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  • 5 Jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

    Date: 2016-09-28 11:00:27 GMT - Spain - World - SN:14 - ID:5673905

    MADRID, Sept 28 (MENA) - Officials say police in Spain, Belgium and Germany have arrested five people that allegedly formed part of a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Daesh armed group. The Spanish Interior ....

  • Vatican says pope will not attend Peres funeral

    Date: 2016-09-28 09:23:37 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:18 - ID:5674117

    THE VATICAN, Sept 28 (MENA) - The Vatican said that Pope Francis will not be attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, despite earlier reports that he would be coming, ABC News reported. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the ....

  • Typhoon Megi forces 174,000 people to flee 2 chinese provinces

    Date: 2016-09-27 22:47:14 GMT - China - World - SN:109 - ID:5672821

    BEIJING, Sept 27 (MENA) - Approaching Typhoon Megi has forced about 174,000 people in east China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces move to safe places, local media reported. About 55,000 fishing boats have returned to port to take shelter from the ....

  • Swiss parliament backs ban on Islamic face veil

    Date: 2016-09-27 21:02:26 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:105 - ID:5672693

    GENEVA, Sept 27 (MENA) - Switzerland's lower house of parliament narrowly backed a ban on face veils on Tuesday, echoing moves by neighboring France and other European nations to tighten controls in the wake of Islamist militant attacks, Business ....

  • Panama asks US to extradite ex-leader Martinelli

    Date: 2016-09-27 20:45:08 GMT - Panama - World - SN:103 - ID:5672673

    PANAMA CITY, Sept 27 (MENA) - Panama is formally asking the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy, ABC News quoted an official as saying Tuesday. The case involves ....

  • India will not participate in regional summit in Pakistan

    Date: 2016-09-27 19:51:36 GMT - India - World - SN:101 - ID:5672589

    NEW DELHI, Sept 27 (MENA) - New Delhi will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations to be held in Islamabad in November, ABC News quoted the Indian foreign ministry as saying in a statement on Tuesday. The statement didn't name ....

  • Migrant arrivals in Mediterranean reach 302,149; deaths at sea: 3,501

    Date: 2016-09-27 13:19:49 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:71 - ID:5669897

    GENEVA, Sept 27 (MENA) - International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 302,149 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 25 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, ReliefWeb reported on Tuesday. By ....

  • HRW condemns killing of prominent Jordanian writer

    Date: 2016-09-27 11:52:42 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:56 - ID:5668969

    NEW YORK, Sept 27 (MENA) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the assassination of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar who was murdered Monday as he entered an Amman court to stand trial for insulting religion. Authorities arrested ....

  • Taliban claims downing surveillance drone in east of Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-09-27 11:46:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:55 - ID:5668689

    KABUL, Sept 27 (MENA) - The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has claimed it downed a surveillance drone in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, according to Khaama Press. The group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the drone was shot ....

  • Iranian politician: Ahmadinejad won't seek re-election

    Date: 2016-09-27 11:44:17 GMT - Iran - World - SN:54 - ID:5668693

    TEHRAN, Sept 27 (MENA) - An adviser to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former hard-line president, says the politician won't seek re-election in next year's presidential vote after apparently being discouraged by the country's supreme leader, according ....

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