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  • Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation in Syria slows down

    Date: 2016-12-05 17:40:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:71 - ID:6090173

    ANKARA, Dec 5 (MENA) - The military operation launched by Turkey in Syria’s north against terror groups in the region has slowed down after reaching a key town held by Daesh terrorist group, Hurriyet Daily News reported. The slowdown in the ....

  • UN appeals for record dlrs 22.2 bln in global humanitarian aid

    Date: 2016-12-05 12:04:09 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:35 - ID:6087297

    NEW YORK, Dec 5 (MENA) - The UN’s humanitarian aid coordination agency said it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from the appeal for this year ....

  • Trump rants against China in Twitter outburst

    Date: 2016-12-05 06:46:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:6084893

    WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (MENA) - US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets criticising China for its monetary policy and its operations in the South China Sea, the BBC reported Monday. "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their ....

  • Italian PM Matteo Renzi to resign in wake of referendum defeat

    Date: 2016-12-05 06:08:07 GMT - Italy - World - SN:4 - ID:6084681

    ROME, Dec 5 (MENA) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will resign after losing a key referendum on constitutional reform, Sky news reported Monday. Renzi had staked his future on a "Yes" vote, vowing to quit if voters rejected his ....

  • Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya

    Date: 2016-12-04 22:48:27 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:94 - ID:6084089

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (MENA) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has led a protest rally against what he called “genocide” of Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar, the Fox News reported. Najib said Sunday's rally at a stadium Kuala Lumpur in ....

  • Over 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    Date: 2016-12-04 22:26:32 GMT - Italy - World - SN:93 - ID:6084433

    ROME, Dec 4 (MENA) - The Italian coast guard on Sunday rescued more than 730 migrants off the Libyan coast. Two women died during the operation, Sky News said. Five large inflatable dinghies and five smaller boats were rescued during the ....

  • US, UK explore possibility of aid airdrops in Syria

    Date: 2016-12-04 20:53:54 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:6084049

    LONDON, Dec 4 (MENA) - The US and UK have been holding talks to explore ways to airdrop food and medical supplies to eastern Aleppo and other besieged populations in Syria. The talks have been going on for months in Washington and have considered ....

  • US's Oakland fire: 24 bodies found; 80% of building still to be searched

    Date: 2016-12-04 18:57:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:84 - ID:6083533

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (MENA) - US's Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly said authorities have found 24 victims from the fire at an Oakland warehouse, according to CNN. Authorities say 20% of the building has been searched in the past 12 hours. ....

  • Yemeni Guantánamo Bay prisoner released for resettlement in Cape Verde

    Date: 2016-12-04 18:05:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:6083449

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (MENA) - A prisoner from Yemen at the Guantánamo Bay detention center has been released and sent to the West African country of Cape Verde for resettlement. The Pentagon said the release of Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, announced on ....

  • Syrian army controls 30 districts in eastern Aleppo

    Date: 2016-12-04 17:16:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:6082985

    MOSCOW, Dec 4 (MENA) - The Syrian army took control of 30 districts in eastern Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday. According to Russia Today, the figure represents 52 percent of areas that were under the control of militias, the ....

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