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  • French authorities re-close Eiffel Tower

    Date: 2015-11-17 13:38:47 GMT - France - World - SN:100 - ID:3749053

    PARIS, Nov 17 (MENA) - French authorities Tuesday re-closed the Eiffel Tower after re-opening it Monday night. The tower was first closed following the terrorist attacks that hit Paris Friday night, killing 129 people and wounding 352 ....

  • British jets kill 30 Daesh militants in Iraq

    Date: 2015-11-17 13:16:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:96 - ID:3749141

    LONDON, Nov 17 (MENA) - RAF Tornado fighter jets have bombed a group of more than 30 Daesh militants attacking Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, The Independent quoted the British Ministry of Defense as saying on Tuesday. A GR4 patrol of the ....

  • Migrant flows from Turkey to Greece remain high, says IOM

    Date: 2015-11-17 12:51:18 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:82 - ID:3748465

    GENEVA, Nov 17 (MENA) - Migrant flows from Turkey to the Greek islands have remained high over the past two weeks with over 70,000 migrants and refugees arriving in Greece since the beginning of November, said the International Organization for ....

  • Kerry says concerted efforts needed against terrorism

    Date: 2015-11-17 12:36:19 GMT - France - World - SN:78 - ID:3748253

    PARIS, Nov 17 (MENA) – US State Secretary John Kerry said Tuesday the recent terror attacks against France and other countries show that concerted efforts are needed to prevent them. “We have to step up our efforts to hit them at the core where ....

  • Daesh responsible for ‘exporting’ terrorism to other countries — Kremlin

    Date: 2015-11-17 12:34:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:3748621

    MOSCOW, Nov 17 (MENA) – The so-called Islamic State terrorist group is responsible for the "export" of terrorist crimes to other countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, according to Tass News Agency. "Daesh is a terrorist ....

  • Putin's plans to attend Paris climate change conference: Advisor

    Date: 2015-11-17 12:18:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:72 - ID:3748477

    MOSCOW, Nov 17 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has not reversed his plans to take part in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, due to open in Paris on November 30, said Putin’s adviser for climate issues on Tuesday. "If the ....

  • At least 12 killed as Jaffar Express train derails near Bolan

    Date: 2015-11-17 11:58:37 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:69 - ID:3748373

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 17 (MENA) - At least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured on Tuesday when the locomotive and several bogies of the Jaffar Express train derailed near Bolan area of Balochistan, Geo News quoted administration and railway ....

  • UN warns states against 'backtracking' on migrant commitments

    Date: 2015-11-17 11:42:25 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:62 - ID:3748033

    GENEVA, Nov 17 (MENA) - The United Nations on Tuesday called on states not to "backtrack" on pledges made to host migrants and refugees, including from Syria, in the wake of the attacks in Paris. "We are concerned about the reactions from some ....

  • US State Department approves Saudi Arabia arms sale

    Date: 2015-11-17 11:41:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:61 - ID:3746997

    WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (MENA) - The US State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion (£848.6m) worth of bombs to Saudi Arabia, as its military carries out air strikes in neighboring Yemen, the BBC reported Tuesday. The sale, if it is not ....

  • US president, Australian PM discuss ramping up pressure on Daesh

    Date: 2015-11-17 11:27:37 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:55 - ID:3747545

    MANILA, Nov 17 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have discussed the fight against the "Islamic extremism" and the need to ramp up pressure against the so-called Islamic State group, ....

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