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  • UN report shows growth in world economy in 2015

    Date: 2015-05-26 11:43:17 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:52 - ID:2667541

    CAIRO, May 26 (MENA) – A UN biannual report on World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) showed that the world economy continues to grow at a modest pace, according to UN. Growth of world gross product is projected to accelerate slightly from ....

  • Paper: Taliban, Afghan peace officials have secret talks in China

    Date: 2015-05-26 11:05:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:2667057

    NEW YORK, May 26 (MENA) - A peace envoy from Afghanistan met in western China last week with former Taliban officials with close ties to Pakistan’s intelligence agency, in an attempt to keep open the possibility of formal Afghan peace talks, ....

  • Fall of Ramadi has ex-troops frustrated with Iraqi forces, Obama’s strategy

    Date: 2015-05-26 10:42:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:37 - ID:2666845

    WASHINGTON, May 26 (MENA) - Echoing concerns of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who said Iraqi troops have not shown a “will to fight” the Islamic State, many US servicemen and women have expressed frustration over the Iraqi army’s inability to ....

  • China has no overseas military bases: Spokesperson

    Date: 2015-05-26 10:18:54 GMT - China - World - SN:34 - ID:2665721

    BEIJING, May 26 (MENA) - Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said Tuesday that the country did not build any military bases overseas. Yang was speaking at a press conference on the white paper about China's military strategy, which ....

  • Israir jet held in Lisbon over outstanding debt

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:30:17 GMT - Israel - World - SN:24 - ID:2665713

    GAZA CITY, May 26 (MENA) - An Israir plane was impounded in Lisbon Monday over an alleged debt of millions of euros owed by the company to EuroAtlantic Airways, a Portuguese carrier, according to the Times of Israel. Dozens of Israeli passengers ....

  • Australia to strip terrrorists of citizenship

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:14:46 GMT - Australia - World - SN:21 - ID:2665725

    CANBERRA, May 26 (MENA) - Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, will strip the citizenship of dual nationals who fight for terrorist groups at home or abroad following concerns about the growing numbers of Australians making the 8,000-mile ....

  • Iran's FM arrives in Muscat

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:10:09 GMT - Sultanate of Oman - World - SN:20 - ID:2665709

    MUSCAT, May 26 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived here on Tuesday morning to discuss with Omani officials a number of bilateral, regional and international issues, according to IRNA News Agency. He is scheduled to meet ....

  • Militants kill UN peacekeeper in Mali ambush, security sources say

    Date: 2015-05-26 09:06:09 GMT - Mali - World - SN:19 - ID:2665905

    BAMAKO, May 26 (MENA) - Militants have opened fire on two United Nations peacekeepers in Mali's capital Bamako, killing one and wounding the other, security sources say, according to ABC News. A source from MINUSMA, the UN's peacekeeping mission ....

  • Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter

    Date: 2015-05-26 07:58:37 GMT - Iran - World - SN:15 - ID:2665609

    TEHRAN, May 26 (MENA) - The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months has begun in a court used to hear security cases, according to ABC News. The trial of Jason Rezaian began ....

  • N. Korea building military camps on border island: Seoul

    Date: 2015-05-26 07:58:25 GMT - south korea - World - SN:14 - ID:2665181

    SEOUL, May 26 (MENA) - North Korea is building military camps for shore batteries on a tensely guarded Yellow Sea border island, Yonhap news agency reported quoting the South's military authorities as saying Tuesday. "Five bunker-shaped camps have ....

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