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  • Vatican pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

    Date: 2016-05-29 20:57:19 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:93 - ID:5005101

    VATICAN, May 29 (MENA) - Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, The Washington Post reported. The pope, responding to a question from a young person ....

  • Russia testing suicide bomber drone

    Date: 2016-05-29 16:19:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:5003829

    MOSCOW, May 29 (MENA) - Vladimir Putin's top military chiefs are testing a "suicide bomber" drone which will be deployed in top secret missions, Russia Today reported. Defence sources in Russia have disclosed that the drones would be remote ....

  • Kerry hails role played by UN peacekeepers in helping conflict-hit countries

    Date: 2016-05-29 15:58:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:63 - ID:5003501

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry paid tribute to the UN peacekeepers and their role in helping the conflict-hit countries. In a message Sunday on the world peace-keeping operations, he said "Today the United States ....

  • Russian energy min. sees short-term oil prices slump

    Date: 2016-05-29 14:15:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:5002505

    MOSCOW, May 29 (MENA) - Global oil prices may slide further in the short-term, but will maintain the $40-$50 per barrel mark throughout the year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted by Sputnik as saying. He echoed the ministry’s ....

  • Iran-led push to retake Falluja from Daesh worries US

    Date: 2016-05-29 14:05:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:5002369

    NEW YORK, May 29 (MENA) - American commandos are on the front lines in Syria in a new push toward the Daesh’s de facto capital in Raqqa, but in Iraq it is an entirely different story: Iran, not the United States, has become the face of an operation ....

  • UN chief visits folk village amid presidential speculation

    Date: 2016-05-29 11:51:02 GMT - south korea - World - SN:35 - ID:5001173

    HAHOE/SOUTH KOREA, May 29 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in a small folk village in southeastern South Korea on Sunday, a trip widely seen as the start of a presidential campaign ahead of next year's election, according to Yonhap ....

  • Opposition demands Abe's resignation if sales tax hike postponed

    Date: 2016-05-29 11:10:11 GMT - Japan - World - SN:31 - ID:5000929

    TOKYO, May 29 (MENA) - Opposition parties called Sunday for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign if he breaks his pledge to implement a 2-percentage-point consumption tax hike scheduled for April 2017, Kyodo reported. Main opposition Democratic ....

  • Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home near Kiev

    Date: 2016-05-29 10:40:26 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:21 - ID:5000485

    KIEV, May 29 (MENA) - Seventeen people have died in a fire at a building housing elderly people in a village near Ukraine's capital Kiev, the BBC reported. The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday in a two-storey building housing some 35 ....

  • UK FM discusses Daesh combat, Yemen crisis during Gulf tour

    Date: 2016-05-29 09:51:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:18 - ID:5000141

    LONDON, May 29 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will use a tour of the Gulf states to press for more concerted action on Syria and Yemen. After arriving in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Hammond then goes on to Kuwait, Bahrain, the United ....

  • Larijani elected Iran’s new parliament speaker

    Date: 2016-05-29 08:24:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:10 - ID:4999501

    TEHRAN, May 29 (MENA) - Lawmakers have voted Ali Larijani as the temporary speaker of Iran’s new parliament following February elections, Press TV reported. Larijani, a Principlist, won the post on Sunday with 173 votes in a race against ....

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