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  • N.Korean fishermen rescued in South to be repatriated

    Date: 2017-02-17 22:57:01 GMT - south korea - World - SN:90 - ID:6542121

    SEOUL, Feb 17 (MENA) – Five North Korean fishermen rescued in the South earlier this week will be repatriated to their country, Yonhap quoted the South Korean unification ministry as saying on Friday. The fishermen were found on Monday drifting ....

  • Avalanche kills 7 army troops in Kazakhstan

    Date: 2017-02-17 22:42:07 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:88 - ID:6542173

    ASTANA, Feb 17 (MENA) - A Kazakhstan emergency official said on Friday that seven army soldiers have died in an avalanche in the ex-Soviet republic's southern mountains, ABC news reported. Kazakhstan Emergencies Committee spokesman Ruslan Imankulov ....

  • Terrorists behind Lahore bombing arrested – Punjab Chief Minister

    Date: 2017-02-17 21:50:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:86 - ID:6542081

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (MENA) – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday claimed that the perpetrators of the Lahore Chairing Cross attack have been caught, Geo TV reported. He was addressing a press conference in Lahore. He said that the ....

  • US Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as head of US Environmental Protection Agency

    Date: 2017-02-17 21:30:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:6542077

    WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (MENA) - The US Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New York Times reported. Senators voted 52 to 46 to confirm Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general. One ....

  • EU must not let US push it to increase military spending – Juncker

    Date: 2017-02-17 21:12:15 GMT - Germany - World - SN:84 - ID:6542029

    MUNICH, Feb 17 (MENA) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday that Europe must not be pushed by the US to increase its military spending, Russia Today reported. Modern politics is also about humanitarian assistance and ....

  • Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after Sufi shrine attack

    Date: 2017-02-17 21:08:59 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:83 - ID:6542025

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (MENA) - Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead, the BBC reported on Friday. A suicide bomber blew himself up among ....

  • Pakistan reiterates demand for action against Afghan terrorist sanctuaries

    Date: 2017-02-17 20:18:42 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:81 - ID:6541957

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (MENA) – Adviser to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday telephoned Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and once again demanded action against Taliban splinter group, Jamat-ul-Ahrar, as ....

  • Japanese, S. Korean FMs meet in Germany

    Date: 2017-02-17 19:52:55 GMT - Germany - World - SN:77 - ID:6541817

    BONN, Feb 17 (MENA) – Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung Se were at odds Friday over so-called "comfort women" statues South Korean civic groups have erected near Japanese diplomatic establishments in ....

  • 29 Ingush still fighting with terrorists in Syria - leader

    Date: 2017-02-17 19:19:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:6541689

    MOSCOW, Feb 17 (MENA) - Head of Russia's Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said that 29 Ingush citizens are still fighting with terrorist groups in Syria. Yevkurov told Sputnik that criminal lawsuits have been filed against 118 ....

  • Russian spy ship now off Virginia coast

    Date: 2017-02-17 19:11:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:6541681

    WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (MENA) – The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov is no longer off the coast of Connecticut, but has moved southward to a position northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, ABC news reported on Friday. The vessel's presence 30 miles south of a ....

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