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  • Australia raids foil reported Daesh beheading plots

    Date: 2014-09-18 07:58:06 GMT - Australia - World - SN:20 - ID:962049

    CANBERRA, Sept 18 (MENA) - Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities to ....

  • Russia advances cooperation with 25 African countries in weapons field

    Date: 2014-09-18 07:54:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:961797

    MOSCOW, Sept 18 (MENA) - South Africa and Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of Russian Rostec State Corporation, have presented items of military equipment highly popular in armies, navies and air forces of African states, Defense-aerospace website ....

  • British Muslim leaders unite to call on Isis to release UK hostage

    Date: 2014-09-18 06:45:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:15 - ID:961657

    LONDON, Sept 18 (MENA) - Over one hundred Muslim leaders made an unprecedented joint appeal to the kidnappers of Alan Henning to release the aid worker unharmed or commit the “worst condemnable sin” against Islam. The joint statement to The ....

  • Fiji coup leader Frank Bainimarama ahead in poll

    Date: 2014-09-18 06:38:16 GMT - Fiji - World - SN:14 - ID:961701

    SUVA, Sept 18 (MENA) - Fiji's former military leader, Frank Bainimarama, looks on course to win a majority in the first polls in the island nation in eight years, the BBC reported. With more than half the votes counted, his FijiFirst party had ....

  • Scottish people go to polls for vote on Independence

    Date: 2014-09-18 06:24:01 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:11 - ID:961625

    EDINBURGH, Sept 18 (MENA) - Scottish people have started voting in a referendum that will decide the fate of their independence from the United Kingdom. A Yes vote at the end of a hard-fought campaign will bring an end to the Union of the United ....

  • Iran's Rouhani blasts ISIS and 'ridiculous' U.S.-led coalition

    Date: 2014-09-18 05:55:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:961513

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced ISIS for its savagery but also branded the U.S.-led coalition against the terror group as "ridiculous." Speaking from the presidential palace in Tehran ahead of his visit to ....

  • Obama welcomes Houses of Representatives approval on arming Syrian opposition

    Date: 2014-09-18 05:38:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:961433

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has welcomed the US House of Representatives vote approving the US Administration plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State. In a statement released by the ....

  • Attack kills 10 during Ukraine cease-fire

    Date: 2014-09-17 19:50:32 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:141 - ID:960613

    KIEV, Sept 17 (MENA) - A rocket attack by pro-Russia rebels killed 10 civilians and injured 12 others in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military said. It was the latest report of violence amid a shaky cease-fire in the region, ....

  • Obama: No US combat mission against Daesh in Iraq

    Date: 2014-09-17 19:34:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:136 - ID:960141

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama has told an audience of US troops their comrades fighting Daesh militants in Iraq will not have a combat mission, the BBC News reported Wednesday. Obama said he would not commit "to fighting ....

  • Powerful 6.9 earthquake rocks Pacific Mariana Islands

    Date: 2014-09-17 18:49:36 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:129 - ID:959913

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (MENA) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale on Wednesday struck the Mariana Islands, Pacific Northwest, Bernama news agency reported. A Malaysian Meteorological Department statement said the ....

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