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  • 5.2 bn dollars allotted to Afghan forces in 2019 US army defense budget

    Date: 2018-02-14 21:22:04 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:87 - ID:7246022

    KABUL, Feb 14 (MENA) – A total of 5.2 billion dollars has been requested to support the Afghan national defense and security forces in the 2019 defense budget of the US army, US military officials said, according to Khaama Press news agency reported ....

  • Shooting reported at US high school

    Date: 2018-02-14 20:39:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:7246296

    WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (MENA) - US Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. CNN affiliate WSVN is reporting that 20 people are injured, according to Broward ....

  • Bolivia official says explosive caused deadly Carnival blast

    Date: 2018-02-14 17:50:22 GMT - Bolivia - World - SN:73 - ID:7246037

    LA PAZ, Feb 14 (MENA) - Bolivia's defense minister says an explosive was used in a blast that has killed at least four people during Carnival celebrations — the second deadly explosion to hit the city of Oruro during the celebrations. Javier ....

  • EC president: Migration is Europe's long-term problem

    Date: 2018-02-14 12:39:40 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:40 - ID:7245026

    VIENNA, Feb 14 (MENA) - European Council (EC) President Donald Tusk said "Managing flows of migrants to Europe will be a challenge for “many years to come," politico magazine reported on Wednesday. Speaking in Vienna after meeting with ....

  • South Africa’s ANC demands Zuma resignation, threatening no-confidence vote

    Date: 2018-02-14 12:02:23 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:36 - ID:7245258

    PRETORIA, Feb 14 (MENA) - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress warned President Jacob Zuma that he faced ouster through a no-confidence vote if he did not resign Wednesday, a day after the party demanded he step down amid corruption ....

  • Fortify Rights urges UNSC to refer genocide in Myanmar to ICC

    Date: 2018-02-14 10:04:09 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:20 - ID:7244882

    DHAKA, Feb 14 (MENA) - Fortify Rights, a human rights body in Southeast Asia, urged the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate genocide and atrocities against Rohingyas, The United News of ....

  • Denmark's Prince Henrik dies at 83

    Date: 2018-02-14 07:30:50 GMT - Denmark - World - SN:11 - ID:7244717

    COPENHAGEN, Feb 14 (MENA) - Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe, has died at the age of 83, the BBC quoted the Royal House as saying. The prince died "peacefully in his sleep" at Fredensborg Castle, north of Copenhagen, it ....

  • Ukraine opposition leader vows to rally people from abroad

    Date: 2018-02-13 22:49:19 GMT - Poland - World - SN:104 - ID:7244240

    WARSAW, Feb 13 (MENA) - Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili said Tuesday he would continue rallying people against the nation's authorities from abroad, following his deportation, ABC News reported. At a news conference in Warsaw, ....

  • UK's May to hold crunch talks with Germany's Merkel in Berlin

    Date: 2018-02-13 22:43:02 GMT - Germany - World - SN:103 - ID:7244307

    BERLIN, Feb 13 (MENA) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Friday to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bid to exploit Brexit divisions within the EU to get the best possible terms for a transition deal, the ....

  • Japan says it won’t fall for North Korean ‘charm offensive’

    Date: 2018-02-13 22:41:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:102 - ID:7244241

    TOKYO, Feb 13 (MENA) – Tokyo, undeterred by possible signs of Washington and Seoul gravitating toward dialogue with Pyongyang, said Tuesday that it has no intention of backing down from its hard-line policy of heaping “maximum pressure” on the ....

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