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  • Mediterranean death toll has reached at least 1,000 this week -- IOM

    Date: 2016-05-31 20:47:34 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:97 - ID:5017745

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - A fresh report issued Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said at least 1,000 people have died or are missing and presumed dead after a string of deadly incidents in the Mediterranean Sea over the ....

  • Boy, 14, paid 20,000 Pakistani Rupees for suicide attack, arrested in Kandahar

    Date: 2016-05-31 20:10:20 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:5018613

    KABUL, May 31 (MENA) - A 14-year-old boy was detained before he manages to carry out a suicide attack on senior government officials in southern Kandahar province, Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported on Tuesday. According to Afghan local ....

  • Moves to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products can save lives - WHO

    Date: 2016-05-31 18:31:13 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:88 - ID:5017741

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday recent moves to introduce plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products. Plain packaging of tobacco products ....

  • US issues Euro 2016 terror attack warning

    Date: 2016-05-31 18:13:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:5017845

    WASHINGTON, May 31 (MENA) - The US State Department has issued a "potential terrorist attacks" warning for Americans planning to travel to Europe for events such as the Euro 2016 football tournament, Sky News reported. The travel alert, which ....

  • US struggles with goal of admitting 10,000 Syrians -- Paper

    Date: 2016-05-31 17:11:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:82 - ID:5017737

    New York, May 31 (MENA) - President Obama invited a Syrian refugee to this year’s State of the Union address, and he has spoken passionately about embracing refugees as a core American value. But nearly eight months into an effort to resettle ....

  • UN human rights body condemns floggings in Iran

    Date: 2016-05-31 15:59:37 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:75 - ID:5017369

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned on Tuesday the "outrageous flogging" of dozens of young Iranians last week in Qazvin, north-west of Tehran. according to media reports. "We condemn the ....

  • Mediterranean death toll reaches at least 1,000 this week, says IOM

    Date: 2016-05-31 15:32:35 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:70 - ID:5016697

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - At least 1,000 people have died or are missing and presumed dead after a string of deadly incidents in the Mediterranean Sea over the past week, according to the International Organisation for Migration. The updated IOM ....

  • Taliban kill 17 passengers after kidnapping around 185 in Kunduz

    Date: 2016-05-31 15:30:45 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:5017157

    KABUL, May 31 (MENA) - The Taliban insurgents have killed at least 17 passengers after abducting nearly 200 in the early hours of today in northern Kunduz province, Khaama Press reported. According to the local government officials, the Taliban ....

  • Italy arrests 16 suspected boat migrant traffickers

    Date: 2016-05-31 15:27:41 GMT - Italy - World - SN:67 - ID:5017169

    ROME, May 31 (MENA) - Italian police have arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya after a week in which thousands were rescued and hundreds drowned trying to make the journey, euronews reported ....

  • Taliban kidnap around 185 in Kunduz

    Date: 2016-05-31 13:15:13 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:58 - ID:5015129

    KABUL, May 31 (MENA) - The Taliban insurgents abducted nearly 200 in the early hours of today in northern Kunduz province, Khaama Press reported. According to the local government officials, the Taliban militants have killed at least 12 of the ....

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