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  • 16 killed, injured due to attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

    Date: 2016-06-01 12:59:51 GMT - Mali - World - SN:52 - ID:5022677

    BAMAKO, June 1 (MENA) - The United Nations (UN) mission in Mali announced that four persons were killed in two separate attacks during the operations of the international troops in northern Gao city. Missile and mortar shells targeted the UN ....

  • Lavrov, Ayrault discuss Middle East settlement ahead of Paris conference

    Date: 2016-06-01 11:58:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:5021977

    MOSCOW, June 1 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault have had a telephone conversation to discuss Middle East settlement ahead of the Paris conference on the issue. According to Tass news ....

  • German cabinet approves new anti-terrorism measures

    Date: 2016-06-01 11:19:51 GMT - Germany - World - SN:39 - ID:5021513

    BERLIN, June 1 (MENA) - Germany's interior minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved a package of new measures to help fight terrorism, according to ABC News. Thomas de Maiziere told reporters Wednesday that one key feature of ....

  • Thailand jails country singer for seven years in royal insult case

    Date: 2016-06-01 07:29:04 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:10 - ID:5019789

    BANGKOK, June 1 (MENA) – Thailand on Wednesday jailed a country singer and political activist for 7-1/2 years, on grounds of insulting the monarchy in a public speech made three years ago. The conviction swells a list of prosecutions pushed by ....

  • Ex-miss Turkey sentenced for insulting Erdogan

    Date: 2016-05-31 21:12:29 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:99 - ID:5018605

    ANKARA, May 31 (MENA) – A Turkish court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving her a 14-month suspended prison sentence, the BBC News reported. Merve Buyuksarac, 27, was found guilty of insulting a ....

  • Mediterranean death toll has reached at least 1,000 this week -- IOM

    Date: 2016-05-31 20:47:34 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:97 - ID:5017745

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - A fresh report issued Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said at least 1,000 people have died or are missing and presumed dead after a string of deadly incidents in the Mediterranean Sea over the ....

  • Boy, 14, paid 20,000 Pakistani Rupees for suicide attack, arrested in Kandahar

    Date: 2016-05-31 20:10:20 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:5018613

    KABUL, May 31 (MENA) - A 14-year-old boy was detained before he manages to carry out a suicide attack on senior government officials in southern Kandahar province, Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported on Tuesday. According to Afghan local ....

  • Moves to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products can save lives - WHO

    Date: 2016-05-31 18:31:13 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:88 - ID:5017741

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday recent moves to introduce plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products. Plain packaging of tobacco products ....

  • US issues Euro 2016 terror attack warning

    Date: 2016-05-31 18:13:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:5017845

    WASHINGTON, May 31 (MENA) - The US State Department has issued a "potential terrorist attacks" warning for Americans planning to travel to Europe for events such as the Euro 2016 football tournament, Sky News reported. The travel alert, which ....

  • US struggles with goal of admitting 10,000 Syrians -- Paper

    Date: 2016-05-31 17:11:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:82 - ID:5017737

    New York, May 31 (MENA) - President Obama invited a Syrian refugee to this year’s State of the Union address, and he has spoken passionately about embracing refugees as a core American value. But nearly eight months into an effort to resettle ....

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