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  • IMF to extend $6.2mn to Afghanistan under ECF program

    Date: 2018-12-08 11:00:20 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:23 - ID:7704744

    KABUL, Dec 8 (MENA) - Afghanistan will receive a disbursement amount worth $6.2 million under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Saturday. The IMF Executive Board completed the fourth review of ....

  • Duma Speaker urges creating unified list of terrorist organizations

    Date: 2018-12-08 10:45:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:21 - ID:7704746

    MOSCOW, Dec 8 (MENA) - Russian State Duma Speaker Viacheslav Volodin has called for a common stance against terrorism and a unified list of terrorist organizations in the world, accusing the US of hindering efforts in this field. There must be a ....

  • Nearly 300 detained ahead of fresh French yellow vests protests

    Date: 2018-12-08 09:19:59 GMT - France - World - SN:13 - ID:7704612

    PARIS, Dec 8 (MENA) - Paris police detained nearly 300 people ahead of fresh anti-government "yellow vests" protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a third weekend in a row. Some 8,000 police were deployed, carrying out checks on ....

  • Russia: Undeniable evidence of chemical shelling of Aleppo

    Date: 2018-12-07 21:45:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:7704358

    MOSCOW, Dec 7 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday that remarks made by the US State Department on Aleppo of Syria is an attempt to "whitewash actions of terrorists" in Idlib. The ministry said "the supply schedule ....

  • Trump confirms he will nominate Barr as attorney general, Nauert as UN ambassador

    Date: 2018-12-07 17:22:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:48 - ID:7704089

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump confirmed he will nominate former attorney general William P. Barr to lead the Justice Department again, telling reporters Friday that Barr was "my first choice since day one," The Washington Post ....

  • Pakistan to reply to Trump's letter regarding Afghan peace process

    Date: 2018-12-07 15:32:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:39 - ID:7703894

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (MENA) - Pakistan on Friday decided to respond to US President Donald Trump’s letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Geo News reported. "PM Imran has given the letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and directed them ....

  • 12 health workers dies of Ebola in DR Congo

    Date: 2018-12-07 14:18:41 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - World - SN:36 - ID:7703814

    KINSHASA, Dec 7 (MENA) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health said that 12 health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died of Ebola, the BBC reported. They are part of a group of 44 health workers, who ....

  • CNN: White House chief of staff expected to resign soon

    Date: 2018-12-07 14:04:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:33 - ID:7703954

    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (MENA) - John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN. Seventeen months in, Kelly and US President Donald Trump ....

  • 17 people killed in two attacks in DR Congo

    Date: 2018-12-07 13:35:36 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - World - SN:30 - ID:7703823

    KINSHASA, Dec 7 (MENA) - Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the troubled Benin region of eastern DR Congo, a local mayor was quoted by Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper as saying on Friday. ....

  • 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. ....

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