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  • Afghan official says suicide truck bombing kills 1, wounds 40 in volatile southern province

    Date: 2015-05-25 08:55:19 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:26 - ID:2658581

    KABUL, May 25 (MENA) - An Afghan official says a suicide truck bombing has killed one person and wounded more than 40 in the capital of the southern province of Zabul, Fox News reported. Mirwais Noorzai, Zabul's police chief, said Monday that the ....

  • Poll: Independence support up since referendum but majority back UK

    Date: 2015-05-25 08:51:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:23 - ID:2658457

    LONDON, May 25 (MENA) - Support for independence has increased compared with 2014's referendum result but the majority of Scots would still reject a bid to leave the UK, a new poll has found. The YouGov poll for the Sunday Post newspaper showed ....

  • China condemns terror attack on Shiite mosque in Arabia

    Date: 2015-05-25 08:50:59 GMT - China - World - SN:22 - ID:2658573

    BEIJING, May 25 (MENA) - China on Monday condemned the terror attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia's Qatif province which claimed the lives of 21 persons and injured 100 others, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesman. China offered ....

  • 3 killed in Pakistan blast targeting president's son

    Date: 2015-05-25 07:51:52 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:15 - ID:2658145

    ISLAMABAD, May 25 (MENA) - At least three people were killed and 13 others injured today in a remote-controlled bomb blast that was apparently targeted at Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain's son who escaped the attack in the restive Balochistan ....

  • EU citizens not eligible for referendum vote, says No 10

    Date: 2015-05-25 07:49:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:14 - ID:2658185

    LONDON, May 25 (MENA) - Citizens from most EU countries living in the UK will not get a vote in the referendum on Europe, No 10 has said. The franchise will be broadly the same as for a general election, rather than local or European elections, ....

  • Two killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan explosion

    Date: 2015-05-24 22:43:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:113 - ID:2657445

    KABUL, May 24 (MENA) - Two civilians have been killed and six others wounded in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan 's Maidan Wardak province, Khaama reported on Sunday. A vehicle, carrying civilians, ran over a landmine leaving two people killed ....

  • Shelling in Eastern Ukraine shuts down coke plant

    Date: 2015-05-24 20:52:44 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:100 - ID:2657137

    KIEV, May 24 (MENA) - Heavy shelling in Eastern Ukraine has caused an emergency shutdown of the local coke plant, Russia Today reported. The shutdown follows Thursday’s violence in which one plant worker was killed and two injured. The plant ....

  • Mass graves of suspected migrants found in Malaysia

    Date: 2015-05-24 20:52:27 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:99 - ID:2657177

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (MENA) - At least 30 mass graves believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been found in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis. About 100 bodies were found in one grave Friday, Russia Today ....

  • OIC efforts for political, humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees

    Date: 2015-05-24 16:37:33 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:75 - ID:2655921

    JEDDAH, May 24 (MENA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is mobilizing its resources to address the political and humanitarian aspects of the ongoing crisis facing the boat in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca adrift on the high ....

  • US defense secretary questions Iraq's 'will to fight' after Ramadi defeat

    Date: 2015-05-24 14:34:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:2655393

    WASHINGTON, May 25 (MENA) - The Daesh group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday. Iraqi forces outnumbered their opposition in the capital of Anbar ....

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