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  • Dutch to send 100 troops to Afghanistan in 2015

    Date: 2014-09-01 19:22:17 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:148 - ID:901815

    AMSTERDAM, Sept 1 (MENA) - The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance’s combat mission in the war-weary nation ends, the ABC news reported. The ....

  • 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Date: 2014-09-01 19:20:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:146 - ID:901790

    WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (MENA) - Five people were killed when a small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver Sunday, according to a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board. Peter Knudson said the Piper PA-46 airplane crashed ....

  • NATO: ‘Ready to deploy forces’ in response to all security challenges

    Date: 2014-09-01 18:24:55 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:137 - ID:901813

    BRUSSELS, Sept 1 (MENA) - NATO is ready to rise to every challenge, its Secretary General said ahead of the alliance’s summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday (September 4-5), Euronews reported on Monday. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said an action plan ....

  • UN to send investigators to Iraq to investigate Islamic State crimes

    Date: 2014-09-01 18:21:42 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:132 - ID:901725

    GENEVA, Sept 1 (MENA) - The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was "facing a terrorist monster," according to the Daily ....

  • Russia's ITAR-TASS returns to its former name TASS

    Date: 2014-09-01 17:58:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:130 - ID:901788

    MOSCOW, , Sept 1 (MENA) - Russia's leading state-run news agency has rebranded itself. No longer ITAR-TASS, the news giant's now returning to its former and world-famous name for delivering news to global audiences - simply titled TASS. The ....

  • Korea, China, Japan open 5th round of three-way free trade talks

    Date: 2014-09-01 17:25:14 GMT - south korea - World - SN:124 - ID:901629

    SEOUL, Sept 1 (MENA) - Negotiators from South Korea, China and Japan met in Beijing on Monday for a fifth round of talks on a trilateral free-trade agreement, Yonhap news agency reported. Negotiations are expected to focus on how to liberalize ....

  • London underground attack 'hoax', Met Police say

    Date: 2014-09-01 17:24:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:122 - ID:901640

    LONDON, Sept 1 (MENA) - The Metropolitan police has been forced to quash rumours of an imminent terror attack on London after a hoax message was distributed. The text, which was widely shared on social media, warned that police were preparing for a ....

  • UK deplores Israeli decision to expropriate land near Bethlehem

    Date: 2014-09-01 17:20:26 GMT - Israel - World - SN:118 - ID:901641

    LONDON, Sept 1 (MENA) - The UK has deplored an Israeli decision to expropriate land near Bethlehem and urged Israel to reverse the decision. Commenting on Israel’s decision on 31 August to expropriate almost 990 acres of privately owned ....

  • US finishes site survey for MD battery in S. Korea: sources

    Date: 2014-09-01 17:07:51 GMT - south korea - World - SN:112 - ID:901624

    SEOUL, Sept 1 (MENA) - The United States has wrapped up its survey of candidate sites for its advanced missile defense (MD) system to be deployed in South Korea, with a final decision likely to be made before their annual defense ministers' meeting ....

  • Russian-Chinese cooperation is expanding - Chinese official

    Date: 2014-09-01 16:24:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:109 - ID:900957

    MOSCOW, Sept 1 (MENA) - Chinese senior official said Monday China is hoping to expand cooperation with Russia and opposes the western sanctions on Russia, Interfax reported. "I want to reiterate that China flatly opposes the US and Western ....

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