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  • Eiffel Tower closed due to bad weather

    Date: 2018-02-06 22:44:35 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:7231429

    PARIS, Feb 6 (MENA) - The snowfall and freezing temperatures led to travel disruption across France and prompted the closure of the Eiffel Tower in the French capital, Paris. The operator of the Eiffel Tower announced that it was closing to the ....

  • Indonesian militant gets 10 years jail for conspiracy

    Date: 2018-02-06 22:36:15 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:100 - ID:7231461

    JAKARTA, Feb 6 (MENA) - An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of procuring weapons for his network planned to use in attacks, Fox News reported. The defendant, Suryadi Mas'ud, was ....

  • UN urges immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria for at least one month

    Date: 2018-02-06 22:31:27 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:99 - ID:7231558

    GENEVA, Feb 6 (MENA) - The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the UN Representatives in Syria called for an immediate cessation of hostilities lasting for at least one month throughout Syria to enable the delivery of humanitarian aid and ....

  • Libya forces may be colluding with migrant smugglers: UN report

    Date: 2018-02-06 22:26:24 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:98 - ID:7231431

    NEW YORK, Feb 6 (MENA) - Human trafficking is on the rise in Libya, according to a report by a UN panel of experts which found that Libyan forces may be helping rebel groups tighten their control of smuggling routes. The confidential report sent ....

  • Two people confirmed dead in 6.4-magnitude Taiwan earthquake

    Date: 2018-02-06 21:56:31 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:93 - ID:7231683

    TAIPEI, Feb 6 (MENA) - A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has struck the eastern city of Hualien, killing at least two people and injuring more than 100, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. The ground floor of the Marshal hotel in Hualien ....

  • Russian trade representative building bombed in Damascus - Moscow

    Date: 2018-02-06 20:43:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:7231567

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that a mortar shelling targeted the country's trade representative building in the Syrian capital, Sputnik news agency said Tuesday. No casualties were sustained, but the building ....

  • Hotel in Taiwan collapses after 6.4 magnitude earthquake

    Date: 2018-02-06 18:03:37 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:78 - ID:7231542

    TAIPEI, Feb 6 (MENA) - A hotel in Taiwan has collapsed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook a city on the east coast of the island, Sky News reported Tuesday. Local media reports around 30 people are trapped inside the hotel which is around ....

  • Strong Taiwan quake topples buildings

    Date: 2018-02-06 17:33:37 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:76 - ID:7231434

    TAIPEI, Feb 6 (MENA) - A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake has toppled buildings in the Taiwanese city of Hualien, media reports say. The tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island's east coast, the BBC reported ....

  • Body of Su-25 pilot killed in Syria flown back to Russia

    Date: 2018-02-06 15:56:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:66 - ID:7231135

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (MENA) - The body of the Russian pilot who lost his life in Syria on Saturday has been brought back to Russia, he will be buried in the city of Voronezh (in southwestern Russia), the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday. In ....

  • Putin, Rouhani discuss regional issues

    Date: 2018-02-06 12:07:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:7230608

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani held a telephone conversation, confirming commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran’s nuclear program, the Kremlin press ....

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