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  • ICRC calls for immediate lifting of all sieges across Syria

    Date: 2016-01-13 21:48:30 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:154 - ID:4109277

    GENEVA, Jan 13 (MENA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday that all sieges being carried out across Syria must be ended as a matter of urgency, and because of overwhelming humanitarian needs, the international body ....

  • No apologies as Iran releases US Navy sailors

    Date: 2016-01-13 18:30:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:138 - ID:4109013

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) - The US State Department expressed gratitude to Iran on Wednesday for releasing ten US sailors, briefly detained after their two small boats drifted into Iranian waters, but denied apologizing to the controversial Middle ....

  • UN chief proposes working plan to combat violent extremism

    Date: 2016-01-13 16:20:31 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:128 - ID:4107961

    CAIRO, Jan 13 (MENA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will put forward a working plan to combat violent extremism before the UN General Assembly in a casual meeting due to be held on Friday in New York, the UN office in Cairo said on ....

  • India strongly condemns terror attack in Istanbul

    Date: 2016-01-13 16:00:27 GMT - India - World - SN:125 - ID:4108605

    NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (MENA) - India condemned the terror attack in Istanbul in which at least 10 people were killed and asserted that it unequivocally opposes terrorism in all its forms. "The Government of India strongly condemns the suicide attack ....

  • Turkey makes arrest over Istanbul suicide bombing

    Date: 2016-01-13 15:59:20 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:124 - ID:4108593

    ANKARA, Jan 13 (MENA) - One person has been arrested in connection with a suicide bombing that rocked the heart of Istanbul’s central tourist district, Turkish officials announced on Wednesday, as German officials confirmed that 10 German tourists ....

  • Moscow confirms arrest of Russians in Turkey over suspected links to Daesh

    Date: 2016-01-13 15:55:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:123 - ID:4108545

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) - The Russian Consulate in Antalya confirmed media reports that three Russians had been detained after an explosion in Istanbul’s historical center the day before claimed the lives of at least 10 people and injured at least 15 ....

  • Istanbul bombing was strike against Turkey’s economy

    Date: 2016-01-13 15:12:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:111 - ID:4107977

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) - A deadly Daesh bombing in Istanbul threatened to deal Turkey’s tourist economy a major blow, as Germany’s government warned its citizens there to avoid crowds and key landmarks and some tour agencies began to offer ....

  • No evidence Istanbul attackers targeted Germans

    Date: 2016-01-13 15:09:31 GMT - Germany - World - SN:109 - ID:4107873

    BERLIN, Jan 13 (MENA) - The Istanbul attacker was probably not targeting German tourists, Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has said, according to Deutsche Welle. Meanwhile, Germany's foreign ministry confirmed ten Germans were ....

  • Bulgarian PM: Closing of borders is necessary for halting refugee influx

    Date: 2016-01-13 15:07:32 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:108 - ID:4107857

    SOFIA, Jan 13 (MENA) - During a parliamentary question and answer session, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated that the closing of borders is necessary in order to halt the refugee influx. Borisov added that the Bulgarian government has ....

  • Daesh claims attack on Pakistan Consulate in Afghan city

    Date: 2016-01-13 14:26:40 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:99 - ID:4107241

    KABUL, Jan 13 (MENA) - Daesh on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack targeting the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. In an Arabic statement released via Twitter, the group said the attack was carried ....

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