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  • Nine Daesh militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-02-03 09:06:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:7224741

    KABUL, Feb 3 (MENA) - At least nine elements affiliated to Daesh terrorist group were killed in military operations carried out by security forces in eastern Nangarhar province, Afghan officials said. Officials noted that the militants were ....

  • Avalanche kills 3 Indian army soldiers in Kashmir

    Date: 2018-02-02 22:14:07 GMT - India - World - SN:73 - ID:7224526

    NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (MENA) - The Indian army said Friday that three soldiers were killed when an avalanche struck their Himalayan post in the Indian portion of Kashmir, ABC News reported. The army added that the soldiers died in the Machhil sector ....

  • Trump meets North Korean defectors

    Date: 2018-02-02 20:25:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:69 - ID:7224463

    WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump met with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday, a provocative action meant to highlight human rights violations and one that could raise alarms in Pyongyang, The Washington Post ....

  • Thousands of Rohingya refugees at risk as Bangladesh monsoons approach

    Date: 2018-02-02 19:17:50 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:66 - ID:7224351

    GENEVA, Feb 2 (MENA) - The UN refugee agency has warned that thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh face mudslides, floods, disease and other dangers from the upcoming monsoon season, Voice of America reported on Friday. UN aid ....

  • US sanctions individuals, firms linked to Hezbollah

    Date: 2018-02-02 18:03:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:62 - ID:7224329

    WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (MENA) - The Trump administration is targeting Hezbollah's financial network with new sanctions, Voice of America reported Friday. The Treasury Department said it's targeting six people and seven companies. The sanctions ....

  • 2 shot dead by unknown armed men in Pakistan

    Date: 2018-02-02 17:41:16 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:60 - ID:7224307

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (MENA) - Two people were shot dead by unknown armed men in separate incidents in Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan on Friday, according to police. In the first incident, four assailants riding on two motorbikes gunned down trustee of ....

  • Panetta: 'Constitutional crisis' if Trump OKs memo's release over FBI objections

    Date: 2018-02-02 17:00:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:7224013

    WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (MENA) - Former CIA Director Leon Panetta has said that US President Donald Trump risks a "constitutional crisis" by pushing for the release of a GOP memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuses over objections from the ....

  • Maldives: Overturned conviction of former president ‘must mark a turning point’

    Date: 2018-02-02 16:45:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:54 - ID:7224015

    LONDON, Feb 2 (MENA) - Amnesty International said a Maldives Supreme Court ruling overturning the conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed and other opposition leaders should be a turning point for the archipelago nation, ABC News reported on ....

  • Cambodian government agrees on amendment banning insulting king

    Date: 2018-02-02 16:09:22 GMT - Cambodia - World - SN:52 - ID:7224171

    PHNOM PENH, Feb 2 (MENA) - Cambodia’s Cabinet endorsed an amendment to the criminal code making insulting the king a criminal offense punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison. The government said the amendment is needed to protect the ....

  • China reportedly negotiating creation of military base with Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-02-02 15:12:50 GMT - China - World - SN:47 - ID:7224074

    BEIJING, Feb 2 (MENA) - Afghan Defense Ministry deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanesh said that the Chinese and Afghan officials are discussing the construction of a base in Wakhan Corridor, a remote mountainous strip that is isolated from the rest ....

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