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  • US rules out Iraq airstrikes for now

    Date: 2014-06-18 15:16:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:90 - ID:785368

    NEW YORK, June 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama decided against immediate air strikes on marauding Sunni extremists in Iraq, opting instead to pursue strategies such as providing intelligence to the Iraqi military, addressing the country's ....

  • Indonesians missing after boat sinks

    Date: 2014-06-18 11:26:40 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:53 - ID:784619

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (MENA) - A boat carrying 97 Indonesians has sunk off Malaysia, with at least 61 people missing, the BBC reported. Dozens of Indonesian migrant workers remain missing after a boat capsized in waters off Malaysia. Rescue ....

  • Afghan president hopeful demands halt of vote count

    Date: 2014-06-18 10:54:00 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:47 - ID:784617

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - Afghan presidential election candidate Abdullah Abdullah has demanded an immediate halt to vote-counting over allegations of widespread fraud, the BBC reported. Abdullah said ballot boxes had been stuffed to the benefit of ....

  • UK Counterterror police on alert over Iraq violence

    Date: 2014-06-18 10:27:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:43 - ID:784514

    LONDON, June 18 (MENA) – British Police are on heightened alert for terror plots directed or inspired by the jihadist group leading the brutal campaign of violence in Iraq, the country’s most senior counterterrorism officer said Tuesday as quoted by ....

  • Ukraine's Poroshenko offers unilateral ceasefire

    Date: 2014-06-18 10:17:55 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:38 - ID:784474

    KIEV, June 18 (MENA) - Ukraine's president has proposed a unilateral ceasefire by his troops to allow pro-Russian separatists to lay down their weapons. Petro Poroshenko said the peace plan would be implemented "shortly", BBC reported. His ....

  • Russia hopes for objective report on human rights in Ukraine – Churkin

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:49:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:784139

    MOSCOW, June 18 (MENA) - Russia hopes for the objective assessment of the situation in Ukraine in the next UN report on human rights, which will be submitted this week, The Voice of Russia quoted the Russian permanent representative at the world ....

  • Key Ukraine gas pipeline hit by blast

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:20:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:784090

    MOSCOW, June 18 (MENA) - Ukrainian police officials said the Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhgorod Pipeline, also known as the Trans-Siberian Pipeline, was damaged in the northeastern Lokhvytsia region, Itar Tass reported. Nobody appeared to be injured and ....

  • S. Korea to send troops to peacekeeping drill in Mongolia

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:17:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:784078

    SEOUL, June 18 (MENA) - South Korea will dispatch troops to an annual multinational peacekeeping exercise set to kick off in Mongolia this week, Yonhap reported quoting the Marine Corps here Wednesday. Some 34 South Korean Marines as well as ....

  • S. Korea, Saudi Arabia agree to expand direct air route

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:07:55 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:783981

    SEOUL, June 18 (MENA) - South Korea and Saudi Arabia have agreed to more than double the number of weekly flights between the two countries, Yonhap news agency said Wednesday quoting the transport ministry here. In a recent aviation meeting, the ....

  • Afghan President Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:07:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:783980

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback in his country in a similar way to Iraq, the BBC reported Wednesday. Asked whether what was happening in Iraq could ....

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