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  • Ousted Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to 5 years in prison

    Date: 2017-09-27 10:09:35 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:32 - ID:7011496

    BANGKOK, Sept 27 (MENA) - A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for alleged negligence in a money-losing rice subsidy program, CBS News reported. Yingluck, who says the ....

  • IAEA chief to visit S. Korea to discuss N. Korean nuke issue

    Date: 2017-09-27 09:21:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:25 - ID:7011375

    SEOUL, Sept 27 (MENA) - Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit South Korea this week to discuss ways to resolve North Korea's prohibited nuclear weapons development, Yonhap news agency quoted the foreign ministry here as ....

  • Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul airport attack

    Date: 2017-09-27 09:16:22 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:24 - ID:7011317

    KABUL, Sept 27 (MENA) - The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for a rocket attack on Kabul's international airport and said it targeted US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, ABC news ....

  • Kabul airport is attacked with mortar bombs shortly after US Secretary of Defense lands

    Date: 2017-09-27 08:34:05 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:12 - ID:7011254

    KABUL, Sept 27 (MENA) - Six rockets landed near Kabul's international airport on Wednesday after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, The Daily Mail reported, quoting an official. The volley of missiles struck ....

  • NATO chief, US defense security arrive to Kabul on unannounced visit

    Date: 2017-09-27 07:49:30 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:7011136

    KABUL, Sept 27 (MENA) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived to Kabul on an unannounced visit, Khaama Press reported. Stoltenberg and Mattis are ....

  • US state department welcomes allowing Saudi women to drive

    Date: 2017-09-26 22:47:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:7011037

    WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (MENA) - US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday the US is "happy" with a Saudi move allowing female citizens to drive for the first time in the kingdom. ABC News quoted Nauert as calling the Saudi decision ....

  • Haftar meets with Italy's chief of defense staff

    Date: 2017-09-26 22:41:32 GMT - Libya - World - SN:102 - ID:7010946

    BENGHAZI, Sept 26 (MENA) - Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday met with Italy's chief of defense staff Claudio Graziano. During his meeting with Graziano at the defense ministry, Haftar is believed to have discussed the situation in ....

  • UNESCO condemns assassination of 2 Syrian journalists in Turkey

    Date: 2017-09-26 21:38:06 GMT - France - World - SN:97 - ID:7010935

    PARIS, Sept 26 (MENA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on Tuesday denounced the killing of Syrian writer, journalist and film-maker Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala Barakat, also a journalist, in Istanbul. "I condemn the murder ....

  • Russian bombers wipe out terrorist targets in Syria with cruise missiles

    Date: 2017-09-26 20:42:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:94 - ID:7010882

    MOSCOW, Sept 26 (MENA) - Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday that the Russian strategic bombers hit command centers belonging to the terrorists and munitions depots in Syria with Kh-101 cruise missiles, the Russian ....

  • Topol ballistic missile test launched from range in Russia's south

    Date: 2017-09-26 17:59:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:82 - ID:7010848

    MOSCOW, Sept 26 (MENA) - A Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile has been test launched from the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday, TASS News Agency reported. "A ....

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