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  • China reiterates stance on Syrian issue

    Date: 2015-12-25 21:26:54 GMT - China - World - SN:79 - ID:3994325

    BEIJING, Dec 25 (MENA) – China again made clear its principled position on the issue of Syria during Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister's visit, that is, we should stay committed to a political resolution, a Syrian-led process and ....

  • Sangin district in state control -- Afghan officials

    Date: 2015-12-25 21:18:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:75 - ID:3994317

    KABUL, Dec 25 (MENA) – Afghan officials say a district in the southern province of Helmand besieged by the Taliban for more than a week remains under government control as fighting continues, Dawn News reported on Friday. Akhtar Muhammad, a ....

  • Pope Francis backs peace efforts in Christmas Day message

    Date: 2015-12-25 19:14:01 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:74 - ID:3994277

    VATICAN CITY, Dec 25 (MENA) – Pope Francis tackled war, terrorism and the migrant crisis in a wide-ranging Christmas message, calling for peace and reconciliation around the world, the BBC reported on Friday. The pontiff said he prayed for the ....

  • Flood-hit England in Christmas rain alert

    Date: 2015-12-25 17:10:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:60 - ID:3993841

    LONDON, Dec 25 (MENA) – Flood-hit English areas are braced for further problems with more heavy rain forecast for Christmas night and Boxing Day, the BBC reported on Friday. The British Met Office issued an amber warning for Cumbria with up to ....

  • China confirms Japanese woman held for spying

    Date: 2015-12-25 17:09:18 GMT - China - World - SN:59 - ID:3993797

    BEIJING, Dec 25 (MENA) - China's Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed that a Japanese Woman has been taken into custody in Shanghai on suspicion of spying. Spokesman for the ministry Lu Kang told a regular news conference that authorities of ....

  • Pakistani army chief to visit Kabul Sunday

    Date: 2015-12-25 16:58:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:57 - ID:3993845

    KABUL, Dec 25 (MENA) - Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif will visit Kabul on Sunday, local media reported on Friday. A spokesman for the Pakistani military media wing Asim Bajwa said during his day-long visit the army chief will ....

  • 208 killed in major anti-PKK operation in Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-25 14:31:16 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:46 - ID:3993117

    ANKARA, Dec 25 (MENA) - At least 208 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been killed in a vast operation against the group, Anadolu news agency reported Friday. The Turkish army said that the operation was launched mainly ....

  • Indian PM arrives in Pakistan on his way back from Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-12-25 12:44:10 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:39 - ID:3992569

    LAHORE, Dec 25 (MENA) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Pakistan at the Allama Iqbal Airport in Lahore on Friday as part of a surprise visit, Geo News Reported. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received his Indian counterpart along with ....

  • Over 200 flights cancelled as heavy smog blankets Beijing

    Date: 2015-12-25 11:51:27 GMT - China - World - SN:35 - ID:3992301

    BEIJING, Dec 25 (MENA) - More than 200 flights were cancelled at the Beijing International Airport Friday morning as a thick cloud of smog shrouded the Chinese capital, the China Daily reported. Out of the 554 planned flights, 200 were already ....

  • Russia ready to provide US-led coalition with Daesh-related info

    Date: 2015-12-25 11:49:39 GMT - Russia - World - SN:34 - ID:3992277

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) - Russia is prepared to share information with the US-led coalition and expects the same from its partners, Sputnik news agency reported Friday. “We are ready to provide our partners with the coordinates of Daesh facilities ....

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