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  • Death toll rises to 26 in Taiwan plane crash

    Date: 2015-02-04 17:14:23 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:135 - ID:1896409

    TAIPEI, Feb 4 (MENA) - At least 26 people died and 15 survived in a spectacular crash caught on video of a TransAsia Airways flight that clipped its wing on a bridge after takeoff from the Taiwanese capital Taipei and crashed into a nearby river, ....

  • Kerry hosts meeting of global coalition to counter Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-04 16:44:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:127 - ID:1895317

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with senior diplomatic representatives from nearly 60 nations, including more than 35 Washington-based ambassadors, from partner countries in the global coalition to counter ....

  • Chad kills 200 Boko Haram militants in Nigeria

    Date: 2015-02-04 15:59:24 GMT - Chad - World - SN:122 - ID:1895813

    N'DJAMENA, Feb 4 (MENA) - Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 Boko Haram militants and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Boko Haram militants killed about 30 ....

  • Russia bans passenger flights over Libya's Tripoli

    Date: 2015-02-04 12:40:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:1893345

    MOSCOW, Feb 4 (MENA) - Russia's air transport agency on Tuesday banned all Russian civilian planes from flying within the Tripoli Flight Information Region (Lybia) for security reasons, TASS News Agency reported. The federal agency Rosaviation ....

  • British foreign secretary condemns murder of Jordanian pilot

    Date: 2015-02-04 10:51:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:46 - ID:1891325

    LONDON, Feb 4 (MENA) - The murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State (IS) extremists will only serve to redouble efforts to "eradicate the evil" of the group, the Foreign Secretary has said. Philip Hammond added his voice to the chorus of ....

  • TransAsia crash: Taiwan plane in deadly river crash

    Date: 2015-02-04 10:31:23 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:37 - ID:1891769

    TAIPEI, Feb 4 (MENA) - A plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists has crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing several people, the BBC reported. Dramatic video footage emerged showing the TransAsia Airways plane clipping a bridge as it came down ....

  • Sputnik goes live in Arabic

    Date: 2015-02-04 10:19:04 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:35 - ID:1891865

    CAIRO, Feb 4 (MENA) - Sputnik Multimedia News Agency has announced the launch of its Arabic edition, Sputnik news reported. The news website accessible at will provide the world’s Arabic-speaking community with diverse ....

  • South Korea, China discuss N.K. nuclear program

    Date: 2015-02-04 07:23:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:1890313

    SEOUL, Feb 4 (MENA) - South Korea and China held talks in Beijing on Wednesday to discuss ways to resume the six-party talks aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions, Yonhap reported quoting a Seoul diplomat. The ....

  • 7 killed as New York train hits vehicle

    Date: 2015-02-04 06:43:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:1890297

    NEW YORK, Feb 4 (MENA) - A commuter train has hit a vehicle at a level crossing north of New York City, killing at least seven people and injuring 12, officials said as quoted by the BBC on Wednesday. The train, with about 800 passengers on ....

  • China pushes up for UN resolution on terrorism; supports India UNSC's bid -- ministry

    Date: 2015-02-03 20:21:04 GMT - China - World - SN:148 - ID:1888681

    BEIJING, Feb 3 (MENA) – Chinese Foreign Ministry asserted Tuesday clear position on fighting terrorism and renewed support to India its bid to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council. "China maintains a consistent and clear position ....

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