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  • Four dead in rebel attack on Thai army base

    Date: 2019-07-24 07:36:54 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:12 - ID:8036780

    BANGKOK, July 24 (MENA) - Four people were killed in a late-night attack by suspected Muslim insurgents on a military outpost in Thailand's violence-wracked south, France 24 quoted authorities as saying Wednesday. The attack comes as anger ....

  • US Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

    Date: 2019-07-24 07:27:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:11 - ID:8036731

    WASHINGTON, July 24 (MENA) - The US Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the September 11 attacks never runs out of money, Voice of America reported. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to ....

  • Mark Esper sworn in as US defense secretary after record-length vacancy

    Date: 2019-07-24 07:24:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:8036733

    WASHINGTON, July 24 (MENA) - Mark Esper, an army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, was sworn in as the US secretary of defense after receiving Senate confirmation on Tuesday, The Guardian reported. Esper’s confirmation, by a vote of ....

  • EU's anti-Russian rhetoric not conductive to dialogue — Moscow

    Date: 2019-07-24 07:17:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:9 - ID:8036761

    MOSCOW, July 24 (MENA) - Anti-Russian human rights rhetoric by EU officials are not conductive to a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Brussels, TASS news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement. The ministry ....

  • Mark Esper sworn in as US secretary of defense

    Date: 2019-07-24 05:47:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:8036671

    WASHINGTON, July 24 (MENA) - Army Secretary Mark Esper has been sworn in as US secretary of defense. Esper was sworn in at the White House by US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump and attended by a ....

  • US airstrike kills Taliban group leader, his militants in Afghanistan's Ghazni

    Date: 2019-07-23 22:07:56 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:67 - ID:8036526

    KABUL, July 23 (MENA) - A US airstrike killed a group leader of Taliban and his fighters in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, The Khaama Press News Agency reported on Tuesday. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the US forces ....

  • US senate approves Mark Esper as new defense secretary

    Date: 2019-07-23 22:07:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:66 - ID:8036534

    WASHINGTON, July 23 (MENA) - The Senate confirmed Mark Esper to be the next US defense secretary in a overwhelmingly bipartisan 90-8 vote on Tuesday, ABC News reported Tuesday. Esper is expected to be sworn in Tuesday evening, said Pentagon ....

  • UK Home Secretary: Far-right extremism to be included in official terror warnings

    Date: 2019-07-23 21:22:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:64 - ID:8036529

    LONDON, July 23 (MENA) - The growing threat from "extreme right-wing terrorism" will be included in official threat-level warnings for the first time, the British home secretary has announced, The Independent reported on Tuesday. Until now, the ....

  • Trump congratulates Boris Johnson, saying he will be ‘great’ PM for Britain

    Date: 2019-07-23 12:56:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:35 - ID:8035962

    WASHINGTON, July 23 (MENA) - Donald Trump has congratulated Boris Johnson on his incredible win in the Tory leadership race, saying he will make a "great" PM. The US President tweeted his best wishes to the man who will take the reins in Britain ....

  • May congratulates Boris Johnson on becoming new prime minister

    Date: 2019-07-23 12:42:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:34 - ID:8035913

    LONDON, July 23 (MENA) - Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to give “full support” to her successor, Boris Johnson. May tweeted her congratulations to Johnson after he was elected Tuesday as the new Conservative Party leader, The ....

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