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  • 2,000 miles from Syria, Daesh is trying to lure recruits in Somalia

    Date: 2015-12-25 11:21:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:28 - ID:3991777

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - Two thousand miles from Syria, the so-called Islamic State is trying to expand its territory by establishing a branch in what its fighters call the “little emirate”: the war-torn country of Somalia, according to the ....

  • Tornadoes, storms kill 14 people in south-eastern US

    Date: 2015-12-25 10:57:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:17 - ID:3991769

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - Storms and tornadoes have killed at least 14 people and left dozens injured after they ripped through large swathes of the south-eastern United States, ABC news reported Friday. Homes were badly damaged or even ....

  • U.S. ramps up airstrikes on Ramadi to dislodge dwindling Daesh fighters

    Date: 2015-12-25 07:08:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:3991101

    WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (MENA) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Daesh terrorists on Thursday ramped up airstrikes against the group in Ramadi, while advancing Iraqi troops stalled just outside the city center for a second straight day, according to the ....

  • US Embassy issues Christmas alert for Westerners in China's Sanlitun

    Date: 2015-12-24 21:18:21 GMT - China - World - SN:113 - ID:3990821

    BEIJING, Dec 24 (MENA) - The U.S. Embassy has received information of possible threats against Westerners in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, on or around Christmas Day, according to ABC News. "U.S. citizens are urged to exercise heightened ....

  • Russia, India back Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

    Date: 2015-12-24 20:27:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:106 - ID:3990701

    MOSCOW, Dec 24 (MENA) - Russia and India voiced staunch support for Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a joint statement after talks in Moscow, ....

  • Istanbul: Iranian plane crashes into barrier

    Date: 2015-12-24 18:25:45 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:93 - ID:3990057

    ISTANBUL, Dec 24 (MENA) - An Iranian plane on Thursday skid off a runway and crashed into a concrete barrier in Istanbul Atatürk Airport, forcing the evacuation of its passengers, Hurriyet Daily News reported. The incident took place as a Mahan ....

  • China urged to play more active role in fighting Daesh

    Date: 2015-12-24 15:58:26 GMT - Iran - World - SN:73 - ID:3989389

    TEHRAN, Dec 24 (MENA) - China should play a more active role in fighting Daesh group, a senior figure in a body that advises Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday, according to Fars news agency. China relies on the Middle East for oil supplies, ....

  • Russia must work on returning to growth, says Putin

    Date: 2015-12-24 13:36:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:53 - ID:3988269

    MOSCOW, Dec 24 (MENA) - Russia’s government should work on returning the oil-dependent economy to growth despite a prolonged period of low crude prices, President Vladimir Putin said. Speaking to government officials, Putin praised their work ....

  • Austrian radio station punishes DJ who played Last Christmas 24 times

    Date: 2015-12-23 22:03:29 GMT - Austria - World - SN:57 - ID:3985137

    VIENNA, Dec 23 (MENA) - An Austrian radio station has punished one of its DJs after he barricaded himself in the studio and played Wham!’s Last Christmas 24 times in a row, the Guardian reported Wednesday. It was only when the DJ’s daughter ....

  • Turkey de facto admitted attack on Su-24 was pre-planned, says Russian defense ministry

    Date: 2015-12-23 21:09:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:3985077

    MOSCOW, Dec 23 (MENA) - Turkish officials released a statement containing precise information on all Russian sorties in Syria, showing that Ankara practically planned the downing of the Su-24 jet, Sputnik news quoted the Russian Defense Ministry ....

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