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  • Syria main source of recent bomb hoaxes in Russia – Russian police

    Date: 2017-12-12 16:28:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:81 - ID:7137393

    MOSCOW, Dec 12 (MENA) - The wave of bomb hoax calls in Russia that began in September and sparked numerous evacuations, inflicting multibillion-ruble damages, originated from terrorist-controlled territories in Syria, Russia’s deputy interior ....

  • Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

    Date: 2017-12-12 15:45:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:7137336

    MOSCOW, Dec 12 (MENA) - Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in Tuesday’s statement that ....

  • France rejects any pro-Iran axis in ME

    Date: 2017-12-12 11:53:10 GMT - France - World - SN:40 - ID:7136641

    PARIS, Dec 12 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has expressed his country's rejection of any Iranian-led axis in the Middle East, calling on Tehran to pull out pro-Iran militias from Syria. In an interview with France 2 channel ....

  • Donald Trump visit to UK expected in new year, says US amb.

    Date: 2017-12-12 11:31:56 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:34 - ID:7136592

    LONDON, Dec 12 (MENA) - The US ambassador to the UK has said he expects US President Donald Trump to go ahead with a working visit to the UK in the new year, despite a recent Twitter row with Prime Minister Theresa May over the terror threat posed ....

  • US amb. to Cyprus: Washington closely following up all events in ME

    Date: 2017-12-12 09:15:35 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:17 - ID:7136289

    NICOSIA, Dec 12 (MENA) - US Ambassador to Cyprus Kathleen Doherty said Washington has been closely following up all events in the Middle East over the past months, reported Cyprus News Agency. In statements on the sidelines of her visit to the ....

  • Terrorist bomb plot targeting Russian 2018 presidential elections foiled – FSB

    Date: 2017-12-12 09:07:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:7136324

    MOSCOW, Dec 12 (MENA) - Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled the plot of a terrorist group which planned bombing New Year’s celebrations, followed by targeting the March presidential election, Russia Today reported. Russia’s ....

  • UN warns tough N. Korea sanctions risk hurting millions

    Date: 2017-12-11 22:32:37 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:94 - ID:7136060

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 (MENA) - The UN human rights chief said Monday North Korea's leadership has cracked down on human rights by further restricting movements and making "horrific" prison conditions more severe amid tensions over its nuclear and missile ....

  • Putin criticizes US move on Jerusalem

    Date: 2017-12-11 21:08:05 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:88 - ID:7136021

    ANKARA, Dec 11 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail the Middle East peace process, Fox News reported. Speaking Monday ....

  • Europe rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

    Date: 2017-12-11 18:31:59 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:79 - ID:7135867

    BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (MENA) – European foreign ministers have strongly rejected calls by Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for them to follow Donald Trump’s example and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, The Guardian reported on ....

  • Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts

    Date: 2017-12-11 17:52:48 GMT - Spain - World - SN:74 - ID:7135803

    MADRID, Dec 11 (MENA) - Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artefacts from a museum in Catalonia on Monday, in the latest display of tension between Catalan separatists and Spain's central government ahead of a ....

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