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  • Test runs start for Panama canal expansion

    Date: 2016-06-09 20:54:16 GMT - Panama - World - SN:115 - ID:5072485

    PANAMA CITY, June 9 (MENA) - The first test runs have begun on the newly expanded Panama Canal, the Fox News reported. Tugs nudged the bulk cargo carrier Baroque into the first of three levels of locks on the Atlantic side of the canal. The ....

  • Greece returns 13 Syrian refugees to Turkey

    Date: 2016-06-09 19:03:25 GMT - Greece - World - SN:109 - ID:5072177

    ATHENS, June 9 (MENA) - Greek authorities said that they have returned 13 Syrian refugees to Turkey under an agreement between that country and the European Union to stop the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe, Al-Ghad Al-Arabi reported ....

  • Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    Date: 2016-06-09 19:01:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:108 - ID:5072129

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - US President Obama endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president, saying in an online video, “I’m with her,” the ABC News reported. Clinton posted a video of the endorsement to her official ....

  • British forces continue to conduct air operations against Daesh

    Date: 2016-06-09 18:45:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:107 - ID:5071905

    LONDON, June 9 (MENA) - The British air forces have continued to conduct air operations in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq, said a statement by UK Ministry of Defense. The Reaper warplanes attacked targets near Raqqa in Syria, and ....

  • California raises smoking age starting Thursday

    Date: 2016-06-09 18:40:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:5072017

    CALIFORNIA, June 9 (MENA) - A new California law that takes another bold step to limit smoking goes into effect Thursday, raising the age limit to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, USA Today reported Thursday. Another new law bans e-cigarettes ....

  • American Daesh fighter returns to face criminal charges

    Date: 2016-06-09 18:36:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:105 - ID:5071961

    WASHINGTON, June 9 (MENA) - A Northern Virginia man who joined and then fled the Daesh before being captured by Kurdish fighters in Iraq was flown back to the United States late Wednesday to face trial, The Washington Post reported. Mohamad ....

  • Taliban leader Omran killed with 27 fighters in Helmand raids

    Date: 2016-06-09 18:21:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:102 - ID:5071937

    KABUL, June 9 (MENA) - A commander of the Taliban group identified as Omran has been killed along with his 27 fighters during an operation in southern Helmand province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were jointly conducted by ....

  • UN has Damascus’ approval to deliver aid to 19 besieged areas in Syria -- official

    Date: 2016-06-09 18:01:04 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:99 - ID:5070341

    GENEVA, June 9 (MENA) - The United Nations has received the Syrian government's approval to deliver humanitarian aid to 19 besieged areas in the war-torn country, Sputnik quoted UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura as saying on ....

  • Putin, Juncker may discuss Nord Stream 2 at St. Petersburg Economic Forum - Kremlin

    Date: 2016-06-09 17:09:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:5070909

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov does not rule out that the Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the ....

  • Lavrov says Russia ready to deepen dialogue with Jordan

    Date: 2016-06-09 14:09:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:5070489

    MOSCOW, June 9 (MENA) - Moscow is ready to deepen and expand dialogue with Amman in all spheres, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday at the meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh. "We are happy about another ....

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