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  • Kyiv obstructing settlement process in Donbas - Lavrov

    Date: 2015-05-30 12:32:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:2694425

    MOSCOW, May 30 (MENA) - Western countries monitoring the developments in Ukraine understand that it is precisely Kyiv that is obstructing the implementation of the Minsk agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "All principal ....

  • Strong 7.8 quake strikes off Japan’s remote Bonin Islands

    Date: 2015-05-30 12:31:31 GMT - Japan - World - SN:46 - ID:2694433

    TOKYO, May 30 (MENA) - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the ocean off Japan's remote Bonin Islands at 11:23 GMT on Saturday, USGS reports. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage, nor any tsunami alert, Russia Today ....

  • Kerry, Zarif launch key nuclear talks in Geneva

    Date: 2015-05-30 10:08:34 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:30 - ID:2693349

    GENEVA, May 30 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry began key nuclear talks in Geneva on Saturday ahead of a June 30 deadline to reach a historic deal, according to Press TV. After an ....

  • Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, Kill 20 people

    Date: 2015-05-29 22:15:16 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:97 - ID:2691889

    ISLAMABAD, May 29 (MENA) - Armed men killed 20 people after kidnapping 35 passengers from two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, the Pakistani Dunya News reported on Friday. The buses were headed to Karachi from Pasheen after ....

  • 4.6 mln people at risk of severe food insecurity in South Sudan

    Date: 2015-05-29 21:13:55 GMT - Italy - World - SN:94 - ID:2691785

    ROME, May 29 (MENA) – The ongoing conflict and related economic downturn in South Sudan has left 3.8 million people facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity, according to a new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report, ....

  • N. Korea's nuclear arsenal 'life-or-death' issue for US - congressman

    Date: 2015-05-29 20:52:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:93 - ID:2691725

    SEOUL, May 29 (MENA) - A ranking US congressman stressed the urgency of reining in North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development, saying Friday it is a "life-or-death" matter for both Koreans and Americans, Yonhap reported on Friday. Rep. ....

  • Nearly 60,000 Malians flee homes last month due to fighting – UN

    Date: 2015-05-29 20:48:34 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:92 - ID:2691737

    GENEVA, May 29 (MENA) – Fighting in northern Mali has forced nearly 60,000 people to flee their homes over the last four weeks, Russia Today quoted a UN aid agency as saying on Friday. The new wave brings to more than 100,000 the number of Malians ....

  • US removes Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

    Date: 2015-05-29 20:32:56 GMT - USA - World - SN:91 - ID:2691741

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) - The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, the BBC reported on Friday. The move eliminates a major obstacle toward restoring diplomatic ties. The change allows Cuba to conduct ....

  • Int'l community should respond to Daesh crisis in Syria -- ex-British FM

    Date: 2015-05-29 20:23:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:89 - ID:2691669

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) – The international community should respond within the limits of a humanitarian perspective to Daesh crisis in Syria via three urgent priorities, former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in a commentary ....

  • US, allies target Daesh with 24 air strikes: statement

    Date: 2015-05-29 19:40:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:2691529

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) – A US-led coalition conducted 20 air strikes in Iraq and four in Syria targeting Daesh militants since early Thursday, the Daily Star quoted the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations as saying on Friday. In ....

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