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  • Over 100,000 civilians displaced from Darfur's Jebel Marra since mid January - OCHA

    Date: 2016-02-29 22:24:43 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:125 - ID:4417285

    NEW YORK, Fec 29 (MENA) - Over 100,000 civilians have been displaced from the Jebel Marra area in Sudan's Darfur region since mid January 2016, The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in a statement ....

  • US warns of Mosul dam collapse in northern Iraq

    Date: 2016-02-29 22:04:29 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:122 - ID:4416849

    BAGHDAD, Feb 29 (MENA) - The US embassy in Baghdad has warned the risk of the Mosul Dam collapsing is "serious and unprecedented" and has urged people to be ready to evacuate, the BBC reported Monday. Maintenance work was disrupted after the dam ....

  • WFP says full rations to Syrians restored thanks to unprecedented donor support

    Date: 2016-02-29 21:46:41 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:119 - ID:4416473

    GENEVA, Feb 29 (MENA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Monday that new funding, pledged during the "Supporting Syria and the Region Conference" in London earlier in February, would allow WFP to fully reinstate its food ....

  • Russian warplane crashes on training exercise, pilot killed

    Date: 2016-02-29 21:36:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:118 - ID:4416933

    MOSCOW, Feb 29 (MENA) – The Russian military says one of its warplanes crashed while on a training exercise in southern Russia and the pilot was killed, ABC News reported on Monday. The Defense Ministry statement says the Su-25 ground attack ....

  • Military helicopter crash kills senior Pakistani officer, injures 2 others

    Date: 2016-02-29 20:51:20 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:115 - ID:4416569

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 29 (MENA) - A Pakistani Army Aviation's helicopter crashed near Tarbela Dam Monday evening, killing a senior military officer and injuring two others, Pakistan's Express Tribune reported. "An MI-17 helicopter of Army Aviation was ....

  • UK pays £35 mln daily to EU -- Report

    Date: 2016-02-29 19:58:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:111 - ID:4416629

    LONDON, Feb 29 (MENA) – The UK is paying around £35 million a day to the European Union, the Telegraph reported Monday. The UK’s full membership fee was £17.8 billion in 2015. However, Britain doesn’t pay that full fee. Because of a deal ....

  • Brexit would negatively affect lives of millions, official UK report says

    Date: 2016-02-29 18:28:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:97 - ID:4415929

    LONDON, Feb 29 (MENA) - Car manufacturing, farming, financial services and the lives of millions of Britons living in Europe will all be affected as the UK takes 10 years to extricate itself from the EU, The Guardian quoted an official report as ....

  • Security in Sabah under control despite UK, Australia's travel advisories - Malaysian official

    Date: 2016-02-29 18:27:30 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:96 - ID:4415933

    KUALA LAMPUR, Feb 29 (MENA) - Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said Monday the level of security, specifically in the east coast of Sabah is under control despite the negative travel advisories of the Australian and United Kingdom ....

  • S. Korea, US agree on space cooperation deal

    Date: 2016-02-29 18:24:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:95 - ID:4415977

    SEOUL, Feb 29 (MENA) – South Korea and the United States have agreed on a space cooperation deal to boost civilian exchanges in the space sector, Yonhap quoted Seoul's Foreign Ministry as saying on Monday. The agreement, reached on Sunday, is ....

  • 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council kicks off in Geneva

    Date: 2016-02-29 10:52:57 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:40 - ID:4411153

    GENEVA, Feb 29 (MENA) - The 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council opened here on Monday with the participation of UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft. Addressing the opening session, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ....

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