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  • Russia doesn't rule out emergence of new UN Security Council members — Russian UN official

    Date: 2016-05-03 07:03:35 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:7 - ID:4834045

    NEW YORK, May 3 (MENA) - Russia does not rule out the emergence of new members of the United Nations Security Council in addition to the existing five permanent members (Russia, Britain, China, the United States and France), Vladimir Safronkov, ....

  • Nearly two million Venezuelans sign on for president recall

    Date: 2016-05-02 22:11:24 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:71 - ID:4833625

    CARACAS, May 2 (MENA) - Venezuela's opposition presented reams of signatures to election authorities Monday calling for a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for the country's crushing economic crisis, France 24 reported. ....

  • US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics

    Date: 2016-05-02 21:02:21 GMT - Germany - World - SN:67 - ID:4833501

    BERLIN, May 2 (MENA) - The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, ABC News quoted US Defense Secretary Ash Carter ....

  • Norway to send 60 troops to train Syrian fighters

    Date: 2016-05-02 20:38:21 GMT - Norway - World - SN:65 - ID:4833373

    OSLO, May 2 (MENA) - Norway will send some 60 troops, including special forces soldiers, to train, advise and give operational support to Syrian fighters battling Deash militants, the country's prime minister said on Monday. The troops will be ....

  • Swiss intelligence monitoring online activity of 400 possible jihadists

    Date: 2016-05-02 18:46:50 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:58 - ID:4833081

    BERN, May 2 (MENA) - Swiss authorities were monitoring the social media activity of about 400 possible jihadists who might pose a security threat, the NDB federal intelligence service said on Monday. Switzerland is not a primary target for ....

  • 75 million Turks on course for visa-free travel in EU, despite not meeting key targets in refugee swap deal

    Date: 2016-05-02 17:22:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:51 - ID:4832813

    LONDON, May 2 (MENA) - Turkey is on course to be handed visa-free travel to the European Union for its 75 million citizens, despite not meeting a series of key targets, The Telegraph reported . On Wednesday the European Commission is expected to ....

  • President: Iran-S. Korea trade to hit $18bn annually

    Date: 2016-05-02 15:05:14 GMT - Iran - World - SN:42 - ID:4832085

    TEHRAN, May 2 (MENA) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran and South Korea are to increase volume of commercial transactions three folds to reach 18 billion dollars from six billion dollars at present. Addressing a joint press ....

  • Iran’s atomic chief Salehi in Prague to discuss bilateral ties

    Date: 2016-05-02 12:44:19 GMT - Czech - World - SN:33 - ID:4831313

    PRAGUE, May 2 (MENA) - Iranian Vice-President and Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi arrived in Prague on a two-day visit to Czech Republic, Iranian news agency IRNA reported. Upon his arrival in Prague, Salehi was ....

  • Iranian, South Korean presidents confer on mutual ties

    Date: 2016-05-02 12:18:31 GMT - Iran - World - SN:31 - ID:4830853

    TEHRAN, May 2 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his visiting South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye held talks here Monday on various international, regional and bilateral issues, Iranian news agency IRNA reported. In a joint press ....

  • Representative of Syria’s Moadamiya sign reconciliation agreement

    Date: 2016-05-02 12:10:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:4830841

    MOSCOW, May 2 (MENA) - Representatives of the city of Moadamiya located in Syria’s Damascus province have signed an agreement on reconciliation and ceasefire observance, spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the warring parties in ....

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