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  • Death toll from S Korea sunken ferry rises to 286

    Date: 2014-05-18 15:19:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:108 - ID:728581

    SEOUL, May 18 (MENA) - Rescue divers retrieved one more body early Sunday morning from a ferry that sank off South Korea's southwest coast last month, bringing the confirmed death toll to 286, officials said as reported Yonhap news agency ....

  • Afghan Senate orders probe into recruitment of Afghans by Iran to fight in Syria

    Date: 2014-05-18 14:53:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:105 - ID:728635

    KABUL, May 18 (MENA) - The Afghan lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament ordered a probe into the alleged recruitment of Afghan refugees by Iran to fight in Syria, Khaama Press reported. Afghan Senate Speaker Fazal Hadi Muslimyar asked the ....

  • Egypt's amb. stresses importance of FM's Slovakia's visit

    Date: 2014-05-18 11:08:18 GMT - Austria - World - SN:60 - ID:728025

    VIENNA, May 18 (MENA) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy's visit of Slovakia was the first to be made by a top Egyptian diplomat to the country since its independence and the first to Central Europe since the wave of revolutions had hit the ....

  • Iranian FM raises hopes for deal with world powers

    Date: 2014-05-18 10:11:48 GMT - Iran - World - SN:56 - ID:727984

    TEHRAN, May 18 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who leads the country's team in the nuclear talks with the world powers, announced that striking a final deal between the two sides is possible, Fars news agency reported. "A ....

  • High turnout on voting by Egypt expats in Brussels

    Date: 2014-05-18 10:05:03 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:55 - ID:727951

    BRUSSELS, May 18 (MENA) - Egyptians in Brussels continued casting their ballots in Egypt's presidential elections for the fourth day in a row. Egypt's Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union Ehab Fawzi asserted, in a press statement released ....

  • Iranian diplomat: No Tangible progress achieved in writing draft text of nuclear deal

    Date: 2014-05-18 07:32:06 GMT - Iran - World - SN:31 - ID:727649

    TEHRAN, May 18 (MENA) - Iran said there has been no tangible progress in writing the draft text of a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear program, Fars news agency reported. "We will have one or two more rounds of talks in June. Talks will ....

  • Malaysia sets up Arabic calligraphy institute

    Date: 2014-05-18 06:44:15 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:25 - ID:727587

    KULA LUMPUR, May 18 (MENA) - Malaysia will set up an institute for Arabic calligraphy in the Islamic Civilization Park in Terengganu state later this year. Arabic calligraphy teachers will be brought in from Turkey, Syria and Egypt to teach ....

  • Rioting Brazilian prisoners take more than 120 hostages

    Date: 2014-05-18 06:43:22 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:24 - ID:727509

    BRAZILIA, May 18 (MENA) - Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages on Saturday - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, reported the Voice of Russia on Sunday. Prison spokeswoman Sandra Melo said ....

  • Park to make televized address to nation over Sewol disaster

    Date: 2014-05-18 06:18:40 GMT - south korea - World - SN:20 - ID:727554

    SEOUL, May 18 (MENA) - President Park Geun-hye will address the nation via a televised speech this week over the sinking of the ferry Sewol, her office said Sunday as quoted by Yonhap. The address comes a month after one of the worst maritime ....

  • Earthquake hits off western Indonesia; no immediate reports of casualties

    Date: 2014-05-18 06:07:19 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:18 - ID:727512

    JAKARTA, May 18 (MENA) - A strong, shallow undersea earthquake has hit parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island, causing panic but there are no immediate reports of casualties, Fox News reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says Sunday's 6.2-magnitude ....

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