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  • Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

    Date: 2016-01-18 21:44:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:126 - ID:4142033

    LONDON, Jan 18 (MENA) - The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on ....

  • 2 light aircraft crash near Tehran

    Date: 2016-01-18 21:28:08 GMT - Iran - World - SN:124 - ID:4142025

    TEHRAN, Jan 18 (MENA) - Two light aircraft crashed Monday in an Iranian airport. Fars reported that a Cessna 172 aircraft collided with the tail of a Piper 28 aircraft at Payam international cargo airport, located in Karaj, 40 kilometers west of ....

  • 'Limited' military communication with Russia still in place – UK Defence Secretary

    Date: 2016-01-18 21:25:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:122 - ID:4142277

    LONDON, Jan 18 (MENA) – UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has acknowledged that "limited military-to-military engagement" with Russia is still in place – not with regards to Syria operations, but in order to ensure the safety of Britain’s own ....

  • Number of South Sudanese living at UN bases tops 200,000

    Date: 2016-01-18 21:19:17 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:120 - ID:4142129

    NEW YORK, Jan 18 (MENA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan reported Monday that there were now 201,257 civilians living at six of its bases around the country. In a new report, UNMISS said 122,293 people are living in its base in Bentiu, ....

  • Talks on Syria due to be held Jan 25 — Russia’s UN envoy

    Date: 2016-01-18 21:04:50 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:118 - ID:4141833

    NEW YORK, Jan 18 (MENA) - The negotiations involving the parties to the Syrian conflict are due to take place on January 25 as planned, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin was quoted by Tass as saying on Monday. According to ....

  • Putin, Tamim agree to intensify pro-Syrian efforts, says Qatari FM

    Date: 2016-01-18 20:55:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:116 - ID:4141805

    MOSCOW, Jan 18 (MENA) - Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al Attiyah on Monday said Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani have agreed to intensify efforts to search for the settlement of the Syrian conflict, TASS ....

  • 961 foreign Daesh members from 57 countries caught in Turkey in 2015

    Date: 2016-01-18 19:59:13 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:110 - ID:4141817

    ANKARA, Jan 18 (MENA) – Some 961 foreign members of Daesh from 57 countries were caught by Turkish security forces in 2015, daily Hürriyet quoted intelligence sources as saying on Monday. The question of foreign fighters and the security of ....

  • Refugees seeking asylum in Norway go on hunger strike against deportation to Russia

    Date: 2016-01-18 18:20:24 GMT - Norway - World - SN:103 - ID:4141345

    OSLO, Jan 18 (MENA) - Refugees from the Middle East, who arrived in Norway from Russia in autumn, have gone on a hunger strike protesting against the Norwegian government's plans to send them back to Russia, the Norwegian national broadcasting (NRK) ....

  • 250 injured as heavy snow falls on eastern, northeastern Japan

    Date: 2016-01-18 17:58:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:94 - ID:4141113

    TOKYO, Jan 18 (MENA) - Heavy snow hit many areas of eastern and northeastern Japan, including downtown Tokyo and other locations usually unaccustomed to snowfall, resulting in injuries to hundreds of people and disruptions to transport systems, ....

  • 6 MB members in Gharbia remanded in custody for 15 days pending investigations

    Date: 2016-01-18 17:22:03 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:85 - ID:4140705

    TANTA, Egypt, Jan 18 (MENA) - Six members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group were remanded in custody for 15 days Monday pending further investigations. Earlier, Gharbiya security forces arrested the defendants upon a prosecution ....

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