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  • The Islamic State threat is overstated

    Date: 2014-09-13 12:39:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:930353

    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (MENA) - The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions and poor foresight. After the Arab revolts began in ....

  • Latest US sanctions against Russia hurt banking, oil exploration

    Date: 2014-09-13 11:47:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:39 - ID:929893

    NEW YORK, Sept 13 (MENA) - The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on Russia’s largest bank, a major arms maker and its biggest oil companies, the New York Post reported. The sanctions, coordinated with similar European Union steps, were ....

  • MENA agenda for Saturday, September 13

    Date: 2014-09-13 05:42:35 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:927477

    CAIRO, Arab League Secretary General Nabil el-Arabi meets US State Secretary John Kerry to discuss regional developments and international anti-terrorism efforts. CAIRO, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri holds a meeting with US State Secretary John ....

  • Coalition against Daesh must include Iran - Commentary 2 last Washington

    Date: 2014-09-12 20:27:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:116 - ID:927149

    The stated US goal now is to build up the so-called moderate Syrian opposition as an alternative to both Assad and Daesh. However, these moderates have been so disorganized and feckless in the past that they will certainly not evolve swiftly into a ....

  • Coalition against Daesh must include Iran -- Commentary

    Date: 2014-09-12 20:26:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:115 - ID:927029

    WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama is right to focus on the responsibility of the Sunni Muslim world to attack and expunge the cancer that is the militant group calling itself the Islamic State (Daesh), Barbara Slavin said on ....

  • UK Exchequer Chancellor pulls out of G20 talks for Scottish referendum

    Date: 2014-09-12 19:32:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:105 - ID:926965

    LONDON, Sept 12 (MENA) - UK Treasury Ministry has confirmed that Chancellor George Osborne and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney have pulled out of G20 talks in Australia so they can be in the UK for the Scottish referendum result, the BBC ....

  • 2 US Navy jets collide in Pacific

    Date: 2014-09-12 19:10:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:926941

    WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (MENA) - Two US fighter jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, a Navy official told CNN on Friday. Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson ....

  • Ban appoints Ibn Chambas as head of UN office in West Africa

    Date: 2014-09-12 18:59:37 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:101 - ID:926953

    NEW YORK, Sept 12 (MENA) - Stephan Dujarric, Spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, said Ban appointed Ghanaian Mohamed Ibn Chambas as special envoy and head of United Nations office in West Africa. In a press release on ....

  • Iran, US cooperation against ISIL out of question: Iran Cmdr.

    Date: 2014-09-12 17:51:19 GMT - Iran - World - SN:88 - ID:926593

    TEHRAN, Sept 12 (MENA) - A high-ranking Iranian commander says cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the United States in the fight against the so-called ISIL (Daesh) Takfiri militants is impossible, Press TV reported. “Such cooperation ....

  • U.S. pledges nearly $500m aid for Syrian refugees

    Date: 2014-09-12 16:35:56 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:76 - ID:926429

    ANKARA, Sept 12 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday nearly $500 million in humanitarian aid for people and countries hit by Syria's civil war, The World Bulletin reported. The aid package includes more than $250 million ....

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