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  • Obama condemns violence in al Quds

    Date: 2015-10-16 22:49:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:3544841

    WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama expressed concern about the outbreak of violence in al Quds (Jerusalem), calling on regional leaders to “tamp down” on rhetoric that might feed “violence or anger or misunderstanding," Voice of ....

  • Russia to propose resumption of MH17 crash probe to Netherlands

    Date: 2015-10-16 22:13:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:3544801

    MOSCOW, Oct 16 (MENA) – Russia will soon approach the Dutch Safety Board with a proposal to resume an investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash over Ukraine, Sputnik News quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on ....

  • France proposes deployment of int'l monitors in Al Quds

    Date: 2015-10-16 20:44:57 GMT - France - World - SN:80 - ID:3544645

    PARIS, Oct 16 (MENA) - France's UN Ambassador François Delattre submitted a draft resolution on Friday at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) proposing the deployment of international monitors at the holy sites in Al Quds. ....

  • Iranian military delegation to visit Russia in late October

    Date: 2015-10-16 19:16:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:77 - ID:3544273

    MOSCOW, Oct 16 (MENA) – A delegation of high-ranking Iranian military officials will visit Moscow at the end of the month, Sputnik News quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Friday. "The program of an upcoming visit of a high-ranking ....

  • China suggests joint South China Sea drills with ASEAN

    Date: 2015-10-16 18:47:20 GMT - China - World - SN:75 - ID:3544269

    BEIJING, Oct 16 (MENA) - China has proposed joint maritime drills with South East Asian nations in the hotly contested South China Sea in 2016, the BBC News reported. Beijing is currently hosting an informal meeting for defense ministers from ....

  • Netherlands demands conversation with Lavrov to discuss MH17 crash "as ultimatum"

    Date: 2015-10-16 17:09:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:68 - ID:3543805

    MOSCOW, Oct 16 (MENA) – The Netherlands demanded a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss a probe into the Boeing 777 crash in Ukraine on October 13 after the Dutch Safety Board had published its report, Tass ....

  • FAO: 800mln people still suffering from under-nutrition, posing two challenges

    Date: 2015-10-16 15:39:46 GMT - Italy - World - SN:65 - ID:3543317

    ROME, Oct 16 (MENA) - With around 800 million people still suffering from under-nutrition, two big challenges are ahead, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Friday. "First, we must quickly translate increases in food availability ....

  • Richard Olson appointed as U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan, Pakistan

    Date: 2015-10-16 15:28:48 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:64 - ID:3543337

    KABUL, Oct 16 (MENA) - Richard Olson, who is currently serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, has been appointed as the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Khaama Press quoted a statement by the US State Department as ....

  • China urges US to respect independence, sovereignt of Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-10-16 15:01:27 GMT - China - World - SN:61 - ID:3543013

    BEIJING, Oct 16 (MENA) - China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying voiced his country hopes that the US would respect Afghanistan's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and will be helpful to peace and security in the region, ....

  • Russia denies drone fall in Turkey

    Date: 2015-10-16 14:54:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:3542973

    MOSCOW, Oct 16 (MENA) - A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that no Russian aircraft had been shot down in Turkey. “All the airplanes of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have returned . . . after ....

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