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  • UN official accuses Syrian gov't, opposition of blocking humanitarian aid

    Date: 2014-05-29 18:54:52 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:189 - ID:750944

    NEW YORK, May 29 (MENA) - Assistant UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang urged the Syrian government and opposition groups to remove all obstacles on way of humanitarian aid to Syrians ....

  • Karzai asks Pakistani PM for immediate halt to cross-border shelling

    Date: 2014-05-29 18:30:21 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:186 - ID:750832

    KABUL, May 29 (MENA) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asked the Pakistani prime minister for an immediate halt to cross-border shelling in eastern Afghanistan, the Khaama Press reported. The Presidential Palace media office following a ....

  • FAO: 840 million people are chronically hungry in the world

    Date: 2014-05-29 17:29:47 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:175 - ID:750889

    CAIRO, May 29 (MENA) - Graziano da Silva, head of the United Nations' lead agency on food security, nutrition and agriculture issues, pointed out on Thursday that 840 million people were chronically hungry, and more than 160 million children ....

  • Iran ready for joint campaign against extremism: Zarif

    Date: 2014-05-29 15:48:19 GMT - Algeria - World - SN:153 - ID:750390

    ALGIERS, May 29 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is ready to cooperate with independent and moderate countries in the campaign against extremism and violence. Commenting on the crisis in Syria, ....

  • AL chief, Zarif discuss Syrian situation

    Date: 2014-05-29 15:42:45 GMT - Algeria - World - SN:150 - ID:750389

    ALGIERS, May 29 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif has discussed with Arab League Secretary General Nabil el-Araby in Algeria a number of issues of common concern, especially the situation in Syria. Zarif and Araby exchanged ....

  • 1 missing after explosion sparks fire on oil tanker off Japanese coast

    Date: 2014-05-29 14:15:48 GMT - Japan - World - SN:136 - ID:750578

    TOKYO, May 29 (MENA) - An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire and left the vessel's captain missing. Ships and aircraft battled the blaze on the Shoko Maru, a 998-ton tanker anchored about 5 kilometers (3 miles) ....

  • 5 farmers killed in Mosul

    Date: 2014-05-29 12:27:01 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:115 - ID:750162

    BAGHDAD, May 29 (MENA) -Five farmers were killed on Thursday in an attack by gunmen in Nineveh, east of Mosul. The gunmen killed the framers while they were at their field in al-Shamsiyat village, a security source said. Nineveh witnesses violence ....

  • Ukraine army helicopter shot down near Sloviansk

    Date: 2014-05-29 12:22:39 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:113 - ID:750373

    KIEV, May 29 (MENA) - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have shot down a military helicopter near Sloviansk, killing 14 people, the country's outgoing president says. Olexander Turchynov said the rebels used a Russian-made anti-aircraft ....

  • Former VP Cheney: Obama 'very, very weak president'

    Date: 2014-05-29 11:41:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:750210

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) - Former US Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News that he believes President Barack Obama is a “very, very weak president” who does not understand America's obligations around the world. Cheney said in an interview ....

  • N. Korea agrees to reinvestigate abductions: Abe

    Date: 2014-05-29 11:17:07 GMT - Japan - World - SN:97 - ID:750172

    TOKYO, May 29 (MENA) - North Korea has agreed to reinvestigate its past abductions of Japanese citizens, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. The announcement came a day after the two countries ended their latest round of intergovernmental ....

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