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  • Germany’s foreign minister favours gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions

    Date: 2016-06-19 16:51:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:5124789

    MOSCOW, June 19 (MENA) - The European Union should gradually phase out sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis if there is substantial progress in the peace process, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted by ....

  • Former London mayor urges amnesty for long-term illegal immigrants

    Date: 2016-06-19 16:27:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:78 - ID:5124273

    LONDON, June 19 (MENA) - Former London mayor Boris Johnson on Sunday called for an amnesty of illegal immigrants who have been in the UK for more than 12 years, the Daily Mail reported. At a rally in London, Johnson, who is also a lead figure in ....

  • Russian soldier dies in Syria after preventing car bomb attack on aid distribution point

    Date: 2016-06-19 16:26:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:77 - ID:5124429

    MOSCOW, June 19 (MENA) - A Russian soldier has died in Syria as he prevented a car packed with explosives from reaching the humanitarian aid distribution point in Homs province, Russia Today quoted the Defense Ministry as saying. “Sergeant Andrey ....

  • Brussels train station evacuated by police after two suspicious packages found

    Date: 2016-06-19 16:26:09 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:76 - ID:5124497

    BRUSSELS, June 19 (MENA) - Brussels Central railway station has been evacuated after two suspect suitcases were found. The Gare Centrale and the nearby Carrefour de l'Europe hotel were cleared by police around midday, The Independent reported. The ....

  • China condemns Indonesia's use of force in South China Sea

    Date: 2016-06-19 16:24:22 GMT - China - World - SN:74 - ID:5124661

    BEIJING, June 19 (MENA) - Chinese foreign ministry on Sunday strongly protested over Indonesia navy warships' harassment of Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea, Xinhua News Agency reported. Chinese fishing boats were harassed and shot at by ....

  • Thousands of Iraqi civilians flee Fallujah amid clashes

    Date: 2016-06-19 15:34:06 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:68 - ID:5124349

    NEW YORK, June 19 (MENA) - Thousands of civilians are fleeing Fallujah after the city was declared liberated from Daesh terrorist group, the United Nations said, according to ABC News. Over the past three days, the UN said that nearly ten ....

  • Assad, Shoigu discuss readiness of Syrian army -- sources

    Date: 2016-06-19 14:04:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:5123213

    MOSCOW, June 19 (MENA) - The surprise visit paid by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to Syria aimed at discussing with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad the readiness of the Syrian army. Sputnik news agency quoted Russian well-informed ....

  • Speak up for victims of sexual violence in conflict - UN

    Date: 2016-06-19 13:06:04 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:50 - ID:5122977

    CAIRO, June 19 (MENA) - The shame felt by victims of rape and other sexual abuse during war time should be redirected towards those who perpetrate these crimes. That's the message from the UN Secretary-General for the first International Day for ....

  • Scotland Yard to brief all MPs on security after Jo Cox murder

    Date: 2016-06-19 11:38:59 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:40 - ID:5122433

    LONDON, June 19 (MENA) - Scotland Yard is offering every MP a security briefing this week on keeping themselves and their staff safe in their constituencies following the murder of Jo Cox. The Observer understands that there are also now plans ....

  • Russia says agrees with U.S. to improve military coordination in Syria

    Date: 2016-06-19 11:32:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:37 - ID:5122309

    MOSCOW, June 19 (MENA) - Russia said on Sunday it had reached an agreement with the United States to improve coordination between their military operations in Syria, where they are backing opposing sides of a civil war and launching air ....

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