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  • Afghan government says it is likely that Taliban leader killed

    Date: 2016-05-22 07:29:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:4955101

    KABUL, May 22 (MENA) - A top Afghan government official said on Sunday it was likely that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. air strike, ABC news reported. "Last night, American officials informed the Afghan government and ....

  • Taliban leader Mullah Mansur 'likely killed' in U.S. airstrike, official says

    Date: 2016-05-22 06:57:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:7 - ID:4955041

    KABUL, May 22 (MENA) - The Pentagon said it launched an airstrike in Afghanistan Saturday targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansur, the Taliban's overall leader, ABC News reported. Though the Pentagon is still assessing the results of the airstrike a ....

  • 3 French nationals killed after aircraft crashes into village in Spain

    Date: 2016-05-21 22:02:39 GMT - France - World - SN:97 - ID:4954577

    PARIS, May 21 (MENA) – Three French nationals have been killed after their aircraft hit a vulture and crashed into a small Spanish village, the Daily Mail quoted authorities as saying on Saturday. The victims, two men and a woman, died after ....

  • UNESCO to focus on education, protection of journalists at World Humanitarian Summit

    Date: 2016-05-21 21:49:45 GMT - France - World - SN:96 - ID:4954461

    PARIS, May 21 (MENA) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will champion the cause of education for children and youth affected by crisis and the need to improve the protection of journalists in crisis situations at the United Nations Humanitarian ....

  • Top US commander completes day-long secret visit to Syria

    Date: 2016-05-21 21:48:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:95 - ID:4954485

    WASHINGTON, May 21 (MENA) – Gen. Joseph Votel, commanding general of US Central Command, completed a secret several-hour-long trip to northern Syria to visit several locations where there are US special operations forces and meet with local forces ....

  • US surveillance plane approaches Russian border for 8th time in 2 weeks

    Date: 2016-05-21 21:47:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:94 - ID:4954481

    MOSCOW, May 21 (MENA) - An United States Air Force RC-135 surveillance aircraft came perilously close to the Russian border over the Baltic Sea, Sputnik reported. The aircraft, with registration number 64-14844 and call sign JAMES12, took off ....

  • Iranian FM: US practical measures needed to implement nuclear deal

    Date: 2016-05-21 21:05:57 GMT - Iran - World - SN:91 - ID:4954445

    TEHRAN, May 21 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the US administration to adopt practical measures in addition to verbal commitment to the Vienna nuclear deal, Fars news agency reported . "The obstacles on the way ....

  • N.Korea proposes working-level meeting for military talks with Seoul

    Date: 2016-05-21 20:15:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:89 - ID:4954173

    SEOUL, May 21 (MENA) - North Korea on Saturday proposed holding a working-level meeting with South Korea in late May or early June in preparation for military talks that can diffuse tension on the Korean Peninsula, Yonhab news agency ....

  • MH17 victims families sue Russia, President Putin

    Date: 2016-05-21 20:04:12 GMT - France - World - SN:87 - ID:4954273

    STRASBOURG, May 21 (MENA) – The families of victims of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have launched a lawsuit against Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, Euronews reported on Saturday. The legal action, filed in the European Court of ....

  • Dutch climber dies on his way down from Everest's summit

    Date: 2016-05-21 19:59:28 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:84 - ID:4954157

    KATHMANDU, May 21 (MENA) – A 35-year-old Dutch man suffering from high-altitude sickness died on his way down from Mount Everest's summit in the first death confirmed this year on the world's highest mountain, ABC News quoted an expedition organizer ....

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