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  • UN chief: Refer Syrian crisis to criminal court

    Date: 2015-09-28 16:05:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:82 - ID:3429929

    NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - The U.N. secretary-general called Monday for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court, as world leaders including President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were ....

  • Obama praises UN's work to prevent third world war

    Date: 2015-09-28 16:01:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:3429709

    NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama praised the United Nations' efforts to prevent a third world war. "Out of the ashes of the Second World War, having witnessed the unthinkable power of the atomic age, the United States has ....

  • Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights situation in Palestine, occupied Arab territories

    Date: 2015-09-28 15:37:52 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:77 - ID:3429169

    GENEVA, Sept 28 (MENA) - The Human Rights Council on Monday held a general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other Arab territories. Palestine warned that the continued boycott of this discussion by countries would cause the ....

  • Taliban seize government buildings, hospital in northern Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-09-28 15:33:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:75 - ID:3428937

    KABUL, Sept 28 (MENA) - The Taliban reported taking several key buildings in a siege of the provincial capital Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan after launching a major offensive operation on Monday, RT reported. The channel quoted Taliban ....

  • Turkish consulate in Libya attacked

    Date: 2015-09-28 13:08:51 GMT - Libya - World - SN:65 - ID:3427713

    TRIPOLI, Sept 28 (MENA) - Unidentified gunmen attacked Monday the Turkish Consulate in the Libyan city of Misrata with a grenade. There are no casualties reported, according to a security source. The consulate was closed, while the bodies ....

  • Greek coast guard rescues hundreds of migrants off eastern Aegean islands

    Date: 2015-09-28 12:11:42 GMT - Greece - World - SN:61 - ID:3428009

    ATHENS, Sept 28 (MENA) - Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 922 people over the past three days as they attempted to reach eastern Aegean islands clandestinely from the nearby Turkish coast, according to Fox News. The coast guard said the ....

  • UN Rights chief alarmed about arrests, killings in Burundi

    Date: 2015-09-28 11:45:35 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:57 - ID:3427905

    GENEVA, Sept 28 (MENA) - The UN human rights chief is expressing concerns about arrests, detentions and "unexplained killings" in Burundi. Zeid Raad al Hussein says dead bodies are found nearly every day on the streets in some neighborhoods of ....

  • 10 fishermen dead in South African trawler tragedy

    Date: 2015-09-28 11:41:38 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:56 - ID:3427805

    PRETORIA, Sept 28 (MENA) - A South African rescue service says 10 fishermen died and three are missing after the crew of a fishing trawler abandoned their vessel in rough seas off the South African coast, according to ABC News. The National Sea ....

  • David Cameron to meet Iranian president over Syria conflict

    Date: 2015-09-28 11:19:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:54 - ID:3427657

    LONDON/NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of a bid to revive the Syrian peace process, the BBC reported. The pair will meet on Tuesday in New ....

  • International contact group on Syria may hold talks in October

    Date: 2015-09-28 10:32:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:3427177

    MOSCOW, Sept 28 (MENA) - An international contact group on the Syrian crisis with Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Turkey, and Egypt may meet in October, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Monday. “Four ....

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