 (MENA) - Earthquakes with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 and 5.7 struck the Pacific off northeastern Japan on Tuesday, with slight tidal waves observed in some coastal areas following the first temblor, according to Kyodo News ....

  • Belarusian president condemns killing of Egyptian by Daesh in Libya

    Date: 2015-02-17 08:01:45 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:12 - ID:1981605

    CAIRO, Feb 17 (MENA) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sent a cable of condolences to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi over the beheading of 21 Egyptians by Daesh militants in Libya. In his cable, which was released by the Belarusian ....

  • Seoul to cut embassy staff in conflict-hit Yemen

    Date: 2015-02-17 07:31:45 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:1981589

    SEOUL, Feb 17 (MENA) - South Korea has decided to reduce the number of its embassy staff in Yemen due to security concerns following a militant group's takeover of the government, officials said Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. Seoul's ....

  • Russia ready to cooperate With Egypt to fight terrorism: Putin

    Date: 2015-02-16 21:40:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:233 - ID:1980785

    MOSCOW, Feb 16 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Sisi over the recent execution of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts by Daesh in Libya, Sputnik news agency reported Monday. Putin ....

  • Security Council, Ban condemn Daesh murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya

    Date: 2015-02-16 21:34:07 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:231 - ID:1980709

    NEW YORK, Feb 16 (MENA) - Strongly condemning the killing of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by an affiliate of Daesh militant group, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council deplored the targeting of persons ....

  • Merkel: Situation in east Ukraine unstable, namely due to Debaltsevo crisis

    Date: 2015-02-16 19:10:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:210 - ID:1979965

    BERLIN, Feb16 (MENA) - Achieving peace in east Ukraine will be an extremely difficult task as the situation in the war-torn region remains unstable, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday, according to TASS ....

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