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  • Statistics: Trade volume between China, Arab states in 2015 hit $202 bn

    Date: 2016-08-19 08:52:43 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:5452701

    BEIJING, Aug 19 (MENA) – The trade volume between China and Arab states in 2015 reached USD 202.6 billion, registering an annual decrease by 19.3% in light of a sharp fall in crude oil prices, according to statistics released by the Chinese Trade ....

  • Twitter suspends 235,000 accounts in six months for promoting terrorism

    Date: 2016-08-18 22:35:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:116 - ID:5452029

    NEW YORK, Aug 18 (MENA) - Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts in the last six months for violation of its policies regarding the promotion of terrorism and violent threat, the company said Thursday, adding to 125,000 suspensions in the six months ....

  • Interior minister says face veils have no place in Germany

    Date: 2016-08-18 22:32:40 GMT - Germany - World - SN:115 - ID:5452005

    BERLIN, Aug 18 (MENA) - The face veil is not compatible with German society but it would probably be difficult to ban the garment at the national level, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Thursday. Several high-profile members of ....

  • White House: Obama to travel to China, Laos Sept. 2-9

    Date: 2016-08-18 20:04:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:5451701

    Washington, Aug 18 (MENA) - The White House said US President Barack Obama will make his 11th and likely final presidential trip to Asia in early September, the ABC News reported. Obama will travel to China and Laos from Sept. 2-9. The stop in ....

  • Spain strongly condemns Turkey attacks

    Date: 2016-08-18 18:44:46 GMT - Spain - World - SN:101 - ID:5451301

    MADRID, Aug 18 (MENA) - Spain strongly condemned recent deadly bomb attacks in Turkey on Wednesday and Thursday which targeted the city of Van and the town of Bitlis, both in Turkey’s troubled southeast. The Spanish Foreign Ministry renewed - in ....

  • US: N. Korean plutonium reprocessing violates UN resolutions

    Date: 2016-08-18 15:22:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:78 - ID:5449441

    WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (MENA) - The United States expressed fresh concern about North Korea after Pyongyang indicated renewed nuclear activity that would allow it to churn out at least enough plutonium for one bomb annually, Voice of America VOA ....

  • EU urges halt to fight in Syria's Aleppo

    Date: 2016-08-18 15:09:41 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:76 - ID:5450097

    BRUSSELS, Aug 18 (MENA) - The European Union called Thursday for a halt in fighting in Syria’s Aleppo and urged all parties to the conflict to restore cessation of hostilities, the bloc said in a statement, according to Sputnik News ....

  • Russian warship starts anti-piracy mission in Gulf of Aden

    Date: 2016-08-18 15:08:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:75 - ID:5449805

    MOSCOW, Aug 18 (MENA) - The Russian Baltic Fleet’s frigate Yaroslav Mudry has left the port of Djibouti to start an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Thursday. "In Djibouti, the necessary supplies were ....

  • Over 300 Afghan Air Force personnel trained abroad

    Date: 2016-08-18 14:43:46 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:5449553

    KABUL, Aug 18 (MENA) - Over 300 Afghan Air Force (AAF) personnel are being trained abroad, including in India, as efforts are underway to boost the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force. Ministry of Defense spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said the ....

  • GlobalPRNewswire (2):The Global Restaurant Leadership Conference Seeks Nominations For Inaugural Distinction Awards

    Date: 2016-08-18 14:12:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:5449721

    CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/MENA/ -- Winsight, LLC—a leading facilitator of major convenience retailing and foodservice industry networking events—will debut its Global Restaurant Leadership Conference at the JW Marriott Marquis in ....

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