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  • Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries: says UN

    Date: 2015-05-27 14:46:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:2677021

    NEW YORK, May 27 (MENA) - More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as al-Qaida and Daesh, the UN has said, according to the Guardian. A report by the UN security council says ....

  • 1100 people killed in massive India heatwave

    Date: 2015-05-27 13:53:36 GMT - India - World - SN:81 - ID:2675733

    New Delhi, May 27 (MENA) - Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say, according to the BBC. Although temperatures have marginally fallen in the worst-hit states of Telangana ....

  • World hunger falls to under 800 million: FAO says

    Date: 2015-05-27 13:32:34 GMT - Italy - World - SN:75 - ID:2676841

    ROME, May 27 (MENA) - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food ....

  • UK's Re-Elected Cameron Outlines Plans in Queen's Speech

    Date: 2015-05-27 12:47:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:65 - ID:2676465

    LONDON, May 27 (MENA) - Britain's first all-Conservative government in two decades unveiled its plans for power, including laws to hold a referendum on European Union membership, give Scotland more autonomy and toughen immigration policies. The ....

  • NYT: Afghan minerals, another failure of US policy

    Date: 2015-05-27 11:45:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:55 - ID:2675561

    NEW YORK, May 27 (MENA) - The management of the US to Afghanistan minerals is another face of the US failure, the New York Times reported. In 2010, the Pentagon and American geologists estimated that Afghanistan has $1 trillion of untapped ....

  • Swiss OAG opens criminal probe into FIFA corruption charges

    Date: 2015-05-27 11:24:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:2674913

    WASHINGTON, May 27 (MENA) - The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering in connection with the allocation of the 2018 ....

  • Obama’s Islamic State strategy sparks doubt, resentment among Pentagon officials

    Date: 2015-05-27 11:22:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:48 - ID:2674901

    WASHINGTON, May 27 (MENA) - Beneath the glowing battle reports about Iraq from US military spokesmen in recent months, there remains a strong undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the Pentagon rank and file with the Obama administration’s Islamic ....

  • Vatican says Ireland gay marriage vote is 'defeat for humanity'

    Date: 2015-05-27 09:34:46 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:29 - ID:2673981

    LONDON, May 27 (MENA) - A senior Vatican official has attacked the legalization of gay marriage in Ireland, The Guardian newspaper reported. The referendum that overwhelmingly backed marriage equality last weekend was a “defeat for humanity”, he ....

  • Park to visit U.S. in June for talks with Obama

    Date: 2015-05-27 09:34:22 GMT - south korea - World - SN:28 - ID:2673997

    SEOUL, May 27 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to visit Washington next month for talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, Yonhap News Agency reported quoting Park's office as saying Wednesday. The two leaders are set to meet on ....

  • South Korea-Africa investment forum kick off in Seoul

    Date: 2015-05-27 08:40:26 GMT - south korea - World - SN:21 - ID:2673357

    SEOUL, May 27 (MENA) -- South Korea-Africa investment forum kicked off here Wednesday to review means of encouraging more Korean companies to invest in Africa. Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se vowed on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation with ....

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