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  • Obama says US did not impose Arab Spring

    Date: 2015-12-18 22:21:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:124 - ID:3955181

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama said on Friday that it was not the US but the Egyptian people who prompted Hosni Mubarak's fall. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Obama said that the idea that the US imposed the Arab ....

  • Obama says Daesh lost 40 percent of area under its control

    Date: 2015-12-18 21:51:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:122 - ID:3955177

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama on Friday said that said that the US-led coalition has made progress in fight against Daesh, noting the terrorist group has lost 40% of the area it once held in Iraq. During the ....

  • UNSC agree resolution on Syrian peace process

    Date: 2015-12-18 21:00:03 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:116 - ID:3955093

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – The text of a draft UN security council resolution on a Syrian peace process has been agreed by its five permanent members, The Guardian quoted diplomats as saying on Friday. The resolution, which will be presented to the ....

  • Japan hangs first man convicted by jury

    Date: 2015-12-18 20:33:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:115 - ID:3955029

    LONDON, Dec 18 (MENA) - Japan executed two criminals on Friday, including the first man convicted of murder by members of the public since juries were introduced in 2009, DailyTelegraph reported. Sumitoshi Tsuda, 63, was sentenced to death for ....

  • IOM: One million migrants to reach Europe by yearend

    Date: 2015-12-18 20:12:49 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:113 - ID:3954909

    GENEVA, Dec 18 (MENA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe by sea and land this year is expected to top the 1 million mark next week, Voice of America reported Friday. ....

  • China works hard to improve environment -- Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-12-18 18:04:21 GMT - China - World - SN:89 - ID:3954501

    BEIJING, Dec 18 (MENA) – The Chinese government has been working hard to improve the environment, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said on Friday. "We have laid down major policies, taken a range of actions, and made positive ....

  • Number of people forced to flee war, violence to hit record in 2015: UN

    Date: 2015-12-18 11:39:03 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:44 - ID:3952057

    GENEVA, Dec 18 (MENA) - The number of people who have been forced to flee war, violence and persecution looks set to soar in 2015 past last year's record of nearly 60 million, the UN said Friday, according to the Daily Mail. The UN refugee agency ....

  • Syrian accused of Daesh links arrested in German refugee camp

    Date: 2015-12-18 09:16:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:25 - ID:3951049

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - German police on Thursday arrested a Syrian refugee suspected of links to the so-called Islamic State, a German prosecutor said, highlighting the potential security risks posed by Berlin’s open-door refugee policy, ....

  • Beijing issues second red alert for heavy smog

    Date: 2015-12-18 08:53:16 GMT - China - World - SN:16 - ID:3950681

    BEIJING, Dec 18 (MENA) - Beijing has issued its second red alert for air pollution this month as a new bout of smog is forecast to hit the capital from Saturday to Tuesday, according to Xinhua Net. The red alert, the most serious level, will last ....

  • EU, Nato welcome signing of Libyan political agreement in Morocco

    Date: 2015-12-18 08:08:29 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:15 - ID:3950825

    TRIPOLI, Dec 18 (MENA) – The European Union (EU) hailed on Friday the Political Agreement inked between Libyan rival factions in the Moroccan city of Skhirat. In a press conference, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini welcomed Thursday's ....

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