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  • 2 gunmen killed in attack on hotel in Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-01-20 22:11:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:75 - ID:7201849

    KABUL, Jan 20 (MENA) - At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an Afghani official was quoted by the BBC Saturday. Special forces killed two of the attackers, an interior ministry spokesman said, and were ....

  • Lavrov, Tillerson discuss stability in Syria

    Date: 2018-01-20 19:47:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:7201712

    MOSCOW, Jan 20 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson discussed during Saturday’s phone talk the stability in north Syria and a peaceful settlement due to be brokered by the Syrian National Dialogue ....

  • Brazilian state decrees emergency over yellow fever outbreak

    Date: 2018-01-20 19:15:21 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:62 - ID:7201676

    BRASILIA, Jan 20 (MENA) - The government of Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais has decreed a state of emergency for its public health system due to an outbreak of yellow fever in 94 of its 853 cities, ABC news reported Saturday. Since ....

  • Trump, aides seek to resolve shutdown with congressional leaders

    Date: 2018-01-20 18:01:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:7201632

    WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump spoke with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday to discuss measures to end the government shutdown. They spoke in the morning, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley was ....

  • Fire at plastic factory outside Indian capital kills 9

    Date: 2018-01-20 17:14:31 GMT - India - World - SN:52 - ID:7201532

    NEW DELHI, Jan 20 (MENA) - A fire official said a blaze at a plastic factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital has killed nine people, ABC news reported. The official K.C. Gupta said a dozen fire engines are fighting the fire in the ....

  • Pakistan says 2 civilians killed, 5 injured in Indian shelling

    Date: 2018-01-20 16:55:11 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:50 - ID:7201418

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (MENA) - Pakistan said on Saturday that two civilians were killed and five others were wounded in an Indian shelling across the border of the disputed kashmir region. The casualties came as "Indian artillery and mortar guns ....

  • 2 Indonesian hostages released by militants in Philippines

    Date: 2018-01-20 15:34:51 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:48 - ID:7201415

    JAKARTA, Jan 20 (MENA) - Two Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors, Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said. The two fishermen, identified as La Utu bin ....

  • Rohingya crisis growing, more support needed, World Bank says

    Date: 2018-01-20 12:41:09 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:33 - ID:7200997

    DHAKA, Jan 20 (MENA) - The Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh is growing at a rapid pace and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx and to help the refugees who are extremely vulnerable, Relief ....

  • Trump, May to meet in Switzerland: The Guardian

    Date: 2018-01-20 10:00:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:19 - ID:7200621

    LONDON, Jan 20 (MENA) - Theresa May will meet Donald Trump when they both attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the Guardian reported. Downing Street and the White House confirmed that the pair would hold a bilateral session, which ....

  • 23 militants killed, wounded in military operations in Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-01-20 09:06:00 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:7200481

    KABUL, Jan 20 (MENA) - At least 18 militants were killed and five others wounded in military operations led by the Afghan armed forces in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. In a statement, ....

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