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  • Chinese president greets Bashir on his re-election

    Date: 2015-04-29 08:56:38 GMT - China - World - SN:27 - ID:2479989

    BEIJING, April 29 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a cable of greeting to Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir on his re-election. Official sources here said the Chinese president highlighted the relations binding the two countries, terming ....

  • Nepal admits mistakes over earthquake response

    Date: 2015-04-29 08:37:02 GMT - Nepal - World - SN:24 - ID:2479993

    KATHMANDU, April 29 (MENA) - Anger has been growing in Nepal as officials admitted they were too slow responding to the earthquake which killed more than 5,000 people, Sky news reported. Survivors stranded in remote villages and towns continue to ....

  • Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador

    Date: 2015-04-29 07:50:25 GMT - Australia - World - SN:14 - ID:2479321

    CABERRA, April 29 (MENA) - Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling, the BBC reported. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were among eight people from several countries executed ....

  • Washington announces U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative

    Date: 2015-04-28 21:39:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:150 - ID:2478661

    WASHINGTON, April 28 (MENA) - The United States announced on Tuesday the launch of the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative as part of efforts to solidify the partnership between the young people of Egypt and the United States. "The U.S. seeks ....

  • Indonesia executes 8 by firing squad

    Date: 2015-04-28 20:12:11 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:143 - ID:2478397

    JAKARTA, April 28 (MENA) - Indonesia has executed eight convicted drug smugglers -- including two of the so-called "Bali Nine" -- the CNN quoted local media as saying. The prisoners faced a 12-man firing squad on Nusa Kambangan island in Central ....

  • Nicola Sturgeon selling 'false dream' of independence, says Cameron

    Date: 2015-04-28 19:42:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:141 - ID:2478281

    LONDON, April 28 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has accused Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon of selling a "false dream" of independence to the Scottish people and predicted it would "fade" over time, STV News ....

  • No excuse for violence in Baltimore -- Obama

    Date: 2015-04-28 18:57:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:133 - ID:2477981

    WASHINGTON, April 28 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned the "criminals and thugs who tore up" the city of Baltimore on Monday night, after rioting and looting paralyzed the city and overwhelmed local officials, CNN ....

  • US blacklists 3 alleged Hezbollah members

    Date: 2015-04-28 18:44:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:130 - ID:2477993

    WASHINGTON, April 28 (MENA) - The U.S. State Department has designated as terrorists two Lebanese men allegedly members of Hezbollah accused of involvement in the 2012 Bulgaria bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus ....

  • China congratulates Bashir on election win

    Date: 2015-04-28 18:06:18 GMT - China - World - SN:125 - ID:2477717

    BEIJING, April 28 (MENA) – China congratulated Sudanese President Omar Bashir on election win. China said that it respects the choice of the Sudanese people and is ready to work with Sudan to boost bilateral ties and cooperation. In press ....

  • Pentagon denies ship held by Iran US-flagged

    Date: 2015-04-28 17:29:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:2477513

    WASHINGTON, April 28 (MENA) – A Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday that a cargo ship held by Iran was not hoisting the US flag. Col. Steve Warren told reporters that the vessel had no Americans on board. The ship was passing through Strait of ....

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