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  • Disruption in Algerian flights to France due to strikes by air traffic controllers

    Date: 2016-05-25 13:47:24 GMT - Algeria - World - SN:68 - ID:4979357

    ALGIERS, May 25 (MENA) - Timetables of Algerian flights heading for France on Wednesday evening and Thursday will face disruptions due to strikes by air traffic controllers of French airlines. No flights will be cancelled, media sources said, yet ....

  • 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Crete

    Date: 2016-05-25 12:26:22 GMT - Greece - World - SN:49 - ID:4978365

    ATHENS, May 25 (MENA) - A 5.5 magnitude undersea earthquake hit the southern island of Crete on Wednesday. The quake, which occurred at 11:36 am, was 30 kilometers of the southeastern tip of Crete. There have been no reports on casualties, so ....

  • 3,000 Russians joined terror groups abroad

    Date: 2016-05-25 12:21:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:46 - ID:4978301

    KRASNOYARSK, May 25 (MENA) - Some 3,000 Russians have traveled abroad to join terrorist groups, a Russian official said on Wednesday. First deputy chairman of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee Yevgeny Ilin added that most of them are from ....

  • S. Korea Defense minister to attend regional summit to discuss NK nuclear issues

    Date: 2016-05-25 11:14:12 GMT - south korea - World - SN:26 - ID:4977205

    SEOUL, May 25 (MENA) - South Korea's defense chief will leave for Singapore early next month to attend a regional security meeting where he will exchange views on North Korea's nuclear provocation and other mutual issues, Yonhap quoted Seoul's ....

  • UN chief arrives in S. Korea as presidential speculation grows

    Date: 2016-05-25 10:14:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:4976897

    SEOUL, May 25 (MENA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for a six-day visit that has spurred speculation of a possible bid for the presidency in his native country. Ban, who flew in to the southern ....

  • Pakistan army chief conveys serious concern to US over drone strike in Balochistan

    Date: 2016-05-25 09:53:55 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:15 - ID:4976625

    ISLAMABAD, May 25 (MENA) - In a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale, Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over a US drone strike in Balochistan earlier this week that allegedly killed Afghan ....

  • Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

    Date: 2016-05-25 09:06:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:4976465

    KABUL, May 25 (MENA) - The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. In a statement, the Taliban acknowledged Mansour's death for the first time and named his successor as ....

  • Development of relations with China Russia’s key priority: FM

    Date: 2016-05-24 21:09:43 GMT - Uzbekistan - World - SN:112 - ID:4974797

    MOSCOW, May 24 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that development of the Russia-China relations is Moscow’s key foreign policy priority, Sputnik news agency reported. Lavrov made the remarks during a meeting with ....

  • Some of NATO countries staking on military confrontation with Russia - Russian lawmaker

    Date: 2016-05-24 20:54:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:4975025

    MOSCOW, May 24 (MENA) - Some of the NATO countries seem to be staking on military confrontation with Russia, hence resumption of Russia’s relations with the alliance is hardly ever possible in the foreseeable future, a Russian lawmaker said on ....

  • Intra-Syrian talks likely to resume early in July

    Date: 2016-05-24 20:50:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:4974793

    MOSCOW, May 24 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Tuesday that UN-backed intra-Syrian talks are likely to resume in the beginning of July following the holy month of Ramadan, Sputnik news agency reported. "Most likely ....

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