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  • Build ‘giant refugee city’ in Libya rather than let them in – Hungarian PM

    Date: 2016-09-27 07:50:50 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:16 - ID:5666777

    BUDAPEST, Sept 27 (MENA) - The EU should fund the construction of a giant refugee camp in turbulent Libya and keep asylum seekers there rather than allow them into the EU, controversial Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suggested as quoted by ....

  • Daesh 'dead set' on using chemical arms -Pentagon spokesman

    Date: 2016-09-27 07:21:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:5666661

    WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (MENA) - Daesh militants are "dead set" on using chemical arms and are likely to try them again as Iraqi forces advance on Mosul, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, a week after a rocket with a possible chemical agent landed ....

  • UNESCO condemns murder of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar

    Date: 2016-09-26 18:02:35 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:5665017

    PARIS, Sept 26 (MENA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, expressed indignation at the killing of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar. “I condemn the murder of Nahed Hattar,” declared the Director-General. “This crime constitutes a grave ....

  • Merkel: We need migrant deals with Egypt, Tunisia like EU-Turkey pact

    Date: 2016-09-26 18:02:08 GMT - Germany - World - SN:64 - ID:5665025

    BERLIN, Sept 26 (MENA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey, the Daily Star reported. She also said ....

  • OIC Secretary General discusses issues of mutual concern with UN Secretary General

    Date: 2016-09-26 15:41:45 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:58 - ID:5664393

    JEDDAH/NEW YORK, Sept 26 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani discussed with UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon issues of mutual concern and stressed strengthening UN-OIC cooperation to address these ....

  • Kremlin views situation in Syria as extremely challenging

    Date: 2016-09-26 15:04:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:53 - ID:5664185

    MOSCOW, Sept 26 (MENA) - The situation in Syria is very challenging now, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said commenting on the outcome of the UN Security Council’s meeting. "The Kremlin assesses the situation as extremely difficult," Peskov said ....

  • Britain's Boris Johnson visits Syrian refugee camp in Turkey

    Date: 2016-09-26 13:17:36 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:40 - ID:5663425

    ANKARA, Sept 26 (MENA) - Turkish media reports said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived near Turkey's border with Syria where he is scheduled to visit a camp for Syrian refugees. Johnson arrived in the Turkish city of Gaziantep ....

  • French president receives Libyan PM at Elysee palace Tuesday

    Date: 2016-09-26 12:38:15 GMT - France - World - SN:38 - ID:5662993

    PARIS, Sept 26 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande will meet here on Tuesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, the Elysee palace officially announced on Monday. Sarraj's visit to the French capital Paris comes at an invitation ....

  • M5.7 quake hits off Okinawa's main island, no tsunami warning issued

    Date: 2016-09-26 07:20:41 GMT - Japan - World - SN:9 - ID:5660765

    TOKYO, Sept. 26 (MENA) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off Okinawa's main island on Monday, Kyodo reported quoting the Japan Meteorological Agency. No tsunami warning was issued. The temblor occurred at 2:20 ....

  • PAL plane safely lands in Manila after smoke seen in cabin

    Date: 2016-09-26 07:13:29 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:8 - ID:5660725

    MANILA, Sept 26 (MENA) - A Philippine Airlines plane en route to Haneda airport in Tokyo returned to Manila's airport 20 minutes into its flight Monday after the crew detected smoke in the cabin, ABC News reported. The plane with 235 people on ....

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