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  • Putin discusses Syrian crisis, visit of Kerry with security council: Kremlin

    Date: 2016-03-28 16:40:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:94 - ID:4605801

    MOSCOW, March 28 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the permanent members of the country's Security Council and discussed issues related to the Syrian crisis, Sputnik news ....

  • US Provides additional $20 mln in response to Europe refugee crisis

    Date: 2016-03-28 16:40:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:4605797

    WASHINGTON, March (MENA) – The United States announced $20 million to support efforts by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the International Federation of Red ....

  • Iran strongly condemns terrorist blasts in Baghdad, Lahore

    Date: 2016-03-28 15:15:57 GMT - Iran - World - SN:80 - ID:4604485

    TEHRAN, March 28 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansanri strongly condemned the terrorist blasts in Iraq and Pakistan which killed dozens of innocent people. He expressed sympathy with the victims of a bomb blast in a ....

  • Putin, Rouhani laud liberation of Palmyra by Syrian army backed by Russian air group

    Date: 2016-03-28 15:09:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:75 - ID:4604477

    MOSCOW, March 28 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed successful actions of the Syrian army which, with the backing from the Russia air group, has managed to drive Islamic State militants from the ....

  • Britons urged to avoid Lahore blast area

    Date: 2016-03-28 13:46:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:71 - ID:4603101

    LONDON, March 28 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called on its citizens to avoid the Lahore blast area where at least 65 were killed and dozens injured during Easter celebrations on Sunday. "We advise British Nationals in Lahore ....

  • Belgium calls on Italy to extradite Algerian national over Brussels blast

    Date: 2016-03-28 13:39:57 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:67 - ID:4603529

    BRUSSELS, March 28 (MENA) - Belgium's authorities on Monday called on Italy to extradite an Algerian national wanted by the country in connection with fake ID documents used by the Paris and Brussels attackers. Djamal Eddine Ouali, 40, was ....

  • Int'l expert participates in meetings in parallel with NSS summit

    Date: 2016-03-28 12:58:14 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:59 - ID:4603065

    CAIRO, March 28 (MENA) - The international expert in the field of nuclear proliferation prevention, ambassador Mohamed Ibrahim Shaker, will take part in the meetings of the international non-governmental organizations and strategic research centers ....

  • Bangladesh court rejects scrapping Islam as State Religion

    Date: 2016-03-28 12:00:37 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:52 - ID:4602621

    DHAKA, March 28 (MENA) - Bangladesh's high court Monday rejected a petition by secular activists to scrap Islam's status as the state religion in the wake of nationwide protests by hardline Islamist groups, NDTV reported. A special bench of three ....

  • China condemns Pakistan terrorist attack

    Date: 2016-03-28 11:49:11 GMT - China - World - SN:47 - ID:4602833

    BEIJING, March 28 (MENA) - China has condemned Sunday's deadly terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore. China is "greatly shocked by" and "condemned the brutal attack in the strongest possible terms", said Foreign Ministry spokesperson ....

  • Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami protest call to scrap state religion

    Date: 2016-03-28 11:42:59 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:46 - ID:4602357

    DHAKA, March 28 (MENA) - Bangladesh’s largest Muslim party called a nationwide strike Monday to protest a legal move to scrap Islam as the state religion, the Express Tribune reported. Jamaat-e-Islami said the case, due to open on Monday, was a ....

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