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  • Obama: 'Gaps of trust' preventing Syria cease-fire

    Date: 2016-09-05 15:29:38 GMT - China - World - SN:76 - ID:5552241

    HANGZHOU, Sept 5 (MENA) - Negotiations to reach a peace deal in Syria are being hampered by "gaps of trust" between the United States and Russia, President Obama said. Obama made the comments during a news conference in Hangzhou, China, where he ....

  • Seven migrants dead as 'jam-packed' boat sinks off Libyan coast

    Date: 2016-09-05 14:57:45 GMT - Italy - World - SN:74 - ID:5551957

    ROME, Sept 5 (MENA) - More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in an operation lasting over three hours after their boat capsized off the Libyan coast. Sky News witnessed first hand the intensity of the rescue as it ....

  • Britain appoints first ambassador to Iran since 2011

    Date: 2016-09-05 14:57:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:73 - ID:5551949

    LONDON, Sept 5 (MENA) - Britain has appointed an ambassador to Iran for the first time since 2011. Nicholas Hopton, a former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen, will take up the role, as the UK government seeks to improve relations with the ....

  • Egypt, Russia stress importance of economic cooperation - Putin

    Date: 2016-09-05 13:38:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:5551525

    MOSCOW, Sept 5 (MENA) - Cairo and Moscow attach great importance to economic cooperation, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. This came during a meeting held on Monday with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the sidelines of G20 Summit ....

  • Russian, Saudi energy ministers sign joint declaration to stabilize oil market

    Date: 2016-09-05 13:18:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:5551013

    MOSCOW, Sept 5 (MENA) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources, Khalid bin Abdulaziz al Falih, agreed to continue consultations and to establish a joint working group to monitor ....

  • Obama plays down confrontation with China over his plane’s stairs

    Date: 2016-09-05 12:43:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:5550913

    NEW YORK, Sept 5 (MENA) - China’s handling of US President Obama’s arrival for the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hangzhou has created a narrative that the Chinese snubbed the American president, according to New York Times. Some ....

  • Turkey sends more tanks into Syria's Raii

    Date: 2016-09-05 12:40:29 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:56 - ID:5550793

    ANKARA, Sept 5 (MENA) - The Turkish forces on Monday sent more tanks and armored vehicles into the Syrian border town of Al Raii. Al Raii is about 55 kilometers west of Jarablus. Turkey has now more than 50 tanks and military vehicles in the ....

  • Russian president, king of Bahrain to discuss fight against int'l terrorism

    Date: 2016-09-05 12:38:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:5550977

    MOSCOW, Sept 5 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa will hold a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, the Kremlin Press Service said Monday. "An exchange of opinions is planned on topical aspects of the ....

  • China's Xi at G20 says world economy at risk, warns against protectionism

    Date: 2016-09-05 12:33:09 GMT - China - World - SN:53 - ID:5550493

    HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5 (MENA) - The global economy is being threatened by rising protectionism and risks from highly leveraged financial markets, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the opening of a two-day summit of leaders from G20 ....

  • China welcomes G20 leaders with great banquet

    Date: 2016-09-05 12:12:08 GMT - China - World - SN:46 - ID:5550621

    BEIJING, Sept 5 (MENA) - World leaders were treated to the best of China's haute cuisine in Hangzhou, a onetime royal playground, China Daily said in a report on Monday. On Sunday night, at the G20 Summit welcoming banquet, Chinese President Xi ....

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