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  • Thousands flee India-Pakistan clashes

    Date: 2015-01-06 13:19:54 GMT - India - World - SN:77 - ID:1685725

    NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (MENA) - Thousands of Indians have fled their homes as fighting between India and Pakistan spread along a 200-km stretch of the border in the disputed region of Kashmir, according to Sky News network. About 10 soldiers and ....

  • S. Korea raps Japan for repeated claim to Dokdo islets

    Date: 2015-01-06 10:45:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:33 - ID:1683797

    SEOUL, Jan 6 (MENA) - South Korea slammed Japan Tuesday for uploading a video on YouTube that lays claim to Seoul's easternmost islets of Dokdo in the East Sea, calling it "a grave provocation", Yonhap News Agency reported. Seoul's foreign ....

  • 2 Americans charged in failed coup attempt in gambia

    Date: 2015-01-06 09:46:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:1683025

    WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (MENA) - Two Americans were behind a bloody coup attempt last week in the West African nation of Gambia, the US Justice Department charged today, according to ABC News. But this was not some covert CIA "black op." The alleged ....

  • Colombia's president calls on ELN rebels to declare ceasefire

    Date: 2015-01-06 08:39:14 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:17 - ID:1682301

    BOGOTA, Jan 6 (MENA) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called on Monday for the smaller of Colombia's two leftist rebel groups, the ELN, to join the larger FARC guerrillas in declaring a unilateral ceasefire as peace talks advance to end a ....

  • Powerful quake jolts christchurch, but no damage or injuries

    Date: 2015-01-06 07:48:35 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:16 - ID:1682309

    WELLINGTON, Jan 6 (MENA) - A powerful magnitude-5.6 earthquake Tuesday jolted awake many residents in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, according to ABC News. The quake struck ....

  • China to join search for AirAsia jet black boxes

    Date: 2015-01-06 07:46:47 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:1682305

    BEIJING, Jan 6 (MENA) - China said on Monday that it had sent aviation experts and a rescue vessel to join the Indonesian search operation for the black boxes from the ill-fated AirAsia Flight QZ8501, according to Xinhuanet. Responding to a ....

  • Obama congratulates Tunisia's elected president

    Date: 2015-01-06 06:29:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:1682045

    WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama congratulated President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday for his victory in Tunisia’s first presidential election under its new constitution, according to the White House statement. In a telephone ....

  • US army to start training of Iraqi forces to battle Daesh

    Date: 2015-01-06 05:35:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:1 - ID:1681953

    WASHINGRON, Jan 6 (MENA) - The U.S. military is finally starting to train Iraqi troops to fight Daesh in restive Anbar province. But the program is just six-weeks long, the Pentagon admitted late Monday. American military officials privately ....

  • Merkel to meet Ukraine president Thursday

    Date: 2015-01-05 17:50:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:105 - ID:1680361

    MOSCOW, Jan 5 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk in Berlin on Thursday, Merkel’s press secretary Steffen Seibert said on Monday, TASS news agency reported. According to him, aside from ....

  • Venezuelan President seeks prisoner swap with U.S.

    Date: 2015-01-05 17:06:24 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:93 - ID:1680165

    CARACAS, Jan 5 (MENA) - President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said he is seeking the release of a jailed opposition leader if the United States agrees to release a Puerto Rican nationalist, reported CNN. "The only way I would use (presidential) ....

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