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  • German parliamentarian describes meeting with Sisi as 'positive'

    Date: 2015-06-04 11:36:10 GMT - Germany - World - SN:42 - ID:2728401

    BERLIN, June 4 (MENA) - German Parliamentarian Volker Kauder described his meeting today with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as positive and constructive. Kauder, who is the leader the parliamentary block of the Christian Democratic ....

  • South Korea closes 700 schools after third MERS death

    Date: 2015-06-04 11:32:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:40 - ID:2728429

    SEOUL, June 4 (MENA) - More than 700 schools in South Korea have been closed as a third person died from the MERS virus and the number of people infected rose to 35, the BBC reported Thursday. South Korean authorities have been criticized over ....

  • WHO Director General says: Situation in Iraq bad

    Date: 2015-06-04 11:32:07 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:39 - ID:2728221

    GENEVA, June 4 (MENA) - World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan asserted that the situation in Iraq is worsening. About seven million people are in dire need of health services in Iraq due to the shortage in drugs and medical ....

  • Pope Francis to meet with Putin in Vatican June 10

    Date: 2015-06-04 10:59:08 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:35 - ID:2728317

    VATICAN, June 4 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican on June 10, Sputnik reported on Thursday. “The Roman Pope will receive President Putin in the Vatican on June 10,” a source in the Holy See ....

  • Ghana petrol station inferno kills 90 in Accra

    Date: 2015-06-04 10:24:53 GMT - Ghana - World - SN:29 - ID:2727937

    ACCRA, June 4 (MENA) - More than 90 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, the fire service says, according to the BBC. The fire started as people in the city are trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, ....

  • Iraq on brink of humanitarian disaster due to surging conflict, warns UN

    Date: 2015-06-04 09:19:32 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:19 - ID:2727157

    GENEVA, June 4 (MENA) - Vital aid operations supporting millions of people affected by the conflict in Iraq risk closure unless funds are made available immediately, the official overseeing humanitarian operations in the country said on ....

  • Bush now more popular than Obama

    Date: 2015-06-04 08:16:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:2726781

    WASHINGTON, June 4 (MENA) - Some 52% of adults had a favorable impression of George W. Bush, 43% unfavorable. When Bush left office in 2009, only about one-third of Americans said they had a positive opinion of him, CNN said according to recent ....

  • P5+1 delegations meet in Vienna for Iran nuclear energy talks

    Date: 2015-06-04 07:34:52 GMT - Austria - World - SN:9 - ID:2726369

    VIENNA, June 4 (MENA) – The delegations of P5+1 countries and Iran, headed by political directors, gathered in Vienna Wednesday for another round of talks over Tehran's nuclear program as an end of June deadline looms, Sputnik reported. The ....

  • UN report: 33m people in NENA region undernourished

    Date: 2015-06-03 22:45:06 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:172 - ID:2725865

    BEIRUT, June 3 (MENA) - Some 33 million people in Near East and North Africa (NENA) are chronically undernourished today, double the number in 1990, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in new report on ....

  • Iran increased nuclear fuel stockpile during talks -- paper

    Date: 2015-06-03 22:43:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:170 - ID:2725857

    WASHINGTON, June 3 (MENA) - Inspectors found that Iran increased its stockpile of nuclear fuel by as much as 20 percent in the last year and a half despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s claim that Tehran’s nuclear program was frozen, World Tribune ....

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