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  • Russian, Iranian loyalty to Bashar Assad tested as Syria approaches ‘tipping point'

    Date: 2015-06-30 11:26:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:57 - ID:2894177

    WASHINGTON, June 30 (MENA) - The regime of longtime Syrian strongman Bashar Assad is struggling at levels unseen during the nation’s 4-year-old civil war, ramping up pressure on allies Iran and Russia to either abandon or double down on their ....

  • Dozens killed as Indonesian military plane crashes on houses in Sumatra

    Date: 2015-06-30 11:07:15 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:52 - ID:2894381

    JAKARTA, June 30 (MENA) - An Indonesian military transport plane has crashed into a residential area in Sumatra, killing dozens of people according to reports. There was carnage as houses and a hotel were set on fire. Many of the casualties were ....

  • Nicky Morgan says homophobia may be sign of extremism

    Date: 2015-06-30 11:00:37 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:2894109

    LONDON, June 30 (MENA) - Homophobic views may be a sign that a pupil is at risk of becoming an extremist, Nicky Morgan has said. The education secretary was speaking as schools in England and Wales were issued with a guide to identifying pupils in ....

  • Ukraine will need seven years plus referendum to join NATO — Poroshenko

    Date: 2015-06-30 10:59:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:2894293

    MOSCOW, June 30 (MENA) - Ukraine’s accession to NATO is not the issue of the day yet, because it will take six to seven years to meet all the mandatory requirements, its president, Petro Poroshenko, said in an interview published by the Italian ....

  • Blast in shakes diplomatic quarter in Kabul

    Date: 2015-06-30 10:50:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:46 - ID:2893873

    KABUL, June 30 (MENA) - A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul's airport and the US embassy, Euronews reported. The road was closed off and the force of the blast rattled ....

  • Iran's FM in Vienna to continue nuclear talks

    Date: 2015-06-30 08:48:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:29 - ID:2892597

    VIENNA, June 30 (MENA) – Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived here Tuesday to continue nuclear talks, according to Irna News Agency. Zarif is to negotiate with his American counterpart John Kerry. The Iranian foreign minister ....

  • 30 killed as Indonesian military plane crashes on Sumatra

    Date: 2015-06-30 08:28:48 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:26 - ID:2892697

    JAKARTA, June 30 (MENA) - At least 30 people have been killed after an Indonesian military transport plane crashed shortly after take-off into a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area, according to the ....

  • Car bomb kills two, injures 51 in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-06-30 08:07:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:22 - ID:2892513

    KABUL, June 30 (MENA) - A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan killed two civilians on Tuesday and wounded more than 40, officials said. The attack is the latest since the Taliban began their annual offensive. The attacker detonated a ....

  • 5.6 magnitude quake jolts parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-06-30 07:34:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:17 - ID:2892577

    ISLAMABAD, June 30 (MENA ) - An earthquake jolted parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the early hours of Tuesday, spreading fear and panic among the populace, Pakistan's Geo news reported. According to European seismological centre here, the ....

  • UNESCO condemns 'barbaric' Daesh attacks on heritage sites

    Date: 2015-06-29 21:42:02 GMT - France - World - SN:179 - ID:2891533

    PARIS, June 19 (MENA) - The UN cultural organisation Monday condemned the "barbaric assaults" the Daesh group has launched on World Heritage sites in Iraq and Syria, FRANCE 24 reported. Meeting in Bonn, Germany, UNESCO delegates said the Daesh ....

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