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  • Children increasingly used as weapons of war, UNICEF warns

    Date: 2017-12-28 12:18:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:36 - ID:7162902

    NEW YORK, Dec 28 (MENA) - Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human shields – the United Nations children’s agency has warned. In a statement ....

  • Putin says Russian bases in Syria are important factor in protecting national interests

    Date: 2017-12-28 10:33:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:7162933

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - The bases of Russia’s Armed Forces in Syria are an important factor in defending national interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a ceremony to award state medals to the servicemen who distinguished themselves ....

  • Putin Declares Explosion in St. Petersburg a 'Terrorist Attack'

    Date: 2017-12-28 09:41:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:21 - ID:7162932

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) - On Wednesday, a blast occurred in a store in St. Petersburg, injuring 13 people, Sputnik reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the explosion in St. Petersburg a "terrorist attack," ordering to act in ....

  • Dozens killed as Shia centre hit in Kabul

    Date: 2017-12-28 09:25:13 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:17 - ID:7162897

    KABUL, Dec 28 (MENA) - At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shia cultural and religious organisation in a western area of the Afghan capital, Kabul. The interior ministry told the BBC the suicide blast was ....

  • Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton top 2017 list of America's most admired people

    Date: 2017-12-28 07:02:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:7162736

    WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (MENA) - For the 10th year in a row, Americans have voted Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman living anywhere in the world who they admire most, CNBC quoted a recent Gallup poll as saying. Results are based on ....

  • World's richest 500 see their wealth increase by $1tn this year

    Date: 2017-12-27 22:52:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:7162551

    LONDON, Dec 27 (MENA) - The world’s 500 richest people have increased their wealth by $1tn (£745bn) so far this year due to a huge increase in the value of global stock markets, which are likely to finish 2017 at record highs, The Guardian reported ....

  • Half of Germans want Merkel to step down early: poll

    Date: 2017-12-27 22:04:36 GMT - Germany - World - SN:69 - ID:7162522

    BERLIN, Dec 27 (MENA) - Nearly half of Germans would not want to see Angela Merkel serve another full four-year term as chancellor, according to a new poll, the Politico reported on Wednesday. The survey showed that 47 percent of participants ....

  • Greek far-left group claims responsibility for court bombing

    Date: 2017-12-27 21:47:48 GMT - Greece - World - SN:68 - ID:7162548

    ATHENS, Dec 27 (MENA) - A small far-left group in Greece has claimed responsibility for a Dec. 22 bombing at an Athens courthouse that caused extensive damage but no injuries, Fox News reported. The Popular Fighters Group said in a post on a ....

  • Suspected French Islamist militants detained in Syria - source

    Date: 2017-12-27 21:06:16 GMT - France - World - SN:67 - ID:7162564

    PARIS, Dec 27 (MENA) - Several suspected French Islamist militants have been arrested in northern Syria, including a man once convicted of running a jihadist recruitment network in France, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday, according to ....

  • WHO provides ECHO-funded essential medical supplies to Benghazi hospital

    Date: 2017-12-27 20:00:41 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:64 - ID:7162423

    GENEVA, Dec 27 (MENA) - Sixty thousand (60,000) people in Benghazi will benefit from medical supplies provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), ReliefWeb reported ....

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