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  • S. Korean troops in Afghanistan to return home after 4-yr mission

    Date: 2014-06-09 07:23:06 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:768431

    SEOUL, June 9 (MENA) - A contingent of South Korean troops in Afghanistan will return home later this month after completing a four-year mission to rebuild the war-torn nation, Yonhap reported quoting the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) here ....

  • Fed up with Facebook dissent, Thai generals are developing junta-friendly social media: paper

    Date: 2014-06-08 20:51:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:184 - ID:768204

    WASHINGTON, June 8 (MENA) - Ever since Thailand’s military seized power in late May, dissent has grown dangerous. Even meek displays of public disapproval — such as crying out for elections on a street corner — can get offenders hauled away and ....

  • Heavily armed militants attack Pakistan's Karachi airport

    Date: 2014-06-08 20:42:32 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:182 - ID:768206

    ISLAMABAD, June 8 (MENA) - Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi on Sunday night (local time), forcing the suspension of all flights as the army was called in to repel the gunmen, officials ....

  • Google makes harder for NSA to grab its data-Time mag.

    Date: 2014-06-08 19:12:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:164 - ID:768074

    WASHINGTON, June 8 (MENA) - Google is stepping up its technological arms race against National Security Agency surveillance as Silicon Valley firms aim to make it more difficult and expensive for spy agencies to monitor their users’ communications, ....

  • Russian UN ambassador says sure US is bugging his office, phone

    Date: 2014-06-08 19:09:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:162 - ID:768077

    MOSCOW, June 08 (MENA) - Russia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Sunday he was sure US security services were bugging his office and telephone. "I am sure they do", Itar Tass quoted Churkin as saying on ....

  • OIC IPHRC condemns anti-Islam statement by Czech president

    Date: 2014-06-08 17:21:28 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:149 - ID:767962

    JEDDAH, June 8 (MENA) - OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) expressed its concern and disappointment about the anti-Islam statement by Czech President Milos Zeman on May 26. Zeman had said that the “Islamic ideology rather ....

  • Kerry defends Bergdahl-for-Taliban exchange

    Date: 2014-06-08 15:50:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:129 - ID:767861

    WASHINGTON, June 8 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the release of five Taliban figures in exchange for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his first public comments on the issue. Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday, "I'm ....

  • Colombia rebel group FARC agrees election ceasefire

    Date: 2014-06-08 15:28:10 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:125 - ID:767836

    BOGOTA, June 8 (MENA)- Colombia's leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire from June 9 to 30, a period that will cover a run-off presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the guerrillas, Telegraph reported ....

  • Thai junta amasses security force to smother Bangkok protests

    Date: 2014-06-08 14:44:21 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:114 - ID:767793

    BANGKOK, June 8 (MENA) - Thailand's junta has prepared a force of over 6,000 troops and police for deployment in Bangkok on Sunday to smother protests and prevent opposition to the May 22 coup from gaining momentum, Bangkok Post reported. A ....

  • Sanctions deepen Iranians distrust of West: Zarif

    Date: 2014-06-08 14:29:57 GMT - Iran - World - SN:111 - ID:767760

    TEHRAN, June 8 (MENA) - Iran’s foreign minister said the continuation of the illegal sanctions against Tehran including in medical and scientific sectors aggravate the Iranians’ lack of trust in the West, Press TV reported. “The inefficiency of ....

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