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  • Italian PM tells Merkel Berlin suspect killed

    Date: 2016-12-23 13:04:39 GMT - Italy - World - SN:47 - ID:6205329

    ROME, Dec 23 (MENA) - Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said he phoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel to inform her that the Christmas market attack suspect had been killed, The Colonist reported Friday. Gentiloni said the overnight capture and ....

  • Putin approves decree on Russian naval base in Tartus expansion

    Date: 2016-12-23 12:49:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:6205297

    MOSCOW, Dec. 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Friday a decree approving the agreement with Syria to expand the territory of the Russian naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, Sputnik news agency reported. "Vladimir Putin ....

  • Libyan plane hijackers ready to free passengers on demands

    Date: 2016-12-23 12:45:21 GMT - Malta - World - SN:44 - ID:6205113

    VALLETTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - The hijackers of the Libyan plane in Malta said they were willing to let all passengers go apart from the crew, if their demands were met, The Times of Malta reported Friday. It is not known what his demands are at this ....

  • Potentially-kidnapped Libyan airplane lands in Malta

    Date: 2016-12-23 11:49:46 GMT - Malta - World - SN:43 - ID:6204809

    VALLETTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - A hijacked Libyan aeroplane with around 118 passengers on board has reportedly just landed in Malta, Malta Today reported on Friday. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in a tweet that he has been informed of a ....

  • Berlin attack suspect shot dead in Italy, reports say

    Date: 2016-12-23 10:12:20 GMT - Italy - World - SN:30 - ID:6204353

    ROME, Dec 23 (MENA) - The Berlin attack suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Milan, Sky News quoted Italian security sources as saying. Anis Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian, has eluded capture since the attack on Monday that killed ....

  • Terrorist groups reportedly making 'hit lists' of Russian diplomats

    Date: 2016-12-23 10:08:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:6203905

    MOSCOW, Dec 23 (MENA) - Daesh and other terrorist groups are reportedly preparing hit lists of Russian diplomats abroad, Sputnik news agency quoted Deputy Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Ilyas Umakhanov as saying on Friday. He also ....

  • UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo

    Date: 2016-12-23 09:11:32 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:22 - ID:6203821

    NEW YORK, Dec 23 (MENA) - The UN Security Council will vote later on Friday on a US-drafted resolution to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, now in its fourth year of war. Al-Arabiya news channel cited diplomatic sources as ....

  • Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

    Date: 2016-12-23 07:56:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:11 - ID:6203549

    WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (MENA) - Donald Trump has called for the US to "greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear capabilities, the BBC reported. The president-elect, who takes office next month, said the US must take such action "until such time as ....

  • Melbourne Christmas Day 'terror attack' foiled, say Australia police

    Date: 2016-12-23 07:14:36 GMT - Australia - World - SN:9 - ID:6203221

    CANBERRA, Dec 23 (MENA) - Australian police say they have foiled a terror attack planned for Melbourne on Christmas Day, the BBC reported. Five men are in custody after early-morning raids on Friday, Victoria Police chief Graham Ashton said. ....

  • Germany arrests two suspects on terror charges

    Date: 2016-12-23 07:13:28 GMT - Germany - World - SN:8 - ID:6203225

    BERLIN, Dec 23 (MENA) - Two men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an attack on a shopping center in Oberhausen near the Dutch border, the BBC quoted police as saying. The brothers, aged 31 and 28 and born in Kosovo, were ....

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