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  • Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

    Date: 2016-10-11 10:14:01 GMT - France - World - SN:21 - ID:5747641

    PARIS, Oct 11 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a meeting over Syria with French leader Francois Hollande that was planned next week in Paris amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, according to ABC ....

  • Merkel visiting Ethiopia as state of emergency unfolds

    Date: 2016-10-11 09:09:53 GMT - Ethiopia - World - SN:13 - ID:5746829

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 11 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Ethiopia, where her meeting on Tuesday with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is expected to focus on the country's newly declared state of emergency and other issues ....

  • Estonia's first female president sworn in

    Date: 2016-10-10 20:40:02 GMT - Estonia - World - SN:104 - ID:5746017

    TALLINN, Oct 10 (MENA) - Estonia's president-elect has been sworn in for a five-year term as the Baltic country's first female head of state and its fourth president since independence in 1991, ABC News reported on Monday. The 46-year-old Kersti ....

  • Suicide car bombing kills, injures 14 in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-10-10 18:55:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:100 - ID:5745505

    KABUL, Oct 10 (MENA) - The Taliban militant group carried a suicide car bombing in the vicinity of the Afghan city of Lashkargah as they attempted to enter the provincial capital of southern Helmand province, Khaama Press reported on ....

  • Situation in Syria deteriorating: China's Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2016-10-10 18:18:16 GMT - China - World - SN:97 - ID:5745109

    BEIJING, Oct 5 (MENA) – China on Monday said the situation in Syria is going from bad to worse, calling on all parties to stay on the path of political settlement and let the Syrian people make an independent decision about the future of their ....

  • UNSC to draw up resolution 'as quickly as possible' but no rush to sacrifice substance: US envoy

    Date: 2016-10-10 14:52:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:79 - ID:5743757

    SEOUL, Oct 10 (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council is working to draw up a fresh resolution "as quickly as possible" to penalize North Korea for its latest nuclear detonation test, but it will not sacrifice substance to rush a decision, ....

  • Russia plans permanent naval base in Syria's Tartus — Russian official

    Date: 2016-10-10 13:37:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:57 - ID:5742065

    MOSCOW, Oct 10 (MENA) - Russia plans to deploy a naval base in Syria’s Tartus on the permanent basis, Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov said. "In Syria, we will have a permanent naval base in Tartus. The corresponding documents have been ....

  • US drone strike kills 20 Daesh elements in East of Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-10-10 11:44:00 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:48 - ID:5741649

    KABUL, Oct 10 (MENA) - At least 20 Daesh militants were killed in a US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press (KP) reported Monday. According to local security officials, the airstrike was carried out in Nazian ....

  • Afghan Official: Suicide car bomber kills 14 in Helmand city

    Date: 2016-10-10 11:28:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:42 - ID:5741781

    KABUL, Oct 10 (MENA) - A suicide car bombing on Monday killed 14 people, including 10 Afghan police officers, as the Taliban launched a large-scale attack on the capital in southern Helmand province, the heartland of the insurgency. Since the ....

  • Hillary Clinton vows to investigate Russia for war crimes in Syria

    Date: 2016-10-10 10:14:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:32 - ID:5741497

    WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (MENA) - White House hopeful Hillary Clinton backed the establishment of safe zones in Syria, along with efforts to investigate Russia for war crimes committed in support of President Bashar al Assad. In her second presidential ....

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