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  • Ghani frees 35 Taliban inmates from NDS prison as a peace gesture

    Date: 2019-08-13 07:40:34 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:8062063

    KABUL, Aug 13 (MENA) - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has set free 35 Taliban inmates from the prison of the National Directorate of Security on the occasion of Eid, Khaama Press reported. The National Directorate of Security said in a statement ....

  • Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade

    Date: 2019-08-13 07:15:39 GMT - Singapore - World - SN:7 - ID:8062032

    SINGAPORE, Aug 13 (MENA) - Singapore on Monday announced it will ban the domestic sale of ivory from September 2021, closing an important market for poached elephant ivory, Deutsche Welle reported. "The ban will mean that the sale of elephant ....

  • Hong Kong’s airport reopens after unprecedented closure amid protests

    Date: 2019-08-13 07:12:18 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:6 - ID:8062033

    VICTORIA, Aug 13 (MENA) - Hong Kong’s airport authority has said it will implement flight rescheduling today, after protest at the airport led it to cancel all flights on Monday evening. The Hong Kong Airport Authority said that flight movements ....

  • New US rule to deny green cards to migrants on public assistance

    Date: 2019-08-12 16:48:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:8061791

    WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (MENA) US President Donald Trump's administration issued a new rule Monday that would enable officials to deny green cards to migrants if they believe the recipients will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, or ....

  • 11 Taliban militants killed in security operation in Paktia province

    Date: 2019-08-12 10:57:56 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:19 - ID:8061396

    KABUL, Aug 12 (MENA) - At least 11 Taliban fighters including two key commanders of the group were killed in an Afghan forces operation in Zurmat district of the eastern province of Paktia, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a ....

  • Queen slams UK politicians as unable to govern because of Brexit crisis

    Date: 2019-08-12 10:24:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:16 - ID:8061301

    LONDON, Aug 12 (MENA) - Queen Elizabeth has privately slammed Britain's politicians as unable to govern as a full-blown constitutional crisis threatens to drag in the monarch, Daily Star reported. It is one of the harshest political statements ....

  • US envoy hopes this would be ‘Last Eid where Afghanistan is at War’

    Date: 2019-08-12 08:08:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:8061165

    KABUL, Aug 12 (MENA) - US envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad has expressed hope that this would be the last Eid where Afghanistan is at war, Khaama Press reported Monday. Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post “Eid Mubarak. I hope this ....

  • Colombia airmen plunge to death wrapped in flag during stunt

    Date: 2019-08-12 07:14:49 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:9 - ID:8061149

    BOGOTA, Aug 12 (MENA) - Two members of Colombia's air force plunged to their deaths wrapped in their nation's flag when a cable hanging from a helicopter snapped while they were performing a mid-air stunt Sunday, CP 24 reported. The accident ....

  • 251 migrants rescued off Libya – MSF

    Date: 2019-08-11 18:33:42 GMT - France - World - SN:43 - ID:8060960

    PARIS, Aug 11 (MENA) – The Ocean Viking migrant ship rescued 81 people from an unseaworthy rubber boat on Sunday, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), DW reported. There are now 251 people on board following three rescue missions in the ....

  • WHO says no new Ebola cases in DR Congo, vaccinates over 1,300

    Date: 2019-08-11 17:44:03 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - World - SN:41 - ID:8060925

    KINSHASA, Aug 11 (MENA) – The World Health Organization said Sunday it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, Euro News reported. The WHO detailed that the ....

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