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  • Barack Obama makes historic Hiroshima visit

    Date: 2016-05-27 09:29:54 GMT - Japan - World - SN:21 - ID:4989805

    TOKYO, May 27 (MENA) - Barack Obama has arrived in Hiroshima to become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city since the 1945 nuclear bombing, the BBC reported. Obama flew into the Iwakuni US base nearby, after leaving the G7 ....

  • UN willing to build peacekeeping force

    Date: 2016-05-27 07:18:47 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:12 - ID:4989185

    NEW YORK, May 27 (MENA) - The United Nations is willing to pull together a standby force of 15,000 troops for rapid deployment to conflict zones, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Thursday. Herve Ladsous did not name the countries that will take ....

  • Russian diplomat says West lacks political will for anti-terrorism cooperation

    Date: 2016-05-26 20:21:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:4988429

    MOSCOW, May 26 (MENA) - The lack of Western countries’ political will does not allow to establish effective cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Director of Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for issues of new challenges and threats Igor ....

  • Italy rescues 4,000 migrants at sea in one day

    Date: 2016-05-26 20:17:21 GMT - Italy - World - SN:91 - ID:4988421

    ROME, May 26 (MENA) - The Italian coast guard announced Thursday that some 4,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in 22 separate operations in one day, the ABC News reported. Italian Coast Guard Commander Cosimo Nicastro said ....

  • More than 280,000 dead in Syria war, monitor says in new toll

    Date: 2016-05-26 18:34:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:4987773

    LONDON, May 26 (MENA) - Syria's devastating war has killed more than 280,000 people, a monitoring group said on Thursday in a new toll for the five-year conflict, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. The toll of 282,283 includes 81,436 civilians, ....

  • Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

    Date: 2016-05-26 14:37:53 GMT - Japan - World - SN:56 - ID:4985625

    TOKYO, May 26 (MENA) - U.S. President Barack Obama touched on the rancorous U.S. presidential race at a press conference Thursday from the G-7 summit in Japan, saying that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's statements had his fellow world ....

  • Lavrov hopes Russia-Gulf Cooperation Council to give impetus to dialogue

    Date: 2016-05-26 13:18:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:4985313

    MOSCOW, May 26 (MENA) – The dialogue Russia-Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, known as the Gulf Cooperation Council, has proved its efficiency, Tass quoted the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Thursday. "Some ....

  • Philippines’ Duterte apologises for captive Canadian’s beheading by militants

    Date: 2016-05-26 07:40:45 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:14 - ID:4982693

    MANILA, May 26 (MENA) – Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to the Canadian prime minister for the beheading of a Canadian by an Islamist militant group, saying he would try to make sure “nothing like this” happens again, euro ....

  • Obamas rent mansion in DC as home post-White House

    Date: 2016-05-26 07:11:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:4982513

    WASHINGTON, May 26 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama and his family will move into a rented mansion in the historic Kalorama community in Washington, DC, next year. When the Obamas leave the White House in January they will lease a 1928 mansion ....

  • Thousands march in Zimbabwe for Mugabe

    Date: 2016-05-25 22:45:11 GMT - Zimbabwe - World - SN:117 - ID:4982085

    HARARE, May 25 (MENA) - Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe on Wednesday to support President Robert Mugabe, with speakers calling for him to rule for life, the ABC News reported. On buses, trains, trucks and by foot, Mugabe's supporters traveled to ....

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