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  • French government freezes assets of Hani Ramadan

    Date: 2018-06-19 15:15:47 GMT - France - World - SN:58 - ID:7450522

    PARIS, June 19 (MENA) - The French government has frozen the assets of controversial Swiss-Islamic scholar Hani Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna as part of the authorities' efforts to combat terrorist ....

  • UNICEF: Children should not be separated from their families because of their migration status

    Date: 2018-06-19 14:09:31 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:49 - ID:7450369

    GENEVA, June 19 (MENA) - UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore urged the United States to take the best interests of refugee and migrant children into consideration in the application of U.S. asylum procedures and laws. In a statement on ....

  • Forced displacement above 68m in 2017 - UN report

    Date: 2018-06-19 13:46:42 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:43 - ID:7450234

    CAIRO, June 19 (MENA) - More than 68 million people were forcibly displaced as of the end of 2017 due to wars, other violence and persecution, according to a report released by the UN Refugee Agency. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in ....

  • US Senate passes $716B defense bill

    Date: 2018-06-19 13:05:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:33 - ID:7450268

    WASHINGTON, June 19 (MENA) - The Senate easily cleared a mammoth US defense policy bill for the 2019 fiscal year, The Hill reported on Tuesday. Senators voted 85-10 on the defense authorization legislation, well over the simple majority needed to ....

  • ICRC: More conflicts, more sides in a conflict equal greater danger

    Date: 2018-06-19 13:02:09 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:31 - ID:7450226

    GENEVA, June 19 (MENA) - The number of non-international armed conflicts more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In a study published on Tuesday, the ICRC ....

  • Afghan forces eliminate Daesh hideouts

    Date: 2018-06-19 10:26:00 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:22 - ID:7449892

    KABUL, June 19 (MENA) - The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) have eliminated the hideouts of Daesh which were used as launch pads during the deadly attacks on Nangarhar province in Eid ....

  • Forced displacement at record 68.5 million - UNCHR

    Date: 2018-06-19 07:52:07 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:12 - ID:7449606

    GENEVA, June 19 (MENA) - The United Nations Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends survey found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017, more people than the population of Thailand. Refugees who ....

  • 2 killed, 4 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

    Date: 2018-06-19 07:51:10 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:11 - ID:7449632

    STOCKHOLM, June 19 (MENA) - Three of the six men who were injured in a drive-by shooting in the center of Sweden's third-largest city, have died, Swedish authorities said Tuesday. Police in Malmo said two of the men — aged 18 and 29 — died ....

  • Afghan official says Taliban assault kills 4

    Date: 2018-06-19 06:27:19 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:4 - ID:7449496

    KABUL, June 19 (MENA) - An Afghan official says at least four security forces were killed when Taliban fighters targeted army and local police checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, NYT reported Tuesday. Nematullah Temori, spokesman for the ....

  • Pentagon suspends military exercise with S. Korea

    Date: 2018-06-19 05:45:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:1 - ID:7449467

    WASHINGTON, June 19 (MENA) - The Pentagon has "suspended all planning" as expected for August joint military exercises with South Korea and several allies in the region, to comply with President Donald Trump's desire to pull back on so-called "war ....

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