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  • Five children die of suspected food poisoning in Karachi

    Date: 2019-02-22 12:47:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:34 - ID:7816416

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (MENA) - Five children died of suspected food poisoning after dining at a restaurant located in Karachi’s Saddar area, Geo news quoted the police as saying on Friday. According to police officials, five children, whose ages ....

  • UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo

    Date: 2019-02-22 07:21:05 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:8 - ID:7815909

    NEW YORK, Feb 22 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen’s key port and the situation in Venezuela, the Washington Post reported. UN ....

  • Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

    Date: 2019-02-21 22:20:23 GMT - Albania - World - SN:78 - ID:7815829

    TIRANA, Feb 21 (MENA) - Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime, ABC News reported. Hundreds ....

  • Visit by Palestinian president to Russia may take place within month - adviser

    Date: 2019-02-21 14:36:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:7814929

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - The visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Russia may take place within a month, said Palestinian Presidential Adviser Nabil Shaath. There is no exact date yet, Shaath told Sputnik news agency on Thursday. ....

  • UN chief calls for 'meaningful' engagement between India, Pakistan

    Date: 2019-02-21 09:25:48 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:16 - ID:7814486

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called upon India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through "meaningful mutual engagement," the Dawn newspaper reported. This is the second statement issued by the UN ....

  • China's ex-top general jailed for life

    Date: 2019-02-21 07:23:39 GMT - China - World - SN:9 - ID:7814357

    BEIJING, Feb 21 (MENA) - A former high-ranking Chinese general has been sentenced to life in jail for corruption, state media reports, the BBC reported, Fang Fenghui, ex-chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army, was found guilty of ....

  • Russian Vessels may fire 40 Zircon missiles on US military centers

    Date: 2019-02-21 07:02:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:8 - ID:7814328

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - Russian retired Rear Adm. Vsevolod Khmyrov said the Russian Navy vessels may fire 40 hypersonic cruise missiles Zircon at a time, which would successfully hit military operations control centers of the United States' Armed ....

  • Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

    Date: 2019-02-21 07:02:45 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:7 - ID:7814329

    DHAKA, Feb 21 (MENA) - A fast-moving fire killed at least 78 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, the BBC reported. The blaze broke out on Wednesday night in a residential building that had flammable chemicals ....

  • Fitch warns of British debt downgrade on 'hard' Brexit risk

    Date: 2019-02-21 06:57:19 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:6 - ID:7814324

    LONDON, Feb 21 (MENA) - Ratings agency Fitch warned that it could cut Britain's debt rating, citing the economic hit from a potential no-deal Brexit, The Strait Times reported. The country's departure from the European Union without a divorce ....

  • Japan contributes $13 mn to WFP programme in Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-02-20 15:14:37 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:59 - ID:7813741

    KABUL, Feb 20 (MENA) - The government of Japan has provided US $13 million to enhance WFP’s provision of life-saving assistance through food and cash transfers to more than 675,000 people across Afghanistan, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported on ....

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