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  • Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation, says Washington Post

    Date: 2019-07-21 11:47:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:30 - ID:8032870

    WASHINGTON, July 21 (MENA) - Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the ....

  • Airstrike targets large Taliban gathering in northern Afghanistan province

    Date: 2019-07-21 10:25:17 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:21 - ID:8032832

    KABUL, July 21 (MENA) - An airstrike targeted a large gathering of Taliban militants in northern Afghanistan's Faryab province, leaving at least 28 militants dead. The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said security forces conducted the ....

  • Taliban movement claims responsibility for attack on police station

    Date: 2019-07-21 10:06:22 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:18 - ID:8032720

    ISLAMABAD, July 21 (MENA) - Taliban movement claimed responsibility for a twin attack on a police station in northwest the country, ABC News reported. At least six people were killed and several others injured a dual blast on Sunday morning in ....

  • Three arrested over Hong Kong ’s ‘largest-ever’ bomb plot on eve of major anti-government protest

    Date: 2019-07-21 09:38:32 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:16 - ID:8032716

    HONG KONG, July 21 (MENA) - Hong Kong police have detained three men after seizing what is being billed as the largest amount of the deadliest explosives ever uncovered in the city, South China Morning Post reported. Controlled explosions were ....

  • Xinjiang part of China - White Paper

    Date: 2019-07-21 08:44:05 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:8032703

    BEIJING, July 21 (MENA) - The State Council Information Office published on Sunday a White Paper, clarifying to the international community certain misunderstandings about Xinjiang's ethnic, religious, cultural and historical issues. The White ....

  • German chancellor urges Europeans to combat chauvinism, racism

    Date: 2019-07-20 21:32:24 GMT - Germany - World - SN:54 - ID:8032415

    BERLIN, July 20 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Markel called upon all European governments to combat chauvinism, racism and right-wing extremism. This came during the chancellor's participating in an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of ....

  • UN chief saddened by arson attack on anime studio in Kyoto

    Date: 2019-07-20 13:30:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:8031961

    NEW YORK, July 20 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has released a statement expressing deep sadness over the loss of life caused by the arson attack against an animation studio in Kyoto. Guterres extended his condolences to the ....

  • UK defense secretary describes Iran's seizure of British ship as "hostile act"

    Date: 2019-07-20 13:28:45 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:35 - ID:8031959

    LONDON, July 20 (MENA) - UK Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said the UK-registered oil tanker seized by Iran was intercepted in Omani waters, describing the incident as a “hostile act”, The Independent reported Saturday. The Stena Impero, a ....

  • PM Imran Khan departs for US on commercial flight

    Date: 2019-07-20 10:07:17 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:19 - ID:8031576

    ISLAMABAD, July 20 (MENA) - Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for the United States on a commercial flight, Geo News reported. Since assuming office, this is the prime minister's first visit to the US. The prime ....

  • Venezuelan authorities will not give in to outside pressure: Maduro

    Date: 2019-07-20 07:18:24 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:11 - ID:8031463

    CARACAS, July 20 (MENA) - The Venezuelan government will not allow the United States and European Union to influence the outcome of talks with the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said. "Venezuela will not give in to blackmail from ....

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