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  • 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 ....

  • Yemeni president receives US amb. to Yemen

    Date: 2016-03-01 14:18:36 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:79 - ID:4421869

    RIYADH, March 1 (MENA) – Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour received Tuesday, at his temporary residence in Riyadh, US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller. The meeting took up cooperation between both countries and the latest developments on the ....

  • Over 131,000 migrants reached Europe by sea in 2016: UN

    Date: 2016-03-01 14:12:09 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:75 - ID:4421989

    GENEVA, March 1 (MENA) - More than 131,000 migrants and refugees have reached Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total in the first five months of 2015, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Out of a total of 131,724 people who ....

  • Russian Defense Ministry registers 15 truce breaches in Syria over 24 hours

    Date: 2016-03-01 12:54:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:4420809

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) - Russia’s Defense Ministry has registered 15 ceasefire breaches in Syria over the past 24 hours, TASS News Agency quoted the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic as saying on ....

  • Russia, US monitoring Syria ceasefire on continuous basis - Russian diplomat

    Date: 2016-03-01 12:25:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:4420597

    GENEVA, March 1 (MENA) - Russia and the United States are jointly monitoring the ceasefire in Syria that came into effect this weekend, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin was quoted as saying by TASS on ....

  • Russia calls for convention on chemical terrorism - Lavrov

    Date: 2016-03-01 11:49:16 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:36 - ID:4420269

    GENEVA, March 1 (MENA) - Terrorists could have the means to manufacture chemical weapons and Russia calls for a separate convention to focus on the issue of chemical terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday at the Conference on ....

  • Protests in Pakistan after hanging of Mumtaz Qadri

    Date: 2016-03-01 09:24:39 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:21 - ID:4418433

    ISLAMABAD, March 1 (MENA) - Thousands of people have protested across Pakistan following the execution of the former police bodyguard who shot dead Punjab's governor Salman Taseer, the BBC reported. Mumtaz Qadri was hailed as a hero by Islamists ....

  • Portugal nominates Antonio Guterres for UN secretary-general

    Date: 2016-03-01 08:28:07 GMT - Portugal - World - SN:20 - ID:4418153

    LISBON, March 1 (MENA) - Portugal's government has proposed Antonio Guterres, a former UN high commissioner for refugees, as a candidate for secretary-general of the United Nations, accordding to the Daily Mail. Guterres was Portugal's prime ....

  • S. Korea warns of pressure on N. Korea unless it shows commitment to denuclearization

    Date: 2016-03-01 08:01:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:4418149

    SEOUL, March 1 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye vowed Tuesday to put pressure on North Korea unless Pyongyang abandons its nuclear program and ends its provocative behavior. "We and the international community will continue to put ....

  • Kerry says looking into reported violations of Syrian truce

    Date: 2016-03-01 07:41:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:4417861

    WASHINGTON, March 1 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that while efforts were being made to track down alleged violations of the cessation of hostilities in Syria, there was currently no evidence to suggest it would ....

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