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  • Third US combat death comes as American troops edge closer to the front lines in Iraq

    Date: 2016-05-03 18:56:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:4839073

    WASHINGTON, May 3 (MENA) - At the base of a rocky ridge rising from the surrounding farmland, the barrels of American artillery poke out from under camouflage covers, their sights trained on Islamic State-held positions, The Washington Post ....

  • Lavrov says US-Russia monitoring center for Syria to be created

    Date: 2016-05-03 18:30:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:83 - ID:4838913

    MOSCOW, May 3 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says an agreement has been reached to create a joint Russian-U.S. center in Geneva in the coming days that will be tasked with monitoring cease-fire violations in Syria. According to ....

  • EU states face charge for refusing refugees

    Date: 2016-05-03 17:49:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:4838241

    LONDON, May 3 (MENA) - European countries that refuse to share the burden of high immigration will face a financial charge of about € 250,000 per refugee, according to Brussels' plans to overhaul the bloc’s asylum rules. The punitive financial ....

  • IDs of 5 persons withdrawn in Belgium over terror suspicion

    Date: 2016-05-03 14:10:54 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:60 - ID:4836685

    BRUSSELS, May 3 (MENA) - The Belgian Interior Ministry said Tuesday authorities withdrew IDs of five persons suspected of being prepared to join terrorist groups abroad, especially in Syria and Iraq. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the ....

  • Parents keep children off school in test protest

    Date: 2016-05-03 11:19:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:26 - ID:4835449

    LONDON, May 3 (MENA) - Parents are keeping their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England, the BBC reported on Tuesday. More than 40,000 parents have signed a petition calling for a boycott of primary school ....

  • World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul May 23: UN

    Date: 2016-05-03 10:39:09 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:22 - ID:4834909

    CAIRO, May 3 (MENA) - The United Nations Secretary-General is holding the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey. The Summit will bring the global community together to reaffirm their solidarity with people ....

  • Japan marks 69th anniversary of Constitution as Abe seeks amendments

    Date: 2016-05-03 10:35:48 GMT - Japan - World - SN:21 - ID:4834837

    TOKYO, May 3 (MENA) - Japan marked the 69th anniversary of its Constitution on Tuesday, with a turning point possibly approaching as the upper house election in the summer will prove critical to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of amending it, ....

  • UK, Mexico FMs discuss boosting bilateral coop.

    Date: 2016-05-03 10:17:43 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:18 - ID:4834537

    LONDON, May 3 (MENA) – UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond discussed on Tuesday with his Mexican counterpart Claudia Ruiz and Finance Minister Luis Videgaray Caso ways of fostering bilateral cooperation. This came during a meeting held between ....

  • Fire destroys 50 shelters in Myanmar camp for displaced - witness

    Date: 2016-05-03 09:30:18 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:17 - ID:4834541

    NAYPYIDAW, May 3 (MENA) - A fire destroyed about 50 shelters on Tuesday in a camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, a witness said, according to the Daily Mail. Camps in the area largely house members of the ....

  • Japan, France to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

    Date: 2016-05-03 09:10:36 GMT - France - World - SN:15 - ID:4834545

    PARIS, May 3 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande confirmed that their two countries will step up cooperation in combating terrorism. They also shared concern during their meeting in Paris about ....

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