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  • US-backed Kurdish fighters control more than half of Raqqa

    Date: 2017-08-10 22:24:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:95 - ID:6939483

    WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (MENA) - US-backed Kurdish fighters have cleared more than 50 percent of the Daesh group’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, according to military officials. "Just over 50 percent is now under SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] ....

  • Trump on North Korea: Maybe 'fire and fury' comment 'wasn't tough enough'

    Date: 2017-08-10 21:26:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:90 - ID:6939428

    WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (MENA) – US President Donald Trump reiterated his bellicose warning to North Korea from earlier in the week, telling reporters at his golf club in New Jersey on Thursday that his threat to bring "fire and fury" if North Korea ....

  • UNICEF: Over 500.000 children in Libya need humanitarian aid

    Date: 2017-08-10 19:33:19 GMT - Libya - World - SN:84 - ID:6939128

    TRIPOLI, Aug 10 (MENA) - The UN Children Fund (UNICEF) said that more than half a million children in Libya were in need of humanitarian assistance. “Six years since the crisis began in Libya, over 550,000 children need assistance because of ....

  • China: Over 70,000 evacuated from Sichuan quake zone

    Date: 2017-08-10 19:24:57 GMT - China - World - SN:82 - ID:6939130

    BEIJING, Aug 10 (MENA) - More than 70,000 people were evacuated after a strong earthquake left them stranded in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said on Thursday. Traffic on major roads linking the ....

  • Amnesty deplores “shameful” Iran’s execution of Tajiki

    Date: 2017-08-10 19:15:48 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:81 - ID:6939195

    BRUSSELS, Aug 10 (MENA) - Amensty International deplored the execution of a young Iranian man, Voice of America reported on Thursday. Following execution of Alireza Tajiki, who was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death as a child, Amnesty ....

  • Seoul mayor expresses hope to visit Pyongyang

    Date: 2017-08-10 18:13:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:75 - ID:6939093

    SEOUL, Aug 10 (MENA) - Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon said Thursday he wants to visit North Korea's capital of Pyongyang as part of efforts to bolster exchanges between the two cities so as to contribute to improving inter-Korean relations and eventually ....

  • Boko Haram deploys most female suicide bombers in history

    Date: 2017-08-10 17:16:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:6939123

    LONDON, Aug 10 (MENA) – The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has deployed more female suicide bombers than any other insurgency in history, the BBC quoted a new report by researchers at West Point - a top US military academy. The report says ....

  • Iraq: Lawyers arrested for work in Daesh courts

    Date: 2017-08-10 16:57:00 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:69 - ID:6939088

    NEW YORK, Aug 10 (MENA) - Iraqi authorities have issued arrest warrants for at least 15 private lawyers since July 24, 2017, on charges of Daesh affiliation for their past work in Daesh courts, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. One senior judge ....

  • Russia to sign military cooperation deal with Niger

    Date: 2017-08-10 14:28:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:6938746

    MOSCOW, Aug 10 (MENA) - Russia plans to sign a military cooperation deal with the Republic of Niger in West Africa, including interaction in the war on terror and measures to strengthen international security, according to a Russian government ....

  • Afghan forces conducted 45 ground operations, 10 airstrikes, leaving 51 militants dead

    Date: 2017-08-10 14:22:21 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:54 - ID:6938771

    KABUL, Aug 10 (MENA) - The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel conducted at least 45 ground operations and 10 airstrikes in the past 24 hours, leaving at least 51 militants dead. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the ....

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