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  • US-led coalition strikes Daesh targets in Syria

    Date: 2018-12-25 22:33:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:67 - ID:7730772

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - The US-led combined joint task force fighting Daesh announced Tuesday that it continued airstrikes and coordinated attacks in Syria, days after President Donald Trump's decision to begin the withdrawal of US troops in the ....

  • Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 429

    Date: 2018-12-25 11:14:26 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:24 - ID:7729603

    JAKARTA, Dec 25 (MENA) - Indonesian disaster management officials say the death toll from Saturday's tsunami that struck parts of the west coast of Java now stands at 429 people, VOA reported. Rescue crews have turned to sniffer dogs and drones ....

  • Vatican pope calls for more compassion towards the poor

    Date: 2018-12-25 08:06:40 GMT - Italy - World - SN:13 - ID:7729605

    ROME, Dec 25 (MENA) - Pope Francis, 82, marking the sixth Christmas of his papacy, led a solemn service for nearly 10,000 people in St Peter's Basilica, Radio New Zealand reported. Security has been tight around the Vatican and many other tourist ....

  • India takes over operations of Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port, can bypass Pak on way to Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-12-25 07:17:00 GMT - India - World - SN:11 - ID:7729529

    NEW DELHI, Dec 25 (MENA) - India on Monday formally took over operations at Chabahar port in Iran, giving a major boost to the country’s efforts to support war-torn Afghanistan, Hindustan Times quoted people familiar with developments as ....

  • Italy's Mount Etna erupts, closing Sicily's Catania Airport

    Date: 2018-12-25 07:14:19 GMT - Italy - World - SN:10 - ID:7729571

    ROME, Dec 25 (MENA) - Europe's highest and most active volcano -- erupted on Monday, causing a magnitude 3.3 earthquake and the closure of Sicily's Catania Airport, CNN reported. "Due to the eruption of Etna from today 2pm (December 24th) Catania ....

  • UN grants sanctions exemption for inter-Korean project's groundbreaking ceremony

    Date: 2018-12-25 06:47:54 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:7729538

    SEOUL, Dec 25 (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council has granted a sanctions waiver to enable the Koreas to hold a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for their project to modernize and reconnect roads and railways across the border this week, ....

  • Indonesian rescuers continue survivor search as tsunami death toll nears 400

    Date: 2018-12-25 06:05:11 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:5 - ID:7729507

    JAKARTA, Dec 25 (MENA) - Indonesian military and rescue teams continue to search through debris, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by a landslide from a volcano that has claimed the lives of more than 370 people — a figure the ....

  • Militants attack government building in Kabul, killing at least 43

    Date: 2018-12-25 05:31:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:1 - ID:7729484

    KABUL, Dec 25 (MENA) - A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left at least 43 people dead and more than 20 wounded, CBS ....

  • Trump says Saudis will pay to rebuild Syria instead of US

    Date: 2018-12-24 20:26:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:83 - ID:7729351

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Saudi Arabia will "spend the necessary money" to help rebuild Syria instead of his country. "Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild ....

  • At least 373 dead in Indonesia tsunami

    Date: 2018-12-24 15:34:12 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:66 - ID:7728913

    JAKARTA, Dec 24 (MENA) - At least 373 people have died after a tsunami swept away hotels and hundreds of homes in Indonesia. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said more than a thousand were injured after the tsunami hit the Sunda ....

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