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  • US Treasury sanctions Iran after ballistic missile launch

    Date: 2017-02-03 17:51:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:6458081

    WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump's administration enacted new sanctions on Iran Friday, the first concrete action after the White House put Tehran "on notice" this week, CNN reported. The Treasury Department said it was applying ....

  • UN condemns 'devastating' Rohingya abuse in Myanmar

    Date: 2017-02-03 17:48:56 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:79 - ID:6458053

    GENEVA, Feb 3 (MENA) - The UN has accused security forces in Myanmar of committing serious human rights abuses, including gang-rape, savage beatings and child killing, the BBC news reported. It made the allegations in a damning report compiled ....

  • Chinese Foreign Ministry says 20 state leaders to attend 'Belt & Road Summit' in May

    Date: 2017-02-03 17:09:07 GMT - China - World - SN:75 - ID:6458033

    BEIJING, Feb 3 (MENA) - The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that 20 state leaders have confirmed their attendance at a Belt and Road summit forum in Beijing in May. In a press briefing on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said ....

  • Moscow never been too optimistic about sanctions relief under new US administration- Kremlin

    Date: 2017-02-03 16:02:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:70 - ID:6457145

    MOSCOW, Feb 3 (MENA) - Russia disagrees with new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's comments on Crimea's status, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday, noting that Moscow has never been too optimistic about the prospect of sanctions relief ....

  • US Pence to attend Munich Security Conference

    Date: 2017-02-03 15:51:35 GMT - Germany - World - SN:69 - ID:6456857

    BERLIN, Feb 3 (MENA) – US Vice President Mike Pence has accepted an invitation to attend the February 17-19 Munich Security Conference, conference organizers said on Friday, Euronews reported. The conference in southern Germany will take place ....

  • Trump warns Iran against 'playing with fire' after missile test

    Date: 2017-02-03 15:46:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:68 - ID:6456825

    WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump raised the stakes with Iran again this morning by dashing off a tweet, the Daily Mail reported on Friday. 'Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to ....

  • Hollande praises response to Louvre attack

    Date: 2017-02-03 15:14:41 GMT - France - World - SN:63 - ID:6456489

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - French authorities have opened a terror investigation after a soldier shot a man wielding a machete near the Louvre museum in Paris, CNN reported on Friday. French President Francois Hollande praised the response to the ....

  • Moscow considers cooperation with US in combating terrorism vitally important

    Date: 2017-02-03 15:01:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:6456757

    MOSCOW, Feb 3 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday Moscow believes it is crucial to revive cooperation with Washington in the fight against terrorism after the arrival of the new US administration, TASS ....

  • France says to discuss EU cooperation with Egypt in Luxembourg meeting

    Date: 2017-02-03 15:01:12 GMT - France - World - SN:60 - ID:6456841

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will take part in the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, to be held Monday in Luxembourg. Ayrault is scheduled to discuss a number of issues, atop of which are ....

  • Belarus leader asks Russia to provide more jets instead of creating base

    Date: 2017-02-03 15:00:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:6456801

    MOSCOW, Feb 3 (MENA) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has proposed Russia to provide Minsk with 20 aircraft instead of creating a military base on its territory, Sputnik News Agency reported. Russia announced its plans to open a new ....

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