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  • Paris demands 'immediate' release of French, British journalists in Burundi

    Date: 2016-01-29 14:57:28 GMT - France - World - SN:60 - ID:4211105

    PARIS, Jan 29 (MENA) - The French government on Friday demanded that Burundi immediately free a French journalist and a British photographer arrested while reporting in the volatile central African nation, Le Monde newspaper reported. "We were ....

  • White House accusations aimed at Putin are insults – Kremlin spokesman

    Date: 2016-01-29 14:54:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:4211117

    MOSCOW, Jan 29 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has blasted as "insults" the recent allegations of the Russian president's corruption made by a US Treasury official, adding that Moscow expects explanations from Washington over the statement, ....

  • Pakistan's Karachi hit by huge power cut

    Date: 2016-01-29 14:15:18 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:56 - ID:4210981

    KARACHI, Jan 29 (MENA) - A major power failure plunged large parts of Pakistan's Karachi into darkness since early Friday morning. About 90 percent of Karachi, a city of 23 million citizens, was hit by a huge power cut after a 500KV transmission ....

  • Poroshenko to meet Merkel in Berlin on February 1

    Date: 2016-01-29 11:41:56 GMT - Germany - World - SN:36 - ID:4210065

    BERLIN, Jan 29 (MENA) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will make a working visit to Germany on February 1, the presidential press-service reported. During his stay in Berlin, Ukraine's leader will hold bilateral talks with German ....

  • China to try Canadian on spying charges

    Date: 2016-01-29 07:55:38 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:4208977

    BEIJING, Jan 29 (MENA) - A Canadian man who ran a cafe near China’s border with North Korea will be tried on charges of spying and stealing state secrets, prosecutors announced on Friday, nearly a year and a half after he and his wife were detained ....

  • Obama urges National Security Council to intesify campaign against ISIS

    Date: 2016-01-29 07:30:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:4208821

    WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (MENA) - The US will continue to counter terror plotters of the so-called Islamic State militant group in any country where necessary, President Barack Obama has said while urging his national security team to intensify ....

  • French Senate listens to Egypt's view on regional issues

    Date: 2016-01-29 06:38:38 GMT - France - World - SN:6 - ID:4204769

    PARIS, Jan 29 (MENA) - The French Senate is keen on listening to the Egyptian view regarding several regional issues, especially its assessment of international efforts for fighting terrorism. Within this framework, the Senate Foreign and Defense ....

  • Cameron refuses to accept 3,000 refugee children from Europe

    Date: 2016-01-28 22:09:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:117 - ID:4208313

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to bow to calls for Britain to take in 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children scattered across Europe, claiming an open door policy would encourage more to make the perilous journey, ....

  • Flu outbreak kills 107 people in Russia- Health Ministry

    Date: 2016-01-28 20:52:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:112 - ID:4208057

    MOSCOW, Jan 28 (MENA) - An influenza outbreak has killed 107 people in Russia over the past three weeks, with most death cases attributed to its H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu, the Sputnik cited Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova as ....

  • Chinese FM to visit Africa, attend Syria donors conference in London

    Date: 2016-01-28 16:50:58 GMT - China - World - SN:86 - ID:4206789

    BEIJING, Jan 28 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will start on Saturday an African tour that will take him to Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a news briefing Thursday in ....

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