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  • Tillerson leaves military response to Syrian chemical attacks on the table

    Date: 2018-02-15 16:52:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:7247829

    WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (MENA) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested a US military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons remains on the table, The Hill reported. "(US) President (Donald) Trump has already ....

  • Russia’s security forces eliminate terrorist ringleader in Dagestan

    Date: 2018-02-15 16:50:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:72 - ID:7247815

    MOSCOW, Feb 15 (MENA) – The gunman eliminated in a counter-terror operation in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan was a terrorist ringleader who had been on a federal wanted list, Tass quoted the Russian National Anti-Terror Committee as saying ....

  • Iran urged by UN to respect environment activists

    Date: 2018-02-15 16:32:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:7247825

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (MENA) - UN officials have urged the Iranian government to respect the work of environmental activists following the death in custody last week of wildlife campaigner, Kavous Seyed Emami, The Guardian reported Thursday. Emami was ....

  • Moscow denies reports on numerous Russian deaths in Syria's airstrike

    Date: 2018-02-15 16:27:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:7247811

    MOSCOW, Feb 15 (MENA) - The bogus stories about hundreds of Russians allegedly killed in Syria in an air raid by the US-led anti-terrorist coalition were launched by anti-government rebels, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a ....

  • US, Kurdish allies virtually in open confrontation with Syrian army, says Russian diplomat

    Date: 2018-02-15 15:59:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:7247752

    MOSCOW, Feb 15 (MENA) - The US and its Kurdish allies have come close to an open confrontation with the Syrian armed forces, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. "The US military continues to occupy a 55-kilometer ....

  • 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 ....

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