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  • Putin writes off Kyrgyzstan's debt of USD 240 mln

    Date: 2018-02-05 18:23:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:7229569

    MOSCOW, Feb 5 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote off Kyrgyzstan's debt worth $240 million, local media reported Monday. Putin signed the law on the ratification of the agreement between the governments of Russia and Kyrgyzstan on the ....

  • Roadside bomb in Pakistan kills 1, wounds 7

    Date: 2018-02-05 18:21:45 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:85 - ID:7229570

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (MENA) - Police in Pakistan said a roadside bomb has killed one person and wounded seven others in the country's southwest, ABC news reported. Police officer Afzal Buledi said the bomb was planted near a garbage bin at a crowded ....

  • US envoy to UN urges Syria to cease using chemical weapons

    Date: 2018-02-05 17:29:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:81 - ID:7229505

    NEW YORK, Feb 5 (MENA) - US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Monday urged the Syrian regime to immediately cease using chemical weapons and to damage its remaining weapons in accordance to the articles of the Organisation for the Prohibition of ....

  • Egypt participants in Munich Security Conference mid-February

    Date: 2018-02-05 16:38:38 GMT - Germany - World - SN:78 - ID:7229315

    BERLIN, Feb 5 (MENA) – More than 20 state and government leaders, 40 foreign ministers and around the same number of defence ministers are expected to take part in the upcoming annual Munich Security Conference, the Deutschland quoted the parley's ....

  • Russia takes decisive action after Su-25 jet shot down- Kremlin

    Date: 2018-02-05 12:44:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:7228801

    MOSCOW, Feb 5 (MENA) - Russia has taken a decisive action to stop terrorist activity in Syria in response to the downing of a Russian Su-25 jet in Idlib, on Sunday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. "When President Vladimir Putin ....

  • Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam stands trial in Belgium

    Date: 2018-02-05 12:32:38 GMT - France - World - SN:47 - ID:7228618

    PARIS/BRUSSELS, Feb 5 (MENA) - The only surviving suspected member of the jihadi group that carried out the November 2015 Paris attacks has refused to answer questions at the start of his trial in Belgium on separate terrorism charges related to a ....

  • Iran security forces shoot knifeman at presidential office entrance

    Date: 2018-02-05 12:27:19 GMT - Iran - World - SN:46 - ID:7228459

    TEHRAN, Feb 5 (MENA) - Security forces of Iran’s presidential office shot a man who was trying to enter the office through its gates. Iranian media outlets quoted Mohsen Hamadani, deputy governor of Tehran Province, as saying that a man wearing ....

  • Netherlands officially withdraws ambassador from Turkey

    Date: 2018-02-05 11:57:04 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:38 - ID:7228735

    AMSTERDAM, Feb 5 (MENA) - The Dutch foreign ministry says attempts to heal a diplomatic rift between the Netherlands and Turkey have faltered. The ministry issued a statement Monday saying that recent talks did not reach agreement on how to ....

  • Samsung heir released on suspended sentence in appeals trial

    Date: 2018-02-05 10:08:26 GMT - south korea - World - SN:28 - ID:7228225

    SEOUL, Feb 5 (MENA) - Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was released Monday after an appellate court handed him a suspended sentence dismissing most of his key charges in a bribery and corruption scandal that led to the ouster of former ....

  • Russia, US to achieve faster victory in war on terror together — Russian embassy

    Date: 2018-02-05 08:53:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:7228154

    MOSCOW, Feb 5 (MENA) - Russia and the US could achieve a faster victory in the war on terror if they worked together, the Russian embassy in Washington said in a Facebook statement on Monday. "We want to thank all American citizens sending us ....

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