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  • Three Russian officers wounded in militants' fire near Aleppo

    Date: 2016-10-20 22:38:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:5809533

    MOSCOW, Oct 20 (MENA) - Three Russian officers working for the Syrian reconciliation center have been wounded in militants' fire during humanitarian operation in El Masharka in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. The Russian ....

  • IOM: 350 displaced Iraqi families arrive in Qayara

    Date: 2016-10-20 18:57:08 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:97 - ID:5808605

    BAGHDAD, Oct 20 (MENA) – A total of 350 Iraqi families, or 1,900 people displaced from Mosul city, have arrived in Qayara district and are in need of critical, life-saving assistance, the International Organization for Migration Country said in a ....

  • South Sudanese refugees in Congo double in September -UNHCR

    Date: 2016-10-20 17:42:16 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:93 - ID:5808185

    GENEVA, Oct 20 (MENA) - The number of South Sudanese refugees registered in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo nearly doubled last month to reach about 54,000, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail. The number ....

  • Russia says int'l coalition airstrikes targeted civilians in Syria many times before

    Date: 2016-10-20 17:11:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:90 - ID:5808461

    MOSCOW, Oct 20 (MENA) - This is not the first time when the American coalition bombs the civilian population of Syria and denies responsibility, Russian Defense Ministry official Igor Konashenkov said. "I want to emphasize that it is not the ....

  • Russia’s contacts with Turkey on Syria restored - official

    Date: 2016-10-20 17:08:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:5808193

    MOSCOW, Oct 20 (MENA) - Moscow’s contacts with Turkey on Syria have been restored, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a press briefing on Thursday, according to TASS News Agency. "Contacts with our Turkish colleagues on ....

  • Paper: New front opened in battle for Mosul

    Date: 2016-10-20 13:54:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:5806621

    WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (MENA) - Kurdish fighters and Iraqi special forces opened a new front on Thursday in the offensive to dislodge Daesh from Mosul, pressuring the militants from the city’s northern edges, The Wall Street Journal newspaper ....

  • Aid Group: Refugees Facing 'Appalling Conditions' in Greece

    Date: 2016-10-20 13:01:55 GMT - Greece - World - SN:58 - ID:5806309

    ATHENA, Oct 20 (MENA) - The international aid group Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday that refugees at camps in Greece are still living in "appalling conditions" with poor access to health care. In a report issued Thursday, the agency ....

  • Russia urged to allow aid entry into Aleppo

    Date: 2016-10-20 12:15:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:51 - ID:5805945

    LONDON, Oct 20 (MENA) - British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel urged the Russian government to allow the entry of humanitarian assistance to stricken areas in Aleppo. The minister also urged Russia to suspend ....

  • Trump: Assad much tougher and much smarter' than Obama and Clinton

    Date: 2016-10-20 09:11:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:18 - ID:5803377

    WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (MENA) - If US-backed rebels in Syria are successful in overthrowing the government the country could wind up in worse hands than those of President Bashar Assad, reported the Russian news agency Novosti, quoting Republican ....

  • Britain PM wants resumption of flights to Sharm El Sheikh: Sir Howarth

    Date: 2016-10-19 22:01:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:5802377

    LONDON, Oct 19 (MENA) - Sir Gerald Howarth, head of the UK House of Commons delegation and chairman of the Friends of Egypt group, said on Wednesday that he would request a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss resumption of British ....

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