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  • Trump invites Indian PM to visit US

    Date: 2017-01-25 08:05:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:6400477

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump has invited India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States after a phone call between the two leaders, the BBC reported Wednesday. In a statement, the White House said that ....

  • Reports of Chinese military deployment near Russia mere 'speculation' - Beijing

    Date: 2017-01-25 07:49:27 GMT - China - World - SN:10 - ID:6400577

    BEIJING, Jan 25 (MENA) - Reports of China's military presence on the borders with Russia are nothing more than speculation, the Chinese Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Wednesday. "At present, comprehensive strategic partnership and coordination ....

  • Brazil jail riot sees hundreds of inmates escape

    Date: 2017-01-25 06:16:57 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:4 - ID:6400113

    BRASILIA, Jan 25 (MENA) - At least 150 inmates escaped from a prison in Brazil on Tuesday after a mass a riot broke out, euronews reported. Aerial footage showed heavy smoke coming from the jail in Bauru, some 350 kilometres west of Sao Paulo, ....

  • UN appeals for further $4.6 billion for Syrian refugees

    Date: 2017-01-24 17:18:08 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:77 - ID:6398569

    CAIRO, Jan 24 (MENA) - The United Nations appealed on Tuesday for $4.63 billion in fresh funding to help Syrian refugees and host communities in neighboring countries, The Daily Mail quoted the UN as saying in a statement. The appeal, launched at ....

  • New US administration committed to NATO

    Date: 2017-01-24 16:30:26 GMT - Kuwait - World - SN:71 - ID:6398297

    KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24 (MENA) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the new US administration was "fully committed" to the alliance despite strong criticism from President Donald Trump. "I am absolutely certain that President Trump ....

  • Pakistan test-fires ballistic missile

    Date: 2017-01-24 15:44:18 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:70 - ID:6397645

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (MENA) - Pakistan says it has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,200 kilometers (1,400 miles) that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, ABC News reported Tuesday. The military said ....

  • Germany arrests 2 brothers suspected of extremism

    Date: 2017-01-24 14:30:24 GMT - Germany - World - SN:63 - ID:6397317

    BERLIN, Jan 24 (MENA) - German authorities have arrested two Daesh and al-Nusra Front extremist groups, American newspaper Business Insider reported. Federal prosecutors said the two men, who were only identified as 25-year-old Rachid B. and ....

  • EU concerned of UK possible bilateral trade talks

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:57:09 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:124 - ID:6391881

    BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (MENA) - Brussels warned London on Monday it must must refrain from any formal negotiations for bilateral trade deals with third countries until after its divorce from the EU. The UK is allowed only to discuss trade agreements with ....

  • Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP trade deal

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:52:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:123 - ID:6391957

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (MENA) - Making good on a campaign promise, US President Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Fox News reported. He also signed two ....

  • Record German funding to WFP delivers lifeline to Syrians

    Date: 2017-01-23 22:47:33 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:122 - ID:6391893

    CAIRO, Jan 23 (MENA) - Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million. Of this amount, the largest single contribution ever to a WFP operation – €570 million – went to ....

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