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  • More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis

    Date: 2015-09-01 12:43:24 GMT - Iceland - World - SN:56 - ID:3265765

    LONDON, Sept 1 (MENA) - More than 11,000 families in Iceland have offered to open their homes to Syrian refugees in a bid to raise the government’s cap of just 50 asylum seekers a year, The Independent reported. They responded to a call by author ....

  • More than 350,000 migrants cross Mediterranean this year: IOM

    Date: 2015-09-01 11:59:59 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:46 - ID:3265221

    GENEVA, Sept 1 (MENA) - More than 350,000 migrants have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean this year, and some 2,600 have died while making the perilous journey to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on ....

  • Rising civilian casualties in Taiz "alarming" - UN official

    Date: 2015-09-01 11:56:03 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:43 - ID:3264993

    GENEVA, Sept 1 (MENA) - The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights is concerned about he increase in civilian casualties in the Yemeni city of Taiz. At a press conference Tuesday, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ....

  • New poll shows how sharply partisan the debate on Iran deal has become

    Date: 2015-09-01 11:38:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:40 - ID:3265193

    WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (MENA) - American opinions on the Iran nuclear agreement have grown sharply polarized along party lines, according to a new poll ­released Tuesday as the White House closes in on support needed in the Senate to block Republican ....

  • Russian FM: Assad is legitimate leader despite West’s claims

    Date: 2015-09-01 10:22:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:30 - ID:3264213

    MOSCOW, Sept 1 (MENA) - The Russian top diplomat noted that Syrian President Bashar Assad is legitimate despite the claims of Western politicians, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told students and lecturers of the International State ....

  • S. Korea to demand removal of Japanese column insulting Park

    Date: 2015-09-01 09:23:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:23 - ID:3263697

    SEOUL, Sept 1 (MENA) - South Korea said Tuesday it plans to demand the retraction of a Japanese newspaper column that likens President Park Geun-hye to a former Korean empress slain by Japanese agents, according to Yonhap News Agency. Japanese ....

  • Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan

    Date: 2015-09-01 07:59:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:15 - ID:3262857

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (MENA) - A government official says a suicide bomber has attacked a vehicle carrying an area commander of the tribal police in northwest Pakistan, killing six people and wounding at least 35, ABC News reported Tuesday. The ....

  • German police arrest 1,785 traffickers smuggling migrants

    Date: 2015-08-31 22:14:43 GMT - Germany - World - SN:117 - ID:3262229

    BERLIN, Aug 31 (MENA) - German police have arrested 1,785 traffickers smuggling migrants into the country between January and July this year, Sky News reported Monday. According to the police, the figure for August reached 300 to 400 person. In ....

  • Hungary summons French amb. over border fence row

    Date: 2015-08-31 21:46:39 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:114 - ID:3262213

    BUDAPEST, Aug 31 (MENA) - Hungary’s foreign minister has summoned the French ambassador after the French foreign minister’s criticism of Hungary’s so-called anti-migrant fence, Euronews reported on Monday. Laurent Fabius said Hungary did not ....

  • Ukraine terminates defense deal with Russia

    Date: 2015-08-31 21:21:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:112 - ID:3262057

    MOSCOW, Aug 31 (MENA) - Ukraine's cabinet has terminated an agreement with Russia on cooperation within the defense industry, according to a decree made available Monday, Sputnik news agency of Russia reported. The Cabinet decided to "terminate ....

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