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  • UNESCO chief deplores death of journalist Osama Jumaa in Syria

    Date: 2016-06-20 11:13:31 GMT - France - World - SN:31 - ID:5127837

    PARIS, June 20 (MENA) - Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today denounced the killing of journalist Osama Jumaa in the city of Aleppo on 5 June. “I condemn the killing of Osama Jumaa,” the Director-General said. “I call on all parties in ....

  • UN says 65 million people displaced in 2015, a new record

    Date: 2016-06-20 11:06:55 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:30 - ID:5127841

    GENEVA, June 20 (MENA) - The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last ....

  • Virginia Raggi won 67% of Rome vote, becomes 1st female mayor

    Date: 2016-06-20 11:05:13 GMT - Italy - World - SN:29 - ID:5127573

    ROME, June 20 (MENA) - Virginia Raggi won 67% of the Rome vote and becomes its first female mayor, the BBC reported Monday. Her victory is a blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (PD), which won in Milan and ....

  • Pakistani, Afghan delegations meet in Islamabad to discuss border tensions

    Date: 2016-06-20 09:14:40 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:22 - ID:5126761

    ISLAMABAD, June 20 (MENA) - Pakistani and Afghan delegations met on Monday in the first senior-level talks aimed at reducing tensions at the Torkham border crossing along the Pak-Afghan border, The Dawn reported Monday. "A six-member Afghan ....

  • More than 230 000 South Sudanese in Sudan

    Date: 2016-06-20 09:13:03 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:21 - ID:5126741

    CAIRO, June 20 (MENA) - The UN says Sudan is hosting the largest number of South Sudanese refugees, with 232 000 having entered since a civil war erupted in the neighboring country at the end of 2013. South Sudan won independence from Sudan in ....

  • Putin to visit China Saturday, Chinese Foreign Ministry says

    Date: 2016-06-20 08:56:32 GMT - China - World - SN:20 - ID:5126709

    BEIJING, June 20 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to China on Saturday at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Monday. The two leaders are set to discuss ....

  • Global-PRNewswire(2):JA Solar Provides High-efficiency Modules for the Largest PV-diesel Hybrid Power Project in North Africa

    Date: 2016-06-20 08:44:39 GMT - China - World - SN:16 - ID:5126669

    BEIJING, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) (JA Solar), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it had provided 11MW of high-efficiency PV modules ....

  • Afghanistan chief executive condemns Kabul suicide attack

    Date: 2016-06-20 08:26:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:14 - ID:5126145

    KABUL, June 20 (MENA) - Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday condemned the terrorist attack on those traveling to their work places in Kabul this morning, leaving 14 persons killed and scores others injured. On his twitter ....

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan hold talks on deadly border clashes

    Date: 2016-06-20 07:22:03 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:13 - ID:5126257

    ISLAMABAD, June 20 (MENA) - Pakistan's foreign ministry says an Afghan delegation has arrived in Islamabad for talks on last week's border clashes that killed two Afghan border guards and a Pakistani officer, ABC News reported. Foreign Office's ....

  • New Zealand to keep troops in Iraq for an extra 18 months

    Date: 2016-06-20 07:18:03 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:11 - ID:5126193

    WELLINGTON, June 20 (MENA) - New Zealand announced Monday that it plans to keep its small contingent of troops in Iraq for an additional 18 months as it continues to back the U.S.-led coalition's efforts to defeat Daesh militants. Last year, New ....

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