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  • Suicide attack leaves 6 dead in Kabul

    Date: 2014-12-11 05:34:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:4 - ID:1513829

    KABUL, Dec 11 (MENA) - A suicide bomber killed six Afghan soldiers in an attack on a military minibus on Thursday, officials said, in the first attack in the capital Kabul for more than a week, the BBC reported. Another 10 people were wounded, ....

  • Russia president arrives in India for talks

    Date: 2014-12-10 22:15:19 GMT - India - World - SN:161 - ID:1513589

    NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in India in a bid to enhance Moscow’s political and economic ties with New Delhi. Putin arrived in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Wednesday night and is expected to ....

  • Taliban to intensify attacks on US nationals in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:50:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:153 - ID:1513353

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - A Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan said that the group would "intensify attacks" targeting Americans in light of CIA torture report, CBS news reported Wednesday. The spokesman noted that the group has "always targeted ....

  • HRW director calls for CIA torture report probe

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:32:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:151 - ID:1513133

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth has called for the prosecution of US officials who are responsible for torture of al-Qaeda suspects following 11/9 attacks, CBS news reported. "Unless this important ....

  • Top Hong Kong official urges students to leave protests

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:26:00 GMT - China - World - SN:150 - ID:1512985

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - The top civil servant in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, has urged students to vacate the main protest camp on the eve of its expected clearance, the BBC news reported. The authorities are preparing to clear the Admiralty camp on ....

  • China needs over 5,300 new aircraft in the next 20 years

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:22:29 GMT - China - World - SN:148 - ID:1513153

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - Airbus forecasts that China will need over 5,300 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2014 to 2033, with a total market value of US$ 820 billion. It represents 17 per cent of the world total demand for over 31,000 new ....

  • US embassy warns of possible violent acts against US nationals in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:20:14 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:146 - ID:1513149

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (MENA) - The US Embassy in Islamabad warned American citizens in Pakistan of the potential for anti-US protests and violence after the committee's findings were released. US embassies in Afghanistan and Thailand -- countries where ....

  • Daily Beast unveils what torture report kept hidden

    Date: 2014-12-10 19:41:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:143 - ID:1512805

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - The Daily Beast said there’s much about the CIA’s interrogation, rendition, and detention programs that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report doesn’t address. "None of the interrogators were interviewed. ....

  • N. Korea to have 20 nuke bombs by 2016: US expert

    Date: 2014-12-10 19:32:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:140 - ID:1512937

    SEOUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - A renowned US nuclear scientist said Wednesday that North Korea would possess some 20 nuclear bombs by 2016, and it could conduct several rounds of detonation tests to miniaturize nuclear warheads, Yonhap news agency ....

  • China's human rights status improved: spokesman

    Date: 2014-12-10 19:23:33 GMT - China - World - SN:134 - ID:1512949

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - China's human rights status has continuously improved, a spokesman said on Human Rights Day on Wednesday. China attaches great importance to promoting and protecting human rights and has given priority to the 1.3 billion ....

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