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  • UN urges world to stand united against corruption

    Date: 2016-12-09 17:25:26 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:87 - ID:6116261

    CAIRO, Dec 9 (MENA) - No country is immune, and every country bears a responsibility to end corruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday, warning that corruption is a "broad barrier" in the path to world's achievement of the 2030 Agenda ....

  • 30 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

    Date: 2016-12-09 16:51:32 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:85 - ID:6116117

    ABUJA, Dec 9 (MENA) - At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali in Adamawa state, the army says, according to the BBC. Two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a ....

  • Liberation of Sirte city 'turning point' in anti-Daesh fight

    Date: 2016-12-09 16:01:17 GMT - Italy - World - SN:83 - ID:6115805

    ROME, Dec 9 (MENA) - The Italian foreign ministry has said that the liberation of Sirte from Daesh "by forces reporting to the Presidential Council of the national unity government marks a decisive turning point in the fight against Daesh and a new ....

  • China voices strong opposition to US military ties with Taiwan

    Date: 2016-12-09 15:31:24 GMT - China - World - SN:80 - ID:6115849

    BEIJING, Dec 9 (MENA) - China on Friday reaffirmed its firm opposition to official and military relations between the United States and Taiwan in any form, as well US arms sales to Taiwan, according to Xinhua News Agency. "China's stance is ....

  • Heating system at highest altitude starts operation in Tibet

    Date: 2016-12-09 15:24:40 GMT - China - World - SN:79 - ID:6115377

    BEIJING, Dec 9 (MENA) - China's highest-altitude heating system was turned on this week in Nagqu Town, Tibet Autonomous Region, benefiting around 120,000 locals, China Today reported on Friday. Homes across an area of 1.66 million square meters ....

  • Two sentenced to 20 years for terror plot in Australia

    Date: 2016-12-09 15:14:40 GMT - Australia - World - SN:76 - ID:6115881

    CANBERRA, Dec 9 (MENA) - Two youths who plotted to blow up a prayer hall in Sydney and cut off civilians' heads in the name of Daesh terrorist group were both sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday, according to ABC News. Omar al Kutobi, 25, ....

  • Syrian army controls 93% of Aleppo - Russian MoD

    Date: 2016-12-09 15:06:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:75 - ID:6115837

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (MENA) - The Syrian army controls 93 percent of the whole territory of Aleppo, the Russian General Staff said, acccording to Sputnik News Agency. "As a result of a successful advance, 52 districts of eastern Aleppo have been freed ....

  • Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup cost estimated at 21.5 tril. yen

    Date: 2016-12-09 14:50:40 GMT - Japan - World - SN:71 - ID:6115537

    TOKYO, Dec 9 (MENA) - The total cost to deal with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster is now estimated at 21.5 trillion yen ($187 billion), nearly doubled the sum estimated in 2013, a government panel said Friday, Kyodo News Agency. The ....

  • Lavrov: Russia ready to cooperate with US in withdrawal of militants from Aleppo

    Date: 2016-12-09 14:44:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:69 - ID:6115313

    HAMBURG, Dec 9 (MENA) - There is a good opportunity to strike an agreement with the United States on the withdrawal of all militants from eastern Aleppo at the meeting of experts on Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters, ....

  • Chinese foreign minister to visit Switzerland

    Date: 2016-12-09 14:26:09 GMT - China - World - SN:67 - ID:6115305

    BEIJING, Dec 9 (MENA) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay a three-day official visit to Switzerland, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Friday, the China Daily reported. Starting Saturday, the visit is at the invitation of ....

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