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  • Pakistan PM announces 3-day mourning over Peshawar school attack victims

    Date: 2014-12-16 12:38:05 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:70 - ID:1549033

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (MENA) - Describing Peshawar school attack as national tragedy, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced three-day mourning across Pakistan, Samaa reported. The prime minister has reiterated his commitment to carry on effort ....

  • Over 240 militants killed, 644 more detained in Russia

    Date: 2014-12-16 12:31:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:66 - ID:1549233

    MOSCOW, Dec 16 (MENA) - A total of 243 militants were killed and 644 more militants and their accomplices were detained in Russia over the year of 2014, Tass reported Tuesday. A total of 74 counter-terrorism operations were held in 2014 in ....

  • Sydney cafe siege has nothing to do with religion - Abbott

    Date: 2014-12-16 12:30:50 GMT - Australia - World - SN:65 - ID:1549129

    CANBERRA, Dec 16 (MENA) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott distanced the actions of the Sydney cafe siege from the larger Muslim community. In a press conference, Abbott said the action was against God, religion and humanity. He urged the ....

  • Iranian official says satisfied with talks with US counterpart

    Date: 2014-12-16 11:11:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:42 - ID:1548493

    TEHRAN, Dec 16 (MENA) - Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said he was satisfied over talks with his US counterpart, IRNA news agency reported. Speaking to reporters in Geneva on Monday night, he noted that ....

  • Obama reaffirms continued US support to Afghanistan, Afghan forces

    Date: 2014-12-16 09:32:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:26 - ID:1547161

    KABUL, Dec 16 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to Afghanistan and the Afghan national security forces as the US ends combat mission after more than 13 years, according to Khaama Press. Speaking in a gathering of ....

  • 66 journalists killed, 119 abducted in 2014 — Reporters Without Borders

    Date: 2014-12-16 09:16:14 GMT - France - World - SN:24 - ID:1547141

    PARIS, Dec 16 (MENA) - A total of 66 journalists have been killed while on duty across the world this year, a report released on Tuesday by the Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), says as quoted by France Inter ....

  • Pakistan: 21 killed in Taliban school attack

    Date: 2014-12-16 08:54:21 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:20 - ID:1546977

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (MENA) - A Pakistani hospital official says 20 students and one soldier have been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, according to ABC News. Jamil Shah, a spokesman for Lady Reading ....

  • S. Korea sends backup staff to help fight Ebola at Sierra Leone

    Date: 2014-12-16 07:34:02 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:1546329

    SEOUL, Dec 16 (MENA) - A team of three South Korean officials departed for Sierra Leone Tuesday as part of the country's efforts to help fight the Ebola virus in the West African country, Yonhap News Agency reported. The officials from the ....

  • Obama: No safe haven for Daesh

    Date: 2014-12-16 05:58:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:1546033

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has warned Daesh group saying a U.S.-led coalition will permit no safe haven to the group and will destroy it eventually. Obama's remarks were made to hundreds of camouflage-wearing troops in ....

  • Police storm building to end Belgium siege

    Date: 2014-12-15 22:31:05 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:171 - ID:1545753

    BRUSSELS, Dec 15 (MENA) - Three men have been detained by police who stormed an apartment in Belgium after reports of a man being taken hostage in an armed siege, Sky News reported Monday. Police were called after four armed men were reportedly ....

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