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  • EU close to labelling products made in occupied Palestinian lands

    Date: 2015-07-19 17:32:36 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:62 - ID:3009313

    LONDON, July 19 (MENA) - The EU is within months of enacting a long-delayed plan to label products made in occupied Palestinian lands, prompting a fightback from Israel to stop what it regards as the use of consumer policy as a political weapon, ....

  • Nuclear deal to tranquilize tumultuous Middle East - Iranian diplomat

    Date: 2015-07-19 16:57:19 GMT - Iran - World - SN:58 - ID:3009205

    TEHRAN, July 19 (MENA) - Iran's Ambassador to Paris Ali Ahani has praised the Iran-P5+1 deal as the one guaranteeing transparency and fully civilian nature of Iran nuclear program being supervised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ....

  • US reports 31 air strikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq

    Date: 2015-07-19 14:47:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:46 - ID:3008545

    WASHINGTON, July 19 - The United States and its allies carried out 31 air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria and Iraq in the past 24 hours, a US military statement said Saturday. Eight air raids were launched in Syria during the same ....

  • Top US military chief arrives in Baghdad

    Date: 2015-07-19 13:58:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:3008317

    WASHINGTON, July 18 (MENA) - Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Baghdad on Sunday to discuss progress in the ongoing fight against Daesh group, the US Defense Department said in a statement. US Army Gen. Martin E. ....

  • US defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan

    Date: 2015-07-19 13:34:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:3008297

    WASHINGTON, July 19 (MENA) – US Defense Secretary Ash Carter headed for Israel on Sunday within the framework of a Middle East tour taking him also to Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to reassure the three Middle Eastern countries of the recent concluded ....

  • UK will help destroy Daesh, Cameron says

    Date: 2015-07-19 11:43:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:30 - ID:3007829

    LONDON, July 19 (MENA) - Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria, the BBC quoted the British prime minister as saying Sunday. David Cameron said he wanted the UK to do ....

  • UNSC discusses Syrian crisis in late July

    Date: 2015-07-19 09:37:43 GMT - Syria - World - SN:21 - ID:3007057

    DAMASCUS, July 19 (MENA) - United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that the UNSC will convene on July 29 to present proposals and recommendations on the Syrian crisis. According to Al Arabiya news channel, De Mistura said ....

  • Japan, Russia organizing high-level visits

    Date: 2015-07-19 09:08:54 GMT - Japan - World - SN:18 - ID:3007033

    TOKYO, July 19 (MENA) - Tokyo and Moscow are negotiating a visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to Russia in late August, the Nikkei Business Daily reported on July 19. Kishida -- who would reportedly lead a delegation of Japanese ....

  • Zuma leaves hospital after gallstones operation

    Date: 2015-07-19 08:59:13 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:17 - ID:3007005

    PRETORIA, July 19 (MENA) - South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has been discharged from hospital after having a scheduled procedure to remove gallstones, Sky News reported. Doctors are said to be pleased with how the operation went and Mr Zuma ....

  • Greek banks set to reopen as Tsipras’s new cabinet takes over

    Date: 2015-07-18 14:19:27 GMT - Greece - World - SN:57 - ID:3004825

    ATHENS, July 18 (MENA) - Greek banks will reopen on Monday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rebuilds his government to shore up support for a bailout agreed with the country’s creditors. The banks, which have remained closed since June 29, will ....

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