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  • Germany arrests 2 in terrorism investigation as Europe braces for potential attacks

    Date: 2015-01-16 09:26:27 GMT - Germany - World - SN:29 - ID:1753889

    BERLIN, Jan 16 (MENA) - As Europe braces against potential terrorist attacks after violence in France and Belgium, the German police on Friday arrested two Turkish men suspected of having links to an organization supporting the militant so-called ....

  • Kerry meets with French president, FM

    Date: 2015-01-16 08:57:45 GMT - France - World - SN:23 - ID:1753733

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry conferred Friday with French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on international efforts and cooperation between both states to combat terror. Kerry said that he ....

  • 10 people detained in Paris over terrorist attacks in Paris

    Date: 2015-01-16 08:15:48 GMT - France - World - SN:19 - ID:1753369

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) - The French police detained 10 people in Paris, said a French judicial source. The arrest comes as part of investigations over last week's attacks in Paris, the source said. The suspects will be investigated over the ....

  • Merkel boots Putin, says Russian leader will not receive G-7 invitation

    Date: 2015-01-16 07:51:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:1753217

    WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is not in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s good graces. Ms. Merkel said Thursday that he will not be invited to the next G-7 meeting, which she will host, according to the Washington ....

  • MENA agenda for Friday, January 16

    Date: 2015-01-16 06:32:32 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:1752937

    CAIRO, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe starts a visit to Cairo, during which he meets with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab for talks on promoting political, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation. LUXOR, ....

  • New rules on US-Cuba travel, trade start on Friday

    Date: 2015-01-15 22:30:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:121 - ID:1752633

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (MENA) - New travel and trade rules between the US and Cuba are to take effect on Friday, BBC cited US officials as saying. Measures include allowing US citizens to use credit cards in Cuba and for US businesses to export some ....

  • Grant support system for NGOs can be more flexible, effective- Putin

    Date: 2015-01-15 20:55:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:1752477

    MOSCOW, Jan 15 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the system of grant support for non-profit organizations can be made more flexible and effective, Tass reported. "I fully agree with the view that the system of grant ....

  • Belgian police say raid kills 2 ISIS-linked jihadists

    Date: 2015-01-15 20:40:37 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:107 - ID:1752421

    BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (MENA) - Police stopped a "Belgian Charlie Hebdo" late Thursday, with government agents killing at least two in raids aimed at jihadists returning from Syria who were planning to launch terrorist attacks "on a grand scale," ....

  • Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead

    Date: 2015-01-15 20:15:36 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:106 - ID:1752245

    BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (MENA) - Two people have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, BBC cited officials as saying Thursday. Prosecutors said a third person was wounded in the raid in the town of Verviers. No police or members of ....

  • 10 protesters detained at unsanctioned rally in Moscow

    Date: 2015-01-15 19:43:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:102 - ID:1752097

    MOSCOW, Jan 15 (MENA) - Some 10 protesters were detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow’s central Manezhnaya Square on Thursday, Tass cited police as saying. Initially, the rally was planned by supporters of opposition figure Alexey Navalny ....

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