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  • Zambian court says Lungu can stand for third term as president in 2021

    Date: 2018-12-07 12:30:53 GMT - Zambia - World - SN:25 - ID:7703811

    LUSAKA, Dec 7 (MENA) - Zambia's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, finding that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit, Channel News Asia reported. ....

  • Ex-intel chief in South Korea found dead in possible suicide

    Date: 2018-12-07 12:18:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:24 - ID:7703792

    SEOUL, Dec 7 (MENA) - A former South Korean military intelligence chief was found dead on Friday, police said, in a suspected suicide, ABC News reported. Former Defense Security Command head Lee Jae-su was being investigated by state prosecutors ....

  • Trump to nominate Heather Nauert as next ambassador to U.N.

    Date: 2018-12-07 09:23:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:7703451

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump plans to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next US ambassador to the United Nations, The Washington Post quoted two senior administration officials as saying. Nauert ....

  • Afghan official: Taliban killed 14 troops in western province

    Date: 2018-12-07 08:52:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:7703450

    KABUL, Dec 7 (MENA) - The Taliban staged a coordinated attack overnight on two Afghan army outposts in western Herat province, killing 14 Afghan soldiers and taking another 21 captive, a provincial official said Friday, the latest in a series of ....

  • US tells Russia to scrap, modify 9M729 missile

    Date: 2018-12-06 22:03:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:7703204

    WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (MENA) - Russia must scrap its 9M729 nuclear-capable cruise missiles and launchers or modify the weapons' range to return to compliance with a key Cold War-era arms control treaty and avert a US pullout from the pact, Euronews ....

  • WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million annually

    Date: 2018-12-06 19:00:53 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:74 - ID:7702961

    GENEVA, Dec 6 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) says exposure to air pollution causes 7 million deaths worldwide every year. The WHO issued a report on health and climate change on Wednesday to coincide with the ongoing United Nations ....

  • US conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight over Ukraine

    Date: 2018-12-06 18:51:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:72 - ID:7702958

    WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (MENA) - The United States said Thursday it has carried out an "extraordinary" flight over Ukraine under an international military surveillance treaty, amid what it called a pattern of "increasingly provocative and threatening ....

  • Eight Taliban killed in Farah drone strike

    Date: 2018-12-06 07:36:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:14 - ID:7701786

    KABUL, Dec 6 (MENA) - Provincial police confirmed in a statement that at least eight Taliban militants were killed in a drone strike in western Farah province, TOLO news reported. In addition, seven other Taliban militants were wounded, the ....

  • Moscow says it studies information about Russian diplomat's expulsion by Slovakia

    Date: 2018-12-06 05:54:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:4 - ID:7701684

    MOSCOW, Dec 6 (MENA) - The Russian Embassy in Slovakia announced that it is studying information about the expulsion of its diplomat by Slovakia, Sputnik news agency reported. Russian intelligence has also declined to comment on the ....

  • Electoral court accepts Bolivian president's re-election bid

    Date: 2018-12-06 05:36:11 GMT - Bolivia - World - SN:3 - ID:7701676

    LA PAZ, Dec 6 (MENA) - Bolivian top electoral court has accepted President Evo Morales' candidacy for a fourth term in office despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such a re-election, ABC News reported. Electoral Tribunal President ....

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