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  • Sacha Baron Cohen and wife Isla Fisher donate US$1m to support Syria conflict victims

    Date: 2015-12-29 07:48:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:8 - ID:4012449

    LONDON, Dec 29 (MENA) - Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher are donating one million US dollars (€910,000) to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria, The Independent reported ....

  • MENA agenda for Tuesday, December 29

    Date: 2015-12-29 06:40:18 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:3 - ID:4012229

    CAIRO, The Antiquities Ministry receives two artifacts from the Foreign Ministry HQ that were retrieved from Austria and Germany. CAIRO, Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange Mohamed Omran holds a press conference to review the bourse’s activities in ....

  • US defense secretary congratulates Iraq on retaking Ramadi

    Date: 2015-12-28 23:02:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:4011989

    WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi on retaking Ramadi, after Iraqi forces declared earlier in the day that they had regained control on the city. "The expulsion ....

  • UK congratulates Iraq over Ramadi liberation

    Date: 2015-12-28 22:45:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:100 - ID:4011877

    LONDON, Dec 28 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond congratulated on Monday the Iraqi government over the liberation of Ramadi city from the terrorist group of Daesh. In a statement, he said "this is the latest in a series of significant ....

  • Libyan PM meets Italian counterpart

    Date: 2015-12-28 22:37:49 GMT - Libya - World - SN:99 - ID:4011837

    TRIPOLI, Dec 28 (MENA) - Libyan Prime Minister Faiz al Siraj held a meeting Monday with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi to discuss a recent deal signed in Morocco among the Libyan factions to form a unity government. Renzi voiced full ....

  • EU reiterates respect for religious sanctities in Al Quds

    Date: 2015-12-28 22:08:10 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:95 - ID:4011709

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec 28 (MENA) – The European Union has reiterated on Monday the necessity of respecting holy places in Al Quds. This came in a letter sent to Iyad Madani, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), ....

  • Germany: NATO to send surveillance planes to Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-28 21:44:26 GMT - Germany - World - SN:91 - ID:4011701

    BERLIN, Dec 28 (MENA) – German officials said NATO plans to deploy AWACS surveillance planes to Turkey as part of a package of reassurance measures recently agreed by the alliance, ABC News reported on Monday. The deployment will be a "purely ....

  • Anonymous 'foils ISIS terror plot on Italy'

    Date: 2015-12-28 19:00:53 GMT - Italy - World - SN:78 - ID:4011373

    ROME, Dec 28 (MENA) - Anonymous hackers claim to have foiled an Islamic State terror attack on Italy after beefing up operations in the wake of the Paris atrocities, The Daily Mail reported on Monday. The internet activists used their Operation ....

  • Moscow refutes reports about cancellation of Russian delegations' visits to Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2015-12-28 18:44:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:77 - ID:4011261

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - Information about the cancellation of the Russian delegations’ visits to Saudi Arabia contradicts reality, Russian presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev is holding intensive contacts in the Middle East these days, ....

  • Kiev moves 182 units of military equipment to contact line in Donbas

    Date: 2015-12-28 18:36:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:72 - ID:4010981

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - Ukrainian Armed Forces have moved 182 units of military equipment and 420 personnel to the contact line in Donbas over the last week, TASS quoted the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) defense ministry spokesman ....

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