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  • Strikes kill 60 militants North Waziristan in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-05-21 20:32:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:171 - ID:735406

    ISLAMABAD, May 21 (MENA) - Pakistan said it has killed 60 militants in North Waziristan in the deadliest air strikes in months, throwing peace talks into doubt, the BBC News reported. A military statement said Wednesday the dead included "important ....

  • Australia expands sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian citizens

    Date: 2014-05-21 20:15:04 GMT - Australia - World - SN:167 - ID:735393

    CANBERRA, May 21 (MENA) - Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has announced about expanding sanctions on 38 individuals and 11 legal entities from Russia and Ukraine, Itar Tass reported Australia has imposed similar penalties ....

  • Mass protests against shutting schools in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-05-21 19:47:49 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:164 - ID:735392

    ISLAMABAD, May 21 (MENA) - Thousands of women and children on Wednesday protested in a remote part of Pakistan against the forced closure of schools by Islamic militants, CBS news reported Wednesday. The protests in Panjgur, a remote town in the ....

  • Kiev should stop use of force and seek national consent - Russian Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2014-05-21 19:01:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:155 - ID:735158

    MOSCOW, May 21 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the Kiev authorities should stop use of force actions and seek ways for a real national consent, Itar-Tass news agency reported. “We have once again to draw attention to ....

  • Pentagon: Replacing Russian-made rocket engines is not easy

    Date: 2014-05-21 18:55:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:152 - ID:735155

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (MENA) - The development of a rocket engine to replace Russia’s RD-180 used by US Atlas-5 space launch vehicle may cost the United States $1.5 billion and will take as long as six years, The Voice of Russia reported Wednesday ....

  • Taliban kills 6 abducted policemen in Zabul province

    Date: 2014-05-21 18:38:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:147 - ID:735165

    KABUL, May 21 (MENA) - The Taliban militants killed at least six policemen who were abducted a week ago, said local authorities in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan Wednesday. The officials further added that the policemen belonged to Afghan ....

  • Stream of al Qaeda threats worries U.S. intelligence

    Date: 2014-05-21 15:10:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:111 - ID:734823

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (MENA) - A series of al-Qaeda-based threats to attack American and Western targets in Europe, as well as threats to launch attacks inside the United States, has caused significant concern inside the U.S. intelligence community, ....

  • Britain may halt extradition of Abu Hamza aide

    Date: 2014-05-21 13:24:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:84 - ID:734118

    LONDON, May 21 (MENA) - The extradition of a key lieutenant of Abu Hamza al-Masri will be permanently blocked next month unless the United States produces satisfactory assurances about his treatment in detention, The Times newspaper ....

  • Putin: Russian-Iranian cooperation should continue regardless of international context

    Date: 2014-05-21 12:00:15 GMT - China - World - SN:65 - ID:734161

    SHANGHAI, May 21 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that Russian-Iranian cooperation will continue despite international turbulence around Iran. "I presume that we will be able to continue this work, despite the turbulence in ....

  • Syrian, Middle East crises danger on stability: Putin

    Date: 2014-05-21 09:03:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:30 - ID:733809

    MOSCOW, May 21 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Syrian problems and Middle East settlement problems are a serious destabilizing factor. Speaking at a session of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia ....

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