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  • Ukraine’s prosecutor general tenders resignation

    Date: 2016-02-16 18:12:42 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:89 - ID:4328705

    KIEV, Feb 16 (MENA) - Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, has tendered resignation, Mustafa Nayem, a lawmaker with the pro-presidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction, wrote in his Twitter account on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, President ....

  • French president to receive Moroccan King in Elysee Wednesday

    Date: 2016-02-16 11:23:59 GMT - France - World - SN:38 - ID:4325213

    PARIS, Feb 16 (MENA) - Moroccan King Mohammed VI will pay a working and friendship visit to France to discuss regional issues and means of bolstering bilateral relations. During the visit, the Moroccan monarch will hold talks with French ....

  • At ASEAN summit, Obama calls for mutual prosperity

    Date: 2016-02-16 10:29:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:27 - ID:4324069

    WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (MENA) - President Obama greeted Southeast Asian leaders Monday by calling their ongoing economic participation "central to the region's peace and prosperity," USA Today reported. At the start of a summit at Sunnylands in ....

  • Belgian police detain 10 suspected of operating Daesh recruitment ring

    Date: 2016-02-16 10:02:04 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:21 - ID:4324357

    BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (MENA) - Police raids in the Belgian capital have resulted in the arrests of 10 people, suspected of operating a recruitment ring for Daesh, according to Euro News. “Our investigation points to several persons having left for Syria ....

  • Deadly gas explosion in central Russia

    Date: 2016-02-16 09:12:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:4323637

    MOSCOW, Feb 16 (MENA) - At least four people have been killed by a gas explosion that ripped through a residential building in the central Russian city of Yaroslavl, Radio Free Europe reported on Tuesday. "The situation is not clear right now," ....

  • Giant $20 million diamond found in Angola by WA company Lucapa

    Date: 2016-02-16 07:37:25 GMT - Angola - World - SN:9 - ID:4323257

    LUANDA, Feb 16 (MENA) - A Perth-based company has struck paydirt in Southern Africa, finding a diamond worth more than $20 million, ABC news reported Tuesday. Lucapa Diamond Company found the massive 404-carat diamond at its Lulo Diamond Project ....

  • MENA agenda for Tuesday, February 16

    Date: 2016-02-16 06:19:36 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:4323033

    CAIRO, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry holds a session of talks with visiting Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah on means of promoting bilateral relations and regional issues. CAIRO, ....

  • UNICEF 'appalled' by reported attacks on Syria medical facilities

    Date: 2016-02-15 21:21:28 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:117 - ID:4322253

    GENEVA, Feb 15 (MENA) - UNICEF said on Monday it was appalled by reports of attacks against four medical facilities in Syria. Two of the attacked facilities were supported by UNICEF, said the UN body in a press release. One is a child and ....

  • Germany does not see new Cold War, says up to Russia to prevent this

    Date: 2016-02-15 21:14:09 GMT - Germany - World - SN:116 - ID:4322053

    BERLIN, Feb 15 (MENA) – The German government said on Monday it did not believe that Russia and the West had entered a new Cold War and that it was in any case up to Moscow to prevent such a deterioration in relations, the Daily Mail reported ....

  • Germany's Merkel backs no-fly zone in Syria

    Date: 2016-02-15 20:55:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:114 - ID:4321997

    LONDON, Feb 15 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday backed a call from Turkey for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria, saying it would alleviate the situation of displaced Syrians, France 24 reported Monday. "In the current situation it ....

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