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  • Navalny supporters jailed across Russia after boycott action

    Date: 2018-02-01 15:44:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:7222566

    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (MENA) - Staff and supporters of presidential hopeful Alexei Navalny have been arrested and fined across Russia for organizing unauthorized demonstrations that called for a “voters’ strike” of the March 2018 presidential elections, The ....

  • Grandson of MB founder detained in France on rape allegations

    Date: 2018-02-01 15:10:35 GMT - France - World - SN:62 - ID:7222240

    PARIS, Feb 1 (MENA) - Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group Hassan El Banna, has been taken into custody by French police investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault. Ramadan, a Swiss ....

  • Moscow confirms counter-terrorism talks with EU in Brussels next week

    Date: 2018-02-01 15:03:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:7222143

    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (MENA) - Russia confirms high-level talks with the European Union in Brussels on February 8, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday after a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov with the EU’s Ambassador to ....

  • Russia expects Sochi Congress results to galvanize Geneva process, top diplomat says

    Date: 2018-02-01 13:27:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:49 - ID:7222146

    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (MENA) - Russia expects that the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress that was held in Sochi will help UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura galvanize work of the Geneva process, Russian Foreign ....

  • 46 Taliban militants killed, wounded in airstrike in Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-02-01 11:15:03 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:25 - ID:7221595

    KABUL, Feb 1 (MENA) - At least 26 Taliban militants were killed and 20 others injured in a drone strike on southeastern Ghazni province, Afghan officials said. Provincial governor’s spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori noted that the airstrike was ....

  • Putin appoints new Russian permanent envoy to UN office and other organizations in Geneva

    Date: 2018-02-01 11:11:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:23 - ID:7221806

    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to appoint Gennady Gatilov a permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva, and by another ....

  • UN official denounces Myanmar's violence against Rohingya

    Date: 2018-02-01 10:28:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:20 - ID:7221594

    NEW YORK, Feb 1 (MENA) - UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee condemned Myanmar military's violent operations against Rohingya Muslims saying that violence against the Muslim minority bears "the hallmarks of a genocide." Lee ....

  • Turkish army kills 49 Kurdish elements in airstrikes in northern Iraq

    Date: 2018-02-01 08:20:00 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:9 - ID:7221457

    ANKARA, Feb 1 (MENA) - Turkish warplanes struck 19 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, killing 49 militants, Turkey’s armed forces said on Thursday. In a statement, the Turkish army cited that the operation included two ....

  • Russia security council delegation visits Israel

    Date: 2018-01-31 22:23:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:7221111

    GAZA CITY, Jan 31 (MENA) - A large delegation of senior Russian security officials arrived in Israel on Wednesday for talks. A senior Israeli official was quoted by Times of Israel as saying that the talks would focus on issues including Iran’s ....

  • Russia says dialogue with US shouldn’t stumble over Washington’s aggressive statements

    Date: 2018-01-31 22:13:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:109 - ID:7221028

    MOSCOW, Jan 31 (MENA) - Russia wants dialogue with the United States to be more intense, constructive and it shouldn’t stumble over Washington’s aggressive statements, TASS cited Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on ....

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