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  • Russia failing to do fair share to help Syrian refugees - HRW

    Date: 2016-09-14 13:11:44 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:37 - ID:5597429

    GENEVA, Sept 14 (MENA) - Russia’s contribution to meeting the needs of refugees displaced by the Syrian conflict has been negligible, while its military involvement in the conflict has been significant, Human Rights Watch said today in a report ....

  • Germany to send up to 650 troops to NATO mission in Mediterranean

    Date: 2016-09-14 13:00:02 GMT - Germany - World - SN:36 - ID:5597157

    BERLIN, Sept 14 (MENA) - A new NATO initiative hopes to stop jihadi militants in the Mediterranean Sea, Deutsche Welle reported. The German military is pitching in to help via major troop commitments to the yearlong mission. The planned ....

  • Chinese PM to attend UN General Assembly, visit Canada, Cuba

    Date: 2016-09-14 12:05:09 GMT - China - World - SN:34 - ID:5597065

    BEIJING, Sept 14 (MENA) - Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will participate in the 71th session of the UN General Assembly from September 18-28, Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Hua Chunying was quoted by Sputnik as saying on ....

  • Athens named World Book Capital for 2018

    Date: 2016-09-14 11:53:17 GMT - France - World - SN:31 - ID:5596877

    PARIS, Sept 14 (MENA) - Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, has named Athens World Book Capital for 2018 on the recommendation of the program's Advisory Body. The city of Athens was chosen for the quality of its activities, supported by ....

  • UK should have been more decisive in Libya: ex-army chief

    Date: 2016-09-14 11:42:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:29 - ID:5596881

    LONDON, Sept 14 (MENA) - Britain should have taken far more extensive and decisive action in Libya to prevent the country sliding into chaos after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, the former chief of the defence staff has said, following the release of ....

  • France's National Defense Council meets over terrorism

    Date: 2016-09-14 11:32:05 GMT - France - World - SN:28 - ID:5596525

    PARIS, Sept 14 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande held a meeting on Wednesday with the National Defense Council to discuss efforts to fight terrorism and overseas operations against Daesh militant group, the Elysee said in a ....

  • Cameron's exit from Commons comes two days before damning report

    Date: 2016-09-14 11:29:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:27 - ID:5596509

    LONDON, Sept 14 (MENA) – Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he would be standing down from his role as MP at the House of Commons with immediate effect, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat. But a report released ....

  • Kremlin sorry negative use of Russia card in US elections

    Date: 2016-09-14 11:28:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:5596869

    MOSCOW, Sept 14 (MENA) - The United States continues playing the "Russian card" in its electoral process and Moscow often witnesses manifestations of "blatant Russophobia," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday as quoted by Sputnik news ....

  • Abe to make 1st Cuba trip next week, attend UN meetings

    Date: 2016-09-14 10:27:29 GMT - Japan - World - SN:21 - ID:5596233

    TOKYO, Sept 14 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Cuba next week as the first Japanese leader to do so, after attending UN meetings in New York, Kyodo news reported on Wednesday. Abe is scheduled to hold talks with Cuban ....

  • Spain arrests Moroccan man accused of promoting militancy

    Date: 2016-09-14 09:31:49 GMT - Spain - World - SN:17 - ID:5596137

    MADRID, Sept 14 (MENA) - Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man on Wednesday accused of promoting Islamist militancy through social media, the Interior Ministry was quoted by Alarabiya news channel as saying. The man detained in the northeastern ....

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