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  • 50 Taliban members killed in deadly airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Nuristan

    Date: 2017-09-09 16:10:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:47 - ID:6982344

    KABUL, Sept 9 (MENA) - The Afghan Air Force carried out a series of deadly airstrikes on Taliban positions in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, leaving over fifty militants dead, Khamaa Press cited officials as saying Saturday. Province ....

  • Pakistan summons Myanmar's envoy, over Rohingyas' plight

    Date: 2017-09-09 13:39:35 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:36 - ID:6982023

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 9 (MENA) - The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday summoned Myanmar's ambassador and recorded its protest over the plight of Rohingya Muslims, Indian Business Standard newspaper reported. According to a statement, Pakistan asked ....

  • UNCHR: Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar reaches 270,000

    Date: 2017-09-09 09:51:52 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:18 - ID:6981567

    NEW YORK, Sept 9 (MENA)- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNCHR) confirmed that about 270,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh over the past two weeks. ABC news cited UN Refugee Agency Spokeswoman ....

  • Death toll from Mexico's quake jumps to 61

    Date: 2017-09-09 09:07:59 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:15 - ID:6981530

    MEXICO CITY, Sept 9 (MENA) - The death toll from a strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 that hit on Thursday the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials said on Saturday. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit ....

  • 5.6 million told to evacuate Florida before deadly storm hits state

    Date: 2017-09-09 08:56:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:14 - ID:6981498

    WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (MENA)- About 5.6 million people in Florida have been ordered to evacuate their houses as Hurricane Irma takes aim at the state. CNN news channel cited Governor Rick Scott as saying: "If you have been ordered to evacuate, ....

  • US focuses on delivering aid into Rakhine: official

    Date: 2017-09-09 08:09:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:6981407

    WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (MENA) - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy on Saturday said that the US continues to be very focused on delivering humanitarian assistance to people in need in northern Rakhine State. ....

  • Authorities order Florida Keys residents to evacuate

    Date: 2017-09-09 07:34:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:6981404

    WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (MENA) - More than a million Florida residents have been ordered to evacuate ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma that is expected to hit Florida on Sunday. Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a press conference on Friday" If ....

  • Israel keeps arming Myanmar military amid violence against Muslims -- paper

    Date: 2017-09-08 22:44:56 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:108 - ID:6981337

    LONDON, Sept 8 (MENA) - Israel is under fire from human rights groups for the continued sale of weaponry to the Burmese junta after intensified violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, The Independent reported Friday. More than ....

  • UN plans to help 300,000 fleeing Myanmar

    Date: 2017-09-08 21:09:40 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:101 - ID:6981315

    NEW YORK, Sept 8 (MENA) – The United Nations said the UN and its partners have a plan to provide up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh with food, shelter, water, health care and other services until the end of the year, ....

  • Moscow ready to improve relations with US -- amb.

    Date: 2017-09-08 19:33:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:94 - ID:6981188

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia is ready to improve the relations with the United States to be trust-based, respectful, equal and mutually beneficial, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in statements to Russia Today ....

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