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  • Moroccan Dutch woman elected President of Netherlands’ Parliament

    Date: 2016-01-14 07:46:30 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:16 - ID:4111101

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 14 (MENA) - Moroccan-Dutch Khadija Arib of the Labour Party (PvdA) was elected on Wednesday as the new chairwoman of the House of Representatives, according to Morocco World News. After four rounds of voting, she came out as the ....

  • Australia declines US request to increase military commitment in Middle East

    Date: 2016-01-14 07:34:40 GMT - Australia - World - SN:14 - ID:4111145

    CANBERRA, Jan 14 (MENA) - Australia has formally declined a request from the United States to increase its military commitment in the Middle East, ABC news reported on Thursday. US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter asked all countries involved in ....

  • Indonesian president: Situation under control, urges people to remain calm

    Date: 2016-01-14 07:12:48 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:13 - ID:4111013

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said in a statement on national TV the situation is under control and is calling on people to remain calm, ABC News reported on Thursday. Jokowi says: "The state, nation and people ....

  • Guatemala swears in comedian Morales Thursday

    Date: 2016-01-14 06:57:24 GMT - Guatemala - World - SN:11 - ID:4110953

    GUATEMALA, Jan 14 (MENA) - Television comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as the new president Thursday in Guatemala, Sky news reported. The former comic, 46, won fame on television for playing a country bumpkin who nearly becomes president. He ....

  • US embassy in Jakarta issues warning after reports of explosions

    Date: 2016-01-14 06:55:18 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:10 - ID:4110945

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) – All US citizens in Jakarta have been advised to shelter in place and monitor local and international media until the situation there becomes clearer, the American embassy said in its second emergency message following ....

  • 6 killed as massive blasts, gunfire rock Jakarta

    Date: 2016-01-14 05:55:57 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:4 - ID:4110745

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) - At least six people were killed amid several large explosions and gunshots Thursday near a popular shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, ABC news reported quoting police. A national police spokesman told reporters that ....

  • Bombs, gunfire hit Jakarta

    Date: 2016-01-14 05:31:58 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:2 - ID:4110685

    JAKARTA, Jan 14 (MENA) - A series of bomb blasts have rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, followed by reports of continuing gunfire and at least three people killed, the BBC reported. Blasts hit several locations, including the Sarinah ....

  • 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 ....

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