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  • Egyptian asylum applications low in Germany

    Date: 2016-12-03 10:00:21 GMT - Germany - World - SN:21 - ID:6074457

    BERLIN, Dec 3 (MENA) - Head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Berlin Engelhard Mazank said the largest number of political asylum seekers in Germany this year are Turks following recent conditions in Turkey. The number of ....

  • Thai activist 1st to be arrested for royal insult under new king

    Date: 2016-12-03 09:04:51 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:17 - ID:6074461

    BANGKOK, Dec 3 (MENA) - Thai police arrested an anti-junta activist on Saturday for defaming the monarchy in what rights groups said was the first case of lese-majeste brought under Thailand's new king. King Maha Vajiralongkorn formally ascended ....

  • China reiterates support for legitimate government in Yemen

    Date: 2016-12-03 08:44:16 GMT - China - World - SN:14 - ID:6074129

    BEIJING, Dec 3 (MENA) - China has reiterated its support for the legitimate government in Yemen in its reaction to the formation of a new Yemeni government by the Houthi militants. Yemen's armed Houthi movement formed a new government, called ....

  • Italian referendum to determine Matteo Renzi’s fate

    Date: 2016-12-03 08:29:30 GMT - Italy - World - SN:11 - ID:6073861

    ROME, Dec 3 (MENA) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has pledged to resign in the case of a “no” vote, making the ballot effectively a vote of confidence in his government. When Italians vote on a much-awaited popular referendum on Sunday, ....

  • Kerry to start European tour this week

    Date: 2016-12-03 08:27:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:6073841

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss Syria and Ukraine and attend NATO and OSCE meetings during visits to Berlin and Hamburg, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium, from December 4-8, according to a press release by the ....

  • Hostages released after Paris siege

    Date: 2016-12-02 22:07:54 GMT - France - World - SN:86 - ID:6073341

    PARIS, Dec 2 (MENA) - A siege in a Paris travel agency office has come to a close with the release of six hostages, but the suspect is reportedly still at large, Russia Today reported. Local media reports suggest that the incident was a botched ....

  • Court orders release of Nigeria's detained Shiite leader

    Date: 2016-12-02 21:23:30 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:85 - ID:6073313

    ABUJA, Dec 2 (MENA) – Nigeria's federal high court Friday ordered the intelligence agency and justice minister to free the country's detained Shiite leader and his wife, pay damages of 50 million naira (167,000 dollars) and provide a home to replace ....

  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry up for sale

    Date: 2016-12-02 20:59:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:84 - ID:6073309

    LONDON, Dec 2 (MENA) - A foundry which opened in Queen Elizabeth I's era and made Big Ben is up for sale, the BBC reported on Friday. Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which opened in 1570, is in the Guinness Book of World Records as Britain's oldest ....

  • Armed robber holding seven people in Paris travel agency

    Date: 2016-12-02 19:33:48 GMT - France - World - SN:79 - ID:6073149

    PARIS, Dec 2 (MENA) - A robber armed with a handgun was holding seven people in a Paris travel agency on Friday night, France 24 reported. "Intervention under way in an armed robbery; Drivers should avoid the area of the Massena boulevard in the ....

  • China voices concern over Taiwan content in US defense bill

    Date: 2016-12-02 19:09:18 GMT - China - World - SN:74 - ID:6072633

    BEIJING, Dec 2 (MENA) - China on Friday said it has serious concerns over an annual US defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with Taiwan "The Chinese side strongly opposes any form of official ....

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