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  • Lavrov says Russia keen maintain Lebanon's interests

    Date: 2016-03-30 12:20:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:4618517

    MOSCOW, March 30 (MENA) - Future Movement Leader Saad Hariri discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov means to end Lebanon's crises during a visit to Moscow. Foreign "meddling in the region's affairs – and especially that of Lebanon ....

  • Kremlin: Russia skips nuclear security summit over lack of cooperation with partners

    Date: 2016-03-30 11:36:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:37 - ID:4618081

    MOSCOW, March 30 (MENA) - Russia has refused to take part in this week’s nuclear security summit in Washington over the lack of cooperation with partners on this issue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "The nuclear security issue is rather ....

  • Bombing of Russian police convoy in Dagestan kills 1

    Date: 2016-03-30 11:29:30 GMT - Dagestan - World - SN:35 - ID:4616889

    MAKHACHKALA, March 30 (MENA) - Police in Russia's volatile North Caucasus say one person has been killed and two more injured in a bombing on a police convoy, Euronews reported. Fatina Ubaydatova, police spokeswoman in the restive region of ....

  • Hollande drops bid to strip dual-citizen terrorists of citizenship

    Date: 2016-03-30 11:08:43 GMT - France - World - SN:29 - ID:4617725

    PARIS, March 30 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande backtracked on a constitutional amendment proposal that would strip dual nationals convicted of terrorism of their French citizenship, France 24 reported. The president said he would ....

  • Taliban claims responsibility for shooting down F16 jet in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-03-30 09:27:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:4616329

    KABUL, March 30 (MENA) - The Taliban group claims responsibility for shooting down the US F-16 fighter jet after taking off from Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, Sky News reported Wednesday. An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed Tuesday ....

  • UN chief urges countries to let in more Syrian refugees

    Date: 2016-03-30 09:26:55 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:17 - ID:4616501

    GENEVA, March 30 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged governments around the world to let in more people from Syria and "counter fear-mongering" about refugees. Ban spoke at a one-day conference in Geneva meant to further efforts to ....

  • Afghan Official: Fight with Taliban kills 15 security troops

    Date: 2016-03-30 08:47:38 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:14 - ID:4616205

    KABUL, March 30 (MENA) - An Afghan official says at least 15 members of the country's security forces have been killed in a gunbattle with the Taliban in southern Uruzgan province, abc news reported. Mohammad Nabi Niazo, the Dihrawud district ....

  • Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president

    Date: 2016-03-30 07:31:53 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:8 - ID:4615477

    NAYPYIDAW, March 30 (MENA) - Myanmar's new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years. Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy (NLD) takes over from Thein Sein, who introduced wide-ranging ....

  • Washington state's only nuclear power plant shut down

    Date: 2016-03-29 22:41:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:134 - ID:4614797

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (MENA) - Washington State’s only nuclear power plant has been shut down after operators received an indication that a system used to cool equipment wasn't working, the CBS NEWS reported Tuesday. Officials said there was no ....

  • UK to lead Gulf Maritime Force to tackle terrorism, disrupt smuggling - Defense Secretary

    Date: 2016-03-29 22:24:59 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:132 - ID:4615021

    LONDON, March 29 (MENA) - UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Tuesday his country will lead a Gulf joint maritime force to deter piracy, tackle terrorism, and disrupt smuggling. In a statement, Fallon announced that from April, the UK will ....

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