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  • China supports Saudi-led Islamic coalition to combat terrorism

    Date: 2015-12-17 17:30:13 GMT - China - World - SN:105 - ID:3949177

    BEIJING, Dec 17 (MENA) - China on Thursday voiced support for an Islamic coalition of 34 countries that was announced by Saudi Arabia. "China supports the efforts made by Saudi Arabia and other countries in combating terrorism," Chinese Foreign ....

  • Cameron brands some MB factions as "possible extremists"

    Date: 2015-12-17 12:43:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:55 - ID:3946325

    LONDON, Dec 17 (MENA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has branded some factions of the Muslim Brotherhood as “possible extremists” but stopped short of immediately banning the group following a long-delayed official inquiry into its ....

  • Rio police dismantle network giving fake papers to Syrians

    Date: 2015-12-17 07:22:52 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:18 - ID:3943673

    BRASÍLIA, Dec 17 (MENA) - After an eight-month investigation, Rio police this week dismantled a network that had provided 72 Syrian immigrants with fake Brazilian identification documents, news reports have said, according to Business Standard. ....

  • Man stabs himself in head at Heathrow Airport in front of horrified passengers

    Date: 2015-12-17 07:22:05 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:17 - ID:3943749

    LONDON, Dec 17 (MENA) – A man has stabbed himself in the head at Heathrow Airport in front of horrified passengers, ITV reported on Thursday. The passenger started self-harming with a knife, purchased from a store in Heathrow Terminal 5, at ....

  • Syria settlement ‘should not hinge’ on Assad’s fate: UN chief says

    Date: 2015-12-17 06:52:32 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:10 - ID:3943481

    NEW YORK, Dec 17 (MENA) - Ending the crisis in Syria should not hinge on deciding the fate of President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday. Ahead of a new round of international talks on Syria in New York on ....

  • Merkel aims resolve to Syria conflict without Assad

    Date: 2015-12-16 21:51:47 GMT - Germany - World - SN:132 - ID:3942441

    BERLIN, Dec 16 (MENA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the goal of the diplomatic efforts was to make an end to the four-year civil war in Syria, and reach a long-term solution that didn't include Syrian President Bashar al Assad, ....

  • Turkey impounds 27 Russian ships

    Date: 2015-12-16 15:35:29 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:93 - ID:3940945

    ANKARA, Dec 16 (MENA) - As Russia has detained eight commercial ships flying Turkish flags in the Black Sea since the jet crisis erupted between the two countries, Turkey has detained a total of 27 Russian ships in a retaliatory move, as reported by ....

  • Cameron: First 1,000 refugees have arrived in UK

    Date: 2015-12-16 14:15:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:83 - ID:3939861

    LONDON, Dec 16 (MENA) - The first 1,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK have now arrived in the country, David Cameron has said, according to the BBC. The prime minister told MPs that Britain was "doing its moral duty" in funding ....

  • Serbian police arrest 2 for arms smuggling

    Date: 2015-12-16 14:13:34 GMT - Serbia - World - SN:82 - ID:3940289

    BELGRADE, Dec 16 (MENA) - Serbian police have broken up an arms-smuggling operation, arresting two suspects and confiscating explosives and automatic guns, Fox News TV channel reported on Wednesday. Police said the months-long operation involved ....

  • Italy to send 450 troops to protect Iraq's Mosul dam

    Date: 2015-12-16 14:02:57 GMT - Italy - World - SN:77 - ID:3939917

    ROME, Dec 16 (MENA) - Italy is to send 450 troops to defend Iraq's strategic Mosul dam, near the city occupied by Daesh group fighters, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced, according to Global Post. "The call (to protect the dam) was made by an ....

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