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  • China scraps controversial one-child policy

    Date: 2015-10-29 13:45:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:3627985

    LONDON, Oct 29 (MENA) – China today abolished its decades-long one child per family policy - but couples will still be restricted to only having two children. The latest groundbreaking development will see China's ruling Communist party ease the ....

  • Trial delayed for former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

    Date: 2015-10-29 12:56:39 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:61 - ID:3627201

    THE HAGUE, Oct 29 (MENA) - The International Criminal Court has postponed the start of the trial of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo until next year to give judges time to assess his health. Judges ruled Wednesday that the trial that ....

  • Preparatory meeting for Valletta summit opens in Sharm El Sheikh

    Date: 2015-10-29 11:42:39 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:52 - ID:3626817

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Oct 29 (MENA) - The third senior officials meeting preparing for the 2015 Valletta Summit on migration opened in Sharm El Sheikh on Thursday. During the opening session, Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham Badr ....

  • Sarkozy: Syrian gov't should be involved in political settlement

    Date: 2015-10-29 10:33:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:41 - ID:3626301

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy asserted on Thursday that the Syrian government should be involved in any political settlement, adding that Russia is an essential partner in finding solution to the crisis. Speaking ....

  • Daesh has access to chemical warfare agents production — Russian Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:52:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:33 - ID:3626077

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) – The so-called Islamic State terrorist group has taken possession of production of chemical warfare agents, Director of Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for non-proliferation and arms control Mikhail Ulyanov told TASS on ....

  • At least 11 drown after boats capsize near Lesbos

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:25:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:3625789

    ATHENS, Oct 29 (MENA) – At least 11 people, including several children, have drowned after a large refugee boat capsized and several smaller boats were swamped, as the worsening weather made the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece more perilous than ....

  • S. Korea re-elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:24:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:27 - ID:3625901

    SEOUL, Oct 29 (MENA) - South Korea has been re-elected to serve a fourth term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in recognition of its contributions to the protection and promotion of human rights around the world, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, ....

  • 105-year-old Afghan refugee seeks better life in Europe

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:07:58 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:25 - ID:3625785

    KABUL, Oct 29 (MENA) - A 105-year-old Afghan refugee has arrived in a Croatian refugee camp seeking a better life in Europe where she does not have to worry about bomb blasts and fighting, according to Khaama Press. Bibihal Uzbeki, is among tens of ....

  • More than 50,000 North Koreans forced to work abroad: UN

    Date: 2015-10-29 07:29:53 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:15 - ID:3625201

    NEW YORK, Oct 29 (MENA) - More than 50,000 North Koreans have been sent to work abroad, mainly in Russia and China, in conditions that a UN rights expert said Wednesday amounted to forced labor, according to Daily Mail. UN special rapporteur ....

  • Merkel, Li urge political solution to Syrian crisis

    Date: 2015-10-29 07:02:58 GMT - China - World - SN:13 - ID:3625141

    BEIJING, Oct 29 (MENA) - Germany and China have agreed on finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria, Deutsche Welle reported on Thursday. "We need a diplomatic political solution," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Beijing on ....

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