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  • Musharraf heads to Dubai for medical treatment

    Date: 2016-03-18 09:29:21 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:4535209

    ISLAMABAD, March 18 (MENA) - Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf left for Dubai early Friday morning, hours after the interior ministry issued a notification to remove his name from the exit control list (ECL). Before leaving, ....

  • Japan condemns N. Korea's ballistic missile launch

    Date: 2016-03-18 09:04:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:4535169

    TOKYO, March 18 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and demanded that Pyongyang refrain from such actions. Abe also said Japan had lodged a protest with North ....

  • N. Korea fires ballistic missile into East Sea

    Date: 2016-03-18 08:39:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:4535081

    SEOUL, March 18 (MENA) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea on Friday, the military said, in the latest show of force against the ongoing joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States, Yonhap ....

  • S. Korea raises travel alert for Ankara, Zanzibar

    Date: 2016-03-17 21:48:29 GMT - south korea - World - SN:109 - ID:4534237

    SEOUL, March 17 (MENA) - South Korea has raised its travel alert level on Ankara, Turkey and Zanzibar, Tanzania, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Thursday, advising its citizens to refrain from visiting them amid "deteriorating security" there, the ....

  • De Mistura says Syrian sides still wide apart

    Date: 2016-03-17 21:16:20 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:108 - ID:4534245

    GENEVA, March 17 (MENA) - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Thursday that the distance between the Syrian government and opposition was "large" but that they agreed on the need to maintain territorial integrity of the country and ....

  • Migrants arriving on Greek islands to be sent back to Turkey: report

    Date: 2016-03-17 21:14:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:107 - ID:4534241

    LONDON, March 17 (MENA) - Refugees landing on Greek islands will be deported within days under a "decisive" draft deal with Turkey, The Independent reported. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said the deal “gives [the EU] a chance to get a ....

  • Pressure mounts on Cameron to appear before Libya select committee

    Date: 2016-03-17 19:47:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:99 - ID:4533533

    LONDON, March 17 (MENA) - The political pressure on British Prime Minister David Cameron to explain Britain’s role in a potential “stabilization force” in Libya has increased as he was pressed to give evidence to the foreign affairs select committee ....

  • Germany shuts embassy, consulate, schools in Turkey on 'very concrete' tip-off

    Date: 2016-03-17 19:18:27 GMT - Germany - World - SN:98 - ID:4533293

    BERLIN, March 17 (MENA) - Germany's foreign ministry issued a statement advising caution in Ankara, Istanbul and other major Turkish cities, the Deutsche Welle reported Thursday. "Yesterday evening, some very concrete indications - to be taken ....

  • Moscow calls on Ankara to stop violence in Turkey’s southeast — diplomat

    Date: 2016-03-17 14:35:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:77 - ID:4532161

    MOSCOW, March 17 (MENA) - The level of violence in Turkey’s southeast is not declining, mass violations of human rights are obvious, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "Despite assertions of the Turkish state’s authorities ....

  • Former German official sentenced to 8 years in jail over providing documents to CIA, Russia

    Date: 2016-03-17 13:46:05 GMT - Germany - World - SN:70 - ID:4531537

    BERLIN, March 17 (MENA) A former German intelligence official who sold classified information to the CIA and passed documents to Russia has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a Munich court said Thursday. The 32-year-old, who worked for ....

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