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  • Putin vows to run as independent candidate in 2018 race

    Date: 2017-12-14 10:01:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:7139943

    MOSCOW, Dec 14 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual news conference on Thursday he will run in the 2018 presidential election as an independent candidate, Tass news agency reported. "This will be a self-nomination," Putin ....

  • US politician facing sexual assault claims commits suicide

    Date: 2017-12-14 08:02:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:7139705

    WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (MENA) - A US state politician accused of sexually molesting a 17-year-old girl in a media expose earlier this week has taken his own life, Sky news reported. Kentucky Republican representative Dan Johnson was found dead inside ....

  • MSF: More than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

    Date: 2017-12-14 06:18:41 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:5 - ID:7139615

    GENEVA, Dec 14 (MENA) - At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a report. Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than ....

  • Canadian passenger plane crashes

    Date: 2017-12-14 05:50:54 GMT - Canada - World - SN:2 - ID:7139597

    OTTAWA, Dec 14 (MENA) - A Canadian passenger plane carrying 25 passengers crashed shortly after taking off from the Fond-du-Lac, Sask., airport Wednesday night, CBC news reported. There were no fatalities but some injuries, RCMP said. "There ....

  • Houthis release 40 journalists seized in Yemen

    Date: 2017-12-13 22:39:55 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:100 - ID:7139560

    SANAA, Dec 13 (MENA) - All 40 staff of the Al Yaman Al Yaum TV station as well as the freelance Sputnik correspondent, seized two weeks ago, were released Wednesday by their captors in Yemen, Sputnik news agency reported. "In the evening of ....

  • US Republicans plan to accuse Justice Department of bias

    Date: 2017-12-13 22:31:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:99 - ID:7139519

    WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (MENA) - The release Tuesday night of FBI officials’ text messages describing the possibility of a victory by Donald J. Trump as “terrifying” and saying that Hillary Clinton “just has to win” is fueling a Republican campaign to ....

  • US National Security Adviser: Qatar, Turkey main sponsors of extremist ideologies

    Date: 2017-12-13 22:27:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:98 - ID:7139494

    WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (MENA) - US national security adviser HR McMaster accused Turkey and Qatar of funding extremist ideologies during a panel held at a think tank in Washington, Al Arabiya news channel reported on Wednesday. McMaster condemned ....

  • Afghan Air Force to be tripled by 2023, says US General

    Date: 2017-12-13 21:48:32 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:7139294

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - The size of the Afghan Air Force will be tripled by 2023 as efforts are underway to boost the capabilities of the Afghan air forces which have proven effectiveness in the fight against terrorism, Khaama Press quoted a senior ....

  • Myanmar arrests two journalists amid Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state

    Date: 2017-12-13 21:31:00 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:93 - ID:7139293

    NAYPYIDAW, Dec 13 (MENA) - The Myanmar Press Council said Wednesday that police have arrested two journalists working for an international news organization on suspicion of possessing "secret police documents" related to the ongoing refugee crisis ....

  • Italian police arrest 623 illegal migrants near Sicily

    Date: 2017-12-13 20:01:47 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:88 - ID:7139292

    CAIRO, Dec 13 (MENA) – The Italian police arrested Wednesday 623 illegal migrants, including 75 Egyptians, after they were about to arrive in Sicily, southern Italy. Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan received a report from the labor bureau at ....

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