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  • S. Korean, U.S. Marines stage drill near N. Korea

    Date: 2015-02-10 08:33:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:1932629

    SEOUL, Feb 10 (MENA) - South Korean and U.S. Marines held a joint maritime infiltration drill near the South's border island on Tuesday as part of efforts to boost joint combat readiness and interoperability, Yonhap reported quoting the Marine Corps ....

  • Japan okays use of aid for foreign militaries in noncombat operations

    Date: 2015-02-10 07:47:22 GMT - Japan - World - SN:10 - ID:1932309

    TOKYO, Feb 10 (MENA) - The Japanese government on Tuesday adopted a foreign aid charter that approves use of Japan's official development assistance to support foreign military forces in noncombat operations such as disaster relief, infrastructure ....

  • Malaysia court upholds Anwar Ibrahim sodomy conviction

    Date: 2015-02-10 06:49:58 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:2 - ID:1932045

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (MENA) - Malaysia's top court has upheld opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's conviction for sodomy, the BBC reported Tuesday. Anwar was accused of having sex with a male aide in 2008. Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority ....

  • India arrests 9 for raping, killing mentally ill Nepalese woman

    Date: 2015-02-09 20:09:36 GMT - India - World - SN:193 - ID:1931197

    NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (MENA) - Police in India say they have arrested eight men over the gang rape and murder of a mentally ill Nepalese woman, the BBC reported on Monday. The 28-year-old woman went missing on 1 February in the town of Rohtak in ....

  • Chinese tycoon executed for his links to gangland murders

    Date: 2015-02-09 20:08:27 GMT - China - World - SN:192 - ID:1931121

    BEIJING, Feb 9 (MENA) – A Chinese mining billionaire who once launched a bid for Australia's Sundance Resources was executed for multiple murders today, The Daily Mail reported on Monday. Liu Han, his younger brother Liu Wei and three accomplices ....

  • US to continue support for Iraq in fight against Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:53:30 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:181 - ID:1930541

    BAGHDAD, Feb 9 (MENA) – US Ambassador to Iraq Stewart Jones stressed on Monday that his country would continue supporting Iraq in its fight against Daesh militant group. The US diplomat made the pledge at a joint press conference with Iraq's ....

  • Pentagon spent $504,816 on Viagra last year

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:41:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:180 - ID:1930729

    WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (MENA) – The Department of Defense (DoD) spent more than a half a million dollars on the male enhancement drug Viagra last year, FOX News reported on Monday. The Pentagon issued 60 contracts worth $504,816 for the drug in 2014. ....

  • French president meets Morocco king

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:33:21 GMT - France - World - SN:179 - ID:1930537

    PARIS, Feb 9 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande met here on Monday with Morocco's King Mohammed VI, following reconciliation between Paris and Rabat after a diplomatic crisis between the two countries which lasted for one year. The ....

  • US missile defense could hurt S. Korea-China ties: scholar

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:25:50 GMT - south korea - World - SN:175 - ID:1930557

    SEOUL, Feb 9 (MENA) - The deployment of an advanced US missile-defense system in South Korea could seriously undermine Sino-Korean ties, a Chinese scholar warned Monday, echoing a chorus of concerns from Beijing officials. In an op-ed published ....

  • Royal Air Force raids Daesh checkpoint in western Iraq

    Date: 2015-02-09 18:25:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:174 - ID:1930569

    LONDON, Feb 9 (MENA) – British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against Daesh, the British Ministry of Defense said on Monday. Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft operating in support of the ....

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