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  • Denmark approves controversial migrant assets bill

    Date: 2016-01-26 16:35:24 GMT - Denmark - World - SN:103 - ID:4193665

    COPENHAGEN, Jan 26 (MENA) - The Danish parliament has backed a controversial proposal to confiscate asylum seekers' valuables to pay for their upkeep. According to the BBC, Denmark says the policy brings migrants in line with jobless Danes, who ....

  • Russia task in Syria to protect its interests, says Russian security council

    Date: 2016-01-26 15:45:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:4192117

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 (MENA) – The Security Council of Russia asserted Tuesday that the task of Russia in Syria is to protect its interest and also to protect the security of other states from international terror. Secretary of the council Nikolai ....

  • Saudi FM, Russian amb. discuss bilateral relations

    Date: 2016-01-26 14:47:50 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:82 - ID:4191957

    RIYADH, Jan 26 (MENA) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al Jubeir met here on Tuesday with Russian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Oleg Ozerov. The meeting, which was attended by the delegation accompanying the Russian ambassador, took up means ....

  • Kremlin calls claim of corruption against Putin "pure speculation and defamation"

    Date: 2016-01-26 13:09:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:4191077

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 (MENA) - The Russian Presidential Administration demands that the United States Treasury provides evidence to support allegations of corruption against Russian President Vladimir Putin. "If they leave such official statements ....

  • Int'l organizations appeal for collecting 550m euros for refugees

    Date: 2016-01-26 13:08:24 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:55 - ID:4190977

    GENEVA, Jan 26 (MENA) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration issued a joint humanitarian appeal for collecting 550 million euros to meet the needs of the refugees who flee their ....

  • Lavrov: Russia won’t take back refugees in Norway

    Date: 2016-01-26 11:48:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:4190525

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow does not want to take back refugees who crossed into Norway from Russia. Speaking at his annual news conference, Lavrov said: "The talk is about people who ....

  • Amr Moussa attends forum on youth, leadership in Paris

    Date: 2016-01-26 11:38:23 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:40 - ID:4190389

    CAIRO, Jan 26 (MENA) - Former Arab League (AL) chief Amr Moussa took part in a forum on youth and leadership in Paris. Moussa, with other world diplomats and politicians, attended a session on reforming the UN. Addressing the gathering, Moussa ....

  • Taliban leader killed in military operation in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-01-26 11:03:56 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:32 - ID:4189861

    KABUL, Jan 26 (MENA) - A Taliban leader and three other militants have been killed in a joint military and police operation carried out in eastern Nangarhar province, according to Khaama Press news agency. A statement released by the 201st Selab ....

  • Lavrov: Russian air group's operation turned tide in Syria

    Date: 2016-01-26 10:46:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:30 - ID:4189769

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 (MENA) - The operation of Russia’s air group in Syria has contributed a great deal to turning the tide of events in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a 2015 review news conference in Moscow on Tuesday, according to ....

  • Moscow did not suggest Syria's Assad to resign or promise asylum - Lavrov

    Date: 2016-01-26 10:20:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:22 - ID:4189737

    MOSCOW, Jan 26 (MENA) - Russia did not try to convince Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign and did not promise him asylum, Sputnik quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying Tuesday. “That’s false. There was no need for such a ....

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