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  • 4 kidnapped Iranian diplomats in Israeli jails

    Date: 2016-05-23 15:35:40 GMT - Iran - World - SN:73 - ID:4966549

    TEHRAN, May 23 (MENA) - Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Dehghan said evidence shows four Iranian diplomats are still alive and in custody of Israel. Hossein Dehghan said the four diplomats taken hostage are alive and are in the custody ....

  • Iran denies killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour visited Tehran

    Date: 2016-05-23 12:49:36 GMT - Iran - World - SN:44 - ID:4964625

    TEHRAN, May 23 (MENA) - Iran on Monday denied reports that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour entered Pakistan from the Islamic republic before being killed in a United States (US) drone strike, Russian Today reported. Pakistani security ....

  • S. Korea calls on N.K. to explain its stance on denuclearization

    Date: 2016-05-23 06:58:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:4961865

    SEOUL, May 23 (MENA) - South Korea's defense ministry said Monday it has responded to North Korea's latest offer for military talks by calling on the North to make its stance on denuclearization clear, Yonhap news agency reported. The government ....

  • Azhar Grand Imam heads for Rome for talks with Vatican Pope

    Date: 2016-05-23 06:47:13 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:9 - ID:4961757

    CAIRO, May 23 (MENA) - Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el Tayyeb left here on Monday for Rome to attend a summit with Vatican Pope Francis on efforts to spread peace and co-existence. Tayyeb is accompanied by a high-ranking delegation. Tayyeb’s ....

  • Thailand school dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls

    Date: 2016-05-23 06:25:35 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:8 - ID:4961721

    BANGKOK, May 23 (MENA) - At least 17 girls have been killed by a fire which swept through their school dormitory in northern Thailand, the BBC reported Monday. The fire broke out on Sunday evening when many of the girls, aged between five and 13, ....

  • Spanish journalist feared kidnapped by Colombian rebels

    Date: 2016-05-23 06:23:10 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:7 - ID:4961733

    BOGOTO, May 23 (MENA) - A Spanish journalist working in Colombia for almost two decades has disappeared while reporting a story on the illegal drugs industry and is feared kidnapped by Marxist rebels operating in the area, euronews quoted military ....

  • Valls: Israel should show faith in French peace initiative

    Date: 2016-05-22 22:44:58 GMT - France - World - SN:108 - ID:4961153

    PARIS, May 22 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Saturday that Israel should have some faith in a peace initiative forwarded by France and that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is the only way forward. “The world ....

  • Russian controllers rescue 2 European passenger jets over Japan

    Date: 2016-05-22 21:27:13 GMT - Samoa - World - SN:103 - ID:4961137

    MOSCOW, May 22 (MENA) - Russia's Far East air traffic controllers on Sunday rescued two European passenger jets from a dangerous crash over Japan. Russian media reported that the controllers changed flight levels of the two passenger jets flying ....

  • Obama, bound for Vietnam, seeks to turn old foe into new partner

    Date: 2016-05-22 20:26:19 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:98 - ID:4961001

    HANOI, May 22 (MENA) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday headed for his first visit to Vietnam, a trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region, Euronews ....

  • Kerry says Pakistan, Afghanistan notified of anti-Taliban commander strike

    Date: 2016-05-22 20:15:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:4960937

    WASHINGTON, May 22 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan were notified of an airstrike that killed Taliban commander Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour Saturday in Pakistan. The United States ....

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