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  • 480 Palestinian pilgrims back home via Rafah terminal

    Date: 2015-09-30 16:14:58 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:71 - ID:3444521

    RAFAH, Sept 30 (MENA) - As many as 480 Palestinian pilgrims crossed Rafah border terminal, returning to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. More pilgrims are expected to return home via the crossing in the coming days. (MENA) A H E/M O H ....

  • Russian airstrikes hit Islamic state in Syria

    Date: 2015-09-30 15:13:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:66 - ID:3443525

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (MENA) - Russia's defense ministry says its jets are carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria. The ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies that Russian jets are carrying out targeted ....

  • Abbas condemns Bethlehem monastery arson

    Date: 2015-09-30 15:09:48 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:64 - ID:3443533

    BEIRUT, Sept 30 (MENA) – Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi on Wednesday received a phone call from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. During the call, Abbas condemned burning of a part of St. Charbel Monastery in Bethlehem ....

  • Combating terrorism should be carried out according to UNSC decisions - Putin

    Date: 2015-09-30 15:02:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:3443709

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that fighting terrorism should be carried out according to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions or at the request of the violence-hit countries. The president's ....

  • Russia begins conducting airstrikes in Syria, U.S. official says

    Date: 2015-09-30 15:00:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:59 - ID:3443169

    WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (MENA) - Russian warplanes launched airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, a U.S. official said, after Russia’s parliament granted President Vladimir Putin authorization to use military force in the multi-layered conflict. A U.S. ....

  • Damascus: Assad asked Putin for military aid

    Date: 2015-09-30 13:37:02 GMT - Syria - World - SN:56 - ID:3443105

    DAMASCUS, Sept 30 (MENA) - The Syrian presidency said on Wednesday any increase in Russian military support to Syria was the result of a request President Bashar al Assad had sent to his Russian counterpart in that regard, Channel News Asia ....

  • Riyadh, Moscow aim at having sustainable, strategic relations: envoy

    Date: 2015-09-30 12:39:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:49 - ID:3442441

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (MENA) – The relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia have entered a new and different stage, said Saudi Ambassador in Moscow Abdulrahman Al-Rassi on Wednesday. In statements earlier in the day, Al-Rassi stressed that ....

  • Russia approves use of force in Syria

    Date: 2015-09-30 12:14:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:3442197

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (MENA) - The Russian parliament's upper house has given President Vladimir Putin formal permission to carry out air strikes in Syria, the Kremlin chief of staff says. 'The Federation Council unanimously supported the president's ....

  • Russians tell US to remove warplanes from Syria, senior official says

    Date: 2015-09-30 10:28:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:3441405

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (MENA) - Russian officials have demanded that American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, a senior U.S. official told Fox News early Wednesday. The official told Fox News that Russian diplomats sent an official demarche ....

  • UK Labour leader calls for reaching political solution to Syria crisis

    Date: 2015-09-30 08:44:45 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:3440365

    LONDON, Sept 30 (MENA) – UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said there must be a political solution to the Syrian crisis, according to ITV News. He has already made his views on the Syria debate clear and called for a United Nations security ....

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