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  • At least 11 people injured in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-01-24 08:39:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:16 - ID:7207963

    KABUL, Jan 24 (MENA) - At least 11 people are reported injured in an attack which targeted the offices of the Save the Children charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. A suspected suicide car bomb blast began the assault, with the ....

  • Senate Confirms Jerome H. Powell as Fed Chairman

    Date: 2018-01-24 08:30:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:7207866

    WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (MENA) - Jerome H. Powell sailed to Senate confirmation on Tuesday to become the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve with a final vote of 84 to 13, the New York Times reported Wedesday. He will replace the outgoing Fed ....

  • Explosion rocks Jalalabad city

    Date: 2018-01-24 07:24:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:5 - ID:7207834

    KABUL, Jan 24 (MENA) - An explosion was heard in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama press agency reported Wednesday. There are no reports regarding the type of the blast, but preliminary ....

  • Bulgaria ex-spy chief sentenced to 15 years for misappropriation of funds

    Date: 2018-01-23 22:51:44 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:101 - ID:7207446

    SOFIA, Jan 23 (MENA) - Bulgaria's former intelligence chief Kircho Kirov was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Tuesday for what prosecutors described as the misappropriation of 5.1 million levs ($3.19 million) of public funds between 2007 and ....

  • Russia, Argentina invest $250 mln in development of uranium deposits

    Date: 2018-01-23 22:40:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:100 - ID:7207444

    MOSCOW, Jan 23 (MENA) - Russia and Argentina signed a memorandum of understanding on exploration and development of uranium deposits in Argentina, TASS news agency reported Tuesday. This is according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign ....

  • Greece won’t extradite Turkish soldiers, minister says

    Date: 2018-01-23 22:34:34 GMT - Greece - World - SN:99 - ID:7207403

    ATHENS, Jan 23 (MENA) - Greece will not extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after a failed 2016 coup attempt, RT quoted the Greek justice minister as saying on Tuesday. Stavros Kontonis said he had discussed the case of the soldiers ....

  • Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel - official

    Date: 2018-01-23 16:19:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:7207096

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (MENA) - A number of American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the US State Department said Tuesday. No exact figures were immediately available for ....

  • France calls Turkey to show restrain in Syria

    Date: 2018-01-23 15:40:32 GMT - France - World - SN:68 - ID:7207011

    PARIS, Jan 23 (MENA) - France's top diplomat urged Tuesday Turkey to show restraint in its battle against a Syrian Kurdish militia, after three days of the launch of Turkish attack over Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria. In a statement by ....

  • Eight countries removed from EU tax haven blacklist

    Date: 2018-01-23 12:17:14 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:42 - ID:7206502

    BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (MENA) - The European Union (EU) has lifted eight countries from its blacklist of countries offering tax havens for wealthy individuals and corporations after they vowed to deal with the bloc's concerns about the issue, Radio France ....

  • Middle East, Southeast Asia countries discuss buying Russia’s S-400 systems — minister

    Date: 2018-01-23 07:01:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:9 - ID:7205935

    MOSCOW, Jan 23 (MENA) - Some Middle East and Southeast Asia countries have shown interest in buying Russia’s S-400 missile systems and talks are underway now, Tass quoted Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu as saying Tuesday. "Other countries, ....

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