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  • 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 ....

  • Lebanese army to get $120 mln in aid from US -- ambassador

    Date: 2017-12-13 19:15:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:7139350

    BEIRUT, Dec 13 (MENA) - The Lebanese army will receive $120 million more in aid to boost border security and counter-terrorism work, the US ambassador to Lebanon said on Wednesday. Lebanon will get six MD 530G light attack helicopters, six Scan ....

  • Saudi Arabia pledges $100 mln for Sahel anti-terror force

    Date: 2017-12-13 16:15:14 GMT - France - World - SN:72 - ID:7139090

    PARIS, Dec 13 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron said Saudi Arabia pledged $100 million to a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa, while the United Arab Emirates has offered $30 million. Macron's statements came ....

  • Russian diplomat urges resuming Israeli-Palestinian talks

    Date: 2017-12-13 16:03:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:70 - ID:7139093

    MOSCOW, Dec 13 (MENA) - Resumption of Israel-Palestine talks will help ease tensions in the Middle East where the situation has escalated after Washington’s decision to move US embassy to Jerusalem, TASS quoted Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman ....

  • Russia ready to consider easing arms embargo for Libya -Ifx cites diplomat

    Date: 2017-12-13 15:01:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:7138898

    MOSCOW, Dec 13 (MENA) - Russia is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying. Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj said this month he was hopeful that a ....

  • Russia does not share Erdogan’s stance on Israel, says Kremlin

    Date: 2017-12-13 15:00:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:64 - ID:7138931

    MOSCOW, Dec 13 (MENA) – The Kremlin is aware of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s stance on Israel but does not share it, Tass quoted Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Wednesday. When commenting on Erdogan’s ....

  • US aid chief says no sign Yemen port blockade easing to allow aid in

    Date: 2017-12-13 11:49:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:35 - ID:7138291

    WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (MENA) - There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen's ports by the military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the US government's aid agency said. USAID ....

  • Russian suspected of spying for CIA arrested in Moscow

    Date: 2017-12-12 22:50:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:109 - ID:7137704

    MOSCOW, Dec 12 (MENA) - A Moscow court has charged a Russian citizen suspected of spying for the CIA with high treason, The Moscow Times reported on Tuesday. The arrest comes weeks after a shipyard worker was deported to Ukraine for allegedly ....

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