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  • Ex-foreign minister Steinmeier elected new German president

    Date: 2017-02-12 15:22:47 GMT - Germany - World - SN:58 - ID:6508881

    BERLIN, Feb 12 (MENA) - Ex-foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany’s new president on Sunday, according to Euro News. The Social Democrat, 61, takes on the largely ceremonial role from 77-year-old Joachim Gauck, a former ....

  • Demonstrators march through Minneapolis in support of immigrants

    Date: 2017-02-12 12:51:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:6507853

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - Thousands of people marched through Minneapolis Saturday in support of refugees and immigrants, according to MPR News. The march - called the Caravan of Love - wound its way from City Hall to the west bank of the ....

  • Afghanistan's president heads for UAE

    Date: 2017-02-12 11:38:12 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:26 - ID:6506917

    KABUL, Feb 12 (MENA) - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani left here on Sunday for the UAE to hold talks with a host of UAE officials on ways of boosting bilateral cooperation. The Afghan president's visit comes in response to an official ....

  • 'The world needs science and science needs women,' UN says on International Day

    Date: 2017-02-12 09:49:53 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:12 - ID:6506361

    CAIRO, Feb 11 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday urged greater investments in teaching science, technology, engineering and math to all women and girls as well as equal access to these opportunities, the UN official ....

  • Mattis to make first trip to Europe as Pentagon chief

    Date: 2017-02-11 22:40:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:61 - ID:6505225

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (MENA) – US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will depart Tuesday on his first trip to Europe as Pentagon chief, meeting with defense ministers from numerous countries as Washington mulls deploying thousands more troops to Afghanistan ....

  • Germany says 91 mosques attacked in 2016

    Date: 2017-02-11 21:26:37 GMT - Germany - World - SN:54 - ID:6505049

    BERLIN, Feb 11 (MENA) - The German government says 91 mosques were attacked in the country in 2016, Fox News reported. The interior ministry said on Friday in a report that most attacks — 21 of them — took place in the western German state of ....

  • Report: Iran detains 8 Takfiri terrorists

    Date: 2017-02-11 21:03:15 GMT - Iran - World - SN:53 - ID:6504909

    TEHRAN, Feb 11 (MENA) - Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's intelligence forces have detained eight non-Iranian "Takfiri terrorists" who they say planned to sabotage celebrations during the anniversary of the ....

  • Explosion rocks Lashkargah city in Helmand

    Date: 2017-02-11 11:20:40 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:21 - ID:6501825

    KABUL, Feb 11 (MENA) - A relatively heavy explosion was heard in Lashkargah city in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The type of the explosion is not clear so far and there are no reports regarding the casualties, Khaama Press reported ....

  • Death toll from Philippines earthquake rises to 6

    Date: 2017-02-11 10:50:53 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:20 - ID:6501593

    MANILA, Feb 11 (MENA) - A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120 others, as officials on Saturday combed through cracked buildings looking for more casualties, ABC News ....

  • Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in 6 US states

    Date: 2017-02-11 10:35:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:19 - ID:6501329

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (MENA) - US immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Donald Trump’s January 26 ....

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