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  • Fifa congress opens as sponsor concerns grow over arrests

    Date: 2015-05-28 08:11:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:18 - ID:2680801

    LONDON, May 28 (MENA) - Football's governing body Fifa is due to open its annual congress despite warnings from sponsors that they may review ties over the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges, the BBC reported Thursday. Coca-Cola, ....

  • US military accidentally shipped live anthrax to labs

    Date: 2015-05-28 05:52:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:2680289

    WASHINGTON, May 28 (MENA)- The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to as many as nine labs across the country and to a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon said. Twenty-two military personnel at the Osan Air Base in South ....

  • France warns Iran over nuclear deal as deadline nears

    Date: 2015-05-27 16:48:38 GMT - France - World - SN:120 - ID:2678405

    PARIS, May 27 (MENA) - France warned on Wednesday it was ready to block a final deal between Iran and the six major powers unless Tehran provided inspectors access to all installations, including military sites, the Daily Mail reported. Iran's ....

  • Tony Blair resigns as Middle East peace envoy

    Date: 2015-05-27 15:53:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:111 - ID:2678025

    LONDON, May 27 (MENA) - Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has submitted his resignation as Middle East peace envoy, an official has said. Diplomatic sources revealed Blair had written to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announcing ....

  • 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 ....

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