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  • Germans protest against growing ‘Islamisation’

    Date: 2014-12-09 21:07:34 GMT - Germany - World - SN:142 - ID:1506005

    BERLIN, Dec 9 (MENA) - A new type of anti-immigration appears to be taking hold in Germany with protests against what’s been called the ‘growing Islamisation’ of the country, Euronews reported on Tuesday. In Dresden members of PEGIDA or ....

  • France’s National Front sacks councillor who converted to Islam

    Date: 2014-12-09 20:17:55 GMT - France - World - SN:136 - ID:1505833

    PARIS, Dec 9 (MENA) - A local councillor for France’s far-right National Front (FN), who made headlines earlier this year after converting to Islam, has been sacked, FRANCE 24 cited the party as saying Tuesday. Maxence Buttey, an elected member ....

  • 4,000 more US visas for Afghan interpreters

    Date: 2014-12-09 18:30:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:117 - ID:1504545

    KABUL, Dec 9 (MENA) - US Congress is on the edge to approve 4,000 more visas for Afghan interpreters who have assisted US in the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported on Tuesday. Reports suggest that the State Department of America ....

  • Russia to cope with negative effects of EU sanctions -- Lavrov

    Date: 2014-12-09 14:06:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:77 - ID:1503317

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is certain that Russia will overcome the negative effects of EU sanctions, the Russian TASS News Agency reported on Tuesday. "The sanctions have not benefited anyone yet," ....

  • Paper: US administration doesn’t rule out imposing sanctions on Israel

    Date: 2014-12-09 11:35:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:37 - ID:1502177

    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (MENA) - The United States has still not ruled out imposing sanctions on Israel for building Jewish homes in Jerusalem, according to World Tribune newspaper. The administration of President Barack Obama has refused to dismiss ....

  • 20,000 sets of Ebola protective gear arrive from Japan

    Date: 2014-12-09 10:05:08 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:27 - ID:1500521

    NEW YORK, Dec 9 (MENA) - The first batch of 20,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment for health workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa arrived in Ghana from Japan on Monday, according to the UN Media Center. The equipment has been ....

  • Seoul finalizes plan for Ebola response team

    Date: 2014-12-09 10:04:40 GMT - south korea - World - SN:26 - ID:1500289

    SEOUL, Dec 9 (MENA) - South Korea will provide an additional US$5 million in assistance to Ebola-hit West Africa in line with its move to send the first batch of 10 medical personnel to Sierra Leone this weekend, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, ....

  • Greece to hold key presidential vote two months early

    Date: 2014-12-09 07:41:56 GMT - Greece - World - SN:15 - ID:1499329

    ATHENS, Dec 9 (MENA) - Greece has announced it will bring forward by two months the date of a key presidential vote, in an apparent attempt to end political uncertainty, according to the BBC. The first round of the presidential vote - made by ....

  • Obama says protests ‘necessary’ in bringing change

    Date: 2014-12-09 07:39:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:1499389

    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama defended the importance of peaceful protests during an interview broadcast on Monday, saying they were necessary to help bring about social change. "I think as long as they’re peaceful, I think ....

  • Japan to send official to Ghana for anti-Ebola U.N. mission

    Date: 2014-12-09 07:36:27 GMT - Japan - World - SN:11 - ID:1499333

    TOKYO, Dec 9 (MENA) - Japan said Tuesday it will send a Foreign Ministry official to Ghana to take part in a U.N. mission to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to KYODO News Agency. As of Wednesday, Shiro Konuma, senior coordinator ....

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