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  • US plans to buy AC-208s to boost Afghan air force

    Date: 2017-12-31 07:09:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:5 - ID:7167214

    KABUL, Dec 31 (MENA) - The United States Air Force plans to buy seven new armed AC-208 Eliminator planes for the Afghan Air Force as efforts are underway to boost the fighting capabilities of the Afghan armed forces, Khaama Press news agency ....

  • Russia’s Foreign Ministry advises compatriots to avoid mass gatherings in Iran

    Date: 2017-12-30 21:55:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:7167108

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry has issued recommendations for compatriots advising them to avoid mass gatherings in Iran in the wake of ongoing protests, the ministry wrote on its Facebook page, according to ....

  • Huge fire breaks out at an apartment block in Manchester

    Date: 2017-12-30 20:58:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:59 - ID:7167074

    LONDON, Dec 30 (MENA) - A huge blaze has broken out Saturday at a 12-storey apartment building in Manchester with firefighters rushing to the scene, The Telegraph reported. The fire is affecting the ninth floor of the building, Greater Manchester ....

  • Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

    Date: 2017-12-30 19:55:01 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:57 - ID:7167037

    BRUSSELS, Dec 30 (MENA) - At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world's biggest journalists' organization says. In its annual "Kill Report," the ....

  • Pakistan police rescue hostages held by drunken relative

    Date: 2017-12-30 19:23:32 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:56 - ID:7166990

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 30 (MENA) – Pakistani police have rescued 25 members of a family who were held hostage by a drunken relative in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, Fox News reported on Saturday. Officer Israr Abbasi said the police fired tear gas ....

  • Man takes hostages at Ukraine post office; 5 released

    Date: 2017-12-30 18:48:55 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:55 - ID:7166973

    KIEV, Dec 30 (MENA) - Ukrainian officials said Saturday a man has taken people hostage at a post office in Ukraine, though at least five have been released, FOX News reported. Police said the man, who said he had firearms and explosives, ....

  • Putin lauds 'constructive dialogue' with France's Macron

    Date: 2017-12-30 17:33:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:7166914

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sent seasonal greeting to France’s President Emmanuel Macron, where he expressed hope for further constructive dialogue, Tass news agency quoted the Kremlin’s press service as saying on ....

  • Japan moves to host summit with South Korea, China

    Date: 2017-12-30 17:26:06 GMT - Japan - World - SN:52 - ID:7166915

    TOKYO, Dec 30 (MENA) - Japan has proposed to China and South Korea that their long-delayed trilateral summit be held in Tokyo in early April, but Beijing is withholding its response, diplomatic sources said. Since China is reluctant to hold such ....

  • Putin: Mutual respect should be basic in relations with US

    Date: 2017-12-30 17:04:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:7166863

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Equality and mutual respect should be basic in development of relations between Russia and the US, and a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington is necessary for strengthening of the world’s strategic stability, ....

  • Russian security services say organizer of St Petersburg supermarket blast detained

    Date: 2017-12-30 16:23:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:49 - ID:7166859

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - The organizer and perpetrator of the St. Petersburg supermarket bombing, which injured 18 people, has been detained, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Saturday. The suspect has been transferred to Russia’s ....

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