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  • Senior Taliban leaders among 28 killed in Nuristan operations

    Date: 2014-08-30 15:38:11 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:73 - ID:898547

    KABUL, Aug 30 (MENA) - At least 28 Taliban militants were killed following military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces to retake the control of Du-Aab district in Nuristan province, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of ....

  • China's President Xi Jinping urges army to create strategy for information warfare

    Date: 2014-08-30 15:31:52 GMT - China - World - SN:71 - ID:898490

    BEIJING, Aug 30 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as the country embarks on military reform, state media said on ....

  • Taliban militants execute 11 civilians in Farah province

    Date: 2014-08-30 14:47:25 GMT - Iran - World - SN:65 - ID:898474

    KABUL, Aug 30 (MENA) - Taliban militants executed at least eleven civilians in western Farah province of Afghanistan early Saturday, Khaama newspaper quoting local officials said. Provincial governor spokeman, Jawid Afghan, said the civilians who ....

  • 19 confirmed dead after SW China landslide

    Date: 2014-08-30 14:40:15 GMT - China - World - SN:62 - ID:898465

    BEIJING, Aug 30 (MENA) - Nineteen people have been confirmed dead while four others remain missing on Saturday, three days after a landslide hit a village in southwest China's Guizhou Province. Another landslide in the small hours of Saturday ....

  • Iranian warships repel pirates' attacks on 2 cargo ships in high seas

    Date: 2014-08-30 14:01:27 GMT - Iran - World - SN:59 - ID:898416

    TEHRAN, Aug 30 (MENA) - Iranian Navy warships rescued two cargo ships in Bab el-Mendeb and the Gulf of Aden after tough battles with pirates in the high seas. In the first battle, the timely presence and action of the Iranian Navy's 31st Flotilla ....

  • Pentagon confirms ISIL captured tanks, building ‘faster’ military force

    Date: 2014-08-30 13:55:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:58 - ID:898376

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - The United States has determined that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daesh) was building an armored force. Officials said the U.S. intelligence community detected a presence of U.S. and Russian-origin armored ....

  • Several buildings afire in Donetsk after Ukrainean army artillery strike

    Date: 2014-08-30 12:10:36 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:46 - ID:898220

    DONESTK, Aug 30 (MENA)- A district was afire in Donetsk after it was hit by incendiary shells in artillery strikes, Itar-tass news agency reported quoting witnesses as having said. Several big buildings were ablaze, including a bakery. Two city ....

  • Daesh not able to cross Iranˈs borders: Commander

    Date: 2014-08-30 11:56:46 GMT - Iran - World - SN:44 - ID:898189

    TEHRAN, Aug 30 (MENA) - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as Daesh) is not counted a threat to Iranˈs military might and it can not cross border areas with Iraq, IRNA news agency reported quoting an Iranian senior commander as ....

  • Russia never conducted warfare in Ukraine, rules out prospects – Defense Ministry

    Date: 2014-08-30 11:42:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:42 - ID:898153

    MOSCOW, August 30 (MENA) — Russia has never held military actions in Ukraine and is not planning to undertake any in the future, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Saturday in an interview with Slovak television. “Russia has ....

  • Daily Beast outlines reasons behind Obama backing off more ISIS strikes

    Date: 2014-08-30 11:12:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:39 - ID:898057

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - After lots of bluster about striking ISIS on Syria, President Obama threw cold water on the idea, disappointing those who wanted him to broaden the war. After a week of talk of eliminating the "cancer" of ISIS, President ....

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