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  • Russian Deputy FM arrives in Tehran

    Date: 2015-04-29 13:17:43 GMT - Iran - World - SN:76 - ID:2481921

    TEHRAN, April 29 (MENA) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Iran. Morgulov and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Rahimpour are expected to hold talks on boosting ....

  • China to send more engineering troops to Lebanon

    Date: 2015-04-29 12:36:39 GMT - China - World - SN:69 - ID:2481701

    BEIJING, April 29 (MENA) - The Chinese government is to send an additional 200-strong construction engineering team to Lebanon in late May at the request of UN, according to the Ministry of Defense. The troops will be sent to Tyre in southern ....

  • World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance - WHO

    Date: 2015-04-29 12:17:14 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:66 - ID:2481717

    GENEVA, April 29 (MENA) - The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In its first ....

  • 4th round of talks on AIIB wraps up in China

    Date: 2015-04-29 10:46:04 GMT - China - World - SN:43 - ID:2481149

    BEIJING, April 29 (MENA) - The fourth round of talks between senior government officials from 57 members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) wrapped up its meeting on Wednesday. Egypt is represented in the ....

  • President Ghani vows to make Afghanistan ‘graveyard of terror’

    Date: 2015-04-29 10:31:33 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:39 - ID:2481177

    KABUL, April 29 (MENA) - Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said his government is determined to “make Afghanistan [a] graveyard of terror,” identifying terrorism as the major challenge facing the region. Ghani made the remarks on Tuesday ....

  • 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 ....

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