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  • Two car bombs explode near polling stations in Nigeria

    Date: 2015-03-28 18:07:23 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:159 - ID:2264233

    ABUJA, March 28 (MENA) - Two car bombs exploded at two polling stations in southeast Enugu state, the ABC News eported Saturday. The blasts did not hurt voters, police said. Police detonated two other car bombs at the scene of the first ....

  • North Korea raps U.N. resolution on its human rights

    Date: 2015-03-28 17:28:59 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:146 - ID:2264201

    PYONGYANG, March 28 (MENA) – North Korea again rejected on Saturday a U.N. resolution urging it to improve its alleged human rights conditions, calling it a product of a U.S.-led provocation, Yonhap reported. "Maneuvers by the U.S. and other ....

  • Malaysians in Yemen to be evacuated as soon as possible

    Date: 2015-03-28 15:47:49 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:108 - ID:2263233

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 (MENA) - Malaysian citizens in Yemen affected by coalition airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia on the country will be evacuated as soon as possible. In a statement Saturday, the foreign ministry said the ministry, National ....

  • Turkish parliament now grants secret fund to President Erdoğan

    Date: 2015-03-28 13:27:31 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:77 - ID:2261621

    ANKARA, March 28 (MENA) - A regulation granting a discretionary fund for the presidency was passed as part of a government-sponsored omnibus bill in the General Assembly of the Turkish parliament early March 27, despite objection from opposition ....

  • Taliban execute own fighters in Nooristan

    Date: 2015-03-28 12:50:34 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:73 - ID:2261705

    KABUL, March 28 (MENA) - Taliban insurgents have beheaded own fighters in eastern Afghanistan. Hafiz Abdul Qayoum, acting governor of Nooristan province says that Taliban executed six members of their group on Thursday after accusing them of ....

  • Hurdles loom in Iran Nuclear talks, U.S. official says

    Date: 2015-03-28 11:11:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:2260513

    NEW YORK, March 28 (MENA) - A senior State Department official said that the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program had turned difficult and that an initial accord would not be possible unless the Iranian leadership made “tough decisions” over the ....

  • Sri Lanka president's brother dies in axe attack

    Date: 2015-03-28 07:54:27 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:22 - ID:2259317

    COLOMBO, March 28 (MENA) - A brother of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has died in hospital after being attacked with an axe on Thursday, police were quoted by The BBC on Saturday. Priyantha Sirisena suffered severe head injuries in ....

  • Shopping centers near Pentagon evacuated over bomb threat

    Date: 2015-03-27 22:55:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:127 - ID:2258345

    WASHINGTON, March 27 (MENA) - The Pentagon City Shopping Plaza and the Pentagon City Mall near the headquarters of the US Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia, were evacuated on Friday and roads surrounding the area were closed after an ....

  • Obama, Merkel discuss ongoing nuclear talks with Iran: White House

    Date: 2015-03-27 22:27:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:121 - ID:2258369

    WASHINGTON, March 27 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama discussed on Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, the White House said in a statement. "They reaffirmed their commitment to ....

  • China urges Philippines to withdraw from disputed Islands

    Date: 2015-03-27 22:22:53 GMT - China - World - SN:119 - ID:2258357

    BEIJING, March 27 (MENA) – The Philippines was told Friday to withdraw from islands disputed with China in the South China Sea, China Daily reported. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed serious concern after the ....

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