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  • Turkish press council expresses concerns over reports on possible arrest of 150 journalists

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:10:04 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:60 - ID:1528137

    ANKARA, Dec. 13 (MENA) – The Turkish Press Council expressed concerns about reports regarding possible arrests of 400 persons, including 150 journalists, in three main cities in Turkey in an attempt to cover a corruption and bribe scandal disclosed ....

  • Erdogan vows to continue fight against 'parallel state'

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:00:30 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:58 - ID:1528589

    ANKARA, Dec 13 (MENA) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to continue fight against what he called "the parallel state" saying "it aims to stop a strong and growing Turkey". Erdogan made the remarks during a meeting with the Chairman of ....

  • Lieberman: Not ruling out 'Buji' or Bibi

    Date: 2014-12-13 13:41:38 GMT - Israel - World - SN:53 - ID:1528129

    GAZA CITY, Dec 13 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said at a cultural event in Tel Aviv on Saturday that "while he genuinely welcomes the Livni-Herzog union" he considers it a "missed opportunity". The Foreign Minister said that the two ....

  • 54 militants killed during operations led by Afghan army

    Date: 2014-12-13 11:41:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:36 - ID:1527777

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - At least 54 militants were killed following a series of operations across the country in the past 48 hours, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted by Afghan National Army (ANA) ....

  • Indonesia landslide kills 18, leaves 90 missing

    Date: 2014-12-13 10:02:53 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:23 - ID:1526929

    JAKARTA, Dec 13 (MENA) - A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and leaving 90 others missing, ABC News reported quoting officials as ....

  • 2 US troops, court official killed in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-12-13 08:56:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:16 - ID:1526225

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - Separate insurgent attacks killed two US troops and a top Afghan court official, authorities said Saturday, part of a surging wave of militant assaults ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops at the end of the month, ....

  • Pakistan police: 4 Taliban plotting attack killed

    Date: 2014-12-13 08:37:10 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:1526001

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 13 (MENA) - A senior police officer in Pakistan says officers killed four Taliban fighters likely plotting to attack a planned Shiite rally, ABC News reported. Officer Rai Zameerul Haq says the four men were spotted traveling in a ....

  • Nicaragua: 8 fishermen rescued after boat capsized in Caribbean

    Date: 2014-12-13 08:18:41 GMT - Nicaragua - World - SN:13 - ID:1526105

    MANAGUA, Dec 13 (MENA) - Nicaraguan authorities have rescued eight more crewmen from a fishing boat that capsized in the Caribbean four days ago and are still searching for 18 others, according to ABC News. Navy officials said the lobster boat MN ....

  • Afghan police say Supreme Court official shot dead

    Date: 2014-12-13 07:10:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:1525729

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - Afghan officials say a senior official of the country's Supreme Court has been shot dead by gunmen in the capital, Kabul, The News Tribune reported Saturday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack early Saturday ....

  • Indonesia landslide: Many missing in Java

    Date: 2014-12-13 05:56:48 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:6 - ID:1525477

    JAKARTA, Dec 13 (MENA) - At least eight people have died and more than 100 are missing after a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, the BBC reported Saturday. Heavy rain caused the landslide near Jemblung village in central ....

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