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  • UN chief: More global action needed to promote human rights

    Date: 2015-12-10 08:02:35 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:20 - ID:3897997

    NEW YORK, Dec 10 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold. In a press release ....

  • Afghan forces repel Taliban attack on airport, 50 dead

    Date: 2015-12-10 06:55:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:3897785

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - Afghanistan says its forces have repelled a Taliban attack on the Kandahar airport that lasted more than 24 hours and killed 50 people, mainly civilians, Abc news reported. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the dead ....

  • China launches new communications satellite

    Date: 2015-12-10 05:48:27 GMT - China - World - SN:5 - ID:3897637

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - China on Thursday morning put a new communication satellite into orbit from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The "ChinaSat 1C" satellite was launched at 0:46 a.m. and carried by the Long March-3B carrier ....

  • Russian jets carried out 82 sorties, hit 204 terrorist targets in Syria

    Date: 2015-12-09 21:31:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:145 - ID:3896321

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (MENA) - Russian warplanes have carried out 82 sorties and hit 204 terrorist targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, Sputnik news agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as having said on Wednesday. "In the last 24 hours, Russian ....

  • US-led coalition targets 400 Daesh oil tankers: US defense minister

    Date: 2015-12-09 19:09:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:135 - ID:3895474

    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday said that airstrikes of the international coalition targeted 400 Daesh tanker trucks. His pronouncement came during a Capitol Hill hearing in which he defended President ....

  • Cameron, Putin hold phone conversation on Syria

    Date: 2015-12-09 18:47:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:134 - ID:3896349

    LONDON, Dec 9 (MENA) – UK Prime Minister David Cameron held a phone call Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Syria. The Prime Minister updated the President on the recent House of Commons vote and the ....

  • Over 170,000 persons flee Yemen war: UN

    Date: 2015-12-09 17:19:11 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:126 - ID:3896297

    GENEVA, Dec 9 (MENA) - The UN said Wednesday that more than 170,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen for the Horn of Africa and the Gulf, France 24 reported. "Around 170,000 Yemenis, refugees and third country nationals have fled to Djibouti, ....

  • Putin orders finance ministry to sue Ukraine over unpaid debt

    Date: 2015-12-09 16:48:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:3896030

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Finance Minister Anton Siluanov to file a lawsuit against Ukraine if Kiev fails to repay Russia's $3 billion Eurobond loan by December 20, Russia Today TV channel reported on ....

  • China urges respect for Iraqi territories

    Date: 2015-12-09 16:26:35 GMT - China - World - SN:112 - ID:3895518

    BEIJING, Dec 9 (MENA) - China called for better coordination and dialogue as Iraq demanded Turkey to withdraw its troops from northern Iraq. "China is closely following the development of the incident. We noticed that defense ministers of Turkey ....

  • Kremlin: Defense Ministry to decide which experts to invite to examine downed plane

    Date: 2015-12-09 15:30:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:3895206

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry will decide which foreign specialists are to be invited to retrieve and study data from the flight recorder of Russia’s Sukhoi-24M front-line bomber shot down over Syria, Russian presidential ....

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