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  • Blast hits metro station in Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:55:31 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:94 - ID:3844049

    ANKARA, Dec 1 (MENA) - A blast rocked a metro station in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. The cause of the blast is still unknown, with reports suggesting that it was caused by a roadside bomb. Governor of Istanbul Vasic Shahin said one person ....

  • Netanyahu confirms Israel strikes Syria ‘from time to time’

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:53:23 GMT - Israel - World - SN:92 - ID:3843722

    GAZA CITY, Dec 1 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday acknowledged the Israel Air Force operates in Syria “from time to time” to thwart weapons transfers to Lebanon, The Times of Israel reported. Speaking at the Galilee ....

  • NATO ministers discuss measures to defend Turkish airspace

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:51:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:3843342

    WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (MENA) - Western allies are debating stepped-up measures to help defend the Turkish border after the country shot down a Russian jet last week, Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Foreign ministers from North Atlantic Treaty ....

  • Russia won't make quick u-turn on Syria - Obama

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:44:25 GMT - France - World - SN:89 - ID:3843350

    PARIS, Dec 1 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that persuading Russia to change course over Syria in order to tackle Daesh would take a long time. Speaking to reporters at the global climate talks in Paris, he predicted that ....

  • French authorities ban demos in Le Bourget on climate change summit

    Date: 2015-12-01 14:36:44 GMT - France - World - SN:69 - ID:3841973

    PARIS, Dec 1 (MENA) – French authorities banned demonstrations in Le Bourget where the 21st United Nations Climate Conference is held from December 1 to 13. Paris police said in a statement the ban could be followed by similar procedures in other ....

  • Russian PM signs decree on economic sanctions against Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-01 14:29:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:67 - ID:3842550

    MOSCOW, Dec 1 (MENA) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the implementation of special economic measures against Turkey, the press service of the Russian government said on Tuesday. Medvedev signed a decree on the measures ....

  • Russian troops to take part in seven international military drills in 2016

    Date: 2015-12-01 12:40:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:3841202

    MOSCOW, Dec 1 (MENA) - Russian Army servicemen will take part in seven international military drills next year, including maneuvers with troops from the member-countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai ....

  • France increases its support to Africa by $2bn

    Date: 2015-12-01 12:10:54 GMT - France - World - SN:40 - ID:3841170

    LE BOURGET, France, Dec 1 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday pledged to increase French funding for supporting new and renewable energy in Africa by more than 2 billion dollars during the period 2016-2020. The remark was made in ....

  • Pentagon urges Russia not to use air-to-air missiles against int'l coalition

    Date: 2015-12-01 07:41:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:3838178

    MOSCOW, Dec 1 (MENA) - Russia’s arming its Su-34 warplanes in Syria with air-to-air missiles can only complicate an already difficult situation in Syria’s airspace, Pentagon spokesperson Michelle Baldanza has told TASS. "Such systems will further ....

  • By ‘covering’ Turkey politically, NATO took responsibility for downing of Russian Su-24 – envoy

    Date: 2015-12-01 07:40:53 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:14 - ID:3838290

    BRUSSELS, Dec 1 (MENA) - By refusing to render an opinion on Turkey’s “intentional” downing of Russia’s bomber over Syria, and instead providing Ankara with political backing, NATO’s leadership has taken responsibility for the incident, Russia’s ....

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