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  • Russian says its embassy in Damascus hit by shells

    Date: 2016-12-28 19:18:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:6235133

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - The Russian embassy in Damascus has been shelled twice, the country's foreign embassy has claimed. Announcing the attack in a statement, the foreign ministry said the shelling was a "provocation" aimed at derailing a ....

  • Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire plan for all of Syria: Turkey state media

    Date: 2016-12-28 11:00:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:23 - ID:6231053

    ANKARA, Dec 28 (MENA) - Turkey and Russia have agreed on a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. The plan aims to expand a ceasefire in the city ....

  • 'Two dead' after train derails near Kanpur, India

    Date: 2016-12-28 09:19:07 GMT - India - World - SN:17 - ID:6230533

    NEW DELHI, Dec 28 (MENA) - A passenger train has derailed in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, with police saying two people are dead, the BBC reported. Inspector General of Police Zaki Ahmed told the PTI news agency that 43 others suffered ....

  • Strong explosion rocks Afghan capital Kabul

    Date: 2016-12-28 07:57:25 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:12 - ID:6230377

    KABUL, Dec 28 (MENA) - A strong explosion hit the Afghan capital city of Kabul early Wednesday, local media said, adding an official could have been hurt. The blast occurred in Kabul's Police District 6 and appears to have targeted a member of ....

  • Rescuers locate crashed Tu-154's remaining 'black boxes' - source

    Date: 2016-12-27 22:39:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:96 - ID:6229629

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - Rescuers located on Tuesday the voice and the auxiliary flight recorders of the crashed Tu-154 plane, but have not yet brought them to surface, a security source told RIA Novosti. The main flight recorder of the plane has ....

  • Russia says ready to build relations with NATO

    Date: 2016-12-27 22:35:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:6229537

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - Russia is open for building relations with NATO but will take into account NATO’s readiness for equal partnership, the Russian foreign ministry said in a report summing up the 2016 foreign policy results that was posted on ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syrian crisis in phone call

    Date: 2016-12-27 22:12:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:93 - ID:6229529

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in phone talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that US arms deliveries to opposition armed groups in Syria could lead to new bloodshed in the war-torn country, Sputnik news ....

  • Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner charged in corruption case

    Date: 2016-12-27 21:37:35 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:92 - ID:6229481

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 27 (MENA) - Former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was indicted by a judge on Tuesday over corruption allegations tied to public works projects during her administration, The Wall Street Journal reported. Judge Julián ....

  • Lavrov, Ban discuss Syrian crisis over phone

    Date: 2016-12-27 20:43:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:6229465

    MOSCOW, Dec 27 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Syria and peace settlement in Ukraine, TASS news agency reported Tuesday. "Ban Ki-moon ....

  • Romanian president rejects nomination of Muslim woman for PM

    Date: 2016-12-27 19:18:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:6229409

    LONDON, Dec 27 (MENA) - Romania’s president has rejected a proposal by the leftist party that won elections this month to appoint the country’s first female and first Muslim prime minister, The Guardian reported. Klaus Iohannis gave no reasons ....

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