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  • 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 ....

  • Google challenges South Korea over mapping restrictions

    Date: 2016-05-17 20:57:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:102 - ID:4928073

    WASHINGTON, May 17 (MENA) - Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Google is challenging the South Korean government over restrictions to Google's mapping services in the country, in a rare public disagreement over policy, The Wall Street Journal reported ....

  • US slams excessive use of power by Kenyan police forces

    Date: 2016-05-17 20:28:13 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:100 - ID:4928233

    NAIROBI, May 17 (MENA) - The United States condemned on Tuesday the excessive use of forces by the Kenyan police forces against opposition protesters. The United States deplores the excessive use of force by the Kenyan security services and the ....

  • Syrian army captures Daesh commander near Palmyra

    Date: 2016-05-17 20:03:10 GMT - Syria - World - SN:98 - ID:4928085

    DAMASCUS, May 17 (MENA) - The Syrian army captured a Daesh group commander during a raid southeast of Palmyra, Sputnik news agency cited a source as saying Tuesday. "One of the Daesh commanders has been captured. Documents with Daesh seals ....

  • US Senate OKs bill letting families of 9/11 victims sue other countries

    Date: 2016-05-17 19:13:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:4928533

    WASHINGTON, May 17 (MENA) - The US Senate on Tuesday approved a legislation allowing families of Sept. 11 victims to sue foreign governments defying a White House veto threat as well as brazen threats of economic retaliation. The Justice Against ....

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