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  • UN adopts resolution to target Daesh finances

    Date: 2015-12-17 22:27:18 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:134 - ID:3950309

    NEW YORK, Dec 17 (MENA) - Finance ministers from the UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Thursday a wide-ranging resolution aimed at ramping up sanctions against Daesh and cutting off its revenue flows, Al Arabiya reported. US Treasury ....

  • Indonesian parliament speaker quits over extortion scandal

    Date: 2015-12-17 21:07:51 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:128 - ID:3950113

    JAKARTA, Dec 17 (MENA) - The speaker of Indonesia's Parliament, Setya Novanto, has resigned after allegedly demanding a $4 billion stake in the country's biggest mine, ABC News reported. Novanto quit late on Wednesday night while a parliamentary ....

  • Duma speaker describes NATO as "cancer tumor" of Europe

    Date: 2015-12-17 21:05:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:127 - ID:3950097

    MOSCOW, Dec 17 (MENA) - Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin has described NATO as a "cancer tumor" for Europe, the Tass reported. "I have a special attitude toward this organization which I consider to be a cancer tumor of the entire ....

  • Hollande says Cameron challenge to EU principles unacceptable

    Date: 2015-12-17 18:48:06 GMT - France - World - SN:114 - ID:3949549

    PARIS/BRUSSELS, Dec 17 (MENA) - French President François Hollande said Thursday it would be "unacceptable" for British Prime Minister David Cameron to question the European Union's founding principles. "If it is legitimate to listen to the ....

  • 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, ....

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