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  • 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 ....

  • 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 ....

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