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  • Germany says flow of fighters to Syria and Iraq increasing

    Date: 2016-01-27 22:32:19 GMT - Germany - World - SN:128 - ID:4201517

    BERLIN, Jan 27 (MENA) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said the number of Islamic extremists heading to Syria and Iraq continues to grow, raising concerns over trained fighters returning who could carry out attacks in Europe. The ....

  • Rights group says West curtails Human Rights

    Date: 2016-01-27 19:31:09 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:113 - ID:4200833

    ANKARA, Jan 27 (MENA) - Western governments fearful of terror attacks and the potential threat posed by refugees are adopting counterproductive policies in the name of security, Human Rights Watch said in its world report Wednesday. According to ....

  • Rouhani arrives in Paris as Iran drums up business with France

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:59:22 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:4200421

    PARIS, Jan 27 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in France for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy. Rouhani is expected to secure valuable trade deals following the lifting of international ....

  • British forces continue to conduct air operations in the fight against Daesh

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:57:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:101 - ID:4200569

    LONDON, Jan 27 (MENA) - Daesh terrorists in both Syria and Iraq have been repeatedly struck by numerous Royal Air Force attacks over recent days, the British Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday. On Wednesday 20 January Typhoon FGR4s and Tornado ....

  • ICC authorises Russia-Georgia 'war crimes' investigation

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:32:14 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:99 - ID:4200317

    THE HAGUE, Jan 27 (MENA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorized an investigation into possible war crimes perpetrated during a conflict between Russia and Georgia, the BBC news reported. The investigation relates to the conflict ....

  • German cabinet backs deportation law for foreign criminals

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:29:50 GMT - Germany - World - SN:97 - ID:4200353

    BERLIN, Jan 27 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government backed a new law on Wednesday to make it easier to deport foreign nationals who commit crimes, in the wake of attacks on women on New Year's Eve, many blamed on migrants, ....

  • Russian, French FMs discuss over phone preparations of Geneva talks on Syria

    Date: 2016-01-27 16:28:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:96 - ID:4199885

    MOSCOW, Jan 27 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius discussed over phone preparations for Syria peace talks due to take place in Geneva on January 29. The two ministers tackled the pressing ....

  • Diplomat: Threats of extremism reinforce need to resolve Palestinian-Israeli conflict

    Date: 2016-01-27 15:40:14 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:90 - ID:4200073

    BRUSSELS, Jan 27 (MENA) - Threats of terrorism and extremism in the Middle East reinforce the need to pursue a two-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Russian Ambassador to the European Union (EU) Vladimir Chizhov was quoted by TASS ....

  • The U.S. supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017, but might take decades.

    Date: 2016-01-27 15:33:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:4199853

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (MENA) - Top US military commanders, who only a few months ago were planning to pull the last American troops out of Afghanistan by year’s end, are now quietly talking about an American commitment that could keep thousands of ....

  • Russian deputy FM discusses settlement in Syria with US ambassador

    Date: 2016-01-27 15:30:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:85 - ID:4199841

    MOSCOW, Jan 27 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and special presidential representative for the Middle east and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov and US Ambassador to Moscow John Tefft discussed the issues of facilitating soonest political settlement ....

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