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  • No secret talks on Assad's fate says Moscow

    Date: 2015-09-14 21:19:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:106 - ID:3351829

    MOSCOW, Sept 14 (MENA) - Russia said on Monday it has not held any secret talks on the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to Sputnik news agency. The denial was made by presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov who dismissed such media ....

  • Labour leader appoints UK's new shadow cabinet

    Date: 2015-09-14 16:38:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:3350101

    LONDON, Sept 14 (MENA) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled what he called a "unifying" new shadow cabinet, naming his left-wing ally John McDonnell as shadow chancellor, the BBC reported. Defeated leadership rival Andy Burnham is shadow ....

  • UN Security Council should be expanded to 20 members - Lavrov

    Date: 2015-09-14 15:52:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:3349381

    MOSOW, Sept 14 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the United Nations' Security Council should be expanded to include 20 members. "The issue of how to expand it - by permanent or non-permanent members, or by adding ....

  • British PM says strong justifications in place to launch airstrikes against Daesh in Syria

    Date: 2015-09-14 13:06:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:55 - ID:3348461

    LONDON, Sept 14 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron believes that there are strong justifications to launch airstrikes against Daesh terrorist group in Syria, said Cameron's spokesman. The British government is planning to vote toward ....

  • Cameron to see first hand how UK aid is helping most vulnerable Syrian refugees

    Date: 2015-09-14 12:26:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:50 - ID:3347973

    LONDON, Sept 14 (MENA) - Prime Minister David Cameron visited Lebanon today to see first hand how UK aid is helping the most vulnerable people who have been driven from their homes in Syria. While there, as the UK’s aid contribution reaches £1 ....

  • 27 people injured in Spain commuter train accident

    Date: 2015-09-14 10:25:09 GMT - Spain - World - SN:35 - ID:3347325

    MADRID, Sept 14 (MENA) - Authorities in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao said a commuter train failed to stop at a city station and hit buffers, injuring 27 passengers, ABC news reported. The regional government's emergency service said that ....

  • Coalition jets conduct 25 raids against Daesh targets in Syria, Iraq

    Date: 2015-09-14 09:12:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:27 - ID:3345393

    WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (MENA) - International coalition jets have conducted 25 raids against Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq. A statement by the US Central Command said Monday fighter jets carried out seven raids in Syria and 18 in Iraq. (MENA) M A ....

  • Lavrov: Middle East issues, terrorism to figure high at UNGA meetings

    Date: 2015-09-14 08:54:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:3345949

    MOSCOW, Sept 14 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Middle East issues and combating terrorism will figure high in the agenda of the UN General Assembly meetings, set for late September. In statements carried by Russia Today, ....

  • Afghan Taliban storm Ghazni prison, freeing hundreds

    Date: 2015-09-14 08:40:01 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:23 - ID:3346153

    KABUL, Sept 14 (MENA) - Taliban militants have stormed a jail outside the central Afghan city of Ghazni, killing at least four policemen and freeing more than 350 prisoners, the BBC reported. The deputy provincial governor of Ghazni province ....

  • British gov't appoints new minister for Syrian refugees affairs

    Date: 2015-09-14 08:39:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:22 - ID:3345981

    LONDON, Sept 14 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday appointed a new minister for Syrian refugees affairs. Cameron said Watford MP Richard Harrington was appointed as a minister specifically for Syrian refugees. He said ....

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