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  • S. Korea re-elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:24:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:27 - ID:3625901

    SEOUL, Oct 29 (MENA) - South Korea has been re-elected to serve a fourth term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in recognition of its contributions to the protection and promotion of human rights around the world, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, ....

  • 105-year-old Afghan refugee seeks better life in Europe

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:07:58 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:25 - ID:3625785

    KABUL, Oct 29 (MENA) - A 105-year-old Afghan refugee has arrived in a Croatian refugee camp seeking a better life in Europe where she does not have to worry about bomb blasts and fighting, according to Khaama Press. Bibihal Uzbeki, is among tens of ....

  • More than 50,000 North Koreans forced to work abroad: UN

    Date: 2015-10-29 07:29:53 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:15 - ID:3625201

    NEW YORK, Oct 29 (MENA) - More than 50,000 North Koreans have been sent to work abroad, mainly in Russia and China, in conditions that a UN rights expert said Wednesday amounted to forced labor, according to Daily Mail. UN special rapporteur ....

  • Merkel, Li urge political solution to Syrian crisis

    Date: 2015-10-29 07:02:58 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:3625141

    BEIJING, Oct 29 (MENA) - Germany and China have agreed on finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria, Deutsche Welle reported on Thursday. "We need a diplomatic political solution," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Beijing on ....

  • France, Russia FMs meet on Syria talks

    Date: 2015-10-28 22:48:00 GMT - France - World - SN:138 - ID:3624113

    PARIS, Oct 28 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday he had discussed the outcomes of Tuesday's meeting on Syria in Paris with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. "I spoke with my Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to ....

  • Assad accuses France of supporting 'terrorist' groups in Syria

    Date: 2015-10-28 22:20:19 GMT - Syria - World - SN:135 - ID:3623505

    DAMASCUS, Oct 28 (MENA) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad renewed his accusation that Western states including France are supporting "terrorist" groups in his country's conflict, at a meeting on Wednesday with a French parliamentary delegation, ....

  • Russia successfully launches yars ICBM from plesetsk to Kamchatka

    Date: 2015-10-28 17:04:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:3623161

    MOSCOW, Oct 28 (MENA) - Russia has successfully launched a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with independently targeted warheads from its Plesetsk Cosmodrome to a range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Russian Defense Ministry said ....

  • Russia’s air force hits 118 terrorist targets in Syria over 24 hours

    Date: 2015-10-28 16:41:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:3622961

    MOSCOW, Oct 28 (MENA) - The Russian air force has attacked 118 facilities of the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria over the past 24 hours, Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday, according to ....

  • Russian student faces up to 10 years in prison for trying to join Daesh

    Date: 2015-10-28 16:36:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:3622925

    MOSCOW, Oct 28 (MENA) - Moscow State University student Varvara Karaulova was recently arrested under suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities, Sputnik news agency reported on Wednesday. For unclear reasons, the young woman changed ....

  • French FM: Assad deaprture from power discussed in Paris meeting

    Date: 2015-10-28 15:16:06 GMT - France - World - SN:101 - ID:3622193

    PARIS, Oct 28 (MENA) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday that Paris meeting held on Tuesday touched on the possibility of shifting political power in Syria through the departure of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad according to ....

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