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  • S. Korean Gov't urges parliamentary endorsement of anti-terrorism bills

    Date: 2016-01-20 13:26:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:61 - ID:4153397

    SEOUL, Jan 20 (MENA) - The government renewed its call for the parliamentary approval of anti-terrorism bills to protect the lives of South Koreans, citing growing threats of terrorism both at home and abroad. In addition to the first bill ....

  • Chinese president's visit to Egypt 'opportunity' to promote bilateral cooperation - official

    Date: 2016-01-20 11:23:57 GMT - China - World - SN:36 - ID:4151709

    BEIJING, Jan 20 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Egypt today is an opportunity to promote cultural, scientific and educational cooperation between Egypt and China, said Egypt's cultural adviser in Beijing Hussein Ibrahim. In ....

  • Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan apologizes in Flint water crisis

    Date: 2016-01-20 10:40:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:4151269

    NEW YORK, Jan 20 (MENA) - Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan issued a sweeping apology on Tuesday to the residents of Flint for a contaminated water supply, The New York Times reported. He pledged to promptly release his emails about the issue, and ....

  • Taliban claim attack on university in NW Pakistan, 21 dead

    Date: 2016-01-20 09:18:15 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:16 - ID:4150725

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (MENA) - Pakistani police have said that the operation against gunmen who attacked a university in the northwest of the country is over, and that 21 people have been killed, euro news reported. Most of the victims are students ....

  • TTP claims Bacha Khan University attack, 21 killed

    Date: 2016-01-20 08:19:42 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:4150525

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (MENA) - Unidentified gunmen entered Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkha’s Charsadda town Wednesday and opened fire on students and faculty members as they gathered at the school for a poetry recital to commemorate the death ....

  • Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart

    Date: 2016-01-20 08:19:33 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:13 - ID:4150521

    BERN, Jan 20 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Switzerland for talks with Russia's foreign minister on Syria and Ukraine. Kerry arrived in Zurich early Wednesday and is hoping to resolve differences with Russia on who is eligible to ....

  • Lionel Messi: Campaign to find child in improvised Argentina shirt spreads across Europe

    Date: 2016-01-20 08:18:32 GMT - Spain - World - SN:11 - ID:4150509

    BARCELONA, Jan 20 (MENA) - A campaign on social media has quickly spread around Europe to find a young kid pictured in a blue and white plastic bag with the words 'Messi 10' on the back, The Independent reported Wednesday. The improvised shirt ....

  • Gunmen storm university in Pakistan

    Date: 2016-01-20 07:56:55 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:8 - ID:4150261

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (MENA) - At least ten people have been killed in an attack by gunmen at a university in Pakistan, according to reports. Four of the attackers have been killed but others are believed to still be in the campus building in Khyber ....

  • 3 jailed in Norway for supporting Daesh group

    Date: 2016-01-19 13:07:25 GMT - Norway - World - SN:45 - ID:4145861

    OSLO, Jan 19 (MENA) - A Norwegian court Tuesday sentenced three men up to nearly five years for fighting with or supporting the Islamic State group in Syria, according to media reports. Norwegian media reported that Valon Avdyli, 29, was ....

  • Kerry: US contacts Iraqi authorities to find missing Americans

    Date: 2016-01-19 12:09:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:38 - ID:4144901

    WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (MENA) – The US is in contact with the Iraqi authorities to find the three Americans who went missing in Iraq. The US is fully aware of what has happened to the three Americans, Kerry said, refusing to give more details about the ....

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