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  • Refugees facing harsh winter conditions, warns UN

    Date: 2017-01-13 13:14:04 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:43 - ID:6325301

    GENEVA, Jan 13 (MENA) - The UN's refugee agency on Friday expressed deep concern at the situation of refugees and migrants struggling with life-threatening winter conditions across Europe. "We are deeply worried at the situation of some 1,000 ....

  • Obama administration to lift some sanctions against Sudan

    Date: 2017-01-13 10:12:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:30 - ID:6324473

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) - The United States plans to ease some financial sanctions against Sudan in recognition of what the Obama administration says are small areas of improvement in fighting terrorism and other US goals, a senior US official ....

  • Ban Ki-moon returns to South Korea in bid to lead it

    Date: 2017-01-13 09:36:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:6324133

    NEW YORK, Jan 13 (MENA) - Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon returned on Thursday to his native South Korea, landing in the middle of an increasingly heated battle to succeed the nation’s recently impeached president. After leading the polls ....

  • Obama awards Joe Biden medal of freedom

    Date: 2017-01-13 09:34:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:6324113

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) US President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction, the highest civilian honor, in a surprise tribute at the White House. Mr Obama celebrated the longtime ....

  • CIA nominee says he won’t balk at seeking Russian intelligence

    Date: 2017-01-13 08:38:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:6323897

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) - Representative Mike Pompeo, Trump's nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said he will continue to pursue foreign intelligence about Russian hacking activities. “I will continue to pursue foreign ....

  • Over 70 Tu-154 Russian plane crash victims identified

    Date: 2017-01-13 07:36:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:11 - ID:6323729

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) - DNA testing experts have identified more than 70 victims of the crash of Tu-154 aircraft operated by the Russian Defense Minostry over the Black Sea, Russian news agency TASS quoted some sources in the Forensic Medical ....

  • Hollande to receive Abbas in coming weeks: Elysee sources

    Date: 2017-01-12 22:21:07 GMT - France - World - SN:74 - ID:6323189

    PARIS, Jan 12 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande will receive Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the coming weeks, an official at the French president's office said on Thursday. The announcement came after Abbas spoke by phone with ....

  • Russia, Turkey sign Syria flight safety agreement

    Date: 2017-01-12 20:57:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:6322949

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - Russia's defense ministry said on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with the Turkish army to ensure flight safety over war-torn Syria, the Daily Mail reported. The Russian defense ministry said in a statement on ....

  • Rights group criticizes Turkey over post-coup clampdown

    Date: 2017-01-12 20:55:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:68 - ID:6322761

    NEW YORK, Jan 12 (MENA) - The Turkish government has used last year's failed military coup to launch an expansive crackdown that has swept up peaceful critics and undermined democracy, a human rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch's ....

  • EU presidency calls for urgent migrant deal with Libya

    Date: 2017-01-12 20:12:43 GMT - Malta - World - SN:65 - ID:6322669

    VALLETTA, Jan 12 (MENA) - The leader of the European Union's presidency said that record numbers of migrants will try to cross the Mediterranean this spring and he wants the EU to work with Libya now to stem the flow, the Fox News ....

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