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  • UAE sets up camp for Syrian refugees in Greece

    Date: 2016-05-18 13:53:45 GMT - United Arab Emirates - World - SN:55 - ID:4933473

    ABU DHABI, May 18 (MENA) - UAE Red Cross announced on Wednesday that it will establish a refugee camp in Greece for Syrian refugees. Set up under the directives of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the camp aims to support Syrian ....

  • EU has ‘abandoned’ Greece to deal with migrant crisis, UN expert warns

    Date: 2016-05-18 13:49:43 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:53 - ID:4932873

    GENEVA, May 18 (MENA) - The suffering of migrants in Greece is the result of a complete absence of long-term vision and the clear lack of political will of the European Union (EU), a United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that ....

  • Greek FM warns of undermining Athens' determination in defending sovereign rights

    Date: 2016-05-18 12:43:39 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:43 - ID:4932397

    CAIRO, May 18 (MENA) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned of undermining Athens' determination in defending its sovereign rights and territorial integrity. He, meanwhile, said that there is a conflict over power in Turkey. He ....

  • Four-nation talks on Afghan peace begin in Islamabad amid dim hopes

    Date: 2016-05-18 12:42:39 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:42 - ID:4932157

    ISLAMABAD, May 18 (MENA) - A fifth round of four-nation talks aimed at laying the ground for a negotiated end to the Afghan war began in Islamabad on Wednesday, as hopes faded for bringing the Taliban insurgents to the table quickly. The Afghan ....

  • Indian president to visit China May 24-27

    Date: 2016-05-18 11:46:15 GMT - China - World - SN:29 - ID:4932017

    BEIJING, May 18 (MENA) - Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a state visit to China next week, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "President of the Republic of India Pranab Mukherjee will carry out a state visit to China on May ....

  • Al Qaeda commander among 5 killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-05-18 09:50:13 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:17 - ID:4930537

    KABUL, May 18 (MENA) - A commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist network was killed with four others during separate airstrikes involving unmanned aerial vehicle of the US forces in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported on Wednesday. The Ministry of ....

  • UN: 7.6 million Yemenis are 'one step' from famine

    Date: 2016-05-18 07:23:10 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:8 - ID:4929881

    NEW YORK, May 18 (MENA) - Director of UN humanitarian operations John Ging warned that 7.6 million people in conflict-torn Yemen face severe food shortages and are "one step" from famine, the BBC reported Wednesday. Ging told a news conference ....

  • OIC Secretary General receives UK Special Envoy to Yemen

    Date: 2016-05-17 22:54:15 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:110 - ID:4928561

    JEDDAH, May 17 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani received Sir Alan Duncan, the Special Envoy of the United Kingdom to Yemen and the members of his delegation. During the discussion, both ....

  • Syria has no future with Assad: German FM

    Date: 2016-05-17 21:59:25 GMT - Germany - World - SN:106 - ID:4928929

    BERLIN, May 17 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Syria has no future with President Bashar Al-Assad. In statements before Vienna talks, Steinmeier said: "There is no lasting future for Syria with Assad." "That’s why ....

  • Russian military denies reports of new base in Syria's Palmyra

    Date: 2016-05-17 21:26:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:104 - ID:4928921

    MOSCOW, May 17 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry categorically denied on Tuesday reports of construction of a new Russian military base in the historical part of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, Sputnik News Agency reported. The Russian ....

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