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  • Britain was just days from Sydney-style siege -- Met. police chief

    Date: 2014-12-17 15:39:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:101 - ID:1558809

    LONDON, Dec 17 (MENA) - Britain was just "days away" from a terrorist attack similar to the Sydney siege before it was foiled by security services, the head of the Metropolitan Police has revealed, the Telegraph newspaper reported. Sir Bernard ....

  • 34 insurgents killed, 12 arrested in military operations across Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-12-17 14:56:12 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:95 - ID:1558601

    KABUL, Dec 17 (MENA) - The Interior Ministry of Afghanistan said on Wednesday that 34 insurgents were killed and 12 others arrested during clearance operations across the country, Khaama Press reported. A statement issued by the ministry states ....

  • Germany emerges as leading supplier to Israel’s navy

    Date: 2014-12-17 13:09:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:74 - ID:1557357

    WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (MENA - The German government said it would contribute to the purchase of four corvettes for the Israel Navy, reported World Tribune on its website Wednesday. The government said the subsidy for Israel was approved by the ....

  • Iran denounces Pakistani school massacre

    Date: 2014-12-17 11:45:40 GMT - Iran - World - SN:57 - ID:1556069

    TEHRAN, Dec 17 (MENA) - Iran has denounced Taliban’s attack on an army-run school in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, which left at least 141 people dead, most of them children. “This is a totally un-Islamic and inhumane act. Terrorism, ....

  • Iran condoles with Pakistan over terrorist attack

    Date: 2014-12-17 11:38:58 GMT - Iran - World - SN:55 - ID:1556021

    TEHRAN, Dec 17 (MENA) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday condoled with the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, government and nation over the loss of lives of several citizens in a terrorist attack, IRNA news agency reported. In ....

  • UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries: UN sources

    Date: 2014-12-17 10:18:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:1554445

    NEW YORK, Dec 17 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday. Ban is to make the announcement at a year-end press ....

  • National Assembly speaker leaves for China

    Date: 2014-12-17 08:54:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:23 - ID:1553929

    SEOUL, Dec 17 (MENA) - South Korea's National Assembly speaker left for China on Wednesday for talks with his Chinese counterpart, Yonhap reported. Chung Ui-hwa is set to meet with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing ....

  • Indian parliament condemns Peshawar school attack

    Date: 2014-12-17 08:52:23 GMT - India - World - SN:21 - ID:1553933

    New Delhi, Dec 17 (MENA) - Both houses of parliament Wednesday condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city Tuesday, and observed brief silence in memory of those who were killed, Indo Asian News Service (IANS) ....

  • Japan-U.S. antinuclear disaster drill held at Yokosuka base

    Date: 2014-12-17 08:51:53 GMT - Japan - World - SN:20 - ID:1553925

    TOKYO, Dec 17 (MENA) - Japan and the United States held a joint antinuclear disaster drill at the US Navy's Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Wednesday, Kyodo reported. The drill was conducted on the assumption that a crew member of the US ....

  • Brazil indigenous group clashes with police in Congress

    Date: 2014-12-17 07:45:08 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:11 - ID:1553777

    BRAZILIA, Dec 17 (MENA) - Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows have clashed with police inside the National Congress building in the capital, Brasilia, the BBC reported. The group, with some 30 men, tried to break into the ....

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