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  • Israeli official accuses Barack Obama of 'shameful move at UN'

    Date: 2016-12-23 20:38:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:74 - ID:6207209

    LONDON, Dec 23 (MENA) – An Israeli official has accused Barack Obama of colluding in a “shameful move against Israel at the UN” over a planned security council vote on Israeli illegal settlements, the Guardian reported on Friday. In striking ....

  • UN Security Council passes anti-settlement resolution

    Date: 2016-12-23 19:45:43 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:72 - ID:6207161

    NEW YORK, Dec 23 (MENA) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding Israel stop building settlements on the Palestinian territories, Sky News reported. The United States abstained from voting. The resolution was ....

  • Two UK men guilty over terror funding via Syria aid convoys

    Date: 2016-12-23 16:39:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:65 - ID:6206417

    LONDON, Dec 23 (MENA) - Two UK men have been convicted of using Syria aid convoys to funnel cash to extremists in the war zone, the BBC reported on Friday. The convoys became unwitting vehicles for the plan to fund terrorism, the Old Bailey ....

  • UN Security Council rejects arms embargo on South Sudan

    Date: 2016-12-23 16:23:04 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:64 - ID:6206233

    NEW YORK, Dec 23 (MENA) - The UN Security Council has defeated a US-sponsored resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and three key figures in the conflict in the world's newest nation, The New York Times reported. Seven ....

  • Malta PM: Hijackers of Libyan plane surrender; hostages released

    Date: 2016-12-23 15:17:40 GMT - Malta - World - SN:61 - ID:6205997

    VALLETTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday the hijackers of a Libyan plane have surrendered, been searched and taken in custody. This came after the hijackers freed the crew of the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A320 ....

  • Libyan jet hijackers arrested, all passengers released

    Date: 2016-12-23 15:16:01 GMT - Malta - World - SN:60 - ID:6206229

    VALLETTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - The two hijackers of a Libyan jet gave themselves up to the Maltese authorities, local media in Malta reported. The 111 passengers and the crew have all been released, reports added. Government sources have confirmed ....

  • Putin calls amb. Karlov’s murder ‘assault’ on Russia-Turkey ties

    Date: 2016-12-23 14:25:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:6205153

    MOSCOW, Dec 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the murder of the country’s ambassador in Ankara as an assault on Russia and its ties with Turkey, according to Sputnik news agency. Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov ....

  • Global-PRNewswire(2):The Internationalization of Tongji SEM's Education Under the National Strategy of "One Belt One Road"

    Date: 2016-12-23 14:19:45 GMT - China - World - SN:55 - ID:6206029

    SHANGHAI, Dec. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/MENA/ -- In December, 2016, the 8th International Advisory Committee Meeting, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University was successfully held. Influential government officers, entrepreneurs, ....

  • Libyan plane hijackers demand political asylum in Malta

    Date: 2016-12-23 14:09:07 GMT - Libya - World - SN:54 - ID:6205885

    TRIPOLI, Dec 23 (MENA) - Director of the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways Abu Bakr Alfortah said Friday the two hijacker have demanded political asylum in Malta. Meanwhile, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said two batches, including 65 people, have ....

  • Libyan plane hijackers release 25 passengers

    Date: 2016-12-23 13:45:21 GMT - Malta - World - SN:52 - ID:6205789

    VALLETTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - Hijackers of the Libyan plane in Malta have released 25 passengers, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced on Friday. All of the released were children and women, Muscat added. The hijackers are believed to be ....

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