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  • 300 Chinese nationals used Malaysia as transit point to join Daesh - minister

    Date: 2015-01-21 16:53:27 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:116 - ID:1792853

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (MENA) -More than 300 Chinese nationals have used Malaysia as a transit point on their way to join Daesh group, Malaysian Interior Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed on Wednesday according to state news agency Bernama. From ....

  • Britain appoints new amb. to Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2015-01-21 16:50:54 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:115 - ID:1792821

    LONDON, Jan 21 (MENA) - Simon Collis has been appointed as new Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in succession of Sir John Jenkins KCMG LVO, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service, according to a statement released by UK Foreign & ....

  • Cameron probes with Turkish PM efforts to fight Daesh

    Date: 2015-01-21 13:56:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:1790881

    LONDON, Jan 21 (MENA) - A spokesman for the British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that Cameron had talks on Tuesday with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in London on economic and security issues topped by the threat posed by ....

  • Moscow will not allow new Cold War - Lavrov

    Date: 2015-01-21 13:30:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:80 - ID:1791329

    MOSCOW, Jan 21 (MENA) - Russia will not allow a new cold war as it is impossible to ensure global security through unilateral actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told an annual press conference on Wednesday, according to Tass News ....

  • David Cameron: Chilcot report should be published before General Election

    Date: 2015-01-21 12:43:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:62 - ID:1789805

    LONDON, Jan 21 (MENA) - David Cameron has voiced his frustration after the publication of the Chilcot inquiry was delayed until after the General Election, according to the Telegraph. In a letter to Sir John Chilcot, the inquiry's chairman, ....

  • Japanese PM vows to save lives of Daesh hostages

    Date: 2015-01-21 12:32:01 GMT - Japan - World - SN:55 - ID:1790613

    TOKYO, Jan 21 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to save the lives of two Japanese hostages being held by Daesh, describing the threat to kill them as “unforgivable”, according to Kyodo News Agency. Abe described the threat as ....

  • Explosion in Afghanistan leaves 8 civilians dead

    Date: 2015-01-21 11:58:27 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:47 - ID:1790397

    KABUL, Jan 21 (MENA) - At least eight civilians were killed following an explosion southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, local officials said. The incident took place in the vicinity of Jaghori-Gilan highway after an Improvised ....

  • French PM unveils package of anti-terror measures

    Date: 2015-01-21 11:56:28 GMT - France - World - SN:46 - ID:1790061

    PARIS, Jan 21 (MENA) - France is to create 2,680 new jobs and boost spending by 425m euros (£325m) to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said, according to the BBC. “Terrorism has struck our soil in an ....

  • US to close 15 military bases in Europe

    Date: 2015-01-21 10:41:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:33 - ID:1789677

    WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (MENA) - In a major move to further reduce U.S. military presence in Europe and implement the shift of strategic weight toward Asia, the Pentagon has announced the closing of at least 15 long-standing U.S. military bases across ....

  • Japan stresses support for anti-Islamic State efforts is "nonmilitary"

    Date: 2015-01-21 07:12:53 GMT - Japan - World - SN:7 - ID:1787617

    TOKYO, Jan 21 (MENA) - Japan stressed Wednesday it has pledged "nonmilitary" support for Middle East nations struggling against Islamic State after the militant group threatened to kill two Japanese captives, denying the group's claim that Tokyo had ....

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