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  • Drones downed near Hmeymim base launched from Idlib zone - Russian military

    Date: 2018-09-05 22:13:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:80 - ID:7564243

    MOSCOW, Sept 5 (MENA) - Two drones destroyed overnight to Tuesday near Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria were launched from the Idlib de-escalation zone, Sputnik news agency cited head of Russia's center for Syrian reconciliation Lt. Gen. Vladimir ....

  • Powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits southeast of Japan's Sapporo

    Date: 2018-09-05 22:09:33 GMT - Japan - World - SN:79 - ID:7564249

    TOKYO, Sept 5 (MENA) - A powerful earthquake has rocked the city of Sapporo in northern Japan just hours after large parts of the south of the country were battered by the biggest typhoon to hit in 25 years, according to Express. The Magnitude ....

  • Trust-building is first step in UN Yemen talks, says envoy

    Date: 2018-09-05 22:01:39 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:78 - ID:7563992

    GENEVA, Sept 5 (MENA) - Peace talks between Yemen's warring parties will start by trying to build trust between the two sides, who are both keen to agree prisoner releases, and substance will come later, US News quoted UN Special Envoy Martin ....

  • 22 people missing after boat capsizes in India's northeast

    Date: 2018-09-05 21:33:46 GMT - India - World - SN:75 - ID:7564023

    NEW DELHI, Sept 5 (MENA) - Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmaputra River in India's remote northeast. Three bodies were recovered and 11 people were rescued, ABC News ....

  • China to send 268 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    Date: 2018-09-05 21:26:35 GMT - China - World - SN:74 - ID:7564045

    BEIJING, Sept 5 (MENA) - China will dispatch a battalion of 268 peacekeepers to South Sudan for a one-year mission, Xinhua reported. Officially formed on Wednesday, the battalion will depart from Zhengzhou, Henan Province, in two groups on Sept. ....

  • Syrian rebels have no chemical weapons: Mattis

    Date: 2018-09-05 20:39:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:71 - ID:7564183

    WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (MENA) - The US is watching to see if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons during its offensive on the rebel-held bastion of Idlib, said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a statement carried by VOA radio broadcasting ....

  • Paraguay to move embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv: Foreign Minister

    Date: 2018-09-05 19:32:33 GMT - Paraguay - World - SN:66 - ID:7564024

    ASUNCION, Sept 5 (MENA) - Paraguay will move its embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv, reversing a May decision by former President Horacio Cartes to move the diplomatic site to Jerusalem, the South American country's foreign minister told reporters ....

  • Twin blasts rock Kabul, 20 killed and 70 wounded

    Date: 2018-09-05 17:45:49 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:60 - ID:7564044

    KABUL, Sept 5 (MENA) - At least 20 people were killed and nearly 70 others injured in twin explosions that hit Kabul city on Wednesday. Security sources confirm the first blast took place inside a sports complex in the 6th police district of the ....

  • 18 killed, 50 injured in Kabul sports club attack

    Date: 2018-09-05 17:09:31 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:58 - ID:7563959

    KABUL, Sept 5 (MENA) - At least 18 people were killed and 50 others wounded in a suicide attack on a sports club in central capital Kabul on Wednesday, police said. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that police had ....

  • PTI's Arif Alvi elected Pakistan’s 13th president

    Date: 2018-09-05 10:20:22 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:22 - ID:7562974

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 (MENA) - Arif Alvi, the candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Alvi was contesting against joint opposition ....

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