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  • Abbas attends canonization of 2 Palestinian nuns in Holy See

    Date: 2015-05-17 13:28:35 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:55 - ID:2605477

    VATICAN, May 17 (MENA) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has attended the canonization of two Palestinian nuns at the St. Peter Square, the Vatican. Sisters Marian Bawardy and Marie Ghattas were among four sisters made saints Sunday at a ....

  • Israel at center of international diplomatic storm as vatican, FIFA, EU step up pressure

    Date: 2015-05-17 12:07:30 GMT - Israel - World - SN:46 - ID:2605185

    GAZA CITY, May 17 (MENA) - The Palestinian decision to internationalize their conflict with Israel seems to be paying off as Israel is coming under diplomatic pressure on several fronts at the same time, according to The Jerusalem Post. The ....

  • Libyan amb. to UN says use of military force to curb illegal immigration 'constitutes' violation of Libyan sovereignty

    Date: 2015-05-17 12:04:27 GMT - Libya - World - SN:45 - ID:2604857

    TRIPOLI, May 17 (MENA) - The European plans regarding the use of military force to stop the influx of illegal immigrants constitute a violation of the Libyan sovereignty, said Libya's Ambassador to the UN Ibrahim Dabbashi. In press statements ....

  • Daesh militants 'smuggled to Europe' -- Libyan offical

    Date: 2015-05-17 10:53:23 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:2604277

    LONDON, May 17 (MENA) – Daesh fighters are being smuggled into Europe by gangs in the Mediterranean, the BBC quoted an adviser to the Libyan government as saying on Sunday. Abdul Basit Haroun said smugglers were hiding Daesh militants on boats ....

  • Iran’s FM confers with Russian, Chinese counterparts on Yemen

    Date: 2015-05-17 08:18:18 GMT - Iran - World - SN:15 - ID:2603005

    TEHRAN, May 17 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate phone conversations discussed the ongoing crisis in Yemen with the foreign ministers of Russia and China, Tasnim News Agency reported. In phone calls on Saturday, ....

  • Suicide car bomb near Kabul airport kills 3

    Date: 2015-05-17 08:16:04 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:12 - ID:2602837

    KABUL, May 17 (MENA) - A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding 18 in an attack that appears to have targeted vehicles ....

  • Cambodia extradites fugitive tycoon Polonsky to Russia

    Date: 2015-05-17 07:40:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:10 - ID:2602833

    MOSCOW, May 17 (MENA) – Former real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky is being transferred to Russia from Cambodia, Sputnik quoted the Russian Interior Ministry as saying on Sunday. Polonsky, one of Russia’s richest men in the past, was charged ....

  • Myanmar denies responsibility for migrant boat crisis

    Date: 2015-05-17 07:18:44 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:6 - ID:2602661

    YANGON, May17 (MENA) – Myanmar's government has said it is not responsible for the migrant boat crisis in south-east Asia, and may not attend an emergency summit on the issue, the BBC reported on Sunday. Thousands of migrants from Bangladesh and ....

  • Chinese warship leaves for Singapore for drills

    Date: 2015-05-16 18:35:31 GMT - China - World - SN:117 - ID:2601181

    BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) - A Chinese navy warship has left southern China's Guangdong province for Singapore for military exercises, the Ministry of National Defense said. The missile frigate Yulin will participate in IMDEX Asia 2015, a flagship ....

  • US conducts raid on ISIS in Syria, kills top official

    Date: 2015-05-16 17:17:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:99 - ID:2600905

    WASHINGTON, May 16 (MENA) - U.S. personnel overnight killed a key Islamic State leader in a raid in eastern Syria, the White House said Saturday morning, Fox News reported. The U.S. team, based in Iraq, killed leader Abu Sayyaf and captured his ....

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