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  • 670 persons killed across Iraq in February: UN

    Date: 2016-03-01 21:14:36 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:116 - ID:4424317

    BAGHDAD, March 1 (MENA) - As many as 670 Iraqis were killed and 1,290 others wounded in terror and violent acts in in February across Iraq, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Tuesday. The figures ....

  • Syria talks to start March 9 in Geneva: UN envoy

    Date: 2016-03-01 21:01:37 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:115 - ID:4424321

    GENEVA, March 8 (MENA) - The UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has set March 9 as the target date for resuming talks among Syrian rivals in Geneva. According to Russia Today, Mistura hoped that the talks could tackle "logistical and ....

  • China supports early resumption of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

    Date: 2016-03-01 18:10:29 GMT - China - World - SN:103 - ID:4423733

    BEIJING, March 1 (MENA) - China said it supports the inter-Syrian talks to resume in Geneva as early as possible and called for a political solution that takes into account the reasonable concerns of relevant parties, a Chinese Foreign Ministry ....

  • Nine-year-old girl dies during flight to Germany after suffering sudden 'medical emergency'

    Date: 2016-03-01 17:11:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:98 - ID:4423725

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) - A nine-year-old girl has died during a flight to Germany after suffering a 'medical emergency', The Daily Mail reported. The child was a passenger on Lufthansa’s Airbus A340-600 jet flying from Shanghai in China to Munich ....

  • Russia moves extra drones, radars to Syria to monitor truce

    Date: 2016-03-01 16:57:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:4423625

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry has redeployed to the Hmeimim air base in Syria three drone complexes and two radars, TASS News Agency quoted the ministry’s press-service as saying. "Over the past three days the Russian ....

  • China plans 30 overseas nuclear power units by 2030

    Date: 2016-03-01 16:46:01 GMT - China - World - SN:94 - ID:4423385

    BEIJING, March 1 (MENA) - China aims to build 30 nuclear power units in countries involved with the Belt and Road Initiative by 2030, the China Daily quoted president of China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) Sun Qin as saying Tuesday. The CNNC has ....

  • UNESCO, ICRC partner on protection of culture heritage in event of armed conflict

    Date: 2016-03-01 16:45:04 GMT - France - World - SN:93 - ID:4423397

    PARIS, March 1 (MENA) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer signed a partnership agreement paving the way for the two organizations to undertake joint projects to ....

  • Russia wants Syrian border with Turkey closed: Lavrov

    Date: 2016-03-01 16:43:52 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:92 - ID:4423205

    GENEVA, March 1 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Tuesday for the closure of Syria's border with Turkey to cut off outside supplies to "terrorists", including through humanitarian convoys, Channel News Asia reported. "Of ....

  • Assange supporters condemn UK, Sweden in open letter

    Date: 2016-03-01 14:42:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:83 - ID:4421961

    LONDON, March 1 (MENA) - Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have published an open letter signed by 500 prominent artists, Nobel prize winners and human rights organizations accusing the UK and Sweden of undermining the UN, the ....

  • Lavrov, Ban discuss Syria truce, fight against terrorism

    Date: 2016-03-01 14:25:53 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:82 - ID:4421865

    GENEVA, March 1 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed the cessation of hostilities in Syria and the fight against terrorism during their Tuesday meeting, Sputnik news agency quoted the Foreign ....

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