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  • UK foreign secretary summons Russia and Iran ambassadors

    Date: 2016-12-15 20:04:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:6158489

    LONDON, Dec 15 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has summoned Russia and Iran's UK ambassadors to discuss his "concern" over the countries' actions in Syria, the BBC reported. He said they had "failed" to uphold "humanitarian law", by ....

  • Incoming UN chief taps Nigerian Amina Mohammed as his deputy

    Date: 2016-12-15 19:35:46 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:88 - ID:6158353

    NEW YORK, Dec 15 (MENA) - Antonio Guterres, who takes over as UN secretary-general on Jan. 1, announced Thursday that his top team will be all female -- led by Amina Mohammed of Nigeria as deputy secretary-general, ABC News reported. The former ....

  • Russian General Staff: Militants driven out of all Aleppo quarters

    Date: 2016-12-15 16:40:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:6156737

    MOSCOW, Dec 15 (MENA) - The Syrian army has driven the militants out of the Aleppo quarters that remained under their control, Tass news agency quoted First Deputy Head of the Main Operations Department at the Russian General Staff Lieutenant ....

  • Russia Will Respond if NATO Establishes Military Group in Black Sea

    Date: 2016-12-15 16:32:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:6156601

    MOSCOW, Dec 15 (MENA) - Russia will give an adequate response to the strengthening of NATO's military infrastructure near its borders, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department told Sputnik Thursday. "The ....

  • Global-PRNewswire(3):Miami International Holdings Receives Approval from SEC to Launch MIAX PEARL; Targets February 6, 2017 Launch

    Date: 2016-12-14 22:51:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:6151641

    PRINCETON, New Jersey, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/MENA/ -- Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX Options), today announced that it has received approval from the Securities and ....

  • Global-PRNewswire(2):Kevin Xu Chair in Gerontology is installed at USC Leonard Davis School

    Date: 2016-12-14 19:48:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:69 - ID:6151221

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/MENA/ -- At USC Town and Gown on Monday, December 12, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Dean Pinchas Cohen announced the installation of Kevin Xu Chair in Gerontology and the dedication of Rongxiang ....

  • Over 9,800 displaced Iraqis arrive at IOM emergency site in one week

    Date: 2016-12-13 22:37:11 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:106 - ID:6143541

    BAGHDAD, Dec 13 (MENA) - Within the past week (6-12 December), over 9,800 displaced Iraqis have arrived at the Emergency Site in Al-Qayara Airstrip in Iraq's Ninewa governorate, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) media center said on ....

  • The Guardian: Iran and Turkey's secret talks on Syria revealed

    Date: 2016-12-13 22:14:46 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:104 - ID:6142509

    LONDON, Dec 13 (MENA) - Iran and Turkey held secret talks on peace proposals for Syria in 2013 and as recently as this year, but the talks broke down amid mutual suspicions, according to a new report published on Tuesday and carried by the ....

  • OCHA warns of "complete meltdown of humanity" in Aleppo

    Date: 2016-12-13 20:18:39 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:98 - ID:6143181

    NEW YORK, Dec 13 (MENA) - Spokesman Jens Laerke of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Tuesday decried the "complete meltdown of humanity" in Aleppo, and said that untold thousands are believed to remain behind in ....

  • UN schedules emergency meeting on Aleppo

    Date: 2016-12-13 18:06:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:6142849

    WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (MENA) - The UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Aleppo, where Syrian government forces appear on the verge of seizing the city's last rebel enclave, ABC News reported Tuesday. France's UN Ambassador ....

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