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  • Courting Dalai Lama would hurt US interest: Chinese official

    Date: 2017-02-03 20:46:33 GMT - China - World - SN:100 - ID:6458645

    BEIJING, Feb 3 (MENA) – The US should stop using Dalai Lama to create trouble for China, which brings no benefit to the US but damages Sino-US relations, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs said Friday, following reports that the ....

  • Anti-government protests in greece against winter migrant camp deaths

    Date: 2017-02-03 19:54:09 GMT - Greece - World - SN:96 - ID:6458485

    ATHENS, Feb 3 (MENA) - Anti-government protests are taking place in Athens and on the island of Lesbos following a string of winter deaths at migrant camps, ABC news reported Friday. Demonstrators in the Greek capital chanted "give migrants ....

  • China hails Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts

    Date: 2017-02-03 19:48:14 GMT - China - World - SN:94 - ID:6458393

    BEIJING, Feb 3 (MENA) – Chinese Foreign Ministry saluted Pakistan on Friday for its counter-terrorism efforts and measures to confront extremism. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks in a briefing, asserting that China ....

  • Federal judge in Detroit orders Trump administration to halt enforcement of immigration restrictions

    Date: 2017-02-03 19:46:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:6458557

    WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (MENA) - A federal judge in Detroit has clarified an executive order from US President Donald Trump as it relates to immigration restrictions from seven mostly Muslim countries, CBS reported on Friday. US District Judge Victoria ....

  • UK defense min.: Britain could carry out cyber attacks to defend itself against Russia

    Date: 2017-02-03 18:33:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:6458241

    LONDON, Feb 3 (MENA) – Britain could carry out offensive cyber attacks to tackle high-tech Russian subversion, the Telegraph quoted the UK Defence Secretary as saying on Friday. Sir Michael Fallon said the UK and its Nato allies must now compete ....

  • Chinese FM to visit Australia, New Zealand next week

    Date: 2017-02-03 18:25:39 GMT - China - World - SN:84 - ID:6458293

    BEIJING, Feb 3 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to pay an official visit to Australia and New Zealand on February 7-10 at the invitation of his Australian and New Zealand counterparts Julie Bishop and Murray McCully, Xinhua news agency ....

  • Belarus to impose no restrictions on free entry for Russians, president says

    Date: 2017-02-03 18:21:52 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:83 - ID:6458205

    MINSK, Feb 3 (MENA) - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that Belarus will impose no restrictions on free entry for Russians in response to Russia’s introduction of borders zones, TASS news agency reported. "I can guarantee: ....

  • Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

    Date: 2017-02-03 18:10:23 GMT - France - World - SN:82 - ID:6458201

    PARIS, Feb 3 (MENA) - European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya, the BBC reported. Libya's UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its ....

  • 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 ....

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