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  • Merkel says still against Turkey joining EU

    Date: 2015-10-08 06:59:49 GMT - Germany - World - SN:11 - ID:3488701

    BERLIN, Oct 8 (MENA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should not become a member of the European Union, the ....

  • Obama apologizes for bombing hospital in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-10-07 19:42:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:100 - ID:3487649

    WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (MENA) - President Barack Obama called the chief of Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday to apologize for the bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan that killed doctors and patients, a White House spokesman said Wednesday. "When ....

  • US won't cooperate with 'flawed' Russia strategy in Syria: Ash Carter

    Date: 2015-10-07 18:56:42 GMT - Italy - World - SN:96 - ID:3487045

    ROME, Oct 7 (MENA) – The United States will not cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because Moscow's strategy is "tragically flawed," NBC News quoted US Defense Secretary Ash Carter as having said on Wednesday. Washington, however, is ....

  • Failure in Syria risks 'total war' for region: Hollande

    Date: 2015-10-07 16:32:04 GMT - France - World - SN:80 - ID:3486713

    STRASBOURG, Oct 7 (MENA) - Failure to act in Syria risks stoking a "total war" in the Middle East, French President Francois Hollande said in a landmark speech to the European Parliament alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "What happens in ....

  • Daesh scrambles to stem exodus of skilled workers

    Date: 2015-10-07 13:57:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:61 - ID:3485197

    WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (MENA) - Daesh terrorist group has mounted a propaganda blitz to discourage Muslims from fleeing Iraq and Syria for Europe, an exodus that threatens to weaken its efforts to recruit foreigners and deprive it of the skilled ....

  • MSF seeks probe into Kunduz Hospital bombing

    Date: 2015-10-07 13:55:18 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:60 - ID:3485189

    GENEVA, Oct 7 (MENA) - International medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for an independent panel to conduct an investigation under the Geneva Convention after Saturday's bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by US ....

  • Australian authorities arrest five men in connection with fatal shooting

    Date: 2015-10-07 13:52:55 GMT - Australia - World - SN:58 - ID:3485229

    CANBERRA, Oct 7 (MENA) - Australian police have arrested five men in connection with the fatal shooting of a police department accountant, the New South Wales Police Force said. The male suspects, who ranged in age from 16 to 24, were taken into ....

  • Japanese PM completes cabinet reshuffle

    Date: 2015-10-07 09:44:31 GMT - Japan - World - SN:25 - ID:3482829

    TOKYO, Oct 7 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe completed forming a new government, Kyodo reported. Out of 19 ministers, nine have maintained their posts. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, Finance Minister Taro Aso and ....

  • Russia, US work on agreement to coordinate air operations in Syria – Moscow

    Date: 2015-10-07 08:26:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:3482121

    MOSCOW, Oct 7 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry and the Pentagon are working on an agreement to coordinate military flights in Syria, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry. “The Russian Defense Ministry has responded to the Pentagon’s ....

  • Italy denies Daesh bombing campaign is imminent

    Date: 2015-10-06 21:39:05 GMT - Italy - World - SN:73 - ID:3481361

    ROME, Oct 6 (MENA) - The Italian Ministry of Defense has said that the use of Italian fighter jets to bomb strategic Daesh targets in Iraq is not imminent, The Local reported. A statement released by the ministry on Tuesday said that a bombing ....

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