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  • UN security council is failing Syria, Ban Ki-moon admits

    Date: 2015-09-07 14:51:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:66 - ID:3304917

    NEW YORK, Sept 7 (MENA) - The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has admitted that the UN security council is failing Syria because of big power divisions which have prevented action to end a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and ....

  • French president to open Tuesday conference on victims of ethnic, religious persecution

    Date: 2015-09-07 14:39:23 GMT - France - World - SN:64 - ID:3304377

    PARIS, Sept 7 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande will open on Tuesday a conference on victims of ethnic and religious persecution in the Middle East. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh ....

  • Dick Cheney says the European refugee crisis is a 'direct consequence' of President Obama's failed foreign policy

    Date: 2015-09-07 06:01:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:5 - ID:3301037

    WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (MENA) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney blamed President Obama for the European refugee crisis on Sunday. While speaking on 'Fox News Sunday' with Chris Wallace, Cheney said the crisis is 'a direct consequence' of Obama's ....

  • Former Greek PM warns against return to 'corrupt' past

    Date: 2015-09-06 22:10:51 GMT - Greece - World - SN:106 - ID:3300781

    ATHENS, Sept 6 (MENA) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday the upcoming national election is a battle between his "honorable" government of the past seven months and "the dark period of corruption, cronyism and power networks" ....

  • Turkey's PM cuts short visit to follow up attack on military personnel

    Date: 2015-09-06 21:27:07 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:100 - ID:3300613

    ANKARA, Sept 6 (MENA) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cut short a visit to the city of Konya after an attack against Turkish soldiers. Davutoglu returned back to the Turkish capital of Ankara to convene a security meeting, ABC News ....

  • Austria plans to close border as refugee crisis grows

    Date: 2015-09-06 21:21:16 GMT - Austria - World - SN:98 - ID:3300533

    VIENNA, Sept 6 (MENA) - Austria warned on Sunday that it planned to close its border again to refugees and migrants as thousands of people travelled across on their way to Germany, and splits on how to handle the crisis deepened across Europe, The ....

  • UN demands evacuation of thousands of refugees from Lesbos

    Date: 2015-09-06 20:03:05 GMT - Greece - World - SN:93 - ID:3300213

    ATHENS, Sept 6 (MENA) - The United Nations refugee agency has called for the emergency evacuation 17,000 refugees crammed on the Greek island of Lesbos, Euronews reported. The refugees are sleeping rough around the port area as they wait for the ....

  • Guatemalans heads for polls to pick up new president

    Date: 2015-09-06 20:01:40 GMT - Guatemala - World - SN:92 - ID:3300277

    GUATEMALA, Sept 4 (MENA) - Guatemalans are heading to the polls in presidential elections amid a deep political crisis, the BBC reported Sunday. Former President Otto Perez Molina resigned earlier this week and was swiftly arrested over a customs ....

  • China, Pakistan launch joint air drill

    Date: 2015-09-06 18:53:11 GMT - China - World - SN:89 - ID:3300081

    BEIJING, Sept 6 (MENA) - "Shaheen (Eagle)-4," a joint drill between the air forces of China and Pakistan, began on Sunday in China, Xinhua reported. The Chinese contingent includes fighter jets, fighter bombers and early warning planes while its ....

  • French people support sending troops to Syria to fight Daesh

    Date: 2015-09-06 16:08:27 GMT - France - World - SN:68 - ID:3298761

    PARIS, Sept 6 (MENA) - A poll conducted by Odoxa for Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France daily showed that 61 per cent said they would back France's participation in ground troops to Syria to fight Daesh. France was the first country to join the ....

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