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  • Thai army chief summons political rivals to seek end to crisis

    Date: 2014-05-21 07:25:42 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:23 - ID:733694

    BANGKOK, May 21 (MENA) - Thailand’s army chief summoned leaders of rival political groups and parties, Election Commission members and senators to a meeting on Wednesday, a day after he declared martial law, to discuss a way out of the country’s ....

  • S.Korean President returns home from UAE amid speculation about prime minister

    Date: 2014-05-21 06:06:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:733549

    SEOUL, May 21 (MENA) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye returned home from a brief trip to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday amid speculation she could accept the resignation of Prime Minister Chung Hong-won and nominate his successor this ....

  • 7 killed in central China knife attack

    Date: 2014-05-21 06:06:30 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:733548

    BEIJING, May 21 (MENA) - A Chinese state news agency says a man stabbed seven people to death in a village in a central province, Fox News Channel reported on Wednesday. The China News Service said the attack occurred at 4 a.m. Wednesday in the ....

  • Pakistan air strikes 'kill 32' militants

    Date: 2014-05-21 06:05:57 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:11 - ID:733547

    ISLAMABAD, May 21 (MENA) – Pakistan air strikes kill at least 32 militants in North Waziristan including "important commanders", officials say BBC reported on Wednesday. What were described as precision air strikes hit targets near to the border ....

  • Taliban attack kills 6 police officers in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-05-21 05:44:49 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:733512

    KABUL, May 21 (MENA) - An Afghan official says a Taliban attack on several police checkpoints in the country's northeast has killed six officers, Fox News Channel reported on Wednesday. Gen. Fazeluddin Ayar, the police chief in Badakhshan ....

  • Nigeria asks UN al-Qaeda committee to blacklist Boko Haram

    Date: 2014-05-20 20:44:08 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:190 - ID:733315

    NEW YORK, May 20 (MENA) - Nigeria has formally asked the UN Security Council al-Qaeda sanctions committee to blacklist the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, the Voice of Russia cited UN diplomats as ....

  • Egypt's presidential vote to be 'fair, transparent, competitive' - amb.

    Date: 2014-05-20 17:08:49 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:158 - ID:732978

    CAIRO, May 20 (MENA) – Egypt's ambassador to Russia Mohamed el-Badry delivered on Tuesday a lecture at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics – on the May 26-27 presidential election. "The polls will be fair, transparent, ....

  • Russia would veto referral of Syria to criminal court

    Date: 2014-05-20 17:00:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:155 - ID:732985

    MOSCOW, May 20 (MENA) - Russia will veto a draft United Nations resolution to refer the civil war in Syria to the International Criminal Court if it comes to a vote in the Security Council, Interfax quoted a Russian official as saying ....

  • Iran president arrives in China

    Date: 2014-05-20 13:53:52 GMT - Iran - World - SN:124 - ID:732699

    TEHRAN, May 20 (MENA) - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday arrived in Shanghai, China, to attend the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, IRNA news agency reported. Rouhani was welcomed by Chinese ....

  • 20 Taliban militants killed in various operations in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-05-20 13:15:15 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:109 - ID:732593

    KABUL, May 20 (MENA) - At least 20 Taliban militants were killed in various military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours, Khaama Press reported Tuesday. Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi said ....

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