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  • 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 ....

  • Top diplomats of US, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia meet in Vienna over Syria

    Date: 2015-10-29 21:46:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:109 - ID:3630441

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with the top diplomats of the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran on Thursday in Vienna where they are taking part in talks on the Syrian conflict. The spokesperson of the Russian ....

  • India-Africa Forum Summit ends with call for stronger cooperation

    Date: 2015-10-29 21:17:47 GMT - India - World - SN:106 - ID:3630257

    NEW DELHI, Oct 29 (MENA) – The third India-Africa Forum Summit wrapped up in New Delhi on Thursday with the participation of more than 45 heads of state and dignitaries from 54 African nations. The summit communiqué called for boosting ....

  • Cameron condemns latest delay to publication of Iraq war inquiry

    Date: 2015-10-29 19:43:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:100 - ID:3630049

    LONDON, Oct 29 (MENA) - British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the latest delay in publishing the Iraq inquiry report and urged Sir John Chilcot to speed up its publication, The Independent reported on Thursday. In a letter to Sir John, ....

  • Russian deputy FM confirms holding meetings with Free Syrian Army

    Date: 2015-10-29 18:26:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:93 - ID:3628381

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov confirmed Thursday that he had held meetings with persons claiming to represent the Free Syrian Army (FSA). According to Sputnik, the senior diplomat said Moscow holds talks ....

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