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  • France to enhance security at Hollande’s residence over threat of terror attacks

    Date: 2016-09-30 13:21:55 GMT - France - World - SN:40 - ID:5687905

    PARIS, Sept 30 (MENA) - The French authorities have decided to strengthen the security at the residence of President Francois Hollande — the Elysee Palace — due to the potential threat of new terrorist attacks, Sputnik news agency reported on ....

  • Pakistan captures Indian soldier on Kashmir border

    Date: 2016-09-30 11:44:57 GMT - India - World - SN:29 - ID:5687105

    NEW DELHI, Sept 30 (MENA) - Pakistan has captured an Indian soldier along the Kashmir border in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the Huffington Post quoted military officials in the two countries as saying. "It is confirmed one soldier from 37 ....

  • Unexploded second World War bomb found in Portsmouth harbour

    Date: 2016-09-30 11:40:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:5686977

    LONDON, Sept 30 (MENA) - A unexploded second world war bomb has been discovered on the seabed of Portsmouth harbor, according to the Guardian. The German device, which weighs 500kg (1,100lb), was found by a dredging barge at the port in ....

  • US expects donors to pledge $3 billion a year for Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-09-30 10:49:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:23 - ID:5686589

    KABUL, Sept 30 (MENA) - An international conference is expected to pledge over $3 billion a year in development support for Afghanistan next week but funds will be dependent on reforms and countering corruption, a senior US official was quoted by ....

  • Erdogan, Merkel discuss developments in Syria over phone

    Date: 2016-09-29 15:50:43 GMT - Germany - World - SN:63 - ID:5683905

    BERLIN, Sept 29 (MENA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday in which the leaders mainly discussed the deteriorating situation around Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo, ....

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Terrorists use human shields to attack Syrian army

    Date: 2016-09-29 15:49:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:62 - ID:5683633

    MOSCOW, Sept 29 (MENA) – Terrorist groupings are using the tactic of a human shield to carry out attacks on Aleppo in Syria, Tass quoted Russia’s Foreign Ministry official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Thursday. "An especially grave ....

  • US train crash: 1 dead, more than 100 injured

    Date: 2016-09-29 15:32:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:60 - ID:5683625

    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (MENA) - A New Jersey Transit train crashed at a station in Hoboken during Thursday morning's rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some seriously, CNN quoted local officials as ....

  • President Obama: Congress made 'mistake' overriding his veto of 9/11 bill

    Date: 2016-09-29 09:12:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:5679929

    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (MENA) – US President Obama said Congress made a "mistake" in overriding his veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attacks, according to ABC ....

  • MSF president denounces continuous attack on Syria’s Aleppo

    Date: 2016-09-29 07:47:08 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:15 - ID:5679753

    GENEVA, Sept 29 (MENA) – President of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Joanne Liu condemned on Thursday the ongoing attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian warplanes over recent days. Those attacks show that the war in Syria has ....

  • Obama names first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in 50 Years

    Date: 2016-09-29 05:14:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:2 - ID:5679413

    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (MENA) - President Barack Obama appointed the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years, in an effort to continue moving forward the new US policy with Cuba, the BBC reported. The nominee, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, has ....

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