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  • UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq due to Iran risk

    Date: 2019-05-16 12:31:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:39 - ID:7944058

    LONDON, May 16 (MENA) - Britain has raised the threat level for UK forces and diplomats in Iraq because of what sources say is a heightened security risk from Iran, Sky News reported on Thursday. The UK has also put its personnel and their ....

  • 20 injured in explosion at bank in Sadiqabad

    Date: 2019-05-16 10:18:48 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:27 - ID:7943783

    SADIQABAD, Pakistan, May 16 (MENA) - At least 20 people were injured in an explosion at a private bank in Sadiqabad, on Thursday, according to Geo News. The bank building was completely destroyed in the explosion. Police are yet to ascertain the ....

  • Iran will want to talk soon: Trump

    Date: 2019-05-16 09:48:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:7943632

    WASHINGTON, May 15 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump expressed confidence in Iran's willingness to have talks with the US soon, despite the mounting tension between the two countries. On his Twitter account, Trump dismissed reports about ....

  • Senators sponsor bill for 4,000 visas for Afghans who have helped US forces

    Date: 2019-05-16 09:11:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:22 - ID:7943659

    KABUL, May 16 (MENA) - A number of US Senators have sponsored a new bill aiming to approve 4,000 visas for Afghan nationals who have helped the American forces and are now stranded amid fears of persecution by armed anti-government elements, the ....

  • Lavrov to meet with Belgian, German Counterparts at council of Europe ministerial - Moscow

    Date: 2019-05-16 08:19:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:7943593

    MOSCOW, May 16 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with his German and Belgian counterparts, Heiko Maas and Didier Reynders, on the sidelines of the Council of Europe ministerial committee scheduled from May 16-17 in Helsinki, ....

  • Russia, Peru discuss additional deliveries of MiG-29 fighters: Russian Official

    Date: 2019-05-16 08:05:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:7943576

    MOSCOW, May 16 (MENA) - Peru is interested in purchasing an additional batch of MiG-29 aircraft from Russia and negotiations on the issue are underway, Anatoly Punchuk, deputy chief of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, ....

  • Maduro calls for preserving inviolability of embassy in US

    Date: 2019-05-16 07:50:39 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:14 - ID:7943592

    CARACAS, May 16 (MENA) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for preserving the inviolability of the country's embassy in the United States in the wake of US Secret Service officers' visit to the diplomatic mission where activists have been ....

  • Iran not seeking war but defending interests strongly: Zarif

    Date: 2019-05-16 07:49:55 GMT - Iran - World - SN:13 - ID:7943559

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country was not seeking war but defending its interests strongly, Fars News reported. "After America's crisis-sensitive measures, it is necessary to hold consultations ....

  • Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

    Date: 2019-05-16 07:46:44 GMT - Austria - World - SN:12 - ID:7943583

    VIENNA, May 16 (MENA) - Austria's parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional court, Deutsche Welle ....

  • Indian soldier killed, 3 terrorists shot dead in encounter in J&K's Pulwama

    Date: 2019-05-16 07:39:38 GMT - India - World - SN:11 - ID:7943578

    NEW DELHI, May 16 (MENA) - The Indian police said a soldier was killed and three terrorists were shot dead during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama this morning, NDTV reported. Troops of the Central Reserve Police Force, Rashtriya ....

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