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  • 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 ....

  • Britain to support newly-formed Muslim nations' 'ground army' against Daesh

    Date: 2015-12-16 13:17:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:66 - ID:3939637

    LONDON, Dec 16 (MENA) - Britain faced the prospect of being dragged further into the war in Syria on Tuesday night, as it was poised to support a newly-formed "ground army" from Muslim nations who could attack Daesh within weeks, according to the ....

  • Turkey closes Khabur border crossing

    Date: 2015-12-16 13:03:52 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:61 - ID:3939229

    ANKARA, Dec 16 (MENA) – Turkish authorities have blocked Khabur border crossing adjacent to the Iraqi borders and located in ┼×─▒rnak town, southeastern Turkey. This comes after the Iraqi security forces have launched a wide-scale military ....

  • Afghan authorities seize 2,000 kgs of explosives in Kabul

    Date: 2015-12-16 12:27:03 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:53 - ID:3938637

    KABUL, Dec 16 (MENA) - Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has seized 2,000 kilograms of explosive materials in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to khaama Press. A statement released on Wednesday states that the explosive materials discovered ....

  • Medical helicopter crashes in 'rugged' Arizona, killing two

    Date: 2015-12-16 12:09:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:48 - ID:3938657

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (MENA) - Two crew members were killed when a medical helicopter crashed in "rugged terrain" east of Phoenix, Arizona, late Tuesday. A third crew member on board survived the crash, the aircraft operator said. There were no ....

  • Philippine military says 18 dead in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

    Date: 2015-12-16 11:12:48 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:34 - ID:3938177

    MANILA, Dec 16 (MENA) - Heavy fighting between government forces and Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines has left at least 15 rebels and three soldiers dead, officials said. Maj. Filemon Tan, a regional military spokesman, said the ....

  • Pakistan schools close on anniversary of deadly school siege

    Date: 2015-12-16 11:11:36 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:33 - ID:3938133

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (MENA) - Pakistan has closed schools across the country for a day on the anniversary of last year's Taliban attack that killed over 150 people, 144 of them schoolchildren, according to ABC News. Government spokesman Mushtaq ....

  • Germany flies first mission to support US-led coalition

    Date: 2015-12-16 11:04:38 GMT - Germany - World - SN:29 - ID:3938077

    BERLIN, Dec 16 (MENA) – The German military says it's flown its first mission in support of the coalition effort against the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, according to the Independent. The Bundeswehr said Wednesday that a German tanker ....

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