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  • UN envoy hopes for Friday's meeting between rival Cypriot leaders to yield positive results

    Date: 2019-08-06 11:20:38 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:42 - ID:8054243

    NICOSIA, Aug 6 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute conveyed the wish that a meeting on Friday of rival Cypriot leaders will yield positive results and promised that she will return to the island in the next weeks. In a ....

  • Obama implicitly rebukes Trump with call to reject normalisation of racism

    Date: 2019-08-06 10:51:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:40 - ID:8054137

    WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (MENA) - Barack Obama has said Americans must “soundly reject language” from any leader who “feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments” in his first public statement since mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, ....

  • 57 dead, 18,000 taken to hospitals in week in Japan heat wave

    Date: 2019-08-06 10:35:35 GMT - Japan - World - SN:37 - ID:8054164

    TOKYO, Aug 6 (MENA) - Fifty-seven people died due to heat-related medical issues in Japan over the week starting July 29, the government said Tuesday, with the number of those taken to hospitals more than tripling from the previous week's 5,664 to ....

  • UN concerned over India's move to revoke special status of Kashmir

    Date: 2019-08-06 10:33:38 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:36 - ID:8054182

    ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK, August 6 (MENA) - The United Nations expressed concern over India’s move to revoke the special status of Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), a UN-recognised disputed territory, Pakistan's Express Tribune reported. Pakistan strongly ....

  • N. Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles: S. Korea's military

    Date: 2019-08-06 07:52:55 GMT - Japan - World - SN:15 - ID:8053897

    TOKYO, Aug 6 (MENA) - North Korea launched two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday morning, South Korea's military said, with Pyongyang also condemning a US-South Korea joint military exercise ....

  • Typhoon hits southwestern Japan; 130 flights canceled

    Date: 2019-08-06 07:13:35 GMT - Japan - World - SN:14 - ID:8053902

    TOKYO, Aug 6 (MENA) - A strong typhoon made landfall on Japan's southwestern main island of Kyushu early Tuesday morning, leaving some people injured and disrupting transportation, Kyodo news agency reported. After touching down in Miyazaki city ....

  • Heavy rain leaves 8 dead, 8 missing in central China

    Date: 2019-08-06 07:12:05 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:8053895

    BEIJING, Aug 6 (MENA) - Eight people have been killed and eight others remain missing amid heavy downpours and floods in central China's Hubei Province, Chinese news agency Xinhua quoted local authorities as saying on Tuesday. Heavy rain hit ....

  • 6 dead, 11 injured in fire at building in Southeast Delhi

    Date: 2019-08-06 07:04:33 GMT - India - World - SN:12 - ID:8053893

    NEW DELHI, Aug 6 (MENA) - Six people, including two children, have died and 11 injured in a fire that broke out at a residential building in southeast Delhi late last night, NDTV reported. The blaze in the four-storey building in Zakir Nagar, a ....

  • Taliban suffers heavy casualties in outskirts of Ghazni city

    Date: 2019-08-06 07:03:13 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:8053885

    KABUL, Aug 6 (MENA) - The Afghan forces have inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants in the outskirts of the provincial capital of Ghazni province, Khaama Press reported Tuesday. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the security ....

  • Trump announces total economic embargo against Venezuela

    Date: 2019-08-06 06:55:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:8053845

    WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump on Monday announced the US would expand its existing sanctions against Venezuela with an executive order to impose a total economic embargo against the country, CNN reported. The embargo ....

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