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  • S. Korea, Japan, China agree to speed up FTA, RCEP talks

    Date: 2015-10-30 11:24:40 GMT - south korea - World - SN:29 - ID:3631921

    SEOUL, Oct 30 (MENA) - South Korea, Japan and China agreed on Friday to accelerate talks aimed at establishing a three-way free trade agreement (FTA) and a new mega trading bloc encompassing Asia and Oceania, the government said, according to Yonhap ....

  • Two British vessels rescue over 540 migrants

    Date: 2015-10-30 10:57:08 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:26 - ID:3631517

    LONDON, Oct 30 (MENA) - Two British vessels, HMS Enterprise and HMS Richmond, have both rescued hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean, said Defense Ministry in a statement on Thursday night. As part of the Royal Navy’s assistance to the EU ....

  • Navy chief "deeply concerned" over US patrol ship in S.China Sea

    Date: 2015-10-30 10:36:29 GMT - China - World - SN:17 - ID:3631441

    BEIJING, Oct 30 (MENA) - Top China and U.S. naval commanders held video talks on Thursday, two days after a U.S. destroyer patrolled the South China Sea, with the Chinese side expressing "deep concern," according to Xinhuanet. "Such dangerous and ....

  • Last UK Guantanamo Bay detainee released

    Date: 2015-10-30 09:43:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:16 - ID:3631449

    LONDON, Oct 30 (MENA) - The last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay has been released, having been detained there for 13 years, The BBC quoted UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond as saying on Friday. Hammond said Shaker Aamer had left ....

  • N. Korea digging new tunnel at its nuke test site: official

    Date: 2015-10-30 07:56:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:3630869

    SEOUL, Oct 30 (MENA) - North Korea has been excavating a new tunnel at its nuclear test site in the country's northeastern tip, an official said on Friday, in what may be a show of its nuclear capability, according to Yonhap News Agency. The ....

  • Senior UN official pleads for access to Yemen's Taiz

    Date: 2015-10-30 06:16:42 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:3 - ID:3630745

    SANAA, Oct 30 (MENA) - The World Food Program (WFP) pleaded for "safe and immediate access" to Taiz city in Yemen, where food aid last reached the besieged city in southern Yemen five weeks ago, the UN News Center reported. The WFP warned that ....

  • Planning minister highlights Egypt's administrative reform experience in Finland

    Date: 2015-10-30 06:14:14 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:2 - ID:3630761

    CAIRO, Oct 30 (MENA) – Planning Minister Ashraf el Araby has reviewed the Egyptian government's experience in the domains of administrative reform in the government sector. Araby, who arrived Thursday night from the Finnish capital Helsinki, ....

  • Four-sided meeting on Syria crisis wraps up in Vienna

    Date: 2015-10-29 22:57:01 GMT - Austria - World - SN:115 - ID:3630553

    VIENNA, Oct 29 (MENA) – A meeting grouping the foreign ministers of the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey has wrapped up in Vienna. The participants declined to comment on the outcome of the meeting. A plenary meeting will be held on Friday ....

  • UN: Abducted peacekeepers freed in S. Sudan

    Date: 2015-10-29 22:46:57 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:114 - ID:3630533

    NEW YORK, Oct 29 (MENA) - Twenty United Nations peacekeepers, detained by rebels in South Sudan, have been released, according to a UN official, but 12 contractors with the UN mission in South Sudan are still being held, Voice of America ....

  • Nearly 600 killed in Russian strikes in Syria: monitor

    Date: 2015-10-29 21:48:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:110 - ID:3630445

    LONDON, Oct 29 (MENA) - Almost 600 people have been killed in Syria in air strikes launched by Russia since the end of September, a monitor said on Thursday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there had been 595 deaths ....

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