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  • Russians held in France over alleged terror plot

    Date: 2015-01-20 15:14:24 GMT - France - World - SN:100 - ID:1784641

    PARIS, Jan 20 (MENA) - Five Russians have been arrested in southern France on suspicion of planning an attack, local prosecutors have said, according to Sky News network. Four of the suspects, all from the Caucasus region, were detained in ....

  • 137 Afghan nationals arrested by police in Pakistan

    Date: 2015-01-20 14:59:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:96 - ID:1784329

    KABUL, Jan 20 (MENA) - At least 137 Afghan nationals have been arrested by Pakistani police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, Khaama Press quoted police officials as saying on Tuesday. The officials further added that the Afghan ....

  • UNHCR to resettle 10, 000 refugees in Lebanon to third country: Official

    Date: 2015-01-20 13:49:50 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:77 - ID:1783369

    BEIRUT, Jan 20 (MENA) - The UNHCR is making preparations for humanitarian admission to third countries to facilitate the immediate protection of 10,000 refugees in Lebanon, said UNHCR Representative in Lebanon Ninette Kelley. In a press conference ....

  • UK to strip terrorists, criminal of human rights

    Date: 2015-01-20 13:03:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:65 - ID:1783021

    LONDON, Jan 20 (MENA) - Terrorists, criminals and illegal immigrants in the UK will be prevented from hiding behind human rights to avoid deportation under plans being drawn up by the Conservatives for the election, according to The Telegraph. ....

  • EU still unprepared to revise its unfriendly policy towards Russia - Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-01-20 13:02:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:64 - ID:1783261

    MOSCOW, Jan 20 (MENA) - The European Union is still unprepared for reconsidering its unfriendly policy towards Russia or for making an impartial evaluation of actions by the Kiev authorities, which have resumed massive artillery bombardments, the ....

  • UK, EU heading for divorce, says Brussels boss

    Date: 2015-01-20 12:34:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:53 - ID:1782913

    LONDON, Jan 20 (MENA) - In a frank admission, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admitted UK voters could soon choose to leave, Daily Express reported on Tuesday. He also ruled out any compromise over open border migration ....

  • Theodoros II invites Sisi, Mahlab to open Mar Girgis Monastery

    Date: 2015-01-20 11:29:53 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:37 - ID:1782285

    CAIRO, Jan 20 (MENA) - Pope Theodoros II, Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, invited President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to attend the opening of Mar Girgis Monastery on April 24, voicing ....

  • Japanese PM denounces hostage-taking, calls for release of hostages

    Date: 2015-01-20 11:04:35 GMT - Japan - World - SN:33 - ID:1781669

    TOKYO, Jan 20 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday condemned as "unforgivable" the so-called Islamic State militant group reportedly holding two Japanese citizens captive and demanding a ransom, and strongly called for their ....

  • Britain to set up new anti-terror legislations - spokesperson

    Date: 2015-01-20 09:31:48 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:15 - ID:1780857

    LONDON, Jan 20 (MENA) - British Foreign Office spokesperson Farah Dakhlallah said the Daesh organization is a clear threat to the United Kingdom and the British government will set up new legislations in fighting terror. In statements to MENA ....

  • Vietnam sentences 8 people to death for heroin trafficking

    Date: 2015-01-20 07:56:15 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:11 - ID:1779997

    HANOI, Jan 20 (MENA) - State-controlled media say a court in northern Vietnam has sentenced eight people to death for heroin trafficking, according to Fox News. The Tuoi Tre newspaper says the eight people, including two women, were convicted of ....

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