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  • Beijing reassures neighbors on construction work in South China Sea

    Date: 2015-04-17 20:39:10 GMT - China - World - SN:95 - ID:2400977

    BEIJING, April 17 (MENA) - Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hong Lei on Friday said his country has made a systematic explanation on the construction work on some islands and reefs in the South China Sea last week. "I would like to ....

  • S. Korea, India agree to boost defense cooperation

    Date: 2015-04-17 20:30:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:93 - ID:2400949

    SEOUL, April 17 (MENA) - South Korea and India agreed Friday to deepen security ties and boost cooperation in defense projects, Yonhap news agency reported. The agreement was made at a meeting here between South Korean Defense Minister Han ....

  • Moscow blames Tokyo for cutting Russia-Japan contacts

    Date: 2015-04-17 20:27:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:2400873

    MOSCOW, April 17 (MENA) - Russia and Japan have cut their contacts due to official Tokyo's fault, Tass quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Friday. After a year of hesitations, the Japanese authorities are still undecided if the ....

  • Canada charges 4 British sailors in gang-rape

    Date: 2015-04-17 20:10:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:2400869

    LONDON, April 17 (MENA) - Canadian Military police on Friday charged four British Royal Navy sailors with sexual assault in the alleged gang-rape of a civilian woman in Halifax, which is home to Canada's Atlantic fleet, The Straits Times‎ ....

  • Donbas urges France, Germany, Russia to help end Ukraine’s political terror

    Date: 2015-04-17 18:38:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:80 - ID:2400453

    MOSCOW, April 17 (MENA) - Members of the public in Donbas, an industrial region of Ukraine’s south-east, have called on Germany, France and Russia to seek to end the political terror in Ukraine, Tass reported on Friday. In their joint request to ....

  • 310 illegal migrants rescued off Italian coasts

    Date: 2015-04-17 11:17:06 GMT - Italy - World - SN:29 - ID:2398217

    ROME, April 17 (MENA) – Italian security sources announced Friday the rescue of 310 illegal migrants off the southern Italian coasts. They were taken to medical units for checkup, the sources said. The police, in cooperation with coast guard, ....

  • IMF: Positive indicators for Egypt economy

    Date: 2015-04-17 09:34:56 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:23 - ID:2397253

    RIYADH, April 17 (MENA) - Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde lauded the positive indicators achieved by the Egyptian economy recently, asserting the readiness of the IMF to offer Egypt the needed loans to push the national ....

  • MENA agenda for Friday, April 17

    Date: 2015-04-17 05:49:42 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:2396485

    CAIRO, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Minister of Youths and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz along with a host of ministers, sports figures and politicians inaugurate a number of new buildings at Zamalek Sporting Club. PORT SAID, Egypt, A protest is ....

  • US aims for political settlement in Yemen: official

    Date: 2015-04-16 22:46:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:149 - ID:2396229

    WASHINGTON, April 16 (MENA) – US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, facing questions about the US's interests in the fight against Yemeni rebels, said he hoped the conflict would soon lead to a political settlement favorable to Yemen and Saudi ....

  • French court convicts 4 members of short-lived group for helping Chechen jihadis in Syria

    Date: 2015-04-16 22:45:02 GMT - France - World - SN:148 - ID:2396221

    PARIS, April 16 (MENA) - A Paris court has convicted four members of a short-lived group of charges related to providing logistical support to Chechen jihadis in Syria, Fox News reported on Thursday. The youngest member of the group, Khamzat ....

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