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  • Daesh claims responsibility for Afghanistan mosque bombing

    Date: 2017-08-02 15:42:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:57 - ID:6927347

    KABUL, Aug 2 (MENA) - Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Afghanistan that killed and wounded dozens of people on Tuesday, The Indian Express reported Wednesday. "About 50 Shi'ite were ....

  • Moscow condemns Shiite mosque attack in Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-08-02 15:29:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:6927184

    MOSCOW, Aug 2 (MENA) - Russia strongly condemned Tuesday’s attack on the Shiite mosque in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, which claimed the lives of 29 people, Tass news agency cited a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry on ....

  • Amnesty International slams Iran's crackdown on human rights defenders

    Date: 2017-08-02 14:08:16 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:45 - ID:6927148

    BRUSSELS, Aug 2 (MENA) - Amnesty International condemned the Iranian authorities' crackdown against human rights defenders, noting that it has increased since President Hassan Rouhani took office. Iran’s judicial and security bodies have waged ....

  • Russian Defense Ministry dismisses report on casualties in Syria

    Date: 2017-08-02 12:29:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:35 - ID:6927005

    MOSCOW- Aug 2 (MENA)- Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov denied the news report issued in one of the news agencies on the number of Russian casualties in Syria. In a statement released Wednesday, Konashenkov said that ....

  • US military commander asserts confidence in THAAD defense system

    Date: 2017-08-02 10:10:45 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:6926588

    SEOUL, Aug 1 (MENA) - Commander of US Forces in South Korea Vincent Brooks on Wednesday asserted confidence in the THAAD missile defense system. Brook cited another successful interception by a THAAD rocket of a medium-range ballistic missile in ....

  • Explosion in Gardez city in southeast of Afghanistan, casualties feared

    Date: 2017-08-02 10:10:05 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:15 - ID:6926581

    KABUL, Aug 2 (MENA) - An explosion has taken place in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan earlier this morning amid fears that a number of people have been killed or wounded, Khaama Press reported. The incident has taken place in the ....

  • S. Korean president vows enhanced cooperation with Indonesia, ASEAN

    Date: 2017-08-02 09:23:37 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:6926580

    SEOUL, Aug 2 (MENA) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday vowed to upgrade his country's relations with Indonesia and other Southeast Asian nations to the level of its ties with the world's most powerful countries, Yonhap reported. "I ....

  • South Korea, Japan, US agree to apply maximum pressure on North Korea

    Date: 2017-08-02 09:23:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:6926593

    SEOUL, Aug 2 (MENA) - South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development poses a "new-phase" security threat, Yonhap news reported. In a trilateral video conference ....

  • Man fired at Chinese Consulate in LA before taking own life

    Date: 2017-08-02 06:52:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:6926448

    WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (MENA) - A man opened fire outside of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life, ِABC news reported quoting police. The man, a Chinese national, fired ....

  • Middle East needs mainstream Sunni leadership - British columnist

    Date: 2017-08-01 22:17:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:98 - ID:6926342

    LONDON, Aug 1 (MENA) - International Affairs Editor at the Financial Times David Gardner said Tuesday the Middle East is now arguably more unstable than it has been at any time over the past century. "A great deal of what has brought the region ....

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