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  • 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 ....

  • Nicaraguan government says to release 100 political prisoners

    Date: 2019-05-21 07:10:40 GMT - Nicaragua - World - SN:11 - ID:7949762

    MANAGUA, May 21 (MENA) - The Nicaraguan government said it had begun the process of freeing another 100 political prisoners after threats from the opposition it could abandon talks aimed at ending a political crisis and push for a general strike, ....

  • Airstrikes kill 10 Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Faryab

    Date: 2019-05-21 07:09:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:7949733

    KABUL, May 21 (MENA) - At least 10 Taliban militants were killed and six others were wounded in Afghan forces airstrikes in northern Faryab province on Monday, Tolo News reported on Tuesday. Three airstrikes were carried out on Taliban’s ....

  • New Zealand police charge Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism

    Date: 2019-05-21 06:45:07 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:8 - ID:7949702

    WELLINGTON, May 21 (MENA) - New Zealand police said Tuesday they had filed a terrorism charge against the Australian national accused of killing 51 worshippers in attacks on Christchurch mosques in March, Deutsche Welle reported. "A charge of ....

  • Voters in Malawi go to polls to elect president

    Date: 2019-05-21 06:26:17 GMT - Malawi - World - SN:7 - ID:7949716

    LILONGWE, May 21 (MENA) - Voting has started in Malawi to elect a new president and 193 members of parliament, ABC News reported Tuesday. Before dawn, hundreds of voters lined up Tuesday at polling centers to cast their ballots in the election in ....

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