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  • MENA agenda for Friday, June 19

    Date: 2015-06-19 06:18:29 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:2824841

    BEIRUT, Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros and Vatican Pope special envoy Cardinal Angelo Scola head for the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Erbil to stand on conditions of Christians there. PARIS, French Foreign ....

  • Obama calls deaths in South Carolina church shooting 'senseless murders'

    Date: 2015-06-18 21:43:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:105 - ID:2824589

    WASHINGTON, June 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama on Thursday called the nine deaths in the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting "senseless murders" and suggested more gun control is needed in the wake of the tragedy, the CNN reported. ....

  • Macedonia to grant migrants temporary asylum if they leave in 3 days

    Date: 2015-06-18 21:28:52 GMT - Macedonia - World - SN:104 - ID:2824573

    SKOPJE, June 18 (MENA) - Macedonia has changed its asylum law to let migrants entering the country illegally avoid jail if they leave within three days, according to Fox News. Thursday's move follows a series of fatal accidents involving migrants ....

  • UN chief criticizes Israel over killing, injuring Palestinian children during war on Gaza

    Date: 2015-06-18 21:01:29 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:102 - ID:2824501

    NEW YORK, June 18 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel for the death and suffering of many Palestinian children during last summer's conflict in Gaza and is urging the Israeli government to take immediate steps to prevent such ....

  • Pakistan releases 113 Indian fishermen on Ramadan

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:39:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:101 - ID:2824477

    ISLAMABAD, June 18 (MENA) - Pakistan on Thursday released 113 Indian fishermen after a similar gesture by New Delhi was announced to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, according to The fishermen, who had been kept in a Karachi ....

  • First coronavirus infection detected in Thailand

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:36:59 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:100 - ID:2824457

    BANGKOK, June 18 (MENA) - The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or coronavirus has been detected in Thailand, local media cited a report by the Ministry of Public Health Thursday. Health authorities did not give out details of ....

  • Around 1,500 terrorists gather along Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:30:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:99 - ID:2824397

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - Terrorists affiliated with various groups have been spotted along the border with Tajikistan and inside the Afghan soil, Afghan News Agency Khaama Press (KP) reported. The issue was shared by a top-rank security official ....

  • Ukraine parl't sacks head of state security service

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:28:02 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:98 - ID:2824453

    KIEV, June 18 (MENA) - Ukraine's parliament Thursday has fired the powerful head of state security service after he had a disagreement with President Petro Poroshenko and became involved in a conflict with the nation's chief prosecutor, according to ....

  • Sources: Boko Haram kills at least 30 in Niger

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:20:34 GMT - Niger - World - SN:97 - ID:2824401

    NIAMEY, June 18 (MENA) - Boko Haram militants attacked two villages in southern Niger's Diffa region overnight, killing at least 30 civilians, two security sources said on Thursday, according to Voice of America. It was the second major ....

  • US may have spent aid on ghost schools, teachers in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    Date: 2015-06-18 20:05:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:96 - ID:2824349

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has said that the United States may have spent taxpayer dollars on schools and teachers that did not exist, Khaama Press reported. The United States ....

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