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  • N. Korea cuts food rations by almost half due to bad weather, sanctions

    Date: 2019-02-22 14:01:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:39 - ID:7816495

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (MENA) - North Korea said it is facing a food shortage for 2019 that will require rations be reduced by almost half for its citizens, Newsweek reported on Friday. The country revealed the information to the United Nations in a ....

  • 23 militants killed in past 24 hours, says Afghan MoD

    Date: 2019-02-22 14:01:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:38 - ID:7816537

    KABUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - The Afghan Ministry of Defense said on Friday that nearly two dozens insurgents have been killed and four others wounded during operations over the past 24 hours, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. The military operations were ....

  • Five children die of suspected food poisoning in Karachi

    Date: 2019-02-22 12:47:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:34 - ID:7816416

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (MENA) - Five children died of suspected food poisoning after dining at a restaurant located in Karachi’s Saddar area, Geo news quoted the police as saying on Friday. According to police officials, five children, whose ages ....

  • UN chief discusses Yemen, Venezuela with Pompeo

    Date: 2019-02-22 07:21:05 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:8 - ID:7815909

    NEW YORK, Feb 22 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo focusing on the redeployment of forces from Yemen’s key port and the situation in Venezuela, the Washington Post reported. UN ....

  • Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

    Date: 2019-02-21 22:20:23 GMT - Albania - World - SN:78 - ID:7815829

    TIRANA, Feb 21 (MENA) - Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime, ABC News reported. Hundreds ....

  • Visit by Palestinian president to Russia may take place within month - adviser

    Date: 2019-02-21 14:36:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:7814929

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - The visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Russia may take place within a month, said Palestinian Presidential Adviser Nabil Shaath. There is no exact date yet, Shaath told Sputnik news agency on Thursday. ....

  • UN chief calls for 'meaningful' engagement between India, Pakistan

    Date: 2019-02-21 09:25:48 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:16 - ID:7814486

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called upon India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through "meaningful mutual engagement," the Dawn newspaper reported. This is the second statement issued by the UN ....

  • China's ex-top general jailed for life

    Date: 2019-02-21 07:23:39 GMT - China - World - SN:9 - ID:7814357

    BEIJING, Feb 21 (MENA) - A former high-ranking Chinese general has been sentenced to life in jail for corruption, state media reports, the BBC reported, Fang Fenghui, ex-chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army, was found guilty of ....

  • Russian Vessels may fire 40 Zircon missiles on US military centers

    Date: 2019-02-21 07:02:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:8 - ID:7814328

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - Russian retired Rear Adm. Vsevolod Khmyrov said the Russian Navy vessels may fire 40 hypersonic cruise missiles Zircon at a time, which would successfully hit military operations control centers of the United States' Armed ....

  • Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

    Date: 2019-02-21 07:02:45 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:7 - ID:7814329

    DHAKA, Feb 21 (MENA) - A fast-moving fire killed at least 78 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, the BBC reported. The blaze broke out on Wednesday night in a residential building that had flammable chemicals ....

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