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  • Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

    Date: 2014-08-20 21:20:46 GMT - Guatemala - World - SN:183 - ID:883751

    GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 20 (MENA) - The head of the Guatemalan military's Joint Chiefs of Staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico, the ABC News reported. Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed ....

  • Military considering sending additional troops to Iraq, officials say

    Date: 2014-08-20 20:36:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:174 - ID:883719

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (MENA) – The US military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional US troops to Baghdad, US officials said. The US military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional ....

  • Death toll from Ebola virus in West Africa rises to 1,350: WHO

    Date: 2014-08-20 19:38:28 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:161 - ID:883681

    ABUJA, Aug 20 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed Wednesday that the death toll from the Ebola virus in West Africa has risen to 1,350. At least 576 cases has died in Liberia alone, the organization said in a statement released ....

  • ISIS has no place in 21 century - Obama

    Date: 2014-08-20 19:29:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:159 - ID:883691

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (MENA) - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a US journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage, ....

  • Austria police hold nine jihadist suspects

    Date: 2014-08-20 19:22:26 GMT - Austria - World - SN:158 - ID:883685

    VIENNA, Aug 20 (MENA) - Nine people have been arrested by police in Austria on suspicion of planning to join Islamist militant groups in Syria, according to The BBC. The suspects were detained close to the country's border and were being ....

  • German media outlets spotlight Egypt's retrieve of stolen samples from Germany

    Date: 2014-08-20 18:58:26 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:154 - ID:883666

    CAIRO, Aug 20 (MENA) - The various German media outlets spotlighted German's move to hand over to Egypt samples of King Khufu's cartouche, taken illegally by two German archaeologists from a room found inside the Great Pyramid. A sample of the ....

  • S. Korea, US vow closer coordination to better counter N. Korea

    Date: 2014-08-20 18:38:27 GMT - south korea - World - SN:152 - ID:883505

    SEOUL, Aug 20 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States agreed Wednesday to work closer to effectively deter North Korea's military provocations, Seoul's defense ministry said. South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo and visiting US Deputy ....

  • China to build Asia-Pacific partnership with APEC members

    Date: 2014-08-20 18:02:17 GMT - China - World - SN:150 - ID:883448

    BEIJING, Aug 20 (MENA) - China is willing to build an Asia-Pacific partnership with APEC members that will lead future cooperation in the region, said State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Wednesday, Beijing-based newspaper China Daily reported. Yang ....

  • China calls on Pakistan to resolve disputes in peaceful way

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:50:08 GMT - China - World - SN:146 - ID:883445

    BEIJING, Aug 20 (MENA) - China on Wednesday called on all relevant parties in Pakistan to resolve disputes in a peaceful way as the country's political crisis grows, the Chinese state-run newspaper People's Daily said. "China has paid high ....

  • Afghanistan fragile transition process could collapse -- newspaper

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:24:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:138 - ID:883422

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (MENA) - With a crucial deadline soon approaching to inaugurate a new president and an election ballot recount in a critical stage, fears are growing that Afghanistan’s fragile transition process could collapse into violence, The ....

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