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  • 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 ....

  • 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 ....

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