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  • UN official urges Greece to stop detaining migrant children

    Date: 2016-05-16 22:38:56 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:111 - ID:4922257

    NEW YORK, May 16 (MENA) - A top United Nations official urged Greece on Monday to stop detaining refugee and migrant children, some of whom are locked up in police cells for weeks, and to develop child protection services instead, Voice of America ....

  • China warns of difficulty, sensitivity of situation in Korean peninsula

    Date: 2016-05-16 22:27:56 GMT - China - World - SN:110 - ID:4922181

    BEIJING, May 16 (MENA) - China has renewed the difficulty and sensitivity of the situation in the Korean peninsula. The current situation on the Korean Peninsula remains complex and sensitive, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's ....

  • Paris police invoke state of emergency law to prevent labor code protests

    Date: 2016-05-16 21:28:53 GMT - France - World - SN:104 - ID:4922149

    PARIS, May 16 (MENA) - Police in Paris have invoked emergency powers to prevent demonstrations against reforms to the French labor laws, Sputnik news reported on Monday. The move is likely to create more anger among students and workers, after ....

  • World powers ready to arm Libyan government -- statement

    Date: 2016-05-16 21:13:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:4922105

    WASHINGTON, May 16 (MENA) - The United States and other world powers have voiced readiness to supply weapons to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) to counter militants and rivals, the US State Department said. In a joint statement, the ....

  • 17 people killed, 4 missing in western Indonesia floods

    Date: 2016-05-16 20:46:23 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:101 - ID:4921985

    JAKARTA, May 16 (MENA) - Rescuers on Monday found the bodies of 17 people who were among 20 university students and two guides who went missing in rain-triggered floods and landslides at a popular waterfall in western Indonesia, Fox News quoted an ....

  • Kenyan police fire tear gas, make arrests during protests

    Date: 2016-05-16 20:32:48 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:100 - ID:4922025

    NAIROBI, May 16 (MENA) - Kenyan police fired tear gas on Monday to break up demonstrations urging electoral reforms ahead of general elections next year. Kenyan police beat some protesters who had gathered outside the offices of Kenya's electoral ....

  • Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

    Date: 2016-05-16 17:06:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:4920989

    LONDON, May 16 (MENA) - Angelina Jolie Pitt, the UN refugee agency's special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down. Jolie Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC's World on the Move day of ....

  • Lavrov: Daesh receives support from countries bordering Syria and Iraq

    Date: 2016-05-16 14:32:18 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:60 - ID:4918941

    MINISK, May 16 (MENA) - Daesh terrorists, who are prohibited in numerous countries, including the United States and Russia, are receiving support from countries bordering Syria and Iraq, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “There ....

  • German politicians assails Merkel over agreement with Turkey

    Date: 2016-05-16 14:03:30 GMT - Germany - World - SN:55 - ID:4918853

    BERLIN, May 16 (MENA) - German politicians attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel accusing her of making Europe overly dependent on Turkey in the migrant crisis, the matter which left the bloc vulnerable to blackmail by President Tayyip Erdogan. The ....

  • US embassy in Afghanistan closes consular section

    Date: 2016-05-16 11:44:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:44 - ID:4918129

    KABUL, May 16 (MENA) - The US Embassy closed its consular section and warned Americans to limit their movement within Kabul, cautioning in an emergency message that "even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ....

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