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  • British embassy in Tehran reopens four years after closure

    Date: 2015-08-23 15:23:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:3209597

    LONDON, Aug 23 (MENA) - The British embassy in Iran has reopened, nearly four years after it was closed, said the Foreign Office on Sunday. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attended a ceremony in Tehran with Iranian diplomats to mark the ....

  • Malaysia finds mass graves of 24 suspected human trafficking victims

    Date: 2015-08-23 12:26:32 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:40 - ID:3208621

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (MENA) - Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police say. The heavily forested Thai-Malay border ....

  • Taliban denies responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing

    Date: 2015-08-23 07:09:11 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:3206193

    KABUL, Aug 23 (MENA) - The Taliban militant group have denied their involvement in Saturday's deadly suicide car bomb attack that targeted a NATO contractors convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, Kaama news agency reported. The blast, which took ....

  • Obama challenges Congress to be productive after recess

    Date: 2015-08-23 06:49:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:3206081

    WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama on Saturday touted his administration’s economic achievements and challenged Congress to address a litany of issues when lawmakers return from recess next month. “Seven years after the worst ....

  • Explosion at China chemical factory leaves one dead, nine injured

    Date: 2015-08-23 06:38:02 GMT - China - World - SN:7 - ID:3206089

    BEIJING, Aug 23 (MENA) - One person was killed and nine were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China on Saturday, Chinese state media said Sunday. Fire engines rushed to Huantai in the eastern province of Shandong to put out ....

  • India's FM visit to Egypt to boost bilateral cooperation: Egyptian envoy

    Date: 2015-08-22 17:41:48 GMT - India - World - SN:82 - ID:3204569

    NEW DELHI, Aug 22 (MENA) - Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Egypt would boost cooperation and coordination between Cairo and New Delhi, said Egypt's Ambassador to India Hatim Tajuddin. Swaraj will start a three day visit to Egypt ....

  • Seven dead in plane crash in Britain

    Date: 2015-08-22 17:35:01 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:3204729

    LONDON, Aug 22 (MENA) - Seven people have died after a Hawker Hunter jet crashed into several vehicles during Shoreham Airshow in Britain, BBC news reported. South East Coast Ambulance Service said the victims all died at the scene, with a ....

  • Deadly blast rocks Afghanistan capital

    Date: 2015-08-22 15:15:22 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:63 - ID:3203793

    KABUL, Aug 22 (MENA) - An explosion has rocked the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, police have said, with at least 10 people killed and 60 injured, the BBC News reported. Police said it was a suicide attack on a foreign military ....

  • No casualties reported in Amsterdam-Paris train attack: UK gov't

    Date: 2015-08-22 14:17:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:58 - ID:3203493

    LONDON, Aug 22 (MENA) - The UK Foreign Office said on Saturday no injuries were reported in an attack launched by a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov on a train between Amsterdam and Paris. Speaking to MENA, a spokesman for the foreign office said ....

  • While Congress argues over Iran, Europe rushes to do business there

    Date: 2015-08-22 14:11:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:3203125

    WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (MENA) - A German government plane packed with the nation's economic elite touched down in Tehran, though the ink was barely dry on a landmark agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program before, The Washington Post ....

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