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  • UN: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

    Date: 2017-04-17 18:08:03 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:39 - ID:6772665

    NEW YORK, April 17 (MENA) - The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since US-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city from Daesh militants, according to ABC ....

  • Five killed as plane crashes in Lidl car park in Portugal

    Date: 2017-04-17 17:29:54 GMT - France - World - SN:37 - ID:6772687

    PARIS, April 17 (MENA) - A small Swiss-registered plane has crashed near a Lidl supermarket in Tires, just west of the Portuguese capital Lisbon, killing five people, the BBC reported Monday. Portuguese media say the victims were Swiss pilot, ....

  • 3 children killed, injured in Quetta grenade attack: police say

    Date: 2017-04-17 17:10:48 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:36 - ID:6772667

    ISLAMABAD, April 17 (MENA) - A four-year-old boy was killed and two other children injured when a hand grenade went off in Quetta's Killi Barat area on Monday, police said, according to Dawn Pakistani newspaper. The three children were playing in ....

  • Alleged mastermind of St. Petersburg metro attack arrested

    Date: 2017-04-17 16:52:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:35 - ID:6772666

    MOSCOW, April 17 (MENA) - Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a person who could have been involved in the explosion in the St. Petersburg Metro, as part of the criminal investigation launched by the Investigative Committee, Russia ....

  • Citizens of 18 countries can visit Russia’s Far East without visas

    Date: 2017-04-17 15:09:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:30 - ID:6772499

    MOSCOW, April 17 (MENA) - Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said tourists and businessmen from 18 nations can visit the Russian Far East without visas. "I have recently approved the list of countries, whose nationals can take advantage of ....

  • Iran says it will seek 'no one's permission' to build up military

    Date: 2017-04-16 22:29:57 GMT - Iran - World - SN:64 - ID:6771724

    TEHRAN, April 16 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in what appeared to be a defiant message to President Trump, said Saturday that Tehran will seek “no one’s permission” to build missiles, Fox News reported. "The strengthening of the ....

  • Pakistan says major Taliban terror bid foiled

    Date: 2017-04-16 22:28:44 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:63 - ID:6771700

    ISLAMABAD, April 16 (MENA) - Pakistani security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Kalaya, Orakzai Agency and Parachinar, the local GEO News reported Sunday. Rockets, prepared improvised explosive devices (IED), ....

  • Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage

    Date: 2017-04-16 21:11:05 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:61 - ID:6771702

    MANILA, April 16 (MENA) - The Abu Sayyaf has beheaded one of its Filipino captives in Patikul, Sulu, the Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed. Noel Besconde, one of the crewmembers of F/B Remona seized in the Celebes Sea in December, was ....

  • All options on table in regard to North Korea - Trump top adviser

    Date: 2017-04-16 20:18:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:57 - ID:6771695

    KABUL, April 16 (MENA) - The national security adviser of US President Donald Trump said Sunday "all options are on the table, undergoing refinement and further development" in reaction to the North Korean nuclear program. Saying "this problem is ....

  • Karzai meets Russian amb. after declaring a hard stance against US

    Date: 2017-04-16 13:37:48 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:38 - ID:6771172

    KABUL, April 16 (MENA) - The former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, met with the Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan on Saturday evening in his office, hours after taking a hard stance against the US military for the use of massive bomb against the ....

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