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  • Counter-terrorism must stay unrelated to political interests - Lavrov

    Date: 2015-05-29 12:38:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:2689253

    MOSCOW, May 29 (MENA) - The international community must resolutely fight terrorism around the globe, regardless of which country or government is attacked, Sputnik quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday. The top diplomat ....

  • Afghan police rescue abducted German national in Kunduz

    Date: 2015-05-29 12:01:28 GMT - Germany - World - SN:42 - ID:2689241

    BERLIN, May 29 (MEN) - Police in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan rescued an abducted German national nearly one and a half months after he went missing and was taken as hostage by gunmen. The provincial police chief Syed Sarwar Hussaini ....

  • Hundreds rescued off Sicily

    Date: 2015-05-29 11:02:08 GMT - Italy - World - SN:32 - ID:2688649

    ROME, May 29 (MENA) - A total of 741 migrants travelling in six boats have been rescued off Sicily, the Italian coastguard says. The migrants, who had set sail from Libya, were picked up by EU naval vessels on Thursday, a coastguard spokesman ....

  • Iran's foreign minister to visit Moscow on June 4

    Date: 2015-05-29 08:45:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:27 - ID:2688169

    MOSCOW, May 29 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will visit Moscow on June 4 to attend a conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Friday. Bakhtiyer Khakimov, who heads the ....

  • Sepp Blatter: FIFA's 'few' corrupt officials must be 'discovered, punished'

    Date: 2015-05-28 22:50:30 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:134 - ID:2687101

    ZURICH, May 28 (MENA) - Amid calls for his dismissal Thursday, FIFA President Sepp Blatter blamed allegations of widespread corruption within soccer's governing body on "a few" and called for those involved to be punished as FIFA works to rebuild ....

  • Iran's FM calls for expansion of Tehran-Athens relations

    Date: 2015-05-28 21:40:43 GMT - Greece - World - SN:128 - ID:2686837

    ATHENS, May 28 (MENA) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Athens, Press TV reported on Thursday. The political relations between the two countries have always been at a ....

  • Foreign minister says Lithuania wants a NATO battalion as a 'security guarantee'

    Date: 2015-05-28 21:38:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:127 - ID:2686889

    NEW YORK, May 28 (MENA) - Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic ....

  • Nobel Peace Prize laureates appeal for end to Rohingya persecution, comparable to "genocide"

    Date: 2015-05-28 18:27:55 GMT - Norway - World - SN:115 - ID:2685961

    Oslo, May 28 (MENA) - Several Nobel Peace Prize winners have called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state, the Fox ....

  • UN peacekeeping adapting to new global realities - UN chief

    Date: 2015-05-28 16:23:03 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:105 - ID:2685257

    CAIRO, May 28 (MENA) - United Nations (UN) peacekeeping is adapting to new global realities including asymmetric threats in some of the world's most challenging environments, said its Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He said the UN had modernized ....

  • Egyptian communities in Europe keen on welcoming Sisi in Germany

    Date: 2015-05-28 15:41:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:100 - ID:2685125

    BERLIN, May 28 (MENA) - The Egyptian communities throughout Europe voiced keenness on taking part in receiving President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Berlin through organizing rallies under the rubric "Welcome Sisi in Germany.. We are with you in ....

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