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  • Constitutional Court allows early parliamentary elections in 2016

    Date: 2015-07-01 11:24:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:2900889

    MOSCOW, July 1 (MENA) - Russia’s Constitutional Court has decided that it is possible to slightly reduce the term of the current State Duma to move the 2016 poll to a single elections day in September. The court noted, however, that this would be an ....

  • 12 people arrested in Italy for joining terrorist group

    Date: 2015-07-01 11:22:54 GMT - Italy - World - SN:42 - ID:2900917

    ROME, July 1 (MENA) - Twelve people were arrested Wednesday in Italy on charges of joining a terrorist group. Italian security sources said the arrested are from Morocco, Albania, Italy and Canada. Ten of them were planning to head for Syria ....

  • Deash in Libya 'threatens neighbors'

    Date: 2015-06-30 20:57:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:125 - ID:2898093

    LONDON, June 30 (MENA) - The spread of the Daesh group into the "ungoverned territory" of Libya helped sow the seeds for the atrocity which left up to 30 Britons dead at a Tunisian beach resort, The Telegraph cited UK Foreign Secretary Philip ....

  • German FM denounces assassination of Egypt's chief prosecutor

    Date: 2015-06-30 20:20:13 GMT - Germany - World - SN:122 - ID:2898081

    BERLIN, June 30 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemned on Tuesday the assassination of Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat in a terrorist attack Monday. The minister made the remarks in a cable of condolences sent to ....

  • 22 Britons confirmed dead in Tunisia attack

    Date: 2015-06-30 19:23:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:116 - ID:2897749

    LONDON, June 30 (MENA) – Twenty-two Britons were confirmed dead in the terrorist attack that targeted the Tunisian city of Sousse. The number could grow as there are other eight bodies not yet identified, a spokeswoman for the British government ....

  • Obama says US could 'walk away' from Iran nuclear talks, as deadline extended

    Date: 2015-06-30 18:13:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:108 - ID:2897433

    WASHINGTON, June 30 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama threatened to "walk away" from a nuclear deal with Iran if it fails to keep tabs on the country's compliance, as the negotiations were extended past their original Tuesday deadline amid sharp ....

  • U.S. State Department announces extension of Iran nuclear deal until July 7

    Date: 2015-06-30 16:36:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:2897125

    WASHINGTON, June 30 (MENA) - The U.S. State Department announced Tuesday that Iran and the major countries negotiating a nuclear deal have extended the deadline from today to July 7 to "allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term ....

  • Five killed, 51 injured in Afghan suicide attack

    Date: 2015-06-30 13:57:19 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:80 - ID:2894513

    KABUL, June 30 (MENA) - At least five people were killed and 51 injured in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Tuesday, an official here said. The attack took place near a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the ....

  • France Links Beheading, gas plant attack to Daesh - prosecutor

    Date: 2015-06-30 13:33:49 GMT - France - World - SN:70 - ID:2894705

    PARIS, June 30 (MENA) - French investigators have uncovered links between Daesh militants and the man who hung his employer's severed head at a gas plant he was attacking, ABC News quoted a prosecutor as saying Tuesday. The man, Yassin Salhi, has ....

  • Russian, Iranian loyalty to Bashar Assad tested as Syria approaches ‘tipping point'

    Date: 2015-06-30 11:26:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:2894177

    WASHINGTON, June 30 (MENA) - The regime of longtime Syrian strongman Bashar Assad is struggling at levels unseen during the nation’s 4-year-old civil war, ramping up pressure on allies Iran and Russia to either abandon or double down on their ....

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