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  • US says 'on verge' of suspending contacts with Russia on Syria

    Date: 2016-09-30 21:32:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:72 - ID:5689849

    WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (MENA) - Spokesman for the US Department of State Mark Toner said Friday his country remained "on the verge" of suspending bilateral contacts with Russia on Syria. "This is on life support, but it has not flatlined yet," Al ....

  • France wants investigation into alleged Sudan chemical weapons use

    Date: 2016-09-30 18:03:05 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:5689265

    PARIS, Sept 30 (MENA) – France said on Friday it wanted an international investigation to decide whether Sudanese government forces had used chemical weapons in Darfur after allegations in a "worrying" report by Amnesty International. The rights ....

  • Typhoon Megi leaves 10 dead, 29 missing in China

    Date: 2016-09-30 17:57:36 GMT - China - World - SN:64 - ID:5689133

    BEIJING, Sept 30 (MENA) - Typhoon Megi has claimed 10 lives in China and left another 29 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on Friday, Xinhua reported. Five deaths were reported in east China's Zhejiang Province and five were ....

  • US airstrike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan - UN

    Date: 2016-09-30 17:52:05 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:63 - ID:5689137

    KABUL, Sept 30 (MENA) - At least 15 civilians were killed Wednesday by a US drone strike in Afghanistan, Voice of America quoted a statement by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as saying Friday. Thirteen others were injured in the ....

  • U.S. signed secret document to lift U.N. sanctions on Iranian banks

    Date: 2016-09-30 15:39:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:5688493

    WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (MENA) - The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four ....

  • S. Korea picks final site for US THAAD amid Chinese rejection

    Date: 2016-09-30 14:45:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:47 - ID:5688337

    SEOUL, Sept 30 (MENA) - South Korea selected a golf course in the southeastern part of the nation as the "final" site for an advanced US missile defense system to better counter North Korea's evolving missile and nuclear threat, the official Yonhab ....

  • Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

    Date: 2016-09-30 14:45:01 GMT - Japan - World - SN:46 - ID:5688333

    TOKYO, Sept 30 (MENA) - Two babies have been born in Thailand with microcephaly caused by Zika infections in their mothers, the country's Health Ministry announced Friday, according to Kyodo News. According to the World Health Organization, they ....

  • India evacuates 10,000 villagers near border with Pakistan

    Date: 2016-09-30 13:43:47 GMT - India - World - SN:44 - ID:5687909

    NEW DELHI, Sept 30 (MENA) - India has evacuated more than 10,000 villagers living near the border with Pakistan, amid concerns that there could be a military escalation after Indian special forces have launched a cross-border operation against ....

  • France to enhance security at Hollande’s residence over threat of terror attacks

    Date: 2016-09-30 13:21:55 GMT - France - World - SN:40 - ID:5687905

    PARIS, Sept 30 (MENA) - The French authorities have decided to strengthen the security at the residence of President Francois Hollande — the Elysee Palace — due to the potential threat of new terrorist attacks, Sputnik news agency reported on ....

  • Pakistan captures Indian soldier on Kashmir border

    Date: 2016-09-30 11:44:57 GMT - India - World - SN:29 - ID:5687105

    NEW DELHI, Sept 30 (MENA) - Pakistan has captured an Indian soldier along the Kashmir border in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the Huffington Post quoted military officials in the two countries as saying. "It is confirmed one soldier from 37 ....

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