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  • French justice minister resigns

    Date: 2016-01-27 10:11:33 GMT - France - World - SN:27 - ID:4196417

    PARIS, Jan 27 (MENA) – French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who has been an outspoken critic of government plans to strip French nationality from dual-citizens who are convicted of terrorism, has resigned, President François Hollande’s office ....

  • Taliban cuts off Uzbekistan's electricity to Kabul

    Date: 2016-01-27 09:59:17 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:24 - ID:4196409

    KABUL, Jan 27 (MENA) - In response to military operations by government forces against Taliban militants in Baghlan province, the insurgent group hit back by cutting off imported power from Uzbekistan to Kabul, Khaama Press reported. Taliban has ....

  • Apple iPhone sales flatline

    Date: 2016-01-27 07:04:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:4195453

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (MENA) - Apple’s iPhone sales are flatlining, the tech company said in a statement on Tuesday, as it announced a sharp slowdown in sales growth for its top-selling mobile device. The company sold 74.8m of its flagship devices ....

  • No evidence of gunfire at Naval Medical Center San Diego -- US military

    Date: 2016-01-26 21:51:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:125 - ID:4194861

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (MENA) - A report of a shooting at Naval Medical Center San Diego appears to be a false alarm, the US military indicated Tuesday. Investigators have found nothing to substantiate one person's report that someone fired gunshots ....

  • Turkish ship carrying explosives blocked in Sweden

    Date: 2016-01-26 21:38:51 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:124 - ID:4194777

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (MENA) - The Swedish authorities held on Tuesday a Middle East-bound Turkish freighter in the southwestern country. According to Russia Today satellite channel, the ship, named Whiskey Trio, raises Panamanian flag and owned by ....

  • UN chief calls for freezing settlement building

    Date: 2016-01-26 21:14:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:115 - ID:4194561

    NEW YORK, Jan 26 (MENA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Israel to freeze the construction of settlements in the West Bank, Radio Sawa, a US-funded Arabic-language radio station, reported on Tuesday. Addressing a UN Security ....

  • Plans to open fresh front on Daesh in Libya 'deeply troubling' - US paper

    Date: 2016-01-26 18:38:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:112 - ID:4193509

    NEW YORK, Jan 26 (MENA) - The New York Times on Tuesday described plans to open a US third front in the war against Daesh in Libya as "deeply troubling". The Pentagon is ramping up intelligence-gathering in Libya as the Obama administration draws ....

  • Report of active shooter at Navy medical center in San Diego

    Date: 2016-01-26 17:48:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:4194157

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (MENA) – An active shooter was reported at a building at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, prompting a lockdown, authorities reported Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, the medical center posted on its Facebook ....

  • China calls for Afghanistan reconciliation roadmap acceptable to all

    Date: 2016-01-26 16:54:56 GMT - China - World - SN:104 - ID:4193481

    BEIJING, Jan 26 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday called for concerted efforts to agree upon a reconciliation roadmap acceptable to all Afghan parties, the Global Times reported. The Afghan government and all political parties ....

  • 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 ....

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