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  • Russian embassy in Damascus comes under shelling--Ministry

    Date: 2016-10-04 12:20:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:5708505

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (MENA) - The Russian embassy in Damascus was shelled from the areas controlled by al-Nusra Front and Faylaq al-Rahman militants, the Russian Foreign Ministry was quoted by Sputnik news agency as saying in a statement on Tuesday. ....

  • U.S. warships dock in Vietnam

    Date: 2016-10-04 11:18:12 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:34 - ID:5708057

    HANOI, Oct 4 (MENA) - Two U.S. warships this week docked at Cam Ranh Bay, in the first such port call at the Vietnamese naval base since the two countries normalized relations 21 years ago, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday, according to the Wall Street ....

  • Paper: Pound sterling value hits new 31-year low against the dollar

    Date: 2016-10-04 10:34:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:27 - ID:5707337

    LONDON, Oct 4 (MENA) - Fears of the consequences of a Hard Brexit have sent the pound tumbling to a new 31-year low against the dollar, according to the Independent. Speaking at the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham on Sunday, ....

  • Russian envoy says next UN chief should be Eastern European woman

    Date: 2016-10-04 09:20:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:17 - ID:5706825

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (MENA) - Russia's United Nations Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Moscow would like to see a woman and an Eastern European take the top UN job after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leaves next year, Radio Free Europe reported. "We do ....

  • Taliban forces 'defeated' in Kunduz

    Date: 2016-10-04 06:24:30 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:3 - ID:5706273

    KABUL, Oct 4 (MENA) - The governor of Afghanistan's Kunduz province said Taliban forces which staged an assault on the provincial capital have been defeated, the BBC reported. Asadullah Amarkhil said fighting in Kunduz city had stopped, and there ....

  • More than 6,000 migrants rescued in sea off Libya

    Date: 2016-10-03 22:27:50 GMT - Italy - World - SN:76 - ID:5705937

    ROME, Oct 3 (MENA) - The Italian coast guard said Monday 6,055 migrants were rescued in one day in the Mediterranean off Libya. Nine bodies were recovered, ABC News reported. The coast guard said it coordinated a total of 39 rescues Monday in the ....

  • Abducted ICRC staff member in Yemen released

    Date: 2016-10-03 22:27:23 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:75 - ID:5705941

    GENEVA, Oct 3 (MENA) – Nourane Houas, an ICRC staff member who was abducted late last year in Sanaa, has been released and is currently in Muscat, ICRC official website said on Monday. The ICRC would like to thank all those who have played a role ....

  • US suspends talks with Russia over Syria

    Date: 2016-10-03 22:25:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:5705737

    WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (MENA) – The US announced Monday it is "suspending its participation in bilateral channels with Russia" that had come about as part of the short-lived cessation of hostilities in Syria, the CNN reported. "This is not a decision ....

  • Ankara extends state of emergency for three months as of Oct. 19

    Date: 2016-10-03 20:07:24 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:65 - ID:5704837

    ANKARA, Oct 3 (MENA) - Turkey announced on Monday it will extend the state of emergency, which was declared following a failed military coup on the country. Ankara is launching a massive crackdown on the movement , led by US-based cleric Fethullah ....

  • Ban: Situation in Syria one of most catastrophic situations worldwide

    Date: 2016-10-03 14:45:38 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:45 - ID:5702933

    GENEVA, Oct 3 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the situation in Syria is one of the most catastrophic situations worldwide. The most destructive weapons are more used against civil targets in premeditated war crimes, Ban added in ....

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