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  • Daesh creating elite 'chemical weapons cell' in Syria

    Date: 2017-05-18 12:44:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:61 - ID:6816857

    WASHINGTON, May 18 (MENA) - Daesh, on the back foot in Iraq and Syria, is bringing together its top chemical weapons experts in the border area between the two countries with the aim of creating an elite “chemical weapons cell,” US intelligence ....

  • Immigration arrests rise sharply as Trump mandate is carried out

    Date: 2017-05-18 12:43:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:60 - ID:6816864

    NEW YORK, May 18 (MENA) - Immigration arrests shot up 38 percent in the first three months of the Trump administration compared with the same period last year, The New York Times newspaper reported Thursday. While President Trump’s more ....

  • 2 charged with co-founding far-right terror group in Germany

    Date: 2017-05-18 12:00:12 GMT - Germany - World - SN:48 - ID:6816701

    BERLIN, May 18 (MENA) - German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against two alleged co-founders of a far-right group that planned to bomb a refugee home, said ABC news. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the two German men, identified ....

  • UN says 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies

    Date: 2017-05-18 11:00:18 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:33 - ID:6816464

    NEW YORK, May 18 (MENA) - The United Nations said that up to 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies between Iraqi forces and Daesh terrorist group militants in the city. “As military operations intensify and move closer to ....

  • Afghan intelligence agency foils Taliban terror attacks in Kabul

    Date: 2017-05-18 09:09:16 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:19 - ID:6816285

    KABUL, May 18 (MENA) -- Afghan intelligence operatives have foiled plans by the Taliban group to carry out a series of attacks in Kabul, Khaama Press reported Thursday. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said Wednesday that ....

  • Venezuela: 2,600 soldiers sent to quell looting amid protests

    Date: 2017-05-18 06:22:35 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:6 - ID:6816096

    CARACAS, May 18 (MENA) - Venezuela said it is sending 2,600 troops to the western region of Tachira to quell looting and rioting amid continuing anti-government protests, the BBC reported. Speaking on state television on Wednesday, Defense ....

  • 2 killed in small plane crash in Mexico

    Date: 2017-05-18 06:05:50 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:3 - ID:6816102

    MEXICO CITY, May 18 (MENA) - A small private aircraft crashed on Wednesday near Toluca International Airport, in the central State of Mexico, killing the two pilots on board, ABC news reported Thursday. Aviation authorities told the press that ....

  • Trump willing to make peace through engagement with N. Korea: S. Korean envoy

    Date: 2017-05-18 06:05:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:2 - ID:6816089

    SEOUL, May 18 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump told a special envoy of South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he looks forward to working closely with Moon to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and is willing to make peace through engagement ....

  • Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama's 'worst deal ever'

    Date: 2017-05-17 22:57:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:6815988

    WASHINGTON, May 17 (MENA) - Donald Trump's White House has renewed sanctions relief for Iran, despite the US president's past criticism, BBC News reported. The easing of sanctions is part of a crucial nuclear deal brokered in 2015 under ....

  • Trump will not announce embassy's move to Al Quds while in Israel -- official

    Date: 2017-05-17 22:36:45 GMT - Israel - World - SN:78 - ID:6816001

    GAZA CITY, May 17 (MENA) -US President Donald Trump will not announce US Embassy's move to Al Quds while in Israel, though this remains his ultimate goal, a top US official was quoted by Yediot Ahronot of Israel as saying on Wednesday. The ....

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