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  • Qatar recruiting, sending 1,800 fighters to Iraq: FARS

    Date: 2014-06-21 19:03:18 GMT - Iran - World - SN:100 - ID:790452

    TEHRAN, June 21 (MENA) - New documents show that Qatar has recently recruited and set plans to send 1,800 "terrorists" from Morocco and North Africa to Iraq to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists, the Iranian FARS News ....

  • Pakistan says 307,501 people have fled North Waziristan

    Date: 2014-06-21 16:21:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:84 - ID:790199

    ISLAMABAD, June 21 (MENA) - A Pakistani government official said the number of people who have fled a tribal area bordering Afghanistan where the army is fighting militants has risen to 307,501. Senior official Arbab Muhammad Arif was quoted by ....

  • Russia puts Ukraine's interior minister, Dnepropetrovsk governor on int'l wanted list

    Date: 2014-06-21 15:22:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:790113

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA) - Russia's Investigative Committee has put Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov and governor of Dnepropetrovsk Region Igor Kolomoysky on international wanted list, The Voice of Russia reported. The Russian Investigative ....

  • Separatist leader calls Ukraine cease-fire "fake," no reports of major combat

    Date: 2014-06-21 14:29:33 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:61 - ID:790087

    KIEV, June 21 (MENA) - Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's embattled east have dismissed a unilateral cease-fire ordered by President Petro Poroshenko as fake, while nine Ukrainian service members were wounded in clashes overnight. Otherwise, ....

  • Lavrov: peace plan by Poroshenko looks like an ultimatum

    Date: 2014-06-21 13:20:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:789896

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA) - Most clauses of a peace plan announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday look like an ultimatum, Itar-Tass cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying Saturday. "The plan lacks the key thing - a ....

  • Ukrainian army shell military unit near Donetsk, destroy radar stations

    Date: 2014-06-21 12:08:13 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:45 - ID:789867

    KIEV, June 21 (MENA) - Radar stations were destroyed as a result of the shelling of an air defense unit, located in Avdeevka, near Donetsk, the Donetsk Vesti newspaper reports with reference to a source in the military unit. According to the ....

  • US downgradesThailand and Qatar for abysmal human trafficking records

    Date: 2014-06-21 10:44:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:37 - ID:789710

    LONDON, June 21 (MENA) - The US has signaled its mounting concern over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar after it downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watch-list following revelations of appalling maltreatment of migrant ....

  • France arrests 2 Syria jihad suspects

    Date: 2014-06-21 07:32:56 GMT - France - World - SN:15 - ID:789376

    PARIS, June21 (MENA) - Two people have been arrested in southern France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria. In press statements Saturday, judicial sources said that the two, who were detained yesterday, went to Syria and ....

  • Japan, S Korea coordinate on wording of Kono statement

    Date: 2014-06-20 21:34:23 GMT - Japan - World - SN:111 - ID:789104

    TOKYO, June 20 (MENA) - Japan said Friday it had coordinated with South Korea behind the scenes on the wording of the so-called 1993 Kono statement regarding Asian women who were forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels, Kyodo news agency ....

  • Russian bomber fires new cruise missiles at Kamchatka range in training

    Date: 2014-06-20 18:20:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:788956

    MOSCOW, June 20 (MENA) – A Tu-95MS strategic bomber in exercises on Friday fired six new high precision cruise missiles at targets in Kamchatka, ITAR TASS news agency reported. The ground targets in the Kura firing range in Kamchatka were hit ....

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