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  • Military plane flying 164 Syrian refugees from Beirut to Toronto

    Date: 2015-12-10 15:33:12 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:73 - ID:3902434

    BEIRUT, Dec 10 (MENA) – A Canadian military plane has left Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport carrying the first plane load of Syrian refugees for resettlement in Canada. An airport source said the plane – a Canadian military CC-150 ....

  • Trump postpones Israel trip 'until after he is elected'

    Date: 2015-12-10 15:23:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:72 - ID:3902386

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he is postponing a planned trip to Israel. The business mogul tweeted that the trip would take place "at a later date after I become President of the US", ....

  • Afghan Intelligence Chief Rahmatullah Nabil resigns

    Date: 2015-12-10 14:58:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:3902026

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief Rahmatullah Nabil has resigned shortly after issuing an unusual statement, slamming Pakistan for supporting the anti-government elements in Afghanistan and ....

  • EU panel votes to gather airline passenger data

    Date: 2015-12-10 13:53:26 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:65 - ID:3901502

    BRUSSELS, Dec 10 (MENA) - A key committee of EU lawmakers has voted in favor of a new plan to track extremist fighters, paving the way for the long-delayed system to be approved early next year. The European Parliament Civil Liberties committee ....

  • American Muslims Raise $1,000 per hour for San Bernardino victims

    Date: 2015-12-10 12:23:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:52 - ID:3900922

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - Hundreds of Muslim-Americans have raised more than $150,000 for the families of the victims killed in the San Bernardino shooting, hoping to respond to “evil with good”, said Time Magazine. Donations have been pouring ....

  • Azerbaijan Shells Positions In Nagorno-Karabakh

    Date: 2015-12-10 12:02:58 GMT - Azerbaijan - World - SN:51 - ID:3900626

    BAKU, Dec 10 (MENA) - Azeri tanks shelled positions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region for the first time in 21 years, the Defense Ministry for the region said in a statement carried by Radio Free Europe on Thursday. "For the first time since the ....

  • Germany contributes AFN 5 bln to Afghanistan reconstruction

    Date: 2015-12-10 10:35:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:37 - ID:3899377

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - The government of Germany has pledged to contribute AFN 5 billion in a bid to start and run development projects in Afghanistan as well as covering recurrent costs, such as salaries, according to Khaama Press. An agreement ....

  • UN chief: More global action needed to promote human rights

    Date: 2015-12-10 08:02:35 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:20 - ID:3897997

    NEW YORK, Dec 10 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold. In a press release ....

  • Afghan forces repel Taliban attack on airport, 50 dead

    Date: 2015-12-10 06:55:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:3897785

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - Afghanistan says its forces have repelled a Taliban attack on the Kandahar airport that lasted more than 24 hours and killed 50 people, mainly civilians, Abc news reported. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the dead ....

  • China launches new communications satellite

    Date: 2015-12-10 05:48:27 GMT - China - World - SN:5 - ID:3897637

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - China on Thursday morning put a new communication satellite into orbit from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The "ChinaSat 1C" satellite was launched at 0:46 a.m. and carried by the Long March-3B carrier ....

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