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  • Sisi greets Russia on National Day

    Date: 2015-06-15 11:18:52 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:44 - ID:2800653

    CAIRO, June 15 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi delegated presidential secretary Ahmed el Ansari to the Russian embassy to extend greetings on the National Day. (MENA) M H K/D A E ....

  • Wife of ex-Mexican president to run for presidency

    Date: 2015-06-15 09:58:19 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:32 - ID:2799737

    MEXICO CITY, June 15 (MENA) - The wife of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Margarita Zavala, said on Sunday she would seek to emulate her husband by running for the presidency in 2018, Times Live reported. A former congresswoman for the ....

  • Quake-hit Nepal reopens damaged heritage sites for tourists

    Date: 2015-06-15 09:56:35 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:30 - ID:2799665

    KATHMANDU, June 15 (MENA) - Nepal on Monday reopened most of the cultural heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of devastating earthquakes, hoping to lure back foreign tourists, The Washington Post reported. The April 25 and May 12 quakes ....

  • MERS death toll reaches 16 among 150 confirmed S. Korea outbreak victims

    Date: 2015-06-15 07:54:59 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:2798441

    SEOUL, June 15 (MENA) - Two more patients with the MERS virus have died, South Korea’s health ministry has announced. In addition, five new cases have been confirmed, bringing the official total to 150 patients. The two latest fatalities, ....

  • Obama's Daesh plan 'Band-Aid' - McCain

    Date: 2015-06-14 22:21:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:131 - ID:2797737

    WASHINGTON, June 14 (MENA) - US Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain on Sunday said President Barack Obama's decision to send 450 US military advisers to help Iraqi forces fight Daesh is nothing more than a "Band-Aid," The Hill reported. ....

  • Reporter injured in shelling in Donetsk

    Date: 2015-06-14 22:05:01 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:127 - ID:2797653

    KIEV, June 14 (MENA) - An AFP contributor has sustained a leg injury and was taken to hospital after his house in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, came under shelling on Sunday, Russia Today reported. Aleksandr Gayuk told RT he was in hospital and ....

  • Greek bailout talks end without breakthrough in Brussels

    Date: 2015-06-14 21:58:56 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:125 - ID:2797605

    BRUSSELS, June 14 (MENA) - The European Commission said Sunday that weekend talks to find common ground between international creditors and Greece were unsuccessful and left a wide rift that needs to be closed within two weeks to avoid a possible ....

  • Two explosions kill two civilians, wound three in Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-06-14 21:40:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:124 - ID:2797545

    KABUL, June 14 (MENA) - Two landmine explosions claimed the lives of two civilians and left three others wounded in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Sunday, Khaama Press reported. Officials said both explosions took place in Khalil Bagh ....

  • 2,000 refugees, mostly Syrians, arrive in Greece

    Date: 2015-06-14 21:26:21 GMT - Greece - World - SN:121 - ID:2797537

    ATHENS, June 14 (MENA) - Some 2,000 refugees, mostly from Syria, arrived at the Greek port of Piraeus near Athens on Sunday morning, Euronews reported. They arrived on a government-supplied ferry that brought them from the Greek island of ....

  • India grants citizenship to 4,300 refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan

    Date: 2015-06-14 21:01:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:117 - ID:2797485

    NEW DELHI, June 14 (MENA) - India has granted at least 4,300 refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan during the past one year, Khaama news agency reported Sunday. The citizenship to Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan and Pakistan were granted as ....

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