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  • Larijani confers with Japanese counterpart in New York

    Date: 2015-08-31 12:41:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:3258209

    NEW YORK, Aug 31 (MENA) - Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani conferred with Speaker of Japan's House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima on various issues, nuclear agreement in particular. The two officials met in New York, US. Larijani is now ....

  • Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

    Date: 2015-08-31 11:15:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:36 - ID:3257605

    KABUL, Aug 31 (MENA) - The Taliban Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence, The Daily Star reported. The group had continued ....

  • UK calls for emergency EU meeting on migrants

    Date: 2015-08-30 22:20:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:143 - ID:3255373

    LONDON, Aug 30 (MENA) – British Home Secretary Theresa May called on the European Union Sunday to take urgent steps to face the migrants' crisis. In a statement, May called on the EU to hold an emergency ministerial meeting within two weeks to plan ....

  • 2 dead after storm slams Washington state

    Date: 2015-08-30 21:12:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:3255365

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state, ABC News reported. Several energy companies said 450,000 customers were ....

  • Plane crashes at air show in southern Austria

    Date: 2015-08-30 19:01:37 GMT - Austria - World - SN:128 - ID:3254945

    VIENNA, Aug 30 (MENA) - A small plane has crashed at an air show in southern Austria, fatally injuring the pilot, Austrian authorities said. According to Fox News, the accident happened near the town of Freisach in the southern province of ....

  • Vatican Pope condemns death of dozens of migrants in Austria

    Date: 2015-08-30 17:33:52 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:120 - ID:3254529

    VATICAN CITY, Aug 30 (MENA) – Pope Francis of the Vatican condemned Sunday the death of dozens of migrants who perished in a smuggler's truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. According to Sky News television, the pope urged people to work ....

  • Iran: Ten year sentences for two Iranians accused of spying for Israel, US

    Date: 2015-08-30 17:22:59 GMT - Iran - World - SN:115 - ID:3254233

    TEHRAN, Aug 30 (MENA) - A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted. "These two ....

  • Malaysia protests against PM Najib Razak draw thousands

    Date: 2015-08-30 11:45:01 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:49 - ID:3251641

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (MENA) – Tens of thousands of Malaysians are protesting in the capital Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere, calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over a financial scandal, the BBC reported on Sunday. Protesters are angered ....

  • Hungary orders arrest of 4 men in Austria refugee truck deaths

    Date: 2015-08-30 11:44:08 GMT - Austria - World - SN:47 - ID:3251637

    VIENNA, Aug 30 (MENA) – Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck in Austria made their first appearance in court on Saturday, where they were given one month's detention to ....

  • As tragedies shock Europe, Syrian refugee crisis looms in Middle East -- Paper

    Date: 2015-08-30 10:37:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:3251285

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) – While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt of ....

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