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  • Colombia finds 'black boxes' from air crash

    Date: 2016-11-29 21:28:10 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:106 - ID:6055281

    BOGOTA, Nov 29 (MENA) - Colombia's civil aeronautics agency says it has found the two flight recorders from the airplane that crashed Monday night with a Brazilian soccer team aboard. The agency says in a Twitter message that both of the ....

  • Obama declines to send official delegation to Fidel Castro’s funeral

    Date: 2016-11-29 20:20:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:6055037

    WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has decided not to send a presidential delegation to Havana for the funeral of Fidel Castro, Cuba's former leader, The Washington Post reported. Instead of an official delegation, the White ....

  • Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

    Date: 2016-11-29 19:14:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:100 - ID:6054393

    WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (MENA) - The US has admitted carrying out an attack in eastern Syria that killed dozens of Syrian forces fighting Daesh. The US-led coalition said the "mistake" on 17 September was intended to target Daesh positions, BBC ....

  • UN rights commissioner concerned about humanitarian situation in Syria

    Date: 2016-11-29 17:39:46 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:95 - ID:6054009

    GENEVA, Nov 29 (MENA) - The UN Human Rights Commissioner has voiced concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria's Aleppo. "We are concerned about the well-being of civilians currently caught up in the fighting in Aleppo. Tens of thousands ....

  • Afghan official says army general killed in chopper crash

    Date: 2016-11-29 16:36:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:91 - ID:6054005

    KABUL, Nov 29 (MENA) - An Afghan official said that an army general has been killed alongside at least ten injured after a military helicopter malfunctioned over the western Badghis province, ABC News reported on Tuesday. Mohammad Radmanish, the ....

  • Foreign tourist arrivals to Turkey drop 26 percent in October

    Date: 2016-11-29 13:41:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:74 - ID:6052381

    ANKARA, Nov 29 (MENA) - The number of foreign arrivals to Turkey dropped by 25.8 percent to 2.45 million in October, compared to the same month in 2015, the Tourism Ministry said. This was the smallest shrinkage in foreign arrivals in the last ....

  • S. Korea set to unveil unilateral sanctions against N. Korea

    Date: 2016-11-29 12:56:56 GMT - south korea - World - SN:65 - ID:6051425

    SEOUL, Nov 29 (MENA) - South Korea plans to unveil fresh unilateral punitive measures against North Korea after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) announces tougher sanctions this week, Yonhap News Agency quoted a South Korean government ....

  • Philippines President Duterte's advance security team bombed in volatile region

    Date: 2016-11-29 12:49:32 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:60 - ID:6051477

    MANILA, Nov 29 (MENA) - At least seven members of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team were injured in a roadside bombing. The attack comes ahead of Duterte’s visit to an area of intense battles between Islamists and government ....

  • Indian Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi Ill hospitalized

    Date: 2016-11-29 11:19:05 GMT - India - World - SN:41 - ID:6050865

    NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (MENA) - Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India's opposition Congress party, was hospitalized Tuesday for a viral fever, ABC news quoted a party official as saying. Gandhi will spend two days in a New Delhi hospital, party chief ....

  • Washington Post: Trump keeps eye on Romney for State Dept.

    Date: 2016-11-29 11:17:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:40 - ID:6050565

    WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (MENA) - The Washington Post newspaper said President-elect Donald Trump is for now unswayed by the extraordinarily public revolt by some of his top advisers and allies over the possible choice of Mitt Romney as secretary of ....

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