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  • US to deploy additional troops in Iraq in January

    Date: 2014-12-19 19:01:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:99 - ID:1572177

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (MENA) - Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said ....

  • Russia regrets US, Ukraine, Canada and Palau refuse to condemn glorification of Nazism

    Date: 2014-12-19 18:43:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:1571985

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - It is regretful that the United States, Ukraine, Canada and Palau have voted against a draft resolution forbidding the glorification of Nazism and the European Union states abstained from voting, the Russian Foreign Ministry ....

  • Defense min.: Russia received 140 jets, 135 helicopters in 2014

    Date: 2014-12-19 18:06:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:91 - ID:1571841

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - The Russian Air Force has taken into service more than 140 jets and 135 helicopters this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on a report on Friday, according to TASS. The report said that 142 jets the Air Force ....

  • UK condemns killing, abduction of civilians in Nigeria

    Date: 2014-12-19 17:52:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:88 - ID:1571853

    LONDON, Dec 19 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond condemned on Friday an attack on a village in Nigeria that resulted in the death of over 30 people and the abduction of 200 others. "I am appalled by the attack on the village of Gumsuri ....

  • Russia’s military doctrine remains defensive -- Putin

    Date: 2014-12-19 17:45:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:1571805

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday Russia’s military doctrine remains defensive despite NATO’s increased activity in Eastern Europe, Itar-Tass news agency reported. “Nevertheless, our military doctrine does not ....

  • Secret talks helped by Jihadists held to free US hostage -- paper

    Date: 2014-12-19 16:51:48 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:1571581

    LONDON, Dec 19 (MENA) - US government officials supported secret negotiations aimed at securing the release of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, who was abducted and eventually murdered by Daesh, The Guardian reported on Friday. Emails ....

  • EU's Mogherini to visit Iraq

    Date: 2014-12-19 16:31:58 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:75 - ID:1571465

    BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (MENA) - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will visit Iraq next week for talks with government and Kurdish leaders as the country struggles to drive back Daesh, The Daily Star reported Friday. Mogherini "will send a ....

  • Police officer dies in attack in Liverpool

    Date: 2014-12-19 15:55:59 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:1571361

    LIVERPOOL, Dec 19 (MENA) - An off-duty police officer has died after an assault in Liverpool in the early hours of the morning after a Christmas night out with colleagues, Sky News reported on Friday. Merseyside Police said they responded at ....

  • 5 soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-12-19 15:40:13 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:70 - ID:1571077

    KIEV, Dec 19 (MENA) - Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in a deadly clash with pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine, RFI reported Friday. No further details have been spelled so far. According to Ukrainian defense officials, 162 ....

  • Protests in Brussels over EU partnership deal with US

    Date: 2014-12-19 15:09:11 GMT - Italy - World - SN:66 - ID:1571049

    BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (MENA) – Hundreds of Europeans staged a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Council of the European Union in protest at a free trade deal the EU is still negotiating with the US. The protesters also chanted against ....

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