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  • Washington denies Mali attackers used car with US diplomatic plates

    Date: 2015-11-20 22:24:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:3771458

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (MENA) – State Department spokesman John Kirby said some staff attached to the US embassy in Mali were staying at the Radisson Blu, but denied reports that the US ambassador to Mali was in the hotel and rumors that the attackers ....

  • No French nationals known to have been killed in Mali attack: defense minister

    Date: 2015-11-20 22:10:26 GMT - France - World - SN:107 - ID:3771418

    PARIS, Nov 20 (MENA) - French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said he was not aware of any French nationals being killed during an attack on Friday by Islamist gunmen at a hotel in Mali's capital Bamako. "At this moment there are no French ....

  • Japan has no plans to send forces to US missions in S.China Sea

    Date: 2015-11-20 21:30:10 GMT - Japan - World - SN:104 - ID:3771374

    TOKYO, Nov 20 (MENA) – Japan said Friday it has no plans for its Self-Defense Forces to take part in US freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, though Tokyo supports such missions aimed at curbing Beijing's assertive territorial ....

  • Saudi Arabia condemns Bamako terrorist attack

    Date: 2015-11-20 20:30:48 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:102 - ID:3771134

    RIYADH, Nov 20 (MENA) - Saudi Arabia on Friday condemned a terrorist attack that was launched by gunmen on Radisson Blu hotel in the Mali's capital of Bamako. The kingdom deplores every shape of terrorism, an official at the Foreign Ministry said, ....

  • Obama speaks to Italy PM about counter-terrorism

    Date: 2015-11-20 20:26:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:100 - ID:3771094

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy on Friday from Malaysia to discuss counter-terrorism cooperation and the anti-Daesh campaign. Both leaders reiterated their unwavering ....

  • French PM: Attacks death toll rises to 130

    Date: 2015-11-20 20:14:20 GMT - France - World - SN:93 - ID:3770730

    PARIS, Nov 20 (MENA) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says one more person has died as the result of last week's attacks in Paris, raising the total to 130, ABC News reported. Valls made the announcement Friday in a speech to the Senate, ....

  • US releases spy Pollard, WH says no travel to Israel

    Date: 2015-11-20 18:02:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:3770590

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (MENA) – US convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was freed Friday after decades in prison, but the White House said it has no intention of altering the conditions of his parole so he can travel back to Israel, Fox News reported. ....

  • Pope to press ahead with Africa trip despite security concerns

    Date: 2015-11-20 14:36:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:63 - ID:3769369

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (MENA) - Pope Francis won’t alter his trip next week to Africa, including stops at the sites of bloody clashes between Christians and Muslims, despite increased concerns for his safety in the wake of the Paris attacks, The Wall ....

  • Russian parliament supports tougher punishment against terrorists

    Date: 2015-11-20 13:56:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:3769005

    MOSCOW, Nov 20 (MENA) - Russian lawmakers and representatives of the civil society on Friday supported a draft resolution to impose tougher punishment against terrorists. Legislators from Russia's two chambers held an extraordinary meeting on ....

  • British Daesh fighter 'planned imminent attack' in Europe

    Date: 2015-11-20 13:16:43 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:54 - ID:3769013

    LONDON, Nov 20 (MENA) - A British Daesh fighter arrested on the eve of the Paris attacks was plotting an imminent attack in Europe, senior intelligence sources told Sky News. Aine Leslie Davis was arrested by Turkish police at a villa just a couple ....

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