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  • French police foil 'terror plot' in Orleans

    Date: 2015-12-22 17:41:43 GMT - France - World - SN:98 - ID:3979041

    TOULOUSE, Dec 22 (MENA) - French police foiled a terror plot aimed at police and soldiers in the central city of Orleans, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday. Two Frenchmen, aged 20 and 24, are now being held for questioning after ....

  • British foreign policy must emerge from shadow of Iraq, argues Hilary Benn

    Date: 2015-12-22 17:17:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:96 - ID:3979017

    LONDON, Dec 22 (MENA) - Hilary Benn, the UK shadow foreign secretary, is urging Labour to resist isolationism and arguing that British foreign policy has to emerge from the long shadow cast by the 2003 Iraq invasion, The Guardian reported. In ....

  • UNGA grants Union for Mediterranean observer status

    Date: 2015-12-22 15:23:36 GMT - Spain - World - SN:82 - ID:3978369

    BARCELONA, Dec 22 (MENA) - The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved on Tuesday a decision to grant the Union for the Mediterranean the observer status. The decision came in response to a request from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ....

  • Military chief urges frontline readiness against N. Korean provocations

    Date: 2015-12-22 10:02:10 GMT - south korea - World - SN:27 - ID:3974745

    SEOUL, Dec 22 (MENA) - Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Lee Sun-jin on Tuesday instructed frontline commanders to maintain tight combat readiness, citing the possibility of North Korea's unexpected military provocations, the Korean news agency Yonhap ....

  • UN resolution on Syria is shattered - Washington Post

    Date: 2015-12-22 10:01:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:3974845

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday demanding that “all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects” as well as “any indiscriminate use of weapons, ....

  • The war in Afghanistan follows Obama to his vacation in Hawaii

    Date: 2015-12-22 09:52:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:25 - ID:3974749

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (MENA) - A deeply conflicted US President Barack Obama warned earlier this year when he extended the American troop presence in Afghanistan that he did not support “the idea of endless war,” The Washington Post reported ....

  • Turkish labs turn Afghan opium into heroin for shipping to Europe - Russian anti-drug agency

    Date: 2015-12-22 09:23:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:23 - ID:3974457

    MOSCOW, Dec 22 (MENA) - Afghan opium is being processed into high-grade heroin in clandestine Turkish drug labs for distribution in Europe and Russia, Russia’s anti-drug chief has revealed. The trafficking route was exposed after a joint ....

  • All 10 passengers killed in paramilitary plane crash in India

    Date: 2015-12-22 09:05:37 GMT - India - World - SN:22 - ID:3974465

    NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (MENA) - All 10 passengers of a small plane operated by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) were killed in a crash on Tuesday morning, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported, quoting local media. According to local NDTV ....

  • S. Korea to intensify passenger pre-screening prior to flying

    Date: 2015-12-22 08:59:18 GMT - south korea - World - SN:19 - ID:3974473

    SEOUL, Dec 22 (MENA) - South Korea said Tuesday it will ban potential terrorists or other dangerous passengers from boarding any plane bound for the Asian country at the point of departure, according to Yonhap News Agency. The Ministry of ....

  • First victim pulled out two days after Shenzhen landslide

    Date: 2015-12-22 08:29:13 GMT - China - World - SN:14 - ID:3974037

    BEIJING, Dec 22 (MENA) - The first victim has been pulled from the wreckage in Shenzhen, China after a massive landslide struck the city on Sunday. Close to 3,000 people were part of the massive rescue effort after a landslide in south China, ....

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