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  • Ecuador votes on election term limit as Correa looks on

    Date: 2018-02-04 22:26:22 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:105 - ID:7227814

    QUITO, Feb 4 (MENA) – Ecuadoreans are voting in a referendum that has become a test of the enduring popularity of its former leftist President, Rafael Correa, the BBC reported on Sunday. The poll was called by the current leader, Lenin Moreno, ....

  • May launches campaign targeting hardliners against women activists in UK

    Date: 2018-02-04 20:54:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:102 - ID:7227782

    LONDON, Feb 4 (MENA) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will target hard-line activists who intimidate election candidates in a major crackdown, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. The prime minister plans to introduce a new criminal offence to ....

  • Magnitude 5.8 earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan's Hualien

    Date: 2018-02-04 16:44:59 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:91 - ID:7227567

    TAIPEI, Feb 4 (MENA) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's Hualien on Sunday, with several aftershocks striking within minutes later, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported. The epicenter of Sunday's largest quake was ....

  • Afghan MoD: 100 militants killed in security operations

    Date: 2018-02-04 13:51:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:65 - ID:7227019

    KABUL, Feb 4 (MENA) - A hundred militants have been killed in security operations across Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday. The fighters were killed in Faryab, Kandahar, Ghazni, Nangarhar, ....

  • Protest in Bern against Trump’s Jerusalem move

    Date: 2018-02-04 13:21:09 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:59 - ID:7227001

    GENEVA, Feb 4 (MENA) - Hundreds of people demonstrated in Bern Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there. The rally was peaceful. Protesters carried banners through the center of ....

  • Indian oil tanker missing off Africa's west coast

    Date: 2018-02-04 12:48:28 GMT - India - World - SN:49 - ID:7226967

    NEW DELHI, Feb 4 (MENA) - An oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board is reported missing off the coast of Benin, a west African country, for the last three days, Hindustan Times reported. It is suspected that the MT Marine Express carrying ....

  • Two killed in crash involving Amtrak train, freight train

    Date: 2018-02-04 12:11:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:45 - ID:7226892

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) - Two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train headed to Miami early Sunday in South Carolina, authorities said. In addition to the fatalities, more than 50 people were ....

  • Hundreds of Kurds protest in France against Turkish aggression in Afrin

    Date: 2018-02-03 21:20:30 GMT - France - World - SN:64 - ID:7225995

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - Hundreds of Kurds in France protested Saturday against the Turkish president and his country's military operation in Syria's Afrin. Meanwhile, about 7,000 demonstrators, from the Netherlands, Austria and Germany, marched in ....

  • Moscow criticizes US Nuclear Posture Review

    Date: 2018-02-03 21:06:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:63 - ID:7225938

    MOSCOW, Feb 3 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the Nuclear Posture Review, issued by the United States on Friday, naming Russia, North Korea, Iran and China as potential threats to the US national security, Sputnik reported on ....

  • German intelligence part of secret anti-terror unit targeting Daesh fighters - report

    Date: 2018-02-03 19:20:20 GMT - Germany - World - SN:58 - ID:7225845

    BERLIN, Feb 3 (MENA) - Germany's intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has been taking part in a secretive US-led anti-terror operation known as "Gallant Phoenix," which targets European jihadists returning home from Syria and ....

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