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  • UK gov't sells further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group

    Date: 2015-06-23 19:04:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:102 - ID:2852365

    LONDON, June 23 (MENA) - The British government has sold a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group through the trading plan launched in December, taking the total raised for the taxpayer to over £12 billion and reducing the government’s ....

  • US-led anti-Daesh coalition airstrikes kill almost 3,000 people in Syria

    Date: 2015-06-23 18:13:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:98 - ID:2852265

    LONDON, June 23 (MENA) - Airstrikes by the US-led coalition against Daesh positions in Syria have killed almost 3,000 people, including civilians, since the launch of its operations, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday, ....

  • Top S. Korean official due in Iran, Turkey

    Date: 2015-06-23 17:49:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:96 - ID:2852153

    SEOUL, June 23 (MENA) -- A top South Korean diplomat will make a rare trip to Iran this week, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, with a deal in sight in the U.S.-led talks over Tehran's nuclear program. The two-day trip starting Friday by Vice ....

  • Lack of peace between Israelis-Palestinians may trigger war in Gaza- US paper

    Date: 2015-06-23 16:22:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:2851693

    NEW YORK, June 23 (MENA) – An absent of some kind of peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis may make another war in Gaza inevitable, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The United Nations report on last year's Gaza war is another ....

  • Top British security chief warns against portraying Muslims as 'intrinsically extremist'

    Date: 2015-06-23 15:15:48 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:2851465

    LONDON, June 23 (MENA) - Theresa May’s most senior counter terrorism adviser has warned against portraying Muslim communities as “intrinsically extremist” just days after David Cameron said some were “quietly condoning” radicalisation, The Telegraph ....

  • Ukraine says rebels used long-range artillery on villages, one soldier dead

    Date: 2015-06-23 14:59:29 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:84 - ID:2850649

    KIEV, June 23 (MENA) - The Ukrainian military accused Russian-backed rebels of conducting long-range artillery attacks on villages in the east and said one of its serviceman was killed and 12 wounded in clashes in the past 24 hours. Kiev’s ....

  • Pakistan calls for urgent measures as heatwave toll nears 700

    Date: 2015-06-23 14:49:59 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:81 - ID:2850641

    ISLAMABAD, June 23 (MENA) - Pakistan's prime minister called for emergency measures as the death toll from a heatwave in southern Sindh province reached nearly 700. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said it had received orders ....

  • Thousands evacuated in Nepal landslide

    Date: 2015-06-23 12:56:39 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:62 - ID:2849633

    KATHMANDU, June 23 (MENA) - Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, Sky News reported Tuesday. The landslide created a dam ....

  • Heatwave in Karachi claims 600 lives in 72 hours

    Date: 2015-06-23 12:02:16 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:47 - ID:2849153

    ISLAMABAD, June 23 (MENA) - The severe heat wave in Karachi has claimed over 600 lives in the three days, Geo TV reported Tuesday. According to officials, hundreds of patients are still under treatment at various government and private ....

  • GCHQ spies on Egyptian, S. African human rights organizations, court confirms

    Date: 2015-06-23 11:05:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:2848457

    LONDON, June 23 (MENA) - UK Intelligence Agency (GCHQ) acted unlawfully in spying on two international human rights organizations, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal said on Tuesday. Two NGOs, the South African Legal Resources Center (LRC) and the ....

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