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  • WHO 'gravely concerned' by deteriorating situation in Syria's Ghouta

    Date: 2017-11-22 22:27:45 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:94 - ID:7103941

    GENEVA, Nov 22 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced concern over the security situation in eastern Ghouta of Syria, where seven people were killed and 42 people injured in Damascus city and surrounding areas in recent ....

  • Over 400 Russians held in Ukrainian prisons, senator says

    Date: 2017-11-22 22:17:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:93 - ID:7103937

    MOSCOW, Nov 22 (MENA) - More than 400 Russian nationals have been held in Ukrainian prisons since 2014, whereas the exact number of Russians persecuted for political reasons in that country cannot be estimated, TASS cited Chairman of the Federation ....

  • US envoy voices concern over Russia’s foreign media law

    Date: 2017-11-22 21:54:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:91 - ID:7104139

    MOSCOW, Nov 22 (MENA) - US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has said he regrets Russia’s foreign agent law for mass media outlets. According to the ambassador, it is regrettable "… that the actions taken could very well diminish the voice of the ....

  • S. Korea turning to Russia for free trade deal - report

    Date: 2017-11-22 21:08:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:89 - ID:7104138

    SEOUL, Nov 22 (MENA) - South Korea's trade minister has met with Russian officials in Moscow, Yonhap quoted a South Korean official as saying Wednesday, in a move to lay the groundwork for a free trade deal with a Russia-led union. Kim ....

  • Palestinian man denied German citizenship

    Date: 2017-11-22 19:18:00 GMT - Germany - World - SN:79 - ID:7103818

    BERLIN, Nov 22 (MENA) - A court in the German state of Hesse has dismissed a legal suit from a 39-year-old Palestinian seeking German citizenship, on the grounds that he attended pro-Muslim Brotherhood seminars and represents a threat to the ....

  • Large-scale combat actions against terrorists in Syria nearing end — Putin

    Date: 2017-11-22 16:06:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:7103820

    MOSCOW, Nov 22 (MENA) - Large-scale combat actions against terrorists are coming to an end and the efforts of Russia, Iran and Turkey have helped to prevent Syria’s breakup, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday opening a trilateral ....

  • France deplores Nigeria's mosque attack

    Date: 2017-11-22 15:13:32 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:7103629

    PARIS, Nov 22 (MENA) – France has condemned the terrorist attack that rocked a mosque in Mubi town in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people and injuring scores. In a statement released on Wednesday, Spokeswoman for the French Foreign ....

  • Israel won’t allow Iran to gain foothold in Syria, Netanyahu tells Putin

    Date: 2017-11-22 14:03:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:7103518

    MOSCOW, Nov 22 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin during their phone conversation that Israel wouldn’t accept Iran’s attempts to gain a foothold in Syria, his press secretary said. "A ....

  • Syrian government forces shell several areas in Deraa

    Date: 2017-11-22 13:18:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:54 - ID:7103416

    LONDON, Nov 22 (MENA) - The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Wednesday that the regime forces targeted with heavy machine guns areas in neighborhoods of Deraa al Balad in Daraa city, southern Syria. The Syrian troops ....

  • Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

    Date: 2017-11-22 12:42:24 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:51 - ID:7103395

    THE HAGUE, Nov 22 (MENA) - Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war. Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims ....

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