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  • As UN-backed talks continue, Security Council calls for political solution to Libyan crisis

    Date: 2015-06-18 15:07:47 GMT - Libya - World - SN:73 - ID:2822845

    TRIPOLI, June 18 (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council has emphasized the urgency for Libyan stakeholders to reach a political solution to the country’s crisis amid ongoing United Nations-facilitated talks. In a statement issued late this ....

  • German FM greets Muslims on Ramadan

    Date: 2015-06-18 13:13:56 GMT - Germany - World - SN:59 - ID:2822233

    BERLIN, June 18 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier greeted Muslims on the advent of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. In a statement issued by the German Foreign Ministry, the minister hoped Ramadan will meet the good ....

  • Lavrov optimistic about success of Iran nuclear talks

    Date: 2015-06-18 12:14:22 GMT - Iran - World - SN:49 - ID:2821425

    TEHRAN, June 18 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated that his outlook on the successful outcome of talks between P5+1 mediators and Tehran on a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran before the June 30 deadline remains ....

  • France says can’t confirm Algerian fighter killed in US strike

    Date: 2015-06-18 10:43:15 GMT - France - World - SN:39 - ID:2820801

    PARIS, June 18 (MENA) - Algerian Islamist Mokhtar Belmokhtar was very likely killed by a US strike in Libya but his death has not been confirmed, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Libya has said that Belmokhtar, who masterminded a ....

  • Record 60 million refugees last year, says UN

    Date: 2015-06-18 10:02:47 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:34 - ID:2820469

    GENEVA, June 18 (MENA) - Conflicts and violence forced a record 59.5 million people from their homes in 2014, with Syria overtaking Afghanistan to become the world´s largest source of refugees, Deutsche Welle quoted the United Nations as ....

  • 8,000 mosques renovated in Russia since 1991 -- Muftis Council

    Date: 2015-06-18 09:48:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:31 - ID:2820153

    MOSCOW, June 18 (MENA) – About 8,000 mosques were renovated in Russia since 1991, Sputnik News quoted Deputy Chairman of the Russian Muftis Council Rushan Abbasov as saying on Thursday. The number of mosques in Russia before 1991 was about 100 ....

  • Merkel urges Greece to deliver on commitments to carry out reforms

    Date: 2015-06-18 09:47:21 GMT - Greece - World - SN:30 - ID:2820273

    BERLIN, June 18 (MENA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing Greece to deliver on commitments to carry out reforms, stressing before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers that she wants the country to remain in the common currency, ABC ....

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia for six months

    Date: 2015-06-18 09:42:35 GMT - USA - World - SN:29 - ID:2820321

    NEW YORK, June 18 (MENA) - The European Union is set to extend by six months economic sanctions against Russia, calming fears that Greece’s acrimonious negotiations over its debt crisis might allow Russia to break the unity of the 28-nation bloc in ....

  • Daesh in exploratory phase in Afghanistan: Pentagon

    Date: 2015-06-18 09:03:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:2820057

    WASHINGTON, June 18 (MENA) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) known as Daesh is in an "initial exploratory phase" in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress, noting the Taleban retained its resilience in the war-torn ....

  • Russia to extend food embargo if EU position does not change

    Date: 2015-06-18 08:50:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:22 - ID:2819889

    MOSCOW, June 18 (MENA) –Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that Moscow would extend the food embargo if "the EU position does not change," Sputnik News reported on Thursday. Russia will most likely not add any new ....

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