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  • Nepal earthquake death toll becomes highest on record

    Date: 2015-05-17 19:40:14 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:106 - ID:2608373

    KATHMANDU, May 17 (MENA) - The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing ....

  • 400 illegal migrants arrested in Libya

    Date: 2015-05-17 19:37:25 GMT - Libya - World - SN:103 - ID:2608381

    TRIPOLI, May 17 (MENA) – Libyan authorities arrested on Sunday 400 illegal migrants who were heading to Europe. Most of the migrants were from Somalia and Ethiopia. (MENA) M S E/A H E ....

  • Chechen leader says Tsarnaev death sentence 'part of US intelligence plot'

    Date: 2015-05-17 19:36:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:101 - ID:2608401

    MOSCOW, May 17 (MENA) - The leader of the Chechen Republic lashed out at the US Sunday over the jury’s decision to give Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. In a post on his Instagram acccount, Ramzan ....

  • Turkish coast guard arrests 50 illegal immigrants

    Date: 2015-05-17 19:34:37 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:99 - ID:2608397

    ANKARA, May 17 (MENA) – The Turkish coast guard on Sunday arrested 50 illegal immigrants who were trying to reach Greece's coast on board of a boat. The immigrants, who are Syrian nationals, were en route to a Greek island before being rescued ....

  • Russian, Chinese navies hold joint drills in Mediterranean

    Date: 2015-05-17 18:34:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:2608377

    MOSCOW, May 17 (MENA) - Nine Russian and Chinese warships kicked off joint military exercises dubbed, ‘Sea Cooperation - 2015’ in the Mediterranean on Sunday, Russia Today quoted the Russian Defense ministry as saying. “The active phase of the ....

  • British citizen killed in Kabul attack

    Date: 2015-05-17 13:56:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:63 - ID:2605697

    LONDON, May 17 (MENA) - A British citizen was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, UK foreign office spokesperson told MENA said. In a statement, the foreign office said the attack targeted a European police training mission ....

  • 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 ....

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