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  • 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 ....

  • Syria's Raqqa 'could join Kurdish state' once freed: Telegraph

    Date: 2016-05-17 19:04:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:95 - ID:4928117

    LONDON, May 17 (MENA) - Kurdish officials said that Daesh de facto capital of Raqqa could become part of a new Kurdish-led state once it is freed from jihadist rule by American-backed forces, the Telegraph reported Tuesday. Such claims would ....

  • 30 died, injured in German apartment building fire

    Date: 2016-05-17 18:34:49 GMT - Germany - World - SN:93 - ID:4928225

    BERLIN, May 17 (MENA) - Three people, including a child, were killed while 27 others injured when a fire broke out in a four-storey apartment building in the western German city of Duisburg. A 33-year-old woman, a 14-year-old boy and a ....

  • Putin expected to visit Japan at end of 2016

    Date: 2016-05-17 17:45:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:90 - ID:4928253

    MOSCOW, May 17 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Japan at the end of this year, said Putin's aide Yury Ushakov on Tuesday. Ushakov said that Putin received an invitation to visit Japan, but the visit was adjourned due ....

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