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  • GCC defense minister confers with Carter

    Date: 2016-04-20 10:48:29 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:28 - ID:4756781

    RIYADH, April 20 (MENA) - Defense ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) convened here Wednesday with visiting US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, with the participation of GCC Secretary General Abdul Latif al Zayani. The meeting ....

  • Lavrov, Dlamini-Zuma to discuss situation in African hotspots

    Date: 2016-04-20 10:17:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:25 - ID:4757097

    MOSCOW, April 20 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Africa’s hotspots and Russia’s assistance to ....

  • Another quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast

    Date: 2016-04-20 09:45:32 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:20 - ID:4756609

    QUITO, April 20 (MENA) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just days after a major quake hit the country killing nearly 500 people, the BBC reported. The latest quake was centered 70 km (44 miles) off the ....

  • Quakes in southwest Japan unlikely to cease soon: weather agency

    Date: 2016-04-20 09:08:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:15 - ID:4755933

    TOKYO, April 20 (MENA) - The weather agency said Wednesday it sees no signs of earthquake activity abating in Kumamoto and surrounding southwestern Japan prefectures after powerful jolts last week, while urging people to remain alert, the Japanese ....

  • US penalizes Libyan politician in effort to bolster unity government

    Date: 2016-04-20 08:33:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:4755865

    WASHINGTON, April 20 (MENA) - The United States imposed sanctions on a prominent Libyan politician as part of a broader Western effort to force Libya’s warring factions to accept the authority of a unity government backed by the United ....

  • Facebook launches live video service

    Date: 2016-04-20 08:23:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:4755681

    CALIFORNIA, April 20 (MENA) - Facebook corporation has announced launching its video streaming service to its customers who reached 1.5 billion worldwide, SkyNews reported. Facebook has now seen enough potential to expand its own trial service, ....

  • Removal of U.S. nuclear umbrella would lead Seoul to contemplate nuclear armament: incoming USFK commander

    Date: 2016-04-20 07:58:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:4755401

    WASHINGTON, April 19 (MENA) - South Korea would have to think about developing its own nuclear weapons for self-defense if the United States removes its "nuclear umbrella" protection for the Asian ally, the Korean news agency Yonhap reported on ....

  • Ecuador earthquake death toll surges to 480

    Date: 2016-04-20 07:36:01 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:7 - ID:4755405

    QUITO, April 20 (MENA) - The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on Saturday rose to 480 people, the BBC reported Wednesday. More than 4,000 were injured and 231 missing in the quake. Thousands of people were left ....

  • Lavrov: Several actors try to derail Syria talks to solve crisis militarily

    Date: 2016-04-19 20:56:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:4754733

    MOSCOW, April 19 (MENA) - Several actors are trying to derail intra-Syria talks in Geneva to resolve the crisis in the country in a military fashion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by Sputnik as saying Tuesday. "Nobody can win ....

  • 'EU doesn't recognize Israeli occupation of Golan': report

    Date: 2016-04-19 20:49:40 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:116 - ID:4754445

    BRUSSELS, April 19 (MENA) - The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini reiterated on Tuesday that the EU does not recognize Israel's claim to the Golan Heights, echoing a similar statement from the US the day before, Ynet News ....

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