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  • UK could withdraw from migrant rescue missions in Mediterranean

    Date: 2015-06-16 20:01:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:110 - ID:2811445

    LONDON, June 16 (MENA) - The UK's Ministry of Defense announced that it is due to withdraw the Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Bulwark, within the next three weeks from its role helping to rescue thousands of migrants trying to enter Europe across the ....

  • US Senate votes to ban torture in war on terrorism

    Date: 2015-06-16 19:57:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:2811433

    WASHINGTON, June 16 (MENA) - The U.S. Senate has voted 78-21 to ban the use of torture in the interrogation of terror suspects and other detainees held by the United States, Voice of America reported. The measure codifies into federal law ....

  • UN envoy discusses sanctity of holy sites in Al-Quds

    Date: 2015-06-16 18:09:37 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:94 - ID:2810765

    NEW YORK, June 16 (MENA) - UN special envoy to the Middle East Nikolay Mladenov discussed with Palestine's president of the council of the Islamic waqf in Al-Quds sheikh Abdul Azim Salhab and director of Al-Quds' waqf Azam el-Khatib the sanctity of ....

  • Tory MPs offered concessions on EU poll date, campaign rules

    Date: 2015-06-16 18:05:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:93 - ID:2810497

    LONDON, June 16 (MENA) - The UK government has moved to try and head off rebellions by Conservative MPs over the timing of an EU referendum and the rules for a future campaign, the BBC reported. Ministers have conceded the poll will not be held ....

  • Austrian FM says Islam part of Europe

    Date: 2015-06-16 17:59:44 GMT - Austria - World - SN:92 - ID:2810741

    VIENNA, June 16 (MENA) - Islam is part of Europe, the minister of foreign affairs and integration in Austria has said. Sebastian Kurz clearly stressed this idea, saying he is totally convinced of it. His remarks came in response to anti-Islam ....

  • French, Ivorian presidents meet in Paris

    Date: 2015-06-16 17:11:32 GMT - France - World - SN:90 - ID:2810757

    PARIS, June 16 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande met on Tuesday with President of Côte d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara. They discussed ways of bolstering economic cooperation between the two states in all fields as well as the latest ....

  • French, Dutch FMs to meet Wednesday

    Date: 2015-06-16 15:22:59 GMT - France - World - SN:77 - ID:2809761

    PARIS, June 16 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet with his Dutch counterpart Bert Koenders on Wednesday. They will discuss ways of bolstering bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual ....

  • UK financial regulator plays down impact of potential British exit from EU

    Date: 2015-06-16 13:35:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:2809169

    NEW YORK, June 16 (MENA) - Chief executive officer of the UK Financial Conduct Authority Martin Wheatley played down fears about the impact of the UK leaving the European Union, saying that there would be little immediate effect on the country's ....

  • Afghan official: Roadside bombs kill 3, wound 15 in south

    Date: 2015-06-16 12:43:10 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:50 - ID:2808497

    KABUL, June 16 (MENA) - An Afghan official says roadside bombs have struck two vehicles filled with passengers, killing three people and wounding 15 in a volatile southern province, according to ABC News. Mohammad Mayan, spokesman for the ....

  • Moscow, Tehran negotiate recalling Iran’s S-300 lawsuit against Russia

    Date: 2015-06-16 12:34:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:2808525

    MOSCOW, June 16 (MENA) - Moscow and Tehran are holding talks on recalling Iran’s lawsuit against Russia for failing to deliver S-300 air defense systems, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday, according to Sputnik. “Currently, the ....

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