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  • Afghan President: current peace mechanism requires reform

    Date: 2015-09-12 18:31:11 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:88 - ID:3338117

    KABUL, Sept 12 (MENA) – Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the current peace mechanism in the country requires reform, Khaama News Agency reported. While talking to local elders from Kandahar, Zabul, Urozgan, Helmand, Nimroz ....

  • Ban Ki-moon favors investigation into chlorine use in Syria

    Date: 2015-09-12 18:30:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:3338173

    MOSCOW, Sept 12 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon intends to discuss the situation in Syria with the foreign ministers of the Security Council permanent members and ensure that a group is set up to investigate the suspected use of chlorine ....

  • Thousands join Solidarity with Refugees rally in London

    Date: 2015-09-12 17:04:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:83 - ID:3337769

    LONDON, Sept 12 (MENA) - Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of central London for a rally in support of refugees, with similar events taking place in other European capitals, The Guardian reported. The Solidarity with ....

  • Gas cylinder blast kills 104 in India

    Date: 2015-09-12 15:11:42 GMT - India - World - SN:65 - ID:3336593

    NEW DELHI, Sept 12 (MENA) - At least 104 people have been killed when a gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant in central India, local media reports said. The death toll rose rapidly from an initial count of 20 after rescuers recovered dozens ....

  • Conditions in Austria 'extremely precarious'- interior minister

    Date: 2015-09-12 08:33:29 GMT - Austria - World - SN:20 - ID:3333785

    VIENNA, Sept 12 (MENA) – Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner has said the conditions in Austria became "extremely precarious", but stressed a decision to close the border to Hungary would be a "last resort". The flood of asylum seekers ....

  • Austria adopts new measures for refugee integration

    Date: 2015-09-12 07:12:40 GMT - Austria - World - SN:12 - ID:3333501

    VIENNA, Sept 12 (MENA) – In an attempt to integrate the migrants and refugees into the society, Austria has set up a new fund to speed up the efforts of achieving such endeavor. The 145 million euros fund will finance different projects which ....

  • Catalan independence rally in Barcelona draws thousands

    Date: 2015-09-11 20:31:41 GMT - Spain - World - SN:99 - ID:3332781

    BARCELONA, Sept 11 (MENA) - Thousands of Catalans gathered in Barcelona on Friday to show support for independence from Spain, the BBC reported. Organizers had hoped to attract at least 500,000 people using the slogan "Let's start building a new ....

  • British RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Blackjack bombers

    Date: 2015-09-11 18:16:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:3332269

    LONDON, Sept 11 (MENA) - The British RAF Typhoon fighters have scrambled to intercept Russian long-range bombers flying north of the UK, The Guardian reported Friday. The incident on Thursday saw jets from RAF Lossiemouth called to the ....

  • Nuke test, missile launch by N. Korea may lead to loudspeaker broadcasts - S. Korean military official

    Date: 2015-09-11 18:15:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:85 - ID:3332245

    SEOUL, Sept 11 (MENA) - A nuclear test or a test-launch of long-range missiles by North Korea would constitute an "abnormal situation," in which South Korea would be compelled to resume its loudspeaker broadcasts against the North under a recent ....

  • Sweden summons Russia ambassador after NATO threat

    Date: 2015-09-11 18:04:22 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:83 - ID:3332253

    STOCKHOLM, Sept 11 (MENA) - Sweden has summoned Russia's ambassador to explain comments from Moscow warning of "consequences" if Sweden joins NATO, the BBC reported. "It is not acceptable to make threats," said the Swedish Foreign Minister, ....

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