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  • UN calls for women’s meaningful participation in Afghan peace

    Date: 2018-12-05 08:17:35 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:7700214

    KABUL, Dec 5 (MENA) - Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security. “Gender inequality ....

  • Tsunami alert after New Caledonia quake

    Date: 2018-12-05 07:09:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:7700077

    HAWAII, Dec 5 (MENA) - A 7.5 magnitude quake has struck close to New Caledonia in the Pacific, with a tsunami alert issued for coasts within 1,000km (620 miles), the BBC reported. Tsunami waves have now been observed, monitors reported. The ....

  • Ecuador vice president resigns amid investigation over payments

    Date: 2018-12-05 06:09:56 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:4 - ID:7700035

    QUITO, Dec 4 (MENA) - Ecuador's Vice President Maria Vicuna announced her resignation on Tuesday, one day after President Lenin Moreno relieved her of duties amid an investigation into payments she received as a legislator years ago, Channel News ....

  • France suspends recent fuel taxes for 6 months

    Date: 2018-12-04 13:29:54 GMT - France - World - SN:62 - ID:7699217

    PARIS, Dec 4 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Tuesday a suspension of fuel tax increases planned for January 1 in a move to end violent "Yellow Vest" protests against the measure. "No tax merits putting the unity of ....

  • UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says

    Date: 2018-12-04 10:49:57 GMT - Luxembourg - World - SN:34 - ID:7698470

    LUXEMBOURG, Dec 4 (MENA) - The UK can unilaterally abandon the article 50 process, a senior adviser to the European court of justice (ECJ) has said, in a significant boost to anti-Brexit campaigners, The Guardian reported. Campos Sánchez-Bordona ....

  • French PM preparing to suspend fuel tax increases

    Date: 2018-12-04 08:39:55 GMT - France - World - SN:17 - ID:7698431

    PARIS, Dec 4 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe is preparing to suspend planned tax increases on fuel, according to a government source. A turnaround in the decision would follow a weekend of violent protests in Paris that led to ....

  • TV reporter killed, cameraman injured in Peshawar

    Date: 2018-12-04 08:02:08 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:15 - ID:7698361

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (MENA) - A reporter of private TV channel was killed and a cameraman was injured in the firing of armed men on a vehicle in the provincial capital, the Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported. Police said that unidentified armed ....

  • Leaders of South Korea, New Zealand agree to boost cooperation, economic ties

    Date: 2018-12-04 07:29:26 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:7698332

    SEOUL, Dec 4 (MENA) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agreed Tuesday to further enhance their countries' cooperation in various areas, including trade and Antarctic research, The Korea Times ....

  • Venezuela's Maduro on his way to Russia to meet with Putin

    Date: 2018-12-04 07:04:33 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:12 - ID:7698315

    CARACAS, Dec 4 (MENA) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday he was leaving for Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sputnik news agency reported. "At this moment we are leaving for Russia to strengthen and ....

  • Attack by gunmen to free prisoner kills 6 police in Mexico

    Date: 2018-12-04 06:41:29 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:8 - ID:7698259

    MEXICO CITY, Dec 4 (MENA) - Six policemen in western Mexico were killed when a gang of gunmen attacked them in an apparent bid to free a prisoner they were transporting, The New York Times reported on its website. The attack was the most serious ....

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