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  • Israel, Hezbollah on brink of serious clash after soldier deaths

    Date: 2015-01-29 10:56:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:1848913

    LONDON, Jan 29 (MENA) - Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah stepped to the brink of their most serious confrontation since they fought a brutal month-long war in Lebanon in 2006 after Hezbollah fired five anti-tank missiles at a pair of Israeli ....

  • New Ebola cases per week fall under 100 - WHO

    Date: 2015-01-29 10:29:45 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:43 - ID:1848905

    GENEVA, Jan 29 (MENA) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totaled 99 in the week to January 25, the first time the weekly total has fallen below 100 since June 2014, the Business Insider reported on Thursday. "The response to the EVD (Ebola ....

  • Gorbachev says US draws Russia into new "Cold War" that may turn into "hot war"

    Date: 2015-01-29 09:43:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:36 - ID:1848493

    MOSCOW, Jan 29 (MENA) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said the US has drawn Russia into a new "Cold War" that may turn into a "hot war". In an interview with Interfax, Gorbachev said that US and European Union are imposing more sanctions ....

  • Latest Taliban attacks across Afghanistan kill 17

    Date: 2015-01-29 08:33:12 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:25 - ID:1848037

    KABUL, Jan 29 (MENA) - A spate of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan overnight and on Thursday morning killed at least 17 people, officials said, the latest violence that comes as insurgents increasingly target local police and Afghan forces after ....

  • Britain expresses concern by clashes between Hezbollah, Israel

    Date: 2015-01-29 08:22:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:23 - ID:1847941

    LONDON, Jan 29 (MENA) – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called on Thursday for restraint after serious casualties, including the death of a UN peacekeeper, in clashes between Hezbollah and Israeli force. Hammond said he is concerned ....

  • Castro demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US-Cuba diplomatic deal

    Date: 2015-01-29 08:11:19 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:21 - ID:1847857

    HAVANA, Jan 29 (MENA) - Cuba has demanded the US to hand back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalized. In a speech, President Raul Castro also called for the lifting of the US trade embargo and Cuba's ....

  • UN official: Lack of funding hampering humanitarian aid to war-affected Syrians

    Date: 2015-01-29 06:35:21 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:6 - ID:1847517

    NEW YORK, Jan 29 (MENA) - More funding is urgently required for humanitarian organizations to help people in desperate need in Syria, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang told the Security Council today during a ....

  • Obama says not to meet Netanyahu during Washington visit

    Date: 2015-01-28 21:21:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:162 - ID:1846893

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama says he will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March because his trip to Washington comes too close to Israel's upcoming elections, CNN reported. "I'm declining to ....

  • Iran picks Gholamali Khoshru as new UN envoy

    Date: 2015-01-28 21:01:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:158 - ID:1846521

    TEHRAN, Jan 28 (MENA) - Iran has selected a new envoy as ambassador to the United Nations in New York, 10 months after the US rejected its first choice. The new candidate, Gholamali Khoshru, is a career diplomat who previously served as Iran's ....

  • US launches 19 airstrikes against Daesh in Syria, Iraq

    Date: 2015-01-28 20:49:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:154 - ID:1846577

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (MENA) – US army has launched 19 airstrikes against Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq during the last 24 hours, The US military said on Wednesday. It said the US-led coalition jets launched 13 airstrikes against Daesh targets ....

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