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  • Sri Lankan govt declares nationwide curfew after string of 8 explosions

    Date: 2019-04-21 10:01:02 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:28 - ID:7908627

    COLOMBO, April 21 (MENA) - Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said. The curfew will start at 6 p.m. local ....

  • 129 killed, 400 injured in 3 blasts in Sri Lanka

    Date: 2019-04-21 07:45:45 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:14 - ID:7908329

    COLOMBO, April 21 (MENA) - More than 120 people, including nine tourists, have been killed on Sunday after explosions ripped through three five-star hotels and three churches in Sri Lanka, The Sun reported. About 450 others are said to be injured ....

  • Explosion, gunfire heard in Kabul

    Date: 2019-04-20 08:25:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:14 - ID:7906464

    KABUL, April 20 (MENA) - Sounds of sporadic gunfire followed by an explosion were heard close to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology in Kabul city, according to security officials. Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior ....

  • Mali PM resigns after Ogossagou massacre

    Date: 2019-04-19 15:29:39 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:57 - ID:7905880

    LONDON, April 19 (MENA) - Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead, ....

  • DRC mourns Lake Kivu boat accident victims, flags at half-mast

    Date: 2019-04-19 15:25:36 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - World - SN:56 - ID:7905875

    KINSHASA, April 19 (MENA) - President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, declared Friday a day of mourning across the territory in honor of the scores of people dead and missing after a boat incident, Africa News reported on ....

  • Russia upgrades Black Sea forces in response to NATO buildup

    Date: 2019-04-19 15:01:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:53 - ID:7905846

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) - Russia is upgrading its Black Sea forces in the context of NATO’s approaching infrastructures and proportionately to its real defense requirements, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told TASS in an interview on ....

  • 64 militants neutralized in North Caucasus in 2018- Russian official

    Date: 2019-04-19 14:23:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:7905724

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) – Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that international terrorist emissaries continue to recruit North Caucasus youth, adding that 64 militants had been neutralized in the area, TASS news agency ....

  • Drugs found on Montenegro military training ship

    Date: 2019-04-19 13:49:20 GMT - Montenegro - World - SN:46 - ID:7905682

    PODGORICA, April 19 (MENA) - Montenegro's defense ministry said the army has discovered drugs hidden on a navy training ship ahead of its planned journey to Turkey and Greece, Fox News reported. The ministry said the military police searched the ....

  • Russia receives no response to cooperation initiatives presented to US — Kremlin

    Date: 2019-04-19 13:12:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:42 - ID:7905599

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) - Moscow presented a number of cooperation initiatives to Washington, particularly concerning the security sector, but received no response, TASS cited Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Friday. "Russia ....

  • Trump to meet new Japanese Emperor in May

    Date: 2019-04-19 09:23:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:22 - ID:7905276

    TOKYO, April 19 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump will visit Japan in late May as a state guest, making him the first foreign leader to meet the new Emperor, NHK WORLD network reported. Crown Prince Naruhito is set to ascend the throne on May ....

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