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  • Spain slams terrorist attacks in N.Sinai

    Date: 2015-01-31 13:29:51 GMT - Spain - World - SN:47 - ID:1863881

    MADRID, Jan 31 (MENA) - The Spanish government condemned severely the terrorist attacks that took place in North Sinai leaving dozens of Egyptians killed and injured. In a statement issued on Saturday by the Spanish Foreign Ministry, the Spanish ....

  • Explosion kills dozens at Shiite mosque in Pakistan

    Date: 2015-01-31 09:05:58 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:21 - ID:1861889

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (MENA) - An explosion ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan during Friday Prayer, killing at least 55 people and wounding at least 59 in an apparent suicide bombing, The New York Times quoted the police as ....

  • Hagel: U.S. may need ground troops in Iraq

    Date: 2015-01-31 06:31:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:1861189

    WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (MENA) - Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help turn back the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ....

  • At least 56 dead in bomb blast at Shiite mosque in Pakistan

    Date: 2015-01-30 22:19:26 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:158 - ID:1860661

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (MENA) A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years, Fox ....

  • Poroshenko, Merkel call for early meeting of Contact Group

    Date: 2015-01-30 19:52:10 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:143 - ID:1860265

    KIEV, Jan 30 (MENA) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone on Friday discussing peace settlement in eastern Ukraine, Tass quoted the Ukrainian presidential press service as saying on ....

  • Czech army's chief of general staff threatens to step down

    Date: 2015-01-30 19:45:23 GMT - Czech - World - SN:138 - ID:1859961

    PRAGUE, Jan 30 (MENA) - Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces Petr Pavel has threatened to step down over a dispute with the Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky, Radio Prague reported on Friday Pavel, who is to become the new head ....

  • Britain condemns Israeli settlement announcement

    Date: 2015-01-30 19:43:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:136 - ID:1859973

    LONDON, Jan 30 (MENA) – British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemned on Friday an Israeli settlement announcement and urged reversal of the decision. Ellwood said "The UK condemns the Government of Israel’s decision of 30 January ....

  • Japan, Jordan left to wait as Daesh remains silent over hostages

    Date: 2015-01-30 15:48:54 GMT - Japan - World - SN:99 - ID:1858761

    TOKYO, Jan 30 (MENA) - Japan and Jordan faced an anxious wait Friday over the fate of two men believed to be held by Islamic State militants as the extremist group remained silent after its deadline expired for a potential prisoner swap, the Kyodo ....

  • UK stresses support for Egypt in war against terrorism

    Date: 2015-01-30 14:36:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:87 - ID:1858101

    LONDON, Jan 30 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks against Egyptian troops in North Sinai. Hammond said his country supports the Egyptian government and people in their fight against terrorism. ....

  • 12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2015-01-30 11:45:11 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:63 - ID:1856809

    KIEV, Jan 30 (MENA) - At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, ABC News reported. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew ....

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