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  • 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 ....

  • Germany's FM urges new peace talks during Afghan visit

    Date: 2015-08-30 09:58:31 GMT - Germany - World - SN:35 - ID:3251009

    BERLIN, Aug 30 (MENA) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, has urged the government to continue peace talks with the rebel Taliban, Deutsche Welle reported. Speaking after his arrival on ....

  • British home secretary wants to change EU immigration rules so only migrants with a job can come to Britain

    Date: 2015-08-30 09:57:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:34 - ID:3250217

    LONDON, Aug 30 (MENA) - Home Secretary Theresa May wants to change the meaning of 'free movement' in the EU to stop migrants without confirmed jobs coming to Britain, The Telegraph reported Sunday. The Home Secretary claims the policy should ....

  • Egyptian Cultural Club opens in New York coinciding with Egypt's participation at UNGA

    Date: 2015-08-30 09:46:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:33 - ID:3250633

    NEW YORK, Aug 30 (MENA) - An Egyptian Cultural Club will open in New York on the fringe of the UN General Assembly meetings and Egypt's participation with a high-profile delegation next month. In statements on Sunday, Michael Morgan, a prominent ....

  • Libyan political dialogue in Geneva Thursday

    Date: 2015-08-30 08:58:47 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:25 - ID:3250393

    GENEVA, Aug 30 (MENA) – Participants in Skhirat dialogue will hold two-day round of political dialogue at the United Nations Office at Geneva on Thursday to finalize the Libyan Political Agreement for its signing a few days later, the United ....

  • S. Korea's suicide rate ranks first among OECD members

    Date: 2015-08-30 08:18:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:3250245

    SEOUL, Aug 30 (MENA) - South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and its people were less confident about their health, Yonhap quoted a report Sunday. An average ....

  • Ban urges world states to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban

    Date: 2015-08-30 05:44:53 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:4 - ID:3249717

    NEW YORK, Aug 30 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged all states to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as "critical step on road to nuclear-free world" In a statement marking the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United ....

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