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  • Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

    Date: 2019-02-06 14:58:30 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:64 - ID:7791971

    GENEVA, Feb 6 (MENA) - The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UNICEF said that globally only 35 per cent of children on average are covered by social protection. Social protection is critical in helping children escape poverty and its ....

  • Venezuelan army blocks bridge on border with Colombia

    Date: 2019-02-06 08:09:04 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:14 - ID:7791240

    CARACAS, Feb 6 (MENA) - Venezuelan military officers blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid shipment Tuesday as opposition leader Juan Guaido stepped up his challenge to President Nicolas Maduro’s ....

  • Trump at his State of Union: Time to bring back our troops from Syria

    Date: 2019-02-06 07:27:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:11 - ID:7791180

    WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump stressed that it is time to bring back US troops from Syria. In his second State of the Union, Trump said "When I took office, ISIS controlled more than 20,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria. ....

  • US Senate approves bill on economic sanctions against Syria, Russia, Iran

    Date: 2019-02-06 06:31:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:9 - ID:7791128

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (MENA) - The US Senate voted on Tuesday to expand economic sanctions on Syria and its allies, including Russia and Iran, Sputnik news agency reported Wednesday. The bill, introduced about a month ago, was supported by the Senate’s ....

  • U.S. envoy for N. Korea arrives in Pyongyang for talks

    Date: 2019-02-06 06:06:56 GMT - south korea - World - SN:4 - ID:7791093

    SEOUL, Feb 6 (MENA) - The US envoy for North Korea arrived in Pyongyang Wednesday for talks with his North Korean counterpart on the upcoming bilateral summit, Yonhap reported. Special Representative Stephen Biegun left Seoul earlier in the day ....

  • UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

    Date: 2019-02-05 22:23:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:7791038

    NEW YORK, Feb 5 (MENA) - North Korea's nuclear and missile programs "remain intact" and its leaders are dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent "decapitation" strikes, UN experts said in a new report quoted by ABC News ....

  • UK military ranks worried by parlt voting on forces deployment abroad: ex-commander

    Date: 2019-02-05 19:26:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:96 - ID:7790957

    LONDON, Feb 5 (MENA) - The creeping convention that the UK Parliament gets to vote on deploying British forces to war will harm military effectiveness, a former Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) has said. The suggestion that any future significant ....

  • Trump: We will build human wall if necessary

    Date: 2019-02-05 18:52:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:7790747

    WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to push for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying his administration is prepared to "build a Human Wall if necessary," the Hill reported on Tuesday. Tremendous ....

  • EU concerned by Iran missile work

    Date: 2019-02-05 08:50:09 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:18 - ID:7789555

    BRUSSELS, Feb 5 (MENA) - The European Union said on Monday it was gravely concerned by Iran's ballistic missile launches and tests and called on Tehran to stop activity that deepened mistrust and destabilized the region, the VOA reported. Iran ....

  • Woman arrested as fire in Paris kills eight people

    Date: 2019-02-05 08:01:43 GMT - France - World - SN:15 - ID:7789549

    PARIS, Feb 5 (MENA) - A woman has been arrested after at least eight people were killed in a fire which broke out in a wealthy neighborhood in Paris, Sky News reported. The blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday at an eight-storey building ....

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