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  • 5 men handed preliminary charges, locked up in France over jihadi network

    Date: 2015-01-31 21:59:35 GMT - France - World - SN:146 - ID:1867289

    PARIS, Jan 31 (MENA) – French authorities have laid preliminary charges against five men suspected of involvement in a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq, FOX News reported on ....

  • Vienna-hosted conf. discusses post-Arab Spring Mideast conditions

    Date: 2015-01-31 20:40:57 GMT - Austria - World - SN:135 - ID:1867017

    VIENNA, Jan 31 (MENA) - Participants in a conference held in Vienna on Saturday deplored practices of terrorist groups in the Middle East. The gathering mulled the conditions in the troubled region four years after the Arab Spring. Their acts harm ....

  • 2 killed, 3 injured in Kabul protest against Charlie Hebdo

    Date: 2015-01-31 19:50:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:127 - ID:1866769

    KABUL, Jan 31 (MENA) – Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Kabul on Saturday to condemn the publishing of caricature of Prophet Mohammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Khaama Press reported. Protesters were chanting slogans against ....

  • Armed woman attacks police post in Istanbul square

    Date: 2015-01-31 17:08:29 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:100 - ID:1865605

    ANKARA, Jan 31 (MENA) - Security measures have been tightened in Taksim Square in Istanbul following an armed attack on a police post, said local media. A women opened fire on the post and managed to flee, causing panic among passers-by. She ....

  • Dozens killed in east Ukraine as Minsk talks open

    Date: 2015-01-31 16:30:54 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:92 - ID:1865753

    KIEV, Jan 31 (MENA) - At least 40 people have been reported killed as fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels rages on in the east of the country, the BBC reported on Saturday. Ukrainian officials say 15 soldiers and 12 civilians ....

  • IRGC Deputy Commander: Iran ready for military confrontation with hegemonic powers

    Date: 2015-01-31 16:30:14 GMT - Iran - World - SN:90 - ID:1865757

    TEHRAN, Jan 31(MENA) - Iran's Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined full defensive preparedness of the country's Armed Forces to give a crushing response to any kind of ....

  • US judge denies asylum for Afghan army officer who fled training

    Date: 2015-01-31 16:15:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:78 - ID:1865425

    KABUL, Jan 31 (MENA) - An Afghan National Army officer who had vanished during a training exercise in United States to avoid returning to Afghanistan was denied asylum by an American immigration judge, Khaama Press reported. Maj. Jan Mohammad ....

  • Canada introduces new anti-terror measures

    Date: 2015-01-31 15:06:25 GMT - Canada - World - SN:71 - ID:1864425

    OTTAWA, Jan 31 (MENA) - Canada proposed changes to its national security laws that would give the country's main spy agency new powers to disrupt potential terrorist threats, the Wall Street journal reported. The changes, which experts said are ....

  • British army creates team of Facebook warriors

    Date: 2015-01-31 14:43:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:1864421

    LONDON, Jan 31 (MENA) - The British army is creating a special force of Facebook warriors, skilled in psychological operations and use of social media to engage in unconventional warfare in the information age, The Guardian reported Saturday. The ....

  • Egypt's consul general in Frankfurt holds talks with Dusseldorf mayor

    Date: 2015-01-31 14:32:31 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:65 - ID:1864405

    FRANKFURT, Jan 31 (MENA) - Egypt's Consul General in Frankfurt Ambassadress Iman Moharram conferred on Saturday with Dusseldorf City Mayor Thomas Geisel on the latest developments taking place in Egypt and measures which are currently being taken by ....

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