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  • Menem sentenced to jail for embezzlement

    Date: 2015-12-02 09:27:08 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:23 - ID:3846857

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 2 (MENA) - A federal court in Argentina has sentenced former President Carlos Menem to four-and-a-half years in jail for embezzlement, the BBC reported Wednesday. Mr Menem, 85, enjoys immunity as a senator and is unlikely to be ....

  • Park vows to provide more than US$11 mln in aid to African countries

    Date: 2015-12-02 08:51:39 GMT - France - World - SN:18 - ID:3846601

    PARIS, Dec 2 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has pledged to provide more than US$11 million to 10 African countries over the next five years for vocational training, calling education a solution to ending violent extremism and "an ....

  • COS: U.S. has not contained ISIS

    Date: 2015-12-02 06:46:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:3845953

    WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (MENA) - The nation’s top military officer has said the U.S. has “not contained” the Islamic State, contradicting President Obama’s reassuring remarks last month just before the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Washinton Times ....

  • Parliamentary panel votes against Cameron's motion to bomb Daesh in Syria

    Date: 2015-12-01 21:55:43 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:116 - ID:3844614

    LONDON, Dec 1 (MENA) – The foreign affairs committee in the British parliament unanimously rejected UK Prime Minister David Cameron's motion for launching airstrikes against Daesh militants in Syria. Four members against three said the motion of ....

  • Blast hits metro station in Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:55:31 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:94 - ID:3844049

    ANKARA, Dec 1 (MENA) - A blast rocked a metro station in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. The cause of the blast is still unknown, with reports suggesting that it was caused by a roadside bomb. Governor of Istanbul Vasic Shahin said one person ....

  • Netanyahu confirms Israel strikes Syria ‘from time to time’

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:53:23 GMT - Israel - World - SN:92 - ID:3843722

    GAZA CITY, Dec 1 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday acknowledged the Israel Air Force operates in Syria “from time to time” to thwart weapons transfers to Lebanon, The Times of Israel reported. Speaking at the Galilee ....

  • NATO ministers discuss measures to defend Turkish airspace

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:51:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:3843342

    WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (MENA) - Western allies are debating stepped-up measures to help defend the Turkish border after the country shot down a Russian jet last week, Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Foreign ministers from North Atlantic Treaty ....

  • Russia won't make quick u-turn on Syria - Obama

    Date: 2015-12-01 16:44:25 GMT - France - World - SN:89 - ID:3843350

    PARIS, Dec 1 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that persuading Russia to change course over Syria in order to tackle Daesh would take a long time. Speaking to reporters at the global climate talks in Paris, he predicted that ....

  • French authorities ban demos in Le Bourget on climate change summit

    Date: 2015-12-01 14:36:44 GMT - France - World - SN:69 - ID:3841973

    PARIS, Dec 1 (MENA) – French authorities banned demonstrations in Le Bourget where the 21st United Nations Climate Conference is held from December 1 to 13. Paris police said in a statement the ban could be followed by similar procedures in other ....

  • Russian PM signs decree on economic sanctions against Turkey

    Date: 2015-12-01 14:29:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:67 - ID:3842550

    MOSCOW, Dec 1 (MENA) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the implementation of special economic measures against Turkey, the press service of the Russian government said on Tuesday. Medvedev signed a decree on the measures ....

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