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  • UN: 'monstrous disregard for civilian lives' in Syria as hospitals and markets bombed

    Date: 2016-04-29 20:12:46 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:67 - ID:4817497

    GENEVA, April 29 (MENA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries, including bombings of Syrian marketplaces and medical facilities, revealed a “monstrous ....

  • US congress blocking funds for F-16 purchase: report

    Date: 2016-04-29 16:46:45 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:55 - ID:4817041

    ISLAMABAD, April 29 (MENA) - The United States (US) administration is withholding funds earmarked for Pakistan's purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets, the Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported on Friday, citing an unnamed senior US State Department ....

  • N.K. sentences Korean-American to 10 years hard labor for 'spying'

    Date: 2016-04-29 12:54:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:35 - ID:4815469

    SEOUL, April 29 (MENA) - North Korea said Friday its highest court has sentenced a detained Korean-American to 10 years of hard labor on charges of espionage and subversion, following a similar verdict for a US college student in March, the Korean ....

  • Russia, China warn US over perceived Asia meddling

    Date: 2016-04-29 12:13:03 GMT - China - World - SN:32 - ID:4815473

    BEIJING, April 29 (MENA)- The foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia, denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South ....

  • UK security guard jailed for glorifying Daesh

    Date: 2016-04-29 09:30:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:20 - ID:4814585

    LONDON, April 29 (MENA) – A Daesh fanatic who wished his followers a 'Happy 9/11' and posted 8,000 tweets glorifying the terror group and encouraging jihad has been jailed for five years. According to Mail Online, Mohammed Ameen, 23, used 42 ....

  • Hammond becomes first foreign secretary to visit Cuba since 1959

    Date: 2016-04-29 09:20:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:18 - ID:4814661

    LONDON, April 29 (MENA) - Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is the first British Foreign Secretary to visit Cuba since 1959 as he started a Cuba visit on Thursday. In a series of high-level meetings, the Foreign Secretary will call on his Cuban ....

  • Syrian army plans to launch offensive on Deir Ez-Zor, Raqqa

    Date: 2016-04-29 06:52:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:10 - ID:4814097

    MOSCOW, April 29 (MENA) - The Syrian army is planning to launch an offensive on Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa with the support of the Russian air group deployed in Syria, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Office and Other International ....

  • 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 ....

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