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  • Greece: 59 Rescued From Migrant Dinghy off Greek Island

    Date: 2016-08-17 08:40:55 GMT - Greece - World - SN:12 - ID:5441181

    ATHENS, Aug 17 (MENA) - Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 59 migrants in an inflatable dinghy in rough weather in the Aegean Sea, ABC News reported Wednesday. The migrants were picked up early Wednesday off the eastern island of Kos by two ....

  • 11 dead in 'historic' Louisiana flooding

    Date: 2016-08-17 08:19:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:5441225

    WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (MENA) - Eleven people have died from torrential rain and flooding in southeastern Louisiana, which Gov. John Bel Edwards described as "unprecedented" and "historic", ABC News reported Wednesday. About 40,000 homes have been ....

  • Oil tanker 'hijacked off Malaysia'

    Date: 2016-08-17 07:46:29 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:6 - ID:5441025

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (MENA) - A Malaysian oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel has been hijacked and taken to Indonesian waters, Malaysian maritime officials say. The MT Vier Harmoni was reportedly sailing from Tanjung Pelepas port in ....

  • IOM says lack of security pushes Iraqi migration flows to Europe

    Date: 2016-08-16 22:40:29 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:87 - ID:5440225

    BAGHDAD, Aug 16 (MENA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said that lack of security, perceived lack of equality and social justice pushed Iraqis to immigrate to Europe. In its report on situation in Iraq, the IOM said ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss actions to ensure ceasefire in Syria

    Date: 2016-08-16 21:40:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:5439689

    MOSCOW, Aug 16 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed with US Secretary of State John Kerry over phone coordinated actions to fight terrorists in Syria and to ensure cessation of hostilities, Sputnik news agency reported. ....

  • Dominican leader assumes 2nd term

    Date: 2016-08-16 21:23:38 GMT - Dominican - World - SN:83 - ID:5440065

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Aug 16 (MENA) - The president of the Dominican Republic has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country that boasts the strongest economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, Fox News reported. ....

  • Russian use of Iranian base 'unfortunate, not surprising’ - US State Department

    Date: 2016-08-16 20:43:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:5440061

    WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (MENA) - The United States considers Russia’s use of the Hamadan airbase in Iran for launching strikes in Syria unfortunate but not unexpected, US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in a press briefing on ....

  • Detained Daesh militant in Afghanistan admits he was trained in Pakistan

    Date: 2016-08-16 17:03:53 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:72 - ID:5439097

    KABUL, Aug 16 (MENA) - A member of Daesh terrorist group has admitted he received terrorist activities training in Pakistan, according to Khama Press. The loyalist of the terror group was arrested by the Afghan intelligence, National Directorate ....

  • Malaysia, Palestine to further strengthen bilateral ties

    Date: 2016-08-16 15:15:32 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:64 - ID:5438329

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 (MENA) - Malaysia and Palestine reaffirm to further strengthen the warm and close bilateral relations between both countries, Bernama reported on Tuesday. Malaysian Foreign Ministry, in a statement, released today in conjunction ....

  • Denmark offers to ship chemical weapons out of Libya

    Date: 2016-08-16 13:44:35 GMT - Libya - World - SN:59 - ID:5437861

    TRIPOLI, Aug 16 (MENA) - The Danish government said it was willing to offer a container vessel, a support ship and 200 staff to an international operation to rid Libya of its chemical weapons arsenal, the Daily Mail reported. A maritime operation ....

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