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  • Powerful earthquake strikes Vanuatu

    Date: 2016-04-29 06:44:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:4814093

    WASHINGTON, April 29 (MENA) - A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Vanuatu, triggering a tsunami warning, according to the Daily Mail. The earthquake, which US Geological Survey measured as being 35km in depth, hit near ....

  • Iran asks UN to convince US to release $2bn in frozen assets

    Date: 2016-04-29 06:43:23 GMT - Iran - World - SN:8 - ID:4814061

    TEHRAN, April 29 (MENA) - Iran asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to convince the United States to release dlrs 2bn in frozen Iranian assets at US banks. Russia Today quoted Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as saying the US has to meet ....

  • Obama vows to let 10,000 Syrian refugees into US

    Date: 2016-04-29 06:22:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:4814033

    WASHINGTON, April 29 (MENA) – President Barack Obama says the US can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year, according to NBC News. Obama says the goal he set last year has been ....

  • UN chief urges Syrians to renew commitment to ceasefire

    Date: 2016-04-28 22:45:39 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:115 - ID:4813513

    NEW YORK, April 28 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in Syrian war to renew their commitment to a ceasefire after a wave of air strikes and shelling killed dozens in less than 24 hours. According to the UN ....

  • White House condemns recent airstrikes in Syria

    Date: 2016-04-28 21:54:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:114 - ID:4813585

    WASHINGTON, April (MENA) - The United States is condemning airstrikes and shelling in Syria that killed dozens in the northern city of Aleppo in the past 24 hours, the ABC News reported. White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Thursday described ....

  • Baltimore's Fox 45 office evacuated after man claims to have bomb

    Date: 2016-04-28 21:38:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:112 - ID:4813577

    WASHINGTON, April 28 (MENA) - The headquarters of Fox 45 Baltimore has been evacuated after a man dressed as a hedgehog walked in claiming to have a bomb, Fox News reported. The unidentified suspect dressed in costume entered the Fox 45 offices on ....

  • Spanish FM backs democratic transition in Libya

    Date: 2016-04-28 20:23:49 GMT - Libya - World - SN:108 - ID:4813221

    TRIPOLI, April 28 (MENA) - Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia has voiced his country's support for democratic transition in Libya. Speaking at a press conference in Tripoli, Garcia said Spanish oil giant Repsol is ready to resume ....

  • Afghanistan, Russia to create technical committee for military cooperation

    Date: 2016-04-28 20:16:35 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:106 - ID:4813245

    KABUL, April 28 (MENA) - The Afghan and Russian defense officials have agreed to establish a military-technical cooperation committee in a bid to jointly combat international terrorism, Afghan news agency Khaama Press (KP) reported. According to ....

  • Three charged in UK terror inquiry

    Date: 2016-04-28 20:03:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:104 - ID:4813237

    LONDON, April 28 (MENA) - Two men and a woman from Birmingham have been charged with terror offenses as part of a UK probe launched after the Paris and Brussels attacks, the BBC reported. Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil are both charged ....

  • UN envoy urges Obama, Putin to intervene in Syrian peace talks

    Date: 2016-04-28 20:01:29 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:103 - ID:4813193

    NEW YORK, April 28 (MENA) - The UN envoy for Syria called upon US President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday to help revive stalled peace talks, saying a recent spike in fighting has overshadowed the talks and put an increasingly ....

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