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  • 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 ....

  • Indonesia to revoke passports of citizens who join Daesh

    Date: 2015-01-15 19:42:09 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:101 - ID:1752069

    JAKARTA, Jan 15 (MENA) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo will issue a regulation allowing the authorities to revoke the passports of citizens who support Daesh militant group (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, Russia Today ....

  • Charlie Hebdo founder says slain editor 'dragged' team to their deaths

    Date: 2015-01-15 16:41:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:1750349

    LONDON, Jan 15 (MENA) - One of the founding members of Charlie Hebdo magazine has accused its slain editor, Stéphane Charbonnier of “dragging the team” to their deaths by releasing increasingly provocative cartoons, as five million copies of the ....

  • Egypt joins Vienna Holiday Fair

    Date: 2015-01-15 16:26:16 GMT - Austria - World - SN:76 - ID:1750837

    VIENNA, Jan 15 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador to Austria Khaled Shama'a opened on Thursday the Egyptian pavilion at the International Holiday Fair in Vienna (Ferien-Messe Wien). Egypt seeks to increase the number of Austrian tourists to about ....

  • Merkel: Important not to ostracize Muslims

    Date: 2015-01-15 13:19:06 GMT - Germany - World - SN:50 - ID:1748793

    BERLIN, Jan 15 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out strongly on Thursday against ostracism of Muslims following last week's attacks in France, but said it is also urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism, ....

  • France to protect all religions, vows Francois Hollande

    Date: 2015-01-15 12:24:01 GMT - France - World - SN:41 - ID:1747825

    PARIS, Jan 15 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande has vowed that his country will protect all religions, saying that Muslims are the main victims of fanaticism, the BBC reported. Speaking at the Arab World Institute, he said Islam was ....

  • 7 militants killed in Pakistan drone strike

    Date: 2015-01-15 09:03:45 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:20 - ID:1746093

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 (MENA) – At least seven militants were killed on Thursday in a drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan, Geo TV reported. Two missiles were fired on a house at Shawal valley by a US drone, setting the house ablaze and ....

  • Ohio man arrested for alleged Daesh-inspired plot on US Capitol -- FBI

    Date: 2015-01-15 08:26:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:1745957

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (MENA) - The FBI arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting a Daesh- inspired attack on the US Capitol, where he would target lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies, ABC News reported on Thursday. Christopher Lee ....

  • Guantanamo inmates sent to Oman, Estonia

    Date: 2015-01-15 06:57:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:1745565

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (MENA) - The Obama administration has moved five additional prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, sending four Yemeni inmates to Oman and a fifth to Estonia, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The latest transfers ....

  • Barman 'wanted to kill' senior Republican

    Date: 2015-01-14 22:45:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:183 - ID:1745081

    WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (MENA) - A barman has been charged with threatening to kill the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, the BBC reported Wednesday. Michael Hoyt, who worked at a country club frequented by Mr Boehner, said he ....

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