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  • Taliban takes responsibility of suicide attacks in Kabul

    Date: 2015-10-06 14:37:45 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:45 - ID:3479981

    KABUL, Oct 6 (MENA) - Taliban claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in Kabul on Monday evening near the Afghan parliament and the Russian Embassy. Taliban said in a statement Tuesday that the attack on the Russian embassy targeted a ....

  • Turkish PM holds security meeting over Russia airspace violation

    Date: 2015-10-06 11:25:04 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:28 - ID:3477821

    ANKARA, Oct 6 (MENA) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu chaired a security meeting on late Monday with his deputies Tugrul Turkes and Yalcin Akdogan after a Russian fighter jet violated Turkey's airspace over the weekend near the Syrian ....

  • Data transfer pact between US and Europe is ruled invalid

    Date: 2015-10-06 11:22:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:3477829

    NEW YORK, Oct 6 (MENA) - Europe’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that a widely used international agreement for moving people’s digital data between the European Union and the United States was invalid. The decision, by the European Court of ....

  • Russia to consider air operation in Iraq if it gets request from Baghdad — lawmaker

    Date: 2015-10-06 10:50:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:3477361

    MOSCOW, Oct 6 (MENA) - The speaker of the upper house of Russia’s parliament (Federation Council) Valentina Matviyenko believes that Russia will consider the political and military expediency of its participation in an air operation in Iraq, should ....

  • Over 1,800 migrants rescued from six boats adrift off Libya

    Date: 2015-10-06 10:14:25 GMT - Libya - World - SN:23 - ID:3477365

    TRIPOLI, Oct 6 (MENA) - Over 1,800 migrants were rescued on Monday from six vessels found adrift in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, Italy's coast guard said in a statement, according to Daily Times. A total of 1,830 people were brought ....

  • Turkey summons Russian ambassador a second time

    Date: 2015-10-06 09:28:50 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:19 - ID:3476945

    ANKARA, Oct 6 (MENA) - The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been summoned by the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara for a second time over a repeated incident of the Russian Air Force violating the country's airspace, a source in the Turkish Foreign ....

  • Amtrak passenger train derails in Vermont; 6 riders injured

    Date: 2015-10-06 07:45:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:3476177

    WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (MENA) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday near Northfield, Vermont, injuring six people, officials said. There were no fatalities, according to CNN. Dana Huoppi, a spokeswoman with the Montpelier Fire Department, said at ....

  • Austrian Chancellor visits Greece to discuss refugee crisis

    Date: 2015-10-05 20:31:10 GMT - Austria - World - SN:92 - ID:3475225

    VIENNA, Oct 5 (MENA) - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann is due to visit Greece on Tuesday to tackle the refugee crisis, said a statement issued by Faymann media office. Faymann is due to visit Lesvos island with Greek Prime Minister Alexis ....

  • US Defense Secretary visits Italy as part of European tour

    Date: 2015-10-05 20:03:26 GMT - Italy - World - SN:90 - ID:3475233

    ROMA, Oct 5 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit Italy on Tuesday as part of a European tour that started Monday with Spain. During the visit, Carter will visit US Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily. Carter will also ....

  • Moscow holds ongoing contacts with US over military operation in Syria

    Date: 2015-10-05 18:19:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:82 - ID:3474565

    MOSCOW, Oct 5 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russian and US officials had engaged in high-level discussions about Russia's actions in Syria, CNN reported Monday. "Our presidents discussed it, I discussed it with ....

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