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  • Putin vows to protect compatriots abroad, including in Libya, Syria

    Date: 2015-11-05 12:14:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:78 - ID:3672177

    MOSCOW, Nov 5 (MENA) – Russia will always protect fellow countrymen abroad, including in Yemen, Libya and Syria, Tass quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying on Thursday. "People who are not in Russia due to various reasons should be firmly ....

  • Russia offers 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Yemen

    Date: 2015-11-05 12:01:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:3671937

    MOSCOW, Nov 5 (MENA) - Russian Emergency Ministry announced that one of its planes transferred Thursday 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Yemen. The cargo consists of food stuff and tents, according to Sputnik News Agency. The same aircraft will ....

  • UNHCR launches new funding appeal for refugees as winter weather hits Europe

    Date: 2015-11-05 11:51:35 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:70 - ID:3672029

    GENEVA, Nov 5 (MENA) - With continuing high rates of refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean, UNHCR has today appealed to donors for US$96.15 million in additional support for the winter months for Greece and affected countries ....

  • US, allies to boost aid to Syria rebels

    Date: 2015-11-05 10:44:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:53 - ID:3671057

    WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (MENA) - The US and its regional allies agreed to increase shipments of weapons and other supplies to help moderate Syrian rebels hold their ground and challenge the intervention of Russia and Iran on behalf of Syrian President ....

  • Immigration min.: Canada to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

    Date: 2015-11-05 09:55:44 GMT - Canada - World - SN:43 - ID:3670629

    OTTAWA, Nov 5 (MENA) – Canada's new left-wing government has vowed to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, Immigration Minister John McCallum said on Thursday, according to Express. He added the Canadian government is committed ....

  • Former President George H.W. Bush raps Cheney, Rumsfeld in biography

    Date: 2015-11-05 09:34:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:3669921

    WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (MENA) - Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son's administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st ....

  • Afghan Taliban splinter group names Mullah Rasool as leader

    Date: 2015-11-05 06:39:22 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:4 - ID:3669477

    KABUL, Nov 5 (MENA) – A breakaway Afghan Taliban faction has appointed its own leader, underlining deep divisions in the group following the death of founder Mullah Omar, the BBC reported on Thursday. Mullah Mohammad Rasool was chosen to lead the ....

  • Serbian and Bosnian governments hold historic joint session

    Date: 2015-11-04 14:35:53 GMT - Bosnia and Herzegovina - World - SN:93 - ID:3666385

    SARAJEVO, Nov 4 (MENA) - The Serbian and Bosnian governments have held their first joint session in Sarajevo on Wednesday. The two sides are seeking to improve relations more than two decades after the conflict during the break-up of Yugoslavia, ....

  • Lavrov hopes list of ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition to emerge in coming days

    Date: 2015-11-04 12:23:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:66 - ID:3664909

    MOSCOW, Nov 4 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed hope Wednesday that a list of the so-called moderate Syrian opposition groups ready to sit down at the negotiating table would appear soon, according to Sputnik News. "The ....

  • Vienna talks on Syria ‘almost perfect’ for finding solution - Lavrov

    Date: 2015-11-04 11:56:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:57 - ID:3664601

    MOSCOW, Nov 4 (MENA) - Last week’s international talks on the Syrian crisis in Vienna was the best way of bringing peace to the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. "The ....

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