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  • Daesh does not operate in Afghanistan - official

    Date: 2015-01-24 20:59:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:170 - ID:1815685

    KABUL, Jan 24 (MENA) - Spokesman for acting governor of Afghanistan's Helmand Omar Zwak has turned down reports of Daesh reaching the province, khaama reported on Saturday. "There is no such group with the name of Daesh," he said. Residents of ....

  • UK slams Daesh execution of Japanese hostage

    Date: 2015-01-24 20:42:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:168 - ID:1815693

    LONDON, Jan 24 (MENA) – Britain on Saturday strongly slammed the execution of a Japanese citizen by militants of Al-Qaeda terrorist splinter of Daesh. "The reported brutal murder of Haruna Yukawa and the further threats made by ISIL are yet ....

  • UK nurse discharged from hospital after full recovery from Ebola

    Date: 2015-01-24 20:30:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:165 - ID:1815529

    LONDON, Jan 24 (MENA) - UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey has said she is "very happy to be alive", having been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from Ebola, the BBC reported Cafferkey, 39, admitted she had felt like "giving up" as ....

  • Japan not to give in to terrorism -- Abe

    Date: 2015-01-24 20:18:33 GMT - Japan - World - SN:162 - ID:1815497

    TOKYO, Jan 24 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday his country would not give in to terrorism, the BBC news reported on Saturday. The PM said that Japanese concerned authorities are seeking to verify a video that claims ....

  • 80% of Japanese in favor of death penalty: gov't survey

    Date: 2015-01-24 20:17:23 GMT - Japan - World - SN:161 - ID:1815617

    TOKYO, Jan 24 (MENA) - The percentage of Japanese people in favor of the death penalty totaled 80.3 percent, down from a record 85.6 percent in the previous survey in 2009, according to a government poll released Saturday, Kyodo reported. Only ....

  • At least 27 killed in rocket attack on Ukraine’s Mariupol

    Date: 2015-01-24 20:00:10 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:156 - ID:1815401

    KIEV, Jan 24 (MENA) - Authorities say at least 27 people have been killed in attacks on several locations in Ukraine’s government-held city of Mariupol, Euronews reported. Local officials blamed pro-Russian separatists for the barrage, one of ....

  • Iraq's defense min. meets US military official

    Date: 2015-01-24 19:45:04 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:152 - ID:1815077

    BAGHDAD, Jan 24 (MENA) - Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeid on Saturday met with Mick Bednarek, chief of the US Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, and his accompanied delegation. The meeting tackled rebuilding and arming of the Iraqi Army ....

  • Japan attempts to verify Isis hostage ‘beheading video’

    Date: 2015-01-24 18:00:39 GMT - Japan - World - SN:135 - ID:1814849

    TOKYO, Jan 24 (MENA) - The Japanese government is seeking to verify a video that suggests one of the two Japanese hostages kidnapped by Islamic State has been killed, The Guardian reported. In the video there is an audio recording of a man ....

  • China's Xi vows to deepen tourism, cultural exchanges with S. Korea

    Date: 2015-01-24 17:39:21 GMT - China - World - SN:121 - ID:1814665

    BEIJING, Jan 24 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more tourism and cultural exchanges with South Korea, expressing his eagerness to enhance the two countries' economic ties. Xi made the remarks on Saturday as part of a ....

  • UN to provide N. Korea with $2 mln aid

    Date: 2015-01-24 17:39:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:120 - ID:1814501

    SEOUL, Jan 24 (MENA) - The United Nations will provide US$2 million in aid to North Korea as part of its humanitarian efforts, a news report said Saturday. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, part of the U.N. Secretariat ....

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