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  • Aide to Bin Laden's brother in law arrested in Philippines

    Date: 2019-08-01 11:44:08 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:40 - ID:8047748

    MANILA, Aug 1 (MENA) - A Jordanian man once considered a financier for Al Qaeda and a “henchman” of Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law was arrested in the Philippines in July, officials quoted by The New York Times, said on Thursday, reinforcing ....

  • Partial Dutch ban on face-covering clothing comes into force

    Date: 2019-08-01 11:16:10 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:32 - ID:8047649

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 1 (MENA) - A new Dutch law has come into force banning face-covering clothing — including the burqa and niqab worn by conservative Muslim women — on public transport, in government buildings and at health and education institutions, ....

  • UN: 12,000 children killed or maimed in conflict

    Date: 2019-08-01 11:15:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:31 - ID:8047723

    NEW YORK, Aug 1 (MENA) - The United Nations says a record number of children were killed or maimed in armed conflicts around the world in 2018, Japan's NHK reported on Thursday. The world body released an annual report on children and armed ....

  • U.N. nuclear watchdog aims to name permanent chief by October

    Date: 2019-08-01 10:05:11 GMT - Austria - World - SN:23 - ID:8047577

    VIENNA, aug 1 (MENA) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) aims to appoint a new Director General in October to assume office by January, euronews reported on Thursday, quoting the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog. Romanian diplomat ....

  • Airstrike kills Taliban militants

    Date: 2019-08-01 07:58:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:8047423

    KABUL, Aug 1 (MENA) - The security forces conducted an airstrike against a Taliban hideout in south-eastern Paktika province killing at least 8 militants, Khaama Press reported. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the security forces ....

  • Two policemen killed in Kabul blast

    Date: 2019-08-01 07:33:21 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:8047390

    KABUL, Aug 1 (MENA) - At least two policemen were killed in a bomb blast at a check post in Kabul city early on Thursday morning, Tolo news quoted the Afghan Ministry of Interior as saying in a statement Thursday. The incident took place at ....

  • US Navy F-18 Super Hornet crashes in California

    Date: 2019-08-01 06:36:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:8047325

    WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (MENA) - A US Navy fighter jet has crashed near a military installation in California, according to the Naval Air Forces. The status of the pilot is currently unknown, Russia Today reported. A rescue effort is currently ....

  • Dozens of Taliban militants killed in Afghan and U.S. forces airstrikes in Ghazni

    Date: 2019-07-31 09:58:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:15 - ID:8046042

    KABUL, July 31 (MENA) - Afghan and US forces conducted separate airstrikes in south-eastern Ghazni province killing or wounding dozens of Taliban militants, the Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported on Wednesday. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a ....

  • 51 killed, wounded in bus explosion in Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-07-31 05:53:34 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:8045822

    KABUL, July 31 (MENA) - An explosion ripped through a passenger bus on Herat-Kandahar highway killing 17 and wounding 34 civilians, Khaama Press reported Wednesday. The passenger bus was reportedly travelling to Farah province from Herat when it ....

  • Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 election to make trade deal

    Date: 2019-07-30 21:51:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:83 - ID:8045665

    WASHINGTON, July 30 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump is warning China not to wait until the 2020 election to reach a trade agreement, The Hill reported. In a series of morning tweets on Tuesday, Trump said that China could get a "GREAT" deal ....

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