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  • Russian foreign minister assesses Syrian settlement prospects as ‘fairly good’

    Date: 2017-01-26 13:59:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:6409117

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he believed the prospects of the Syrian settlement were ‘fairly good.’ "Fairly good," the Russian foreign minister said in reply to a question about the prospects of the Syrian ....

  • Trump’s politicized immigration acts are at odds with American values

    Date: 2017-01-26 13:50:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:53 - ID:6408801

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (MENA) - In a brief appearance at the Department of Homeland Security, President Donald Trump went out of his way to paint illegal immigrants as dangerous predators, making no distinction between the relative few who have ....

  • President Trump says he believes that torture works

    Date: 2017-01-26 12:48:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:45 - ID:6408633

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (MENA) - President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror. It includes possible resumption of banned interrogation ....

  • US warns over anti-American violence risk in Turkey

    Date: 2017-01-26 12:17:57 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:40 - ID:6408241

    ANKARA, Jan 26 (MENA) - The United States embassy in Turkey on Thursday warned against the risk of attacks against its citizens in the country after a rise in anti-American rhetoric, Hürriyet daily reported. Turkey has been hit by a slew of ....

  • HRW: US will lose as intl defender of human rights

    Date: 2017-01-26 09:21:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:6406485

    NEW YORK, Jan 26 (MENA) - Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth warned the United States of losing its role as an international defender of human rights. He said he fears the global rise of populism will weaken the global commitment ....

  • Xi urges continued efforts to build strong military

    Date: 2017-01-25 23:03:30 GMT - China - World - SN:91 - ID:6405637

    BEIJING, Jan 25 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the military to improve its political awareness, push forward reform, and govern it according to law to aid the building of a strong military, according to Xinhua News Agency. Xi, ....

  • State Department reviewing Obama administration's decision to send Palestinians $221M

    Date: 2017-01-25 22:53:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:90 - ID:6405621

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (MENA) - The US State Department announced Tuesday that it will review the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional ....

  • Trump threatens to 'send in the feds' to address Chicago 'carnage'

    Date: 2017-01-25 22:49:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:89 - ID:6405613

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump threatened to intervene in Chicago's law enforcement, citing the number of shootings and murders there in 2016 and 2017, according to ABC News. It was not clear what type of intervention the ....

  • Trump: Mexico to pay for building border wall with US

    Date: 2017-01-25 22:30:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:6405385

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (MENA) – US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Mexico would be paying for the proposed border wall and that negotiations between the two nations would begin "relatively soon," the ABC News reported. In his first ....

  • UN condemns Israel's plan to build settlements in occupied West Bank

    Date: 2017-01-25 22:22:18 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:84 - ID:6405393

    NEW YORK, Jan 25 (MENA) - The United Nations has condemned Israeli plans to build more settlements in the occupied West Bank, the BBC News reported. A UN spokesman said "unilateral actions" were an obstacle to peace based on a two-state ....

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