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  • GECF leaders to meet in Tehran in autumn

    Date: 2015-06-23 11:04:25 GMT - Iran - World - SN:29 - ID:2848445

    TEHRAN, June 23 (MENA) - The leaders of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) are scheduled to convene in Tehran on November 23, IRNA news agency reported.June 23. The GECF has 18 permanent and observing members and its permanent headquarters ....

  • Russia, North Korea aim to sign defense deal to prevent dangerous activity

    Date: 2015-06-23 09:49:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:2847769

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) - According to Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, Choe’s visit demonstrates Pyongyang’s intention to strengthen and develop relations with Moscow, Sputnik reported. Russia hopes to sign an agreement with North ....

  • Death toll from heatwave rises to 475 in Karachi

    Date: 2015-06-23 07:57:01 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:13 - ID:2847285

    ISLAMABAD, June 23 (MENA) - The four-day death toll from the intense heatwave in Karachi has risen to 475, Pakistan's Geo TV said on Tuesday. According to Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, 181 patients have died in Jinnah Hospital, ....

  • Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar killed fighting with Islamic State in Mosul, reports say

    Date: 2015-06-23 07:56:42 GMT - Australia - World - SN:12 - ID:2847261

    CANBERRA, June 23 (MENA) - The Federal Government is working to confirm reports that Australia's most infamous terrorists, Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar, have been killed while fighting with Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. A person close to one ....

  • Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych regrets bloodshed in Kiev

    Date: 2015-06-23 07:23:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:9 - ID:2847109

    LONDON, June 23 (MENA) - Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych has said he accepts some responsibility for the killings that led to his overthrow in February 2014. "I don't deny my responsibility," he told BBC Newsnight, when asked about ....

  • Japan announces dates for G7 summit in 2016

    Date: 2015-06-23 07:21:09 GMT - Japan - World - SN:7 - ID:2847105

    TOKYO, June 23 (MENA) - Japan will host a summit of the Group of Seven industrial democracies on May 26-27 next year, NDTV quoted its top government spokesman as saying Tuesday. Earlier this month Tokyo, which will be chair of the G7 next year, ....

  • S. Korea reports 2 more MERS deaths with 3 new cases

    Date: 2015-06-22 21:40:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:106 - ID:2846445

    SEOUL, June 22 (MENA) - South Korea reported two more deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Monday, with three new cases, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease here to 169, Yonhap news agency reported Friday. ....

  • Venezuela sets Dec. 6 date for legislative elections amid mounting pressure

    Date: 2015-06-22 21:34:29 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:104 - ID:2846373

    CARACAS, June 22 (MENA) - Venezuelan election officials have set a date for this year's legislative elections after months of growing pressure from local opposition groups and international observers, Fox news reported Monday. Elections council ....

  • Russia alarmed by worsening situation in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-06-22 20:10:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:2846137

    MOSCOW, June 22 (MENA) - An attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul testifies to worsening of the situation in the country, the deputy to the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vladimir Safronov, told a session of the UN Security Council on ....

  • Intense days ahead as Iran nuclear deadline draws closer: Iranian FM

    Date: 2015-06-22 20:00:22 GMT - Iran - World - SN:94 - ID:2846005

    TEHRAN, June 22 (MENA) - The Iranian foreign minister said Iran-P5+1 talks on Tehran's nuclear program are entering very intensive days, saying political will remains the key to reaching a final agreement by the self-imposed June 30 deadline. ....

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