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  • Senior UK minister resigns over planned welfare cuts

    Date: 2016-03-18 22:37:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:4539289

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - A senior British cabinet minister resigned on Friday citing concerns about the latest round of cuts to benefits announced earlier this week, in a surprise move that heaps pressure on finance minister George Osborne, The ....

  • UN chief: Walls won’t solve Europe’s migrant crisis

    Date: 2016-03-18 21:10:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:79 - ID:4539101

    BERLIN, March 18 (MENA) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday building barriers won’t solve the migrant crisis in Europe, the Daily Mail reported. The United Nations secretary-general told German daily Bild in an interview that “building walls, ....

  • Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested in Brussels

    Date: 2016-03-18 19:33:13 GMT - France - World - SN:76 - ID:4538873

    PARIS/BRUSSELS, March 18 (MENA) – Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a raid in Brussels, the BBC quoted officials as saying on Friday. Abdeslam, who had been on the run since the attacks in November, was wounded ....

  • EU to start sending refugees back to Turkey after deal 'approved' in Brussels

    Date: 2016-03-18 18:21:45 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:72 - ID:4538485

    BRUSSELS, March 18 (MENA) – Greece could start sending refugees back to Turkey from the start of next week after a controversial refugee deal was reportedly reached in Brussels, The Independent reported on Friday. Bohuslav Sobotka, the Prime ....

  • Doctors Without Borders deplores UK pressure to push refugees back to Libya with gunboats

    Date: 2016-03-18 17:43:39 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:4538225

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - Doctors Without Borders on Friday strongly condemned the UK plan to use gunboats to force would-be refugees back to Libya, the group's official website said. The director of Doctors Without Borders in the UK Vickie ....

  • Paris attacks: Suspect's fingerprints, DNA found at scene of gun battle at Brussels flat

    Date: 2016-03-18 17:33:44 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:66 - ID:4538217

    BRUSSELS, March 18 (MENA) - Fingerprints belonging to Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdel Salam have been found at a Belgian flat where suspected Daesh sympathizers started a shoot-out with police earlier this week, The Independent reported. One ....

  • Hubble telescope spies stellar 'land of giants'

    Date: 2016-03-18 13:31:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:43 - ID:4536969

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - Hubble has probed a clutch of monster stars about 170,000 light-years away on the edge of our Milky Way Galaxy, the BBC reported. Some two dozen behemoths were identified, all with masses in excess of a hundred times ....

  • US embassy in Turkey warns its citizens on Nevruz

    Date: 2016-03-18 11:41:52 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:31 - ID:4535553

    ANKARA, March 18 (MENA) - The US embassy in Ankara has warned its citizens over the upcoming Nevruz celebrations in Turkey, citing increasing terrorist attacks and threats in the country, according to the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News. The US ....

  • Tunisia, Greece discuss promoting coop.

    Date: 2016-03-18 10:52:02 GMT - Tunisia - World - SN:27 - ID:4535637

    TUNIS, March 18 (MENA) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid held a meeting with Greek parliament speaker Nicholas Vujicic to discuss promoting cooperation. The meeting tackled means of enhancing cooperation in economic fields and the file of ....

  • German police raid home of two Syrians with links to IS

    Date: 2016-03-18 10:10:22 GMT - Germany - World - SN:25 - ID:4535549

    BERLIN, March 18 (MENA) - German police have raided the home of two Syrian brothers with links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, suspecting that they were preparing an attack, prosecutors in Frankfurt said. Police confiscated an ....

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