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  • Turkey, Azerbaijan begin joint military exercises

    Date: 2015-05-12 16:41:10 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:113 - ID:2573549

    ANKARA, May 12 (MENA) - Turkish and Azeri armed forces on Tuesday started joint military exercises in the Azeri capital of Baku and Nakhchivan, Hurriyet quoted the Azeri Ministry of Defense as saying in a statement. The exercises would continue ....

  • Merkel meets Israel president to mark 50 years of diplomacy

    Date: 2015-05-12 16:22:58 GMT - Germany - World - SN:107 - ID:2573797

    BERLIN, May 12 (MENA) - Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Israel's President Reuven Rivlin at the Chancellery on Tuesday to mark 50 years of ties between the two countries, the Deutsche Welle‎ reported. "We believe that Germany needs to ....

  • South African police arrest 750 undocumented immigrants

    Date: 2015-05-12 15:58:41 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:106 - ID:2573625

    PRETORIA, May 12 (MENA) - South African authorities have arrested about 750 immigrants staying illegally in this country, prompting rights groups on Tuesday to criticize the sweep for alleged violations that include preventing detainees from seeing ....

  • Putin, Kerry meeting will lead to shift in political dialogue - Russian lawmaker

    Date: 2015-05-12 14:40:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:2572965

    MOSCOW, May 12 (MENA) - Chairman of the Russian Duma's Committee of International Affairs Alexey Pushkov on Tuesday said a shift in political and diplomatic dialogue between Moscow and Washington should be expected from a meeting between Russian ....

  • Another deadly earthquake strikes Nepal; at least 42 killed

    Date: 2015-05-12 14:35:35 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:90 - ID:2572993

    KATHMANDU, May 12 (MENA) - A major earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, just weeks after the country was devastated by a deadly quake, that left 42 dead and over 1,000 injured, ABC News reported. The 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of ....

  • Malaysia denies joining Saudi-led military operation

    Date: 2015-05-12 12:19:05 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:72 - ID:2571273

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (MENA) - Malaysia has denied its alleged involvement in a 12-country coalition led by Saudi Arabia to fight Houthis in Yemen, despite the presence of its forces in the country. A Malaysian defense ministry official told ....

  • Mahlab meets with French defense minister

    Date: 2015-05-12 11:35:29 GMT - France - World - SN:63 - ID:2571109

    PARIS, May 12 (MENA) - Visiting Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on Tuesday conferred with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Defense Ministry premises here. Mahlab was given a red-carpet reception and reviewed the ....

  • Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest

    Date: 2015-05-12 11:20:48 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:59 - ID:2571053

    KATHMANDU, May 12 (MENA) - A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake, the BBC reported. At least 16 people have been killed and 846 injured, according to Nepal's ....

  • Iraqi PM to visit Moscow in May

    Date: 2015-05-12 10:21:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:2570369

    MOSCOW, May 12 (MENA) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi will visit Russia at the end of May on an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Ismieal Shafiq Muhsin said on Tuesday. In statements to Russian ....

  • Kerry to visit China next week, Foreign Ministry says

    Date: 2015-05-12 10:16:28 GMT - China - World - SN:43 - ID:2570405

    BEIJING, May 12 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will embark on a two-day visit to China on Saturday at an invitation from his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The Foreign Ministry spokesman said talks will ....

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