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  • UfM regional dialogue kicks off in Barcelona

    Date: 2019-05-22 15:39:39 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:38 - ID:7951977

    CAIRO, May 22 (MENA) – Activities of the Union for the Mediterranean’s (UfM) regional dialogue kicked off in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday. The event was held to discuss preparations for a Mediterranean summit, which is due to be held on June ....

  • Trump picks Barbara Barrett to be next air force secretary

    Date: 2019-05-22 08:37:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:7951210

    WASHINGTON, May 22 (MENA) - President Donald Trump said that he would nominate Barbara Barrett, a former diplomat and aerospace research executive, to be the next Air Force secretary, The New York Times reported. Trump announced his plans on ....

  • U.S. underscores sanctions enforcement after N.K. envoy's call for return of seized ship

    Date: 2019-05-22 07:55:39 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:7951165

    SEOUL, May 22 (MENA) - The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday stressed U.N. member countries' enforcement of anti-North Korea sanctions after Pyongyang's top envoy to the world body renewed calls for the return of a seized ship suspected of ....

  • Google pauses decision to cut ties with Huawei, as US grants 90-day extension

    Date: 2019-05-21 15:44:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:7950468

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (MENA) - Google on Tuesday announced that is pausing plans to sever ties with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei after the US temporarily eased some trade restrictions on the company, the Hill reported. On Sunday, Google ....

  • UfM chief: Barcelona meeting to tackle top priority issues in Mediterranean region

    Date: 2019-05-21 11:06:25 GMT - Spain - World - SN:30 - ID:7950091

    BARCELONA, May 21 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Nasser Kamel said the union's Barcelona meeting on Wednesday and Thursday is meant to tackle top priority issues for the Mediterranean region. In statements to ....

  • China calls for restraint amid escalating US-Iran tension

    Date: 2019-05-21 10:40:23 GMT - China - World - SN:28 - ID:7950044

    BEIJING, May 21 (MENA) - China has reiterated calls for dialogue between the US and Iran to solve the escalating tension between them. Speaking in a press conference Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, said that top diplomat ....

  • 9 relatives slain in Nepal mountain village, girl injured

    Date: 2019-05-21 09:03:22 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:18 - ID:7949888

    KATHMANDU, May 21 (MENA) - Nine people in two families were slain by masked assailants in their homes at night in a remote mountain village in Nepal, a government official said Tuesday. Government administrator Murari Wasti said the bodies were ....

  • S. Korea pushing to hold defense ministers' talks with Japan, China

    Date: 2019-05-21 08:13:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:7949824

    SEOUL, May 21 (MENA) - South Korea is trying to set up bilateral defense ministers' talks with Japan and China on the sidelines of an annual regional security forum early next month in an effort to restore strained defense ties with the neighboring ....

  • China "regrets" Security Council's rejection of Russian-requested meeting on Ukraine

    Date: 2019-05-21 07:58:42 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:7949793

    BEIJING, NEW YORK, May 21 (MENA) - China has voiced regret over the UN Security Council's rejection of a Russian request to discuss the enactment of a Ukrainian language law, Xinhua reported Tuesday. "We regret that the meeting was not able to ....

  • Marine Corps Harrier jet crashes in North Carolina

    Date: 2019-05-21 07:15:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:7949785

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (MENA) - US officials say a Marine jet has crashed in a wooded area in North Carolina, but the pilot ejected from the aircraft and was taken to a hospital, Fox News reported Tuesday. A statement posted to Facebook from the 2nd ....

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