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  • Kremlin awaits Bulgaria's explanation on airspace closure

    Date: 2015-09-08 21:17:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:104 - ID:3314173

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Moscow is waiting for explanations from Sofia following the closure of the Bulgarian airspace for Russian transport planes carrying humanitarian aid to Syria, Sputnik quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying ....

  • French president, Bahraini king discuss counter-Daesh efforts

    Date: 2015-09-08 21:03:02 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:3314045

    PARIS, Sept 8 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday received Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The meeting dealt with various regional issues of common concern and efforts made to eliminate ....

  • Bulgaria denies airspace to Russian aid flights to Syria

    Date: 2015-09-08 20:21:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:98 - ID:3313721

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Bulgaria has denied its airspace to Russian aid flights to Syria, Sputnik reported on Tuesday. Bulgarian Defense Ministry spokesman Daniel Stefanov confirmed that the country had closed its airspace to Russian aircraft ....

  • Afghani air forces foil attack by Taliban, kills 22 militants

    Date: 2015-09-08 17:47:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:86 - ID:3312985

    KABUL, Sept 8 (MENA) – At least 22 Taliban militants were killed Tuesday when the Afghani air forces responded to two attacks by the terrorist group on checkpoints in the eastern Kunar province. According to Russia Today television, a statement ....

  • Top UN official urges 'global response' for asylum seekers

    Date: 2015-09-08 16:53:31 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:80 - ID:3312993

    GENEVA, Sept 8 (MENA) - A United Nations' top official in charge of migration said that the crisis rocking Europe needs a "global response" amid a warning from the European Union that the situation could last for years, ABC News reported on ....

  • Unknown gunmen kidnap undersecretary of Iraqi justice Ministry

    Date: 2015-09-08 15:26:34 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:69 - ID:3312229

    BAGHDAD, Sept 8 (MENA) – Unknown gunmen kidnapped undersecretary of Iraqi Justice Ministry Abdel Karim Fares Tuesday. The reasons behind the abduction are not yet clear. A security source said that Fares was kidnapped along with three other ....

  • Russia purchased ten Israeli drones - report

    Date: 2015-09-08 14:41:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:3311381

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia has purchased 10 Israeli intelligence-gathering drones within 2015, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. According to a report published in the Vedomosti, the Russian Defense Ministry purchased Israel Aerospace ....

  • Operations by US mission to Somalia kick off

    Date: 2015-09-08 14:14:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:3311669

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - The US Department of State has announced the commencement of operations by the United States Mission to Somalia. The new mission reflects a continuation of US efforts to normalize the US-Somalia bilateral relationship ....

  • Russia to send military aid to Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-09-08 12:53:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:3310721

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia plans to send military assistance to Afghanistan which could include helicopters, to fight Taliban and Daesh, Interfax news agency quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy as saying on Tuesday. Zamir Kabulov, ....

  • Pilots extend Lufthansa strike into Wednesday

    Date: 2015-09-08 11:27:11 GMT - Germany - World - SN:34 - ID:3309985

    BERLIN, Sept 8 (MENA) - Pilots at German airline Lufthansa said on Monday they will strike for two days this week, continuing a long-running dispute with management over early retirement provisions, media reports said. After announcing walkouts ....

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