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  • US Defense Secretary to Al Arabiya: Iran is behind all regional crises

    Date: 2018-02-15 15:52:30 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:66 - ID:7247654

    BRUSSELS, Feb 15 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that Iran is behind all the regional crises. In response to a question by Al Arabiya on Thursday, Mattis said: "Syria should belong to Syrians and Iraq to the Iraqis." Speaking ....

  • Death toll in Florida school shooting rises to 17

    Date: 2018-02-15 08:30:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:7246626

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (MENA) - A gunman armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle and “countless magazines” killed at least 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, The New York Times reported Thursday. The suspect, who was ....

  • Taliban calls for dialogue in new letter addressed to American nation

    Date: 2018-02-15 08:24:49 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:12 - ID:7246628

    KABUL, Feb 15 (MENA) - The Taliban group in Afghanistan said the group prefers dialogue in a bid to end the ongoing conflict in the country, Khaama news agency reported. The group issued a new letter to the American nation saying the group can ....

  • More than 350 mln children live in conflict zones

    Date: 2018-02-15 08:03:01 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:11 - ID:7246534

    LONDON, Feb 15 (MENA) - More children than ever before — at least 357 million globally — are now living in areas affected by conflict, according to a new report by Save the Children on Thursday. The War on Children: Time to End Violations ....

  • UN: Nearly 2,300 civilians killed, wounded in Afghanistan in 2017

    Date: 2018-02-15 07:43:31 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:7246530

    KABUL, Feb 15 (MENA) - Nearly 2,300 civilians were killed or wounded in suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan in 2017, more than any previous year of the conflict on record, a UN report said Thursday. "2017 recorded the highest number of ....

  • Russian embassy says it is shocked to hear about Florida school shooting

    Date: 2018-02-15 07:31:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:7246532

    WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (MENA) - The Russian Embassy in the United States expressed shock at the news of a shooting at a high school in Florida that killed 17 people, Sputnik news agency reported Thursday. It said it shared the sorrow of the bereaved ....

  • Trump urges Senate to pass new Republican immigration bill

    Date: 2018-02-14 22:48:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:102 - ID:7246248

    WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (MENA) - US President Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) immigration bill and urged the Senate to pass it, The Hill reported. “I am asking all senators, in both parties, to support the ....

  • Japanese company plans world's tallest wooden building

    Date: 2018-02-14 22:45:42 GMT - Japan - World - SN:101 - ID:7246247

    TOKYO, Feb 14 (MENA) - A Japanese company has announced plans for the world’s tallest wooden building, a 1,148-foot skyscraper in central Tokyo that will leave all previous wooden structures in its shade. Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd., the timber ....

  • Afghan forces arrest suicide bomber in Helmand

    Date: 2018-02-14 22:40:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:100 - ID:7246205

    KABUL, Feb 14 (MENA) - A suicide bomber was nabbed before he manages to carry out an attack using a motorcycle packed with explosives in Lashkagah city, the provincial capital of Helmand province, the Khaama Press news agency reported on ....

  • Abe: Irreversible denuclearization is needed

    Date: 2018-02-14 22:36:20 GMT - Japan - World - SN:99 - ID:7246218

    TOKYO, Feb 14 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and US President Donald Trump believe irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was a premise of meaningful dialogue with North Korea, NHK World reported. Abe spoke ....

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