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  • Rio 2016: Bus carrying journalists attacked by possible gunfire while travelling between Olympic venues

    Date: 2016-08-10 09:39:10 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:21 - ID:5403853

    BRASILIA, Aug 10 (MENA) - A bus carrying journalists and photographers through Rio has been hit by possible gunfire as concerns over security at the Olympics continue, The Independent reported. Witnesses said they felt “lucky to be alive” after ....

  • Iran condemns terror attack in Pakistan’s Quetta

    Date: 2016-08-09 22:46:05 GMT - Iran - World - SN:96 - ID:5402089

    TEHRAN, Aug 9 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday strongly denounced the terrorist bombing at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, which left a group of people dead and injured, the Iranian IRNA news agency ....

  • Duma to back agreement on open-ended deployment of Russian air force in Syria - Deputy Speaker

    Date: 2016-08-09 22:39:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:5402073

    MOSCOW. Aug 9 (MENA) - Russian parliamentarians will certainly vote in favor of ratifying an agreement on deploying the Russian Armed Forces' air force group in Syria, Interfax quoted State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Zheleznyak as saying ....

  • Putin says Russia, Turkey have common goal to settle Syrian crisis

    Date: 2016-08-09 22:12:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:5402065

    MOSCOW, Aug 9 (MENA) - Syrian settlement will be additionally discussed after the press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the sidelines of his meeting on Tuesday with his visiting Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip ....

  • 'High-ranking' Daesh member arrested in Germany

    Date: 2016-08-09 21:59:59 GMT - Germany - World - SN:91 - ID:5401953

    BERLIN, Aug 9 (MENA) - A 'high-ranking' member of Daesh has been arrested in Germany after police received a tip-off that the suspect was involved in alleged threats to target top-flight football matches, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. The ....

  • Gas blast in Russian restaurant kills 8, 12 hospitalized

    Date: 2016-08-09 21:44:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:90 - ID:5401513

    MOSCOW, Aug 9 (MENA) - A gas explosion in a restaurant in southern Russia during preparations for a wedding dinner has now led to the deaths of eight of the 28 restaurant workers injured in the blast, Fox News reported. Health officials in ....

  • UNICEF warns children in Syria's Aleppo face catastrophic situation

    Date: 2016-08-09 21:29:30 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:89 - ID:5401957

    NEW YORK, Aug 9 (MENA) - UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday that Aleppo’s residents face an increase of diarrhea and malnutrition among children unless water pumping is restored soon, Voice of America reported. UNICEF spokesman ....

  • Putin says his talks with Erdogan were constructive, important

    Date: 2016-08-09 21:06:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:88 - ID:5402081

    MOSCOW, Aug 9 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday his talks with his visiting Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were constructive. He said the meeting was of major significance for further relations between Russia ....

  • Putin, Erdogan meet in St. Petersburg to open 'new page'

    Date: 2016-08-09 15:17:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:5399833

    MOSCOW, Aug 9 (MENA) - Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan began talks in St. Petersburg on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to "open a new page" in relations between Turkey and Russia. Russia and Turkey hope to ....

  • OIC strongly condemns attack on Pakistani hospital

    Date: 2016-08-09 13:06:57 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:49 - ID:5399585

    JEDDAH, Aug 9 (MENA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned on Tuesday the terrorist attack that targeted a hospital in Pakistan, leaving 70 people dead and wounded. OIC Secretary General Iyad Madani expressed his ....

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