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  • Lavrov, Ban discuss Syrian crisis over phone

    Date: 2016-12-27 20:43:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:6229465

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Syria and peace settlement in Ukraine, TASS news agency reported Tuesday. "Ban Ki-moon ....

  • Romanian president rejects nomination of Muslim woman for PM

    Date: 2016-12-27 19:18:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:6229409

    LONDON, Dec 27 (MENA) - Romania’s president has rejected a proposal by the leftist party that won elections this month to appoint the country’s first female and first Muslim prime minister, The Guardian reported. Klaus Iohannis gave no reasons ....

  • Romania's president says not to name Muslim woman to be PM

    Date: 2016-12-27 14:05:15 GMT - Romania - World - SN:58 - ID:6227589

    BUCHAREST, Dec 27 (MENA) - Romania's president says he will not nominate as prime minister an economist who could have become the country's first female Muslim premier, ABC News reported Tuesday. President Klaus Iohannis said he had "carefully ....

  • Death toll from typhoon Nock-Ten in the Philippines rises to 7

    Date: 2016-12-27 11:37:30 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:37 - ID:6225985

    MANILA, Dec. 27 (MENA) - The death toll from the typhoon Nock-Ten in the Philippines rose to at least seven people, Abc news reported. The coast guard forces pressed its search on Tuesday for 18 missing Filipino crewmen from a cargo ship that ....

  • Japan resumes construction work for US air base relocation

    Date: 2016-12-27 10:51:08 GMT - Japan - World - SN:30 - ID:6225621

    TOKYO, Dec 27 (MENA) - The Japanese government resumed construction work at the new site of a key US air base within Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday after suspending work in March amid a row with the local government over the base's relocation. The ....

  • Invitation to Putin to visit France remains in force - French ambassador

    Date: 2016-12-27 09:53:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:6224721

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - The invitation for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit France remains in force, since next year may become favorable for such a visit, Sputnik quoted French Ambassador to Moscow Jean-Maurice Ripert as ....

  • Chinese president hails Ban's efforts to realize int'l peace, develoment

    Date: 2016-12-27 08:09:13 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:6224249

    BEIJING, Dec 27 (MENA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded the efforts exerted by outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon to realize international peace, development and prosperity. The Chinese president also hailed Ban's efforts ....

  • Black box of crashed Tu-154 found in Black Sea – report

    Date: 2016-12-27 06:45:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:8 - ID:6224009

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - The Tu-154’s main flight data recorder was found at the depth of 17 meters (56 feet), Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The ministry added that five more fragments of the crashed plane have been located. The fragments ....

  • Russia: Divers lift to surface 2 elements of Tu-154 flight

    Date: 2016-12-26 21:38:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:72 - ID:6223465

    MOSCOW, Dec 26 (MENA) – Divers have lifted two elements of Tu-154 operating mechanism to surface, Sputnik news agency quoted the Russian Ministry of Defense as saying in a statement on Monday. The debris of Tu-154 was found one mile offshore near ....

  • Kremlin says no evidence proving terrorist attack could have caused Tu-154 crash

    Date: 2016-12-26 20:21:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:6222937

    MOSCOW, Dec 26 (MENA) - No evidence has been found so far proving that the Tu-154 crash could have been caused by a terrorist attack, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "No, there is none," the Kremlin spokesman said ....

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